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SmD House – Not Allowed | Orchestral/Chillout

SmD House returns after 5 months with Not Allowed, a lovely relaxing piece! The song starts out with some soft orchestral string-esque plucks before building up and adding in some electronic drums to make it sound unique and mysterious! Every piece of soothing synth and catchy drums really makes this feel special. Be sure to also check out their fresh off the presses track To Learn More which is also worth a listen here!

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[P@D] Totalspark – What Remains | Liquid Drum & Bass

 

Totalspark’s style is unique in a way that makes it instantly recognizable, whichever genre they work with as long as it is one you can chill to. Part of the reason for it is the chord progressions and pads in their intros, executed beautifully in this one. In What Remains, Totalspark’s vocals shine once more, delivering the poetry in the lyrics splendidly. You can find it among other wonders on Ponies At Dawn Ignite.

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[P@D] bank pain – Fog In The Treetops (feat. Koron Korak) | Dark Chillout

New bank pain beauty, and you know what that means! A mind-blowing experience in another world of sound! Featuring Koron Korak on the violin, this stunning journey through misty forest is cutting through the fog with sharp and crisp sound design, while the surrounding atmosphere takes you in its embrace. It’s the first single from bank’s upcoming LP “The Long Defeat”, and it’s also included in Ponies at Dawn Ignite!

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Daniel Ingram – Celestia’s Ballad (Snow Swirl Remix) | Chillout / Future Garage

 

Snow Swirl has done something really nice here with Celestia’s Ballad. Its a very spacey and airy take on a classic by combining elements of chillout and future garage. The result being something very soothing to the soul with a nice peppering of soulful grit. An excellent job and I’m excited to see where this artist goes from here!

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Mylo the Kidd – Hello | Lo-Fi Hip-Hop

 

You might remember Mylo the Kidd from their verse in sad hors hours — which was absolute fire. Since then they’ve been silent, but just came back with this killer song. Their flow is impeccable and they deliver some lines in a way that seems impossible to pull off, but saves them at the last second. This style keeps the listener on their toes (hooves?) and it complements the equally interesting lyrics. The production is a clean, chill lo-fi loop that leaves a lot of room for the rapping. Welcome back Mylo.

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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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Steryotype – ’05 EP | Lo-fi


A month after his ’04 EP, Steryotype has released his second EP of the year, as well as the second EP from his Till ’10 EP Collection! Just like the last one, this EP consists of 10 lo-fi tracks with samples taken from old records, mostly from the 60s and 80s. While none of the tracks contain original lyrics, they utilise their samples in a unique fashion, some of which taking on a strong hip-hop influence. My personal favourite tracks are StuffStartinToHitDifferentNowadays, IStartedToCry, DoneWrong and You’veBlessedMeForever; Stuff features a chilled atmosphere while feeling naturally aged, serving as a grand way to open this collection, while the other three combine hip-hop drums with the prominent samples at a perfect balance. In times like these, you’re probably looking for something calm and chilled out. Why not spin this a few times?

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Yanamosuda – Stay With Me | Jazz

This track, short and sweet, is genuinely one of the most refreshing pieces I’ve listened to recently. The audible influences behind this song search far and wide to create a unique composition reminiscent of a multitude of different sounds. The piece commences with an atmospheric introduction composed of reflective, ambient chords and lo-fi drums. But it’s then to be interrupted by a heavy snare roll which introduces the RnB-like riffs of the bass guitar and the fusion-y electric piano chords. The verse, which also contains a spacious saxophone, evokes a very present contemporary jazz flavor in the song. Unique compositions like this should not go unrecognized, have a listen!