Tripon – Hop, Skip & Jump Up | Jump Up

Oh look that intro with the spinning logo is pretty cool I wonder who- Ahem. For those who missed the fresh and tasty round of cider over at Sweet Apple Acres, know that Tripon just released a must-have of an EP full of massive pony-inspired Jump Up party tunes! This one plays on Hop, Skip & Jump from S01E07 Dragonshy and brings both Pinkie vocals and high-energy slashing wubs and beats. It pays much tribute to Pinkie, and displays once more Tripon’s talent at everything Drum & Bass! Grab it as part of the ePONYmous EP!


BlueBrony – in between | Chillhop / Liquid Drum & Bass

Time to rejoice, for BlueBrony is back with a new original pony-inspired tune! BlueBrony has some of the most unique and welcomed themes in the pony music scene, and this track is about that part of S08E06 Surf and/or Turf when Terramar is torn between his earthy home and his aquatic home, unable to choose and sitting on that tree branch in mid-air. Delightfully capturing that scene and those feelings in an experimental piece, BlueBrony reflected beautifully the many shades of the moment with distorted leads, an arrangement of fitting sounds representing both the sea and the earth, and an inspired progression that will make you wander in the depths of Terramar’s thoughts! Truly an amazing and very lovely initiative.


Mantlegen & Einarx – Hidden Piece (Tripon Remix) | Neurofunk

Time to dive in mad Neurofunk again courtesy of expert Tripon! This track remixes Mantlegen and Einarx‘s conceptual Hidden Piece that was part of Ponies at Dawn Anthology, and it does it with an insane sound design and an intriguing progression! It’s part of a whole EP of remixes, too, that features art from Reno Kim and that has been released on Magnus Records. Grab it here!


iblank2apples – Not Safe For Books (Single Purpose Remix) | Drum & Bass

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 30 June 2018.

Single Purpose has been around a fair few months on Soundcloud, but they’ve only recently ported all their tunes over to YouTube, and in my opinion this remix is certainly the most impressive of them! A smooth drum & bass remix of iblank2apples’ Twilight tune, there’s fantastic use of vocal samples and groovy chords throughout the track with excellent drums as well.


Tripon – The Great and Powerful | Drum and Bass

Tripon coming at you with those Jump-Up vibes again. When it comes to Drum and Bass Tripon never disappoints, and this song is a perfect example of that. The build up in the beginning with the horns is excellent in framing how powerful this song is going to be, and the usage of Trixie vocals helps us transition into a drop with some very classic Jump-Up sound design. The break section continues with the horns from the intro and leads in to second drop with some super interesting variation on the first drop. Once you finish up with this song be sure to check out the Bass House version of it as well.


bank pain – rewritable EP | Drum & Bass

Bank pain’s newest EP is the result of more than a year of work, and it really shows. With a nice mix of chill and heavy sound design bank pain sets out to show how he’s improved over the past year as a producer, and you can really tell how much improvement there has been. This is not an EP to miss if you love insane sound design. Be sure to grab it on bank pain’s Bandcamp page.


Lycan Dese Beats – Beats 4 Everfree | Compilation Album | Multi-Genre

Three years ago, after running a successful radio show about brony music for several months, Lycan got a bunch of musicians to pitch in some songs to make a compilation album featuring them. Fast forward to now, and this annual album is now in its 4th edition with the release of Beats 4 Everfree. The primary difference this time round is that the album is dedicated to Everfree Northwest, for which Lycan is the musical coordinator this year, and the funds raised from the album sales will go to EFNW’s chosen charity, the Washington Autism Alliance & Advocacy. 14 tracks from a group of consistently solid musicians and producers take this album through all sorts of genres – electronic to orchestral – so there’s something in here for everyone’s tastes!

Beats 4 Everfree is available to download for any given price from the Lycan Dese Beats Bandcamp.