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[P@D] MEQA – Null | Neurohop

With an ambient and grand curtain-raiser as the intro, this neurohop track titled Null is a tasteful manifestation of rhythm and neuro-styled sound design. Slow and heavy is the name of the game in the presence of MEQA’s progressions, and before the last beat-heavy section of this piece is an ambiance that is as sonically intimidating as it is suspenseful. This opus also befittingly has a spot on the great Ponies at Dawn album, Ignite! Enjoy!

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[The Rest of Our Lives] Tw3Lv3 – Upgrades | Liquid Drum & Bass

With lush and spacious piano chords, this drum and bass track by Tw3Lv3 instantly gratifies the decision of listening. Along with being a track on the collaborative album The Rest of Our Lives, this song contains a monumentally atmospheric interlude to soothe you into the desire to keep listening before the excitement given by the thunderous sub-basses and rhythmic, invigorating drums leads you into another smooth few minutes of drums and bass. A reverberated lead synth appropriately leads out this eight-minute adventure that is titled Upgrades.

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[The Rest of Our Lives] Freewave – Twilight Sleeps Loudly | Ambient

Freewave, as a collaborator in the album “The Rest of Our Lives”, brings you an ambient piece titled Twilight Sleeps Loudly. These three minutes of tranquility are remindful of the ambient heritage of Brian Eno. The zen in this piece comes from huge swells combined with pillows of noise, accompanied by echos of string sections. Proceeds from the album in which this piece is a soothsayer in go to coronavirus relief.

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[P@D] Feryl DeMarco – Livid | Neurohop / IDM

Jazzy electric piano chords, ambient synths, neuro-inspired basses, and some of the heaviest drums of the century! This is a combination of elements I feel as though I could talk about for hours and hours, for this is Feryl DeMarco’s new track Livid. The absolute best things are short, sweet, and don’t come often, like the enjoyment of a piece of candy. This electronic masterpiece fits that bill better than any song I’ve listened to in the past month or so. The recent album Ponies at Dawn: Ignite features this song, which I feel it absolutely deserves its place. Music like this is where music is headed. Thank you so much, Feryl DeMarco!

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Acouste Wholenote – Fashionably Late | Hard Rock

Fans of ’80s and ’90s hard rock music will not be uncomfortable listening to Acouste Wholenote’s new rock piece named Fashionably Late. Basing its lore off of Rarity, this song sports sharp drums acting as the foundation for the classic duo of bass and distorted guitar to riff its groovy motifs everywhere. In even further embracement of the hard rock spirit, there is a hauntingly melodic guitar solo introduced at the heights of this song. If there’s anything good that this lockdown has brought us, it’s music like this!

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Alex S. – Party With Pinkie (D3LTA Remix) | Dubstep

Sometimes musicians underestimate the power of influence and inspiration. Influence and inspiration may be the most powerful elements in music overall. Influence most definitely drove this reimagining of Alex S.’s song “Party with Pinkie” by D3LTA, as proven by the recreation of the vocals and transcription of the composition by D3LTA’s own hand. With the skeleton of Alex S.’s song, D3LTA has crafted two refreshing drops with recent dubstep influences. This beautiful remix shows true dedication!

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Pernegyre – Discordant Chaos | Hardcore

What time is it? Hardcore time! This most recent release from Pernegyre on Equestrian Terror Corps introduces itself with breaks and kicks that have a classic hardcore flavor. Acting as the backbone of the track, they’re accompanied by the trance-like melodies of the keys and supersaws. An ambient interlude leads the song to one final chorus before ultimately resolving. Another great song off of ETC!

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MandoPony – Long Way From Equestria (Brilliant Venture & xRILLZEW’s Festival Bootleg) | Melodic Dubstep

 

Brilliant Venture and xRILLZEW have, as an exclusive bonus track to Brilliant Venture’s album “Legacy: In the Mix”, revoiced an early brony song from the classic duo of MandoPony and AcousticBrony. The two take the original rock piece and infuse it with a base of electronic drums redolent of melodic dubstep. They accompany the melancholic strumming of the original with a medley of faint synth arpeggios and chords. And in a final chorus, they make vocal chops out of the lyrics of the original. The changes in this bootleg create a complex Trip-Hop/Electronica structure that makes this song a unique progressive gem.

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∆•RYZ & Layl – Best Friends | Happy Hardcore

DELTARYZ and Layl have collaborated to create an exuberant song with the nuances of a happy hardcore track. The gleeful sound of this track, I find, is very reminiscent of the mounds of early 2010’s happy hardcore music I’ve listened to by artists like Lapfox Trax. The synth elements of this track bring out a blissful response that truly does reflect the idiosyncrasies of Silverstream’s eternal mood. Listen to feel like Silverstream!

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Aaron Breeze – Theme Song (Covering Daniel Ingram) | Jazz/Orchestral

The introduction that we’re all so familiar with has never sounded so musically inspiring! Pianist Aaron Breeze has taken the Friendship is Magic theme music and combined it with jazz and gospel influences to create a medley of sounds in celebration of season 9 of My Little Pony. What better way to show homage? This rendition of Daniel Ingram’s timeless song shows such a musical proficiency that it becomes hard to believe it started with improvisation. The piece commences with Breeze’s piano, which serves as the cornerstone of the arrangement, accompanied by the embellishments of strings and woodwinds. An electric bass and subtle strokes on a drum set slowly lead the piece into an outburst of soul and funk sounds. The arrangement ends with one face-melting orchestral chorus, and the sophisticated sound of Aaron’s jazziest playing. These types of creations were what YouTube was made for, check it out!