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Thorinair – Blackening Empire (Nicolas Dominique Remix) | Trance

Two icons of the brony trance scene collide here as Nicolas Dominique puts his spin on a song of Thorinair’s from almost a decade ago (time flies, eh?). This version is much more downtempo than the original, and manages to feel both energetic and somewhat relaxing too – a quality I like that seems to apply to a lot of Nicolas’ work.

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Vylet Pony – ANTONYMPH (Vylet Ponystep Remix) | Ponystep

EVERYPONY PUT YOUR HOOVES UP /) (\ as we travel back to 2015! As well as a 1337 “2009 N3wgr0undz V3rs10n“, in tribute to art inspired by the song, Vylet has made this dubtrot ponystep remix of her smash hit ANTONYMPH in celebration of its first anniversary. It’s reminiscent of some of her earlier work in the pony music scene, and the MLP-inspired dubstep that drew so many of us in to the brony music scene in the early 2010s (but with better mixing 😉). Check it out if that’s your jam, or you’re just feeling the nostalgia.

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[P@D] Michael Picher – Windigos | Orchestral

Among the many songs from Zenith being released, we’ve also got this track from last year’s Aurora from Michael Picher. Like a lot of his work, his approach to this seems to be that of scoring a narrative, moving through different acts and striking up different emotions. There’s a clever bit of circular narrative with the voices and motifs too – a very nice little touch!

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Nyanakaru – Oneiromancy | Polka / Trap

Editor’s note: mild content warning

Naynakaru, over the past eleven months, has been creating something special on his channel. A series of music videos called “Methodic Ways To Break a Mind”. To put it best, it’s some of his best work to date with the magic of mixing genres that he’s got a natural talent for, paired with some engaging animated videos. A mystery surrounding this strange book comes to a head with AJ integrating a perplexed Sweetie Belle! The significant part is that Polka has been paired with Trap and works so well with the scene you are watching unfold here! It adds drama, insanity, and intrigue to this ongoing series of events! As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself!

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[P@D] Jyc Row & Sofia Session Choir – Praise Nerath (voc. Samantha Minor, vln. Maria Grigoryeva) | Orchestral / Choral

Do you want a composition score that is beautiful but gives you such a sinister chill down your spine, with such foreboding and haunting emotions? Yet given how epic and downright evil this sounds, the music provides you pure goosebumps of terror. Armed with a full choir (35 singers strong in the Sofia Session Choir!), this track on P@D: Zenith is a prime example of how to do a villain song. The overwhelming feeling of dread and nightmares seep into your very being as you listen to all the basses, strings, and chilling violin. The vocals bring it together with one message: “Praise the nightmare queen or else!” This track is another feather in the cap of the orchestral brony community on this album! As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself!

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The Wilders – All for the Love of Trash (NYMUND9 Remix) | House

That didn’t take long… No more than a day after “Dumpster Diving” premiered for MLP: Tell your Tale, this fun little remix of this song was dropped by NYMUND9. The topic is a tad strange, but if you have seen the episode, you will get it. The song’s composition is given a bouncy makeover to give some vibrancy to Izzy’s search for that ring she needs for Sunny. The phrase “one pony’s trash is another pony’s treasure” is taken to another level with loud and blaring bass, and echo changes to the tone of Izzy’s lyrics that amps the type of optimistic melodies you get from the mood of this song. As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.

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[VibePoniez] PHES – Boardwalk Ballad | Chill Funk

Vibeponiez: Downtown wastes little time in its 7th release by immersing you in the sandy beaches of Maretime Bay with Sunny Starscout with this fly track by PHES! Sunny insists that it is party time with an ice-cold smoothie and the waves looking prime for surfing. The melody, the slapping bass, and the 90’s beach vibe with the smooth lo-fi beats make you feel like you’re enjoying the overcast of sunray as Sunny is building a sand castle with Izzy, Hitch, Pipp, and Zipp. Oh, and those soft radio vocals oozing with the chill factor as waves are heard over the boardwalk of Maretime Bay. As always, This Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.

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[VibePoniez] GhostXb – Midnight Bliss | Downtempo

I love GhostXb’s chilled out hip-hop songs like this one. He manages to create pieces with full, punch drums, but the rest of the instrumentation still brings a sense of calm a relaxation. But this also has a bit of a twist as it gorgeously transitions halfway through into a more ambient section. It feels like a sonic representation of breaking through the clouds to a clear night sky… Fitting choice of background art then, isn’t it?

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[P@D] Kyradeen – Incertitude | Ambient / Chillout

Kyradeen has, this time around on P@D: Zenith, crafted a tale that brings together the joys of life and its conflicts. In her own words the structure of the music, the elements of pianos, sine synths, and other features in the flow of this track, convey her fears and anxieties. But then there’s the image of Fluttershy, the counterbalance of those things – comfort, warmth, and peace. It’s a mindful piece of music to listen to, a well-composed one fitting for one of many talented orchestral bronies on this album. Beautiful stuff here. As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.

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[P@D] TCB – For The Taking (feat. General Mumble) | Colour Bass

Songs about MLP villains are nothing new, as musicians over the years have used creative talents to make music that embodies that character with their skill sets of music. Then you have this track from TCB and General Mumble from P@D: Zenith – a villain song with major style points! TCB captures the essence of Nightmare Moon with those sly drops and his trademark bass crunches, blended with these melodies that sound from the outer limits of the galaxy itself! Oh, and Mumble adds these 80’s like pop vocals that are far out and so deliciously speak for the motives of Dark Alicorn of the Moon herself. As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.