We’ve got a huge banger here. The track doesn’t sound like it at first, and we may wonder how Tw3Lv3’s style and MrMehster’s will mesh together as they have few similarities. After the creative intro using hilarious voice clips, we are introduced to some super catchy 8-bit arps that will make up the main melody. Only then are we hit with the hardstyle part of the track. Watch out for your necks as this will get you headbanging hard for sure. During the second half the amen break like drum section has been played live and recorded by Tw3Lv3 himself. All in all, as they say, wow, this sure is no party breath. This is available alongside many other sick tunes on Equinity 02: Catalyst.
Chiptune / Video Game
Toby Macarony – Shiny Ponies | Chiptune
Introduce yourself to the Macarony’s new chiptune track with a flamboyant and sparkling intro made of synth brass. After an upbeat pixelated bridge, succumb to the creamy interlude, which builds you up to its chorus of vocal chops over even more brassy chords. Be guided through this frenzied chiptune piece with its action-signaling tom-tom fills! Stay for the last few bars and you’ll find an even wider chorus of vocals over even thicker synth brasses, ending the song perfectly.
General Mumble – Ponyville Murder Party | Dark Chiptune
To our greatest delight, pony music veteran General Mumble crafted a new pony gem for Nightmare Night, and by the looks of the cover art you should already know what to expect! Old-school distorted Pinkie vocals are complementing the Chiptune melodies that we love to hear from the musician, as a new dark scene gets played in musical form! Such a lovely surprise! It’s definitely never too late for such treats!
Koron Korak – Possessed | Dark Ambient
The master of Dark Ambient in the community, Koron Korak presents his latest experiment in the dark, themed around “Lesson Zero” Twilight and acting as a personal follow-up to it too. Just like the kind of atmospheric bliss you’d hear in an horror game, the piece is featuring amazing sound design and even effect-powered vocals from Koron himself, enacting the story with those lyrics that you can read from the description. A masterpiece of ambience and dark atmospheres!
John Doe – Spoopy | Soundtrack
For this year’s Halloween Update of the fan game Pony Town, John explored a different path to spookiness and eeriness, with the classic “creepy amusement park” and “scary clowns” vibes! Once again the musician’s talent can be felt with their ability to nail such precise and distinct styles, and all while designing it as a BGM track!
Slitherkitty – Versus III: Endless Nightmare | Album | Electronic / Soundtrack
In continuation to the previous installments in the album series, Versus and Versus II, Slitherkitty crafted more OC-themed and canon pony-themed tracks, designed as BGM for “versus” battles with all those characters! The Soundtrack inspiration is a delight to hear, and the tracks are quite creative with their progression, and calling back to melodic styles of OST tracks of the past too. With tracks dedicated to Alicorn Trixie, Cozy Glow, Tantabus as a last battle theme, and even Pinkie vocal chopping in the second track of the album, there’s definitely a whole lot to appreciate and explore! Who knows what you may find! Beware of Psycho Lyra and Fury Heart…
GeekBrony – Eager To Explore | Soundtrack
A track part of the OST of the in-development fan game PoniGame, Eager To Explore gives that “Town of Beginning” vibe with that longing for adventuring in a newfound world, with hopes in your eyes, excitement about meeting your future party members, and an unbreakable will to see what’s wrong til it’s right! Definitely a beautiful composition and comfy atmosphere!
Koron Korak – Fluffin’ Gaming | Chiptune
Koron Korak returns with a chiptune melody that sounds absolutely perfect for a video game. The overall feeling is very cheery and bouncy, complete with xylophone sounds and catchy synths. Coupled with this is a visual of the original NES Super Mario Bros, with Mario and Luigi escorting Fluttershy to the end of each level, with cameo appearances from Discord and Rarity. Definitely a nostalgic piece, this one!
John Doe – Sweet Home | Soundtrack
New Pony Town music! Treat yourself in this relaxing collage of plucked strings, flute, and piano. The plucked strings set a celestial tone, the reverberant brass sets a grand query, and the flute and percussion answer it. The piano and strings then ride along until a new query comes about. Combined with the familiarity of Pony Town, this music won’t let you down in any armchair scenario.
Sonder the Human – YAY | Future Bass / Chiptune
A relative unknown producer has burst onto the scene with a very cheerful and well-executed banger! Featuring elements of chiptune, synthpop, and, of course, pony samples, this is excellent for early output and shows Sonder is one to look out for.