This song has come a long way from its original release on UndreamedPanic‘s last EP The Outdoors, to the release of the VIP on Ponies at Dawn – Eternal, to Single Purpose’s remix of the VIP on P@D – Ignite. They cranked up the bpm by 233% but kept the atmosphere set by UndreamedPanic’s mellow synths and Metajoker‘s gorgeous vocals and powerful lyrics. In the first half the roomy drum pattern doesn’t feel empty at all thanks to the longer snare and the soothing yet gloomy reese. What was the interlude before, where Metajoker repeats “there’s a storm coming,” is now a hype machine of a buildup culminating with an exhilarating drum fill introducing the second half. From now on until the end it is more or less as perfect as it gets, from the drums to the synth work, working in unison to lead this track right into the list of the most solid DnB the fandom has seen.
Nevermourn had slowed down music production and instead focused on DJing, but they’re back with a remix of an old fandom song. The original by [voodoopony] has been taken down by its author along with most of their music, but the vast majority of it can be found on the pony music archive. [voodoopony] was a pioneer of dnb in the fandom and it only made sense that someone from today’s flourishing scene like Nevermourn provided their take on a piece of their discography, here with a banging liquid flip of a track from 2012. The first part is made up of amen breaks on top of heavy interferences, later the drums and the bass take their place while a lot is happenning in the background as well.
Ponies with a bit of Sci-Fi, eh? Alright, let’s roll with this shall we, Sir PonyToast? This song has such a gorgeous theme and composure to it. The melody tells this space-opera tale of Equestrians venturing into the mists of space. There are some epic layers to this track structure. The feeling you get is that Rainbow Dash has been given the task of leading the Equestrian Space corps, by order of Princess Twilight, to seek out other life and give them the magic of friendship. The exemplary structure of the track gives you this feeling of adventure. With its travelling drum beats, spacious sounding riffs and synths, and those vocal chops, wow! Track 48 of P@D: Ignite brings imagination to the space pony frontier. Now just how deep and intricate is this melody? For this, I point to a man that knows how these kinds of things tick. The Head of P@D and my colleague, ExplodingPonyToast, do ya thing, mate.
EPT’s part: Thanks Drake. I was really excited to see a new pony track from Ryazan, as the infectious energy he pours into his tunes is always wonderful to listen to. He’s been busy making cool new tunes for rhythm games under the new alias lixound the last couple years, and this return to p@d includes plenty of the skills he’s honed over that time. With all the hallmarks I love in melodic drum & bass music, it’s definitely one of my favourite tracks from Ignite. The synth composition is memorable, unique and continues to add in depth throughout the track especially with the introduction of some killer vocal chops that make this track well worth a listen.
YOU heard it right from EPT mouth, high praise from the head of ponies at dawn. We both loved the creative of this track, For me personally it felt like epic video game soundtrack, The art by the way is awesome, it makes RD look like she is super enhanced pony! As always this Qilin and EPT ask you to judge for yourself, Live long and love ponies!
Nyan has always had some interesting and fun tracks and this no exception! A nice expansive melody that slips around constantly opens the track, trying to hold itself together as it builds. The multiple drops however are a different animal all together! Its hard for me to describe from percussive focused hard hitting energy to shuffling DnB style drops with a healthy sprinkling of power chords, you can feel the swing in mood and raw emotion and they do an excellent job switching between sad, and angry. If you’re looking for something a little different, you’ve found it!
Never Say Neigh just unveiled their newest album and as with the previous two compilations, this one hits hard and with fantastic quality! The eight-track album has a nice variety of producers and collaborations who all combine to show that NSN is a stand-out project within the fandom to continue paying attention to! Do not be afraid to turn NSN3 up and make it loud – that’s how it is meant to be played!
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PSFMer’s streak of concept-powered pony music accompanied by self-made SFM art continues! Ponies are now exploring space and I guess it was only a matter of time! It’s not 2001 but 2020 (reference intended) and they are lucky to have such a refined and deep DnB tune to celebrate the interstellar launch, perfectly reflecting the wonders and endless questions of space with that rich atmosphere fueled by pony vocal chops, enthralling rhythm, and space-y sound design!
Snow Swirl is on a roll with show song remixes made with love, and this time it’s the already emotional The Magic Inside from Rara that gets the special treatment! The “live” aspect of the song is represented further here by creative integration of the audience, and Lena Hall’s gorgeous vocals get sublimated anew by the starry DnB arrangement!
With lush and spacious piano chords, this drum and bass track by Tw3Lv3 instantly gratifies the decision of listening. Along with being a track on the collaborative album The Rest of Our Lives, this song contains a monumentally atmospheric interlude to soothe you into the desire to keep listening before the excitement given by the thunderous sub-basses and rhythmic, invigorating drums leads you into another smooth few minutes of drums and bass. A reverberated lead synth appropriately leads out this eight-minute adventure that is titled Upgrades.
Track 2 from The Rest of Our Lives is River of Dismay, the first of four appearances from Tw3Lv3 on the album. A liquid drum & bass piece, this one utilises a piano alongside the familiar heavy bass and quick drums to forge a brilliant nostalgic atmosphere, with the primary instruments occasionally grinding to a halt to let the piano take over and carry some emotion. Samples from The Legend of Zelda games, particularly that of Navi are dotted across the track to spice things up a tiny bit, without being too distracting. The emotion dripping from this song is unreal!
I absolutely love ASOS: Brownie and all of its awesome tracks, including this one! This song’s music is really chill, with drum and bass elements, some electronic elements, and a lot of ambience, which all compliment each other incredibly! Basically, this track is catchy, rhythmic, chill, and absolutely amazing!