Giving a nod to the newest special Rainbow Roadtrip, Toby Macarony injects some more power and a bit of his own style into the song Living in Color. The original version of the song depends heavily on the voices without much instrumentation. Toby composes his own instrument parts and beefs up the beat to round out the piece and amp up the energy. His work pays off as his remix completely changes the style of song, without losing any of the parts that make it fantastic, creating a new experience out of a beloved track.
Zephysonas is a savant when it comes to doing a lot with a little! After coming across the picture used for the cover art to this piece, Zephysonas became inspired and orchestrated the Transient composition. Very calm and lasting only a short time¹, the piece benefits from simple two note chords and little sections of three note walking melodies, giving off a nice characteristic vibe to the cover art!
¹This is the definition of Transient
The fandom’s leading purveyor of pony ska is back with the kind of charm and humor that only Francis Vace could write. Molt is a silly telling of the process that gave Spike wings, told from his first-dragon perspective. This upbeat and catchy track features a back and forth of traditional organ and brass ska sections and the more pop punk themed choruses. Whether it’s the electric guitars, the bouncy organ, or Vace’s unmistakable vocals, this song will have you grooving along!
Warning: Profanity, degeneration, and perhaps worst of all…memes.
Of all the things that exist in the fandom, this is one of them. Never one to shy away from the strange, Osoch memes on the old days and The Living Tombstone with this exceptional metal track. Using TLT’s remix as a base, the very talented guitarist layers an excellent metal instrumental over the classic hit. There’s a lot going on here and you just have to check it out for yourself to understand.
Anytime BlueBrony releases a new track, you never know what you’re going to get – from funk to steampunk pop to orchestral pop to lo-fi, it’s an adventure and a half for your ears! Yona Sing Sad Song is a wonderfully creative take on Yona’s brief tune of depression from “She’s All Yak” put to an amazing soundscape that only BlueBrony could think of! The instrumentation really evolves throughout the course of the track, making it one you definitely need to check out!
Crusader! returns to his modern rock roots with this tribute to the captain of the Wonderbolts. Using his trademark guitar tones and energetic vocals, Crusader! tells of the amazing prowess of Spitfire and how it heats up any time she’s in the air. Heating Up is a fun track to inject some energy into your day and another great piece in Crusader!’s repertoire.
Etherium Apex has musical talent that transcends a lot of diverse music genres. From brilliant orchestral tracks to big house tunes to punk rock to showtunes, the kid can do it all. A nice mixture of that resume is on display with this cover of Applebloom’s emotional soliloquy, combining fantastic orchestral mixing with big roomy vocals. The piano and violins make a serene backing for a cover that Apex really make all their own!
Wow! Toby Macarony has a style very much all their own and Better Way to Be Bad is the perfect song to get that Macarony twist! The remix has a very electro swing feel while keeping the original tango elements of the track. In addition, Toby incorporates their insane, stylistic chop effects to make the villains sound more demented – in the best way! Toby restores Chrysalis’ voice to the vocoder ways of season 2 and adds cool chop effects on the others as well to fit the mix. You really want to check this out!
It is always refreshing to see when art inspires art and MirroredReality uses that inspiration in such a gorgeous way! Magic of Kindness is a beautiful symphony of strings and lighter orchestral instruments like the flute. It was composed using the cover art picture as the concept for the track, which makes sense given the gentle and serene feel of the composition. The percussive gives a nice, fitting energy to the instrumental, managing to be thoroughly felt without being too loud.
Anyone that hasn’t checked out Matías Peñaloza yet really should! Their piano videos are memorizing to watch and fun to hear in the most technical of composition forms. In addition to getting to see a very talented musician, the videos link to sheet music and MIDI for many of the show songs, for which I must give Matías credit for helping others to learn and produce their own versions of these songs!