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RIEL – I Am Riel Pt. 1 | Dubstep

RIEL has stepped back up on the scene and wants to introduce himself, or rather, re-introduce himself, as he has been cranking out hard-hitting dubstep tunes with lush synth work for quite a while! Based on the theme of the song, it really contains a style that embodies him as an artist. The variety of genres, tempo changes, and hard-hitting sound design all contribute to the triumphant vibe of this goodness!

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StealingShad3z – Nine 2 Five (feat. Forest Rain & Luck Rock) | Pop Punk

It seems the last BronyCon has brought out quite a few “we’re not dead” songs lately, this one courtesy of pony pop punk staples Shad3z and Luck Rock, along with the pony pop punk originator Forest Rain! However, make no mistake, Shad3z is the star of the show here and he kills it. The title refers to the transition between season nine and Generation Five, featuring lyrics about what you’d expect with a slight twist (lyrics about never growing up). The song is definitely one you can bang your head to,

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Blackened Blue – Who Am I? | Alternative Metal

For the first time, the outrageously talented Blackened Blue shows off his singing chops and crafts a kick-flank metal song about Yona’s struggles with identity and belonging.  Blackened Blue’s guitar tone, drums, clean vocals, mixing, and, of course, screams are all on-point here, and this may be his catchiest song yet. I quite enjoy the bridge section’s vocal effects and guitar tones especially! Fans of metal music from the 2000s will be extremely pleased with this one.

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Radiarc – The Familiar | Hybrid Orchestral

Radiarc never fails to deliver not only creative music that sets itself apart, but also an experience that immerses you into his world. Going by Radiarc’s description, the song not only deals with a ghostly presence that lingers around but is a manifestation of his struggles in his personal life. To create such a unique hybrid piece and to convey those struggles in the music is always something I’ve lauded Radiarc for, and The Familiar might be up there with Aleph Null as one of my favorites from him.

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Tripon – Cascade | Neurofunk

In what might be his most extreme tune thus far, Cascade really feels like Tripon is showcasing the limits of his production and composition abilities. Going along with Out of Limit 4‘s theme of time,  Tripon’s piece alludes to Starlight’s time-altering spells used in the Season 5 finale. The build is long and haunting (as Tripon has shown he’s excellent at creating) and the drop is perhaps what you might expect from Tripon, but cranked up to 11. The tune is frantic, heavily utilizes samples, and is certainly one of the most unique fandom songs in recent memory. Big ups to noise.horse for consistently bringing out the weirdest from musicians (you can grab the Out of Limit 4 compilation this song is featured on here)!

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Night Blaze – Dissonance | Orchestral

Night Blaze, who’s been composing pony songs for a few years now, has come through with an orchestral piece that does a very good job at differentiating itself from the pack. It is themed around a time in Equestria’s past where Discord (and actual discord) ruled over Equestria. The repetition in the percussion actually works in the piece’s favor and the guitar work and tone on display is excellent. The way Night Blaze sets the tone for a dystopian Equestrian past is amazing!

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Vylet Pony – Shivers | Hip Hop / Jazz

The ever-creative Vylet Pony blesses us with yet another tune, this one off her recent album Love Letters: Colourless, that defies convention yet maintains her signature style (well, one of her many signature styles). This one begins as a low-key hip hop tune featuring some pleasant synth work before cranking it up to 11 and, eventually, morphing into a full-on jazz song with authentic basses, pianos, and vocals very befitting of the style. Also, Dash vocal chops! I’ll always people to check out any Vylet song, and this one is no different!

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Daniel Ingram – Apples to the Core (Rod Steven Remix) | Eurobeat

Ever inspired by the OG Eurobeat Brony, Rod Steven has recently taken it upon himself to start developing his own style of Eurobeat. Just a few days ago, he blessed us with a remix of the classic Apples to the Core, which seems like it would be ripe for a Eurobeat remix! This one is about what you’d expect from a solid pony Eurobeat remix: an extremely dancey beat, infectious melodies in the breaks between the choruses and verses, and high energy throughout, so don’t miss out on this one!