It’s always a nice surprise seeing niche genres, especially from fresh artists, like this show up on Cider Party! Fresh off noise.horse’s Lunar New Year: Trash3D compilation, Enuna brings a schizophrenic mix of high-energy leads, hard-hitting distorted kicks, and an onslaught of chopped vocal samples, including several from the titular evil Night Queen!
The folks at Never Say Neigh have been giving us a steady stream of hard-hitting dubstep tunes since their compilation Black Stable, Vol. 1 dropped, and this banger is from Xericide! With some top-tier heavy sound design and a dread-filled atmosphere befitting of the titular hellscape, this is a recent standout of fandom tunes!
The immensely talented Rockin’Brony comes through with an exceedingly well-done cover of Aviators’ fandom classic, Open Your Eyes! With some flourishes to enhance the cover, an increased electric guitar presence, and a subtle and ethereal synthesizer at the song’s climax, the cover is very much in the spirit of the original while adding Rockin’Brony’s flavor to make it his own.
This cleverly-named Chrysalis-themed track from bounce prodigy BlackIce marks his return to A State of Sugar and is certain to make any fan of the genre move their feet! Featuring some crazy grooves, authentic and playful synths, and even some vocal chopping near the end, BlackIce continues to prove how underrated he really is in the scene with this tune!
A different form of progressive house than what’s usually popular in the genre, chill connoiseur Cynifree and sonic innovator Zizkil bring a Kirin-themed banger to A State of Sugar! The Kirin-themed tune cleverly incorporates Autumn Blaze monologuing into it, and contains extremely colorful musical textures, a fine-tuned atmosphere during the more subdued sections, and an undeniably danceable groove. Certainly a highlight on ASOS and Cider Party’s channel!
Remixing TCB’s atmospheric Cutie Cut, drum & bass maestro Nevermourn breaks his way onto A State of Sugar’s Ice Cream! Featuring a more traditional DnB take, this remix adds its own flavor and crunchiness to the original, and the rhythmic use of vocal chops fit like a glove on this tune in particular. Nevermourn continuing to develop his style truly is one of the most exciting things to watch in the brony music scene!
This gorgeous piece from Mane in Green tells the story of our resident animal whisperer Fluttershy befriending a butterfly. The tune has some excellent use of strings and piano in particular, and it wonderfully depicts the peril Fluttershy and her little friend encounter on their aforementioned adventures before resolving into satisfying peace. A whole symphony of emotions, in four and a half minutes!
BassPon3 may not be a name relatively many are familiar with, but HMH is here to highlight one of many of his amazing tunes from the past year, this time from A State of Sugar’s Ice Cream. A wondrous verse section transitions into some of the most authentic hands up jams I’ve yet heard in the fandom, and the vibe of the tune is simply euphoric. Any fan of uplifting music owes it to themselves to check this one out!
Reverbrony’s talents have at last arrived to A State of Sugar! A fitting ode to the Princess of Night, this tune is incredibly true to the artist’s name and laden with reverb to a calming yet transcendental effect. The art by Duskie-06 couldn’t be a more perfect fit and the guitar work on this track is nothing short of outstanding!
The burgeoning Straight from the Heart has been pumping out consistent quality material lately, and this track is no exception! Assisted by an incredibly smooth boom bap instrumental from Nevermourn, Acarcion and MC-Arch bring some heartfelt bars to the table while floating the whole way through and never missing a beat!