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Nevermourn – Clear Skies | Drum & Bass

Nevermourn is a pretty new musician, with this being only the second release on their channel, and it’s always cool to see new people coming through the ranks! The mixing here is pretty clean, as some lovely steady and smooth percussion and quiet rolling bass set the scene behind some cute plucks and lovely pads. There are also some very nice reverse fills which I’m always a fan of. Give it a listen if you want some smooth drum & bass vibes in your system!

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Ponytronic – Times Like These | Drum & Bass

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 01 March 2017.

Ponytronic’s been around for a while, but I think this is probably one of the best pieces he’s come up with yet. Featuring some great fast-paced percussion and lovely pluck-y synths, there’s a terrific chill atmosphere built and maintained here. This piece is a part of his Missed Hearts LP, and focuses on the much loved TaviScratch pairing, most evidenced by some good use of vocals in the break during the middle of the track.

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Hay Tea – Defect (Trixent Remix) | Drum & Bass

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 27 February 2017.

Trixent’s been one of my recent favourites in the drum & bass scene, so it’s cool to see him take his shot at remixing a track from Hay Tea, one of the others who has been doing great recently. With some great use of the samples from the original to help build an atmosphere, it then builds into some great gritty rolling bass design, with some cool fills and piano to help complement it. Check it out for some smooth dark vibes!

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Einarx – Nightwatcher EP | Electronic


It’s been a good few months since Einarx’s last EP but his latest one, Nightwatcher, sees a real step up in production for one of Magnus Records’ most prominent contributors. We’ve already featured 3 of the 5 tracks on this EP here on the site, so I won’t go into full depth on this post. The songs range from melody-based dubstep and dnb, to some more hard hitting trap and electro house – a good reflection of the range of styles he has to offer. So if your tastes in music include the EDM umbrella, I can definitely recommend this EP to you.

You can download this EP on the Magnus Records bandcamp for absolutely free.

And that art by Marenlicious is pretty awesome too!

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HACKD – Sunshine Like Marmalade | Drum & Bass

Historical moment as our beloved HACKD from the HMH team and Cider Party makes his debut on the site as a solo post! Also it’s not often that we get a YouTube release at all either, and it’s unfortunate especially considering that the underground musician makes really awesome tunes! And this one is no exception! Bringing forth highly energetic vocals from S6’s memorable griffon Gabriella “Gabby”, it unleashes powerful DnB greatness and makes for an amazing progression full of crazy vocal work and mad synths, showcasing that blissful sound design that is almost becoming a signature sound, and paying well-deserved tribute to Gabby.

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Sky Runner – Protagonist | Drum & Bass

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 25 February 2017.

Sky Runner returns with somewhat of a follow up to one of her first tracks, Antagonist. Making some terrific use of sampling, the drums work terrifically with the rest of the instrumental, and there’s some really nice ambient sound effects throughout the track as well that help to add an extra dimension to it. I especially like the reverse-effect fills that turn up now and then.

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Hay Tea – Alternate History (Progressive Element Remix) | Liquid Drum & Bass

Hay Tea‘s amazing Drum & Bass is certainly providing much inspiration to remix, and here we are getting Progressive Element’s take on the excellent Alternate History. Giving the track a brand new spin, this delightful remix makes awesome use of distortions to instill even more unique-ness. A perfect remix that sublimates the original while bringing a distinct new mood and many wonders over a strong progression!

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iblank2apples – I’ve Been Dreaming of Sunshine and Celery Stalks (bank pain Remix) | Drum & Bass

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 20 February 2017.

iblank2apples’ original piece is one of my all time favourite pony music tracks, so whenever I see a remix of it, it always excites me. This is my personal favourite remix of it, as it takes and builds upon the emotions initially present with some beautiful sampling, not to mention awesome percussion and bass design that helps to augment the melodic nature of the original. Most of the neurofunk-style drum & bass in the fandom is pretty dark and edgy but this piece is decidedly upbeat, and pulls off the desired atmosphere wonderfully.