Destructively distorted basses, frenzied vocal samples, and rhythms that leave you speechless are only a few of the benefits of leaving this song on loop. Payyn and PoniPlague come together to bring you a genre this fandom absolutely needs more of. Fortunately, however, there’s an entire compilation album of it just waiting for your ears over at the Pinkamena Party Bandcamp. As a fan, I can assure that this piece will leave any dance floor in exhilarating mayhem. Except for like, a waltz or something. Just to be concise, don’t bring this to a waltz.
Orient yourself for the rave-filled Ponydome VII with this acidic opener! Spikey Wikey introduces you to the oddity of Ponydome with a sample-filled Hardcore track. The song starts off with classic string sampling and ragga-themed vocals, to then progress to a 303-heavy groove over paced amen breaks. Through an interlude of saturated sample looping, the song transitions to a gabber beat with a doubled tempo, embracing the spirit of hardcore. Sprinkled with sampling goodness, this song subdues with a fade-out and will surely make you want to continue your Ponydome VII ventures.
One Track Mind introduces a collection of eleven undeservingly discarded electronic tracks. The strong sub and morphing resonances of the prelude track gives a taste of the wonderfully crafted ambient pieces in this album. Then the octave-switching neck-breaker known as Drama that follows gives you a taste of the synth-wave roots. The masterpiece Some Days, being my personal favorite of the album, incorporates a spatial piano playing tense chords and high melodies with a swingy drum track following it. The ending to Some Days also creates a near-perfect transition to the next song (both title-wise and sonically). For more ambient brilliance, follow the filtered saws and synth swells of Lethargy and the impactful basses of Hiatus. For more retrowave action, mosh along to the dark Deicide and the hopefulness of Neo-Canterlot! Varnished with consistently good intros and a piano composition as the outro, this solid Bandcamp release will surely be enjoyed by ambient and synth-wave listeners alike!
Succumb to a slackened state with four minutes of chillout-inspired garage elegance. The drenched piano and emotionally significant lyrics propose a relaxed atmosphere, then the unbound, shifting drums complete the piece. The distress of the vocals locks in well with the watery hits of the piano and background synth. This song doesn’t fail with creating an influx of feels, and it deserves its spot on Equinity.
Give away to a new remix of the legendary Ingram! Join a party of oscilloscopes as they guide you through a smooth re-imagining of a beloved show hit! Hitting all the best notes of the original, the vocals in Cyan’s remix glide like margarine over top the downbeat-heavy remix elements. Finally, the poise of the violin and the glockenspiel will surely take you back to Season 5!
Not-so-new community artist Skelter introduces a new DnB track. With shifting legato melodies planting themselves inside loose drums and pure sub-basses, this instrumental won’t be alien to any DnB fan. The grace of orchestral breaks and gentle filter sweeps guarantee an interesting listen, so don’t miss out!