Always celebrating the merriments of MLP and the community in so many ways, Brilliant Venture provides a most wonderful tribute once again, and this one has extra dank vocal samples in addition to pony vocal samples! The chiptune-y melodies are giving those very nostalgic vibes once again, and this was definitely another amazing surprise from the musician!
This rare Drumscape Library by Tw3lv3 and Niłch’i Poni is introduced with a collage of high-up plucks backed by continuous pads, faint electric piano, and flute sounds. After a monstrous drum fill to introduce the drums, the reins of the track are taken by vocal chops and spacious electric piano riffs. Then the song undergoes a steep interlude, to be brought back with the support of a massive reese-y bass. Tw3lv3 and Niłch’i Poni did a fantastic job of combining an atmospheric liquid Drum & Bass tone and a deep Neurofunk-like tone in this song, which also has a well-earned spot on the Equinity 02: Catalyst compilation album.
The second installment in Equinity’s power compilation album series, Catalyst blasts sounds from the future and masterpieces all around from many pony musicians and familiar faces. Newcomers participated as well, and in harmony everypony created this wonderful painting of memories shared. From the Zecora-themed Mumbo Jumbo by Cynifree, to the dank Brohoofdab from the duo of TPressleyJ and ShobieShy, to the divine DnB beauty Sea Stack from Tw3Lv3 and Niłch’i Poni, to the mega collab opener of the album… and many, many more inbetween waiting for you to discover them, if you haven’t downloaded the album already! All funds raised will go toward TeamTrees! Kudos to Equinity staff and all the contributing musicians for their dedication and incredible work, certainly acting as a catalyst for even more wonders to come!
This is a great time for pony music. New faces are are showing up while old ones are returning, already existing labels are developping while new ones are being created. In terms of chill music, 2019 began with Spikey Wikey’s mix showing there was demand for this family of genres that had been previously left aside by the fandom. Later this year, Tw3Lv3, Steryotype and TheTaZe undertook the responsability of building a scene from the ground up in some sense and produced decent amounts of music to relax/study to, to quote the YouTube stream that rose lo-fi to the popularity it has today. In september they created the label VibePoniez that sought to “promote brony artists who make chill music”. They had expected to have 3 to 4 lo-fi tracks overall on their debut album but it went much beyond their expectations as they recieved submissions from a great diversity of genres and even some from big names in the community.
This long EP starts off with meme tracks from the label founders themselves that are nonetheless very pleasent to listen to. Single Purpose‘s track Setbacks is short, sweet and minimalistic and uses a heart wrenching Octavia sample. Paloris‘ i still miss you makes creative use of Twilight vocal chops from I Have to Find a Way and has a great deep bass which creates a terrific chilled out atmosphere. TheChristmasSong(ChestnutsRoasting) from Steryotype is exactly what you’d expect from him: clean classic lo-fi beats. Reflection by Rayne Dear, an alias of PhonicB∞m apparently, uses some nice percussions made up of various sounds they recorded in their dad’s kitchen. Tw3Lv3 made a liquid drum & bass remix of GrazySmash‘s Dream from Helpie’s Corner: Other Side Of The Mirror, which definitly falls under the chill category. :Twi: by TCB will get a post of its own soon. Happy Mood is Insane Domi aka Mr.Sunset’s first ever released track. Even though it didn’t quite make it in Equinity 02: Catalyst, with a few tweaks and help with mastering from Tw3Lv3 it became a rock solid track to relax to. Lorris Power Note‘s Sentiments brings yet another genre to the album being a cute vocal chops-heavy synthwave track. VibePoniez’ first album and sucess ends on an ambient piece by GrazySmash which comes off as a surprise considering Grazy had only made hard hitting music so far.
Now we almost have enough for a 24/7 pony lo-fi radio! Make sure to follow VibePoniez on Bandcamp and YouTube to catch their latest releases!
It’s time to take to the skies with Soaring Skies, a TheTaZe collab with CCF_100 and Too Taken as track 20 on Equinity 02: Catalyst! This fast-paced DnB piece is absolutely euphoric, with pitched up vocal chops and optimistic synth melodies all around. Really makes you feel like you’re actually soaring in the skies!
The 39th and penultimate track from the upcoming Equinity 02: Catalyst is here, and it’s sure to warm you up this Hearth’s Warming. Goodbye is a relaxing liquid drum & bass piece with the familiar show vocal chops that’ll get stuck in your head easily along with the fast yet chilled out beat that sounds very much like something Vylet Pony would make. Catalyst comes out December 27th!
Heavy is the hoof that brings the noise. Hoofy’s latest tune is P!NK GVNG, an intense dubstep track that combines elements of trap, breakbeat, drum & bass and even metal at one point. Starting out with a trap beat, we’re then thrust into a big buildup before being bludgeoned with intense wubs and heavy drums. A couple of bars even feature the iconic Amen Break with powerful DnB bass behind it. This beastly banger will be sure to make a crowd go insane!
Sometimes it’s hard to move forward, even though time waits not for you… Track 5 from the recently-released Helpie’s Corner compilation Other Side of the Mirror sees an emotional drum & bass/ambient hybrid song from PeKaNo that follows the album’s theme of loss. The first part of the song sees a fast drum & bass beat placed over a slower, more emotional beat alongside a synth, string and piano combo, before the drums fade out to the sound of Twilight’s voice saying “I could have gained a sister, but instead, I just lost a brother” as the piano and atmospheric synth continues to ring out, giving time to reflect and dwell. Emotions have been running wild in the fandom lately.
Drum and Bass is such an exciting genre to listen to, and this track is a great example of why: it’s fast paced, has some awesome electronic music, with the drums in the background making a great rhythm. This one in particular uses lines from the show, which mix in great with the music.
Combining pony and EQG Rarity vocal samples, Wootmaster presents us a tasty and lovely remix of the highly-acclaimed EQG song The Other Side that got released along such a fabulous music video! The same creative vibes can be felt here through the refined DnB instrumental that would certainly make Rarity proud, and the perfect layering of the original vocals. And those pony Rarity samples in the background are just the icing on the cake!!