I’m going to put this one down as “Regal Drum & Bass” in my book, because this is pure class. Delightful progressions and melodies fueled by percussive and acoustic instruments pair with sweet synths and a sick DnB groove to create a song that sounds like it’s playing out of a club in the basement of Canterlot Castle (or maybe off of the terrace so that all of Tia’s royal subjects can be uplifted). The soaring second half is guaranteed to put some pep in your pantaloons, so turn it on, crank it up, and bask in the glory of this wonderful tribute to fair Celestia!
It’s always a thrill to see what Tw3lv3 will come up with next. Well, on Equinity 05. I amusingly saw this called Weeb D&B, and they’re not wrong with that nickname. Kawaii is a type of anime-centered j-pop. Lexie and Tw3Lv3 have cleverly mashed up some fine D&B with what I do think are RD’s Japanese VA’s vocal chops with overtones of J-pop. It honesty works and with a theme of the track with Tw3Lv3’s skills at making genres mesh together in pure harmony. Just listen, and you get what I am talking about. As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself
Ahhhhh, this is such a fun trip! Aventrix, who may or may not be remixing every track on this little album, is at it again (or isn’t) with this wonderful remix of an absolute classic! The lovely melody of the original really comes through here with a new vibe thanks to a pitch shift and Aventrix’s lovely synth additions and little touches that breathe a different kind of life into the song. Paired with a slick video, it’s an absolute joy of a track!
Today we’ve got ourselves another banger from the amazing Tw3Lv3! The song “Last Tempest” is a few years old now, but that didn’t stop her from transforming it into this angry sounding, Neurofunk masterpiece. We start this track with a beat that slowly builds up until it hits us like a ton of bricks, and then the song ramps up to an amazing drop. After that we get this slower beat with slightly muffled lyrics, which creates a really good atmosphere for this song, before we return once more to the build up and drop and an awesome instrumental section. For the next drop we get a bit of a different melody, and afterwards we get a DnB-sounding part before the song slowly fades out.
Proofread by theCANderson; thankies to him!
If you’re down for a simple evening stroll through quaint, rural streets, Snow Swirl perfectly captures that mood with “Evening in Ponyville.” Peaceful, light instrumentation dotted with some lively DnB sections maintains an overall relaxed vibe, throughout. Up-tempo drum and bass sections balance out more ambient sections. Some of the sound design reminded me of a nostalgic background track for an old-timey video game. Let this track’s soothing vibes warm you with the hometown-feel of Ponyville as the fading rays of Celestia’s sunlight dip beneath the horizon.
Today we’ve got ourselves a song about our favourite fashion pony, Rarity! This DnB track is a joy from start to finish with it’s lovely melodies and amazing drops, and if you listen closely you can hear certain influences from “Rules of Rarity” in the amazing melody. This song is a joy for the ear and heart and definitely worth listening to!
Proofread by theCANderson; big thanks to him!
This dark and groovy drum & bass track from Dandelion is coming at you from the latest Pony Family album Busy Having Fun! If you haven’t downloaded the album yet, then definitely head here and get it! The nicely textured bass rumbles to life and soon pairs with ambient synths and terrific D&B percussion to form a moody and unsettling arrangement. A high synth joins in for classic ominous effect, and there’s some really nice movement in the track overall that evokes burbling dark power and corruption. The high synth bridge and switched up arrangement towards the end is a great moment that pushes the narrative of the song and ensures that the listener never gets too comfortable before the track rumbles to its dark conclusion.
The vibes! This track honestly surprised me: it’s simultaneously chill and energetic! Inspired by the fantastic art piece in the video, it starts with rain sound effects as the music builds up, which sets the tone as nice and chill. But once the music picks up, it gets more energetic, and I couldn’t help but tap my foot to it! These two elements compliment each other very well, and make for a great song!
Creative even when blinded, this new endeavor by Ponytronic is sharing some more story and thoughts involving Tavi and Vinyl as you can read from the description, all while laying out a progression of sound design and rhythmic wonders!
Read the full description on YouTube to see all that the musician imbued in the song and meant with it! This smooth and blissful DnB beauty is all about that episode when Fluttershy found her love for singing and overcame her fears, and PSFMer went as far as to intend specific instruments and parts of the song to depict certain parts of the episode, and Fluttershy’s feelings! Read and appreciate it all from the description, and go tell the musician how much you enjoy these kinds of things! And give a fav to the SFM art crafted by PSFMer on DeviantArt, too! This track is part of P@D Oceansong!