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Daniel Ingram – You’ll Play Your Part (Elias Frost Swedish Cover) | Folk Metal

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 13 March 2017.

You’ll Play Your Part is one of my favourite songs from the show, and Elias Frost has done it up in a pretty awesome way! With Swedish vocals, and a terrific build throughout the piece, this is certainly an awesome rendition. Starting out pretty soft and folk-sounding, it steadily gets more metal through the piece, as Elias’ voice helps to build the tension too. The breakdown at 2:35 when it all comes together is especially gratifying.

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Tina & Damien – Mon Éclat ~ My Cadence (Covering Matthew Mosier) | Acoustic Pop

We don’t often get a quality French Cover of a brony song that’s for sure, so this right here is an awesome surprise! Damien, who was once known as the very promising pony musician Selenys, is back and teamed up with Tina to bring us an amazing French Cover of My Cadence from Matthew Mosier and originally having Megaphoric and ismBoF providing the duet. This new duet not only shines with beautiful vocal work from both singers, but it also features brand new lyrics to fit with the love song in French, and not just a literal translation of the original lyrics! It’s definitely adding a much enjoyable creative aspect to the cover for me. Here’s hoping for more releases from them!

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Elias Frost – Midnight Frenzy (covering Duo Cartoonist) | Metal

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 22 February 2017.

Something I didn’t expect to see, but am definitely happy to hear! Shifting away from his usual fare of show song covers, Elias Frost delivers a cover of the piece recently put out by Duo Cartoonist. It’s decidedly heavier, with a pretty metal atmosphere and some growl-y tones to some of the vocals, but the traditionally sung chorus is where this shines the most for me, as it works brilliantly with Elias’ voice.

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Horse Music Hotspot – February 2017

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The Horse Music Hotspot is one year old this month! 🎉🎉🎉

This month we saw an especially strong influx of quality rock and acoustic music, among some other non-electronic genres. While there’s still been plenty that (particularly good dnb), it’s a pleasure to see such a strong variety. Check out this month’s episode for a complete melange of genres!

To listen in live, tune in to Ponyville FM at 4PM Eastern on the last Sunday of each month!

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Elias Frost – Celestia’s Ballad (covering Daniel Ingram) | Folk/Metal

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 14 February 2017.

Elias Frost is back with another show cover, this time of Celestia’s Ballad. For the most part it’s a pretty chilled out and focuses on some soft instrumentation and Elias’ vocals, but it gets a bit metal towards the end where there’s an instrumental solo. The vocals here suit his voice really well, as whilst the original came across relatively motherly in tone, this certainly has a similarly fatherly feel to it.

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Brownie – Boooring! (Covering Assertive Fluttershy) | Metal

Here’s an amazing treat! Unless you’ve missed on some major pony music history, I’m pretty sure you all remember the classic Boooring! from Assertive Fluttershy that was included in the very first Balloon Party album, well rejoice because it has just been delivered in a epic Metal rearrangement from Brownie! As the emotion from the nostalgia and from rediscovering that classic in a rock music format arises, we get overwhelmed along the top-notch guitar and bass performance, the blissful sound, and the original melodies that lulled so many of our early brony days. Much thanks to Brownie for this emotional callback and masterpiece of a cover, keep rocking!

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Elias Frost – Winter Wrap Up (Covering Daniel Ingram) | Folk Metal

Elias Frost treats us with a new cover of a show song, and this time it’s Winter Wrap Up from S1, forever a classic! The very energetic nature of the song is blending well with this Folk Metal cover full of spirit, and the guitar performance sounds both kind and strong, while the awesome Finnish vocals pay much tribute to the original. A Russian instrument called the zhaleika was also expertly used to bring more Folk vibes, and it is the icing on the cake!

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Horse Music Hotspot – January 2017

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Hey, so, sorry we weren’t able to let you know about this in advance of the live airing, but we have a new timeslot for the Horse Music Hotspot. It’ll still air on the last Sunday of each month, but at 9pm UTC (4pm EST) instead of 10pm EST – perhaps a much more accessible time of day for most of you.

New Year, new Ponies at Dawn album (yes, already!), from which we feature a few tracks this month, but with plenty of other music from various artists too! Now with seemingly more dnb than ever before, and some fantastic collaborations and remixes.

To listen in live, tune in to Ponyville FM at 4PM Eastern on the last Sunday of each month!

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