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Kaida – Luna | Melodic Dubstep

Kaida give us this melodically amazing and very emotive song! This time, about one of the princesses on Equestria, Princess Luna. The song is the second one in the Princess Project by Kadia, so stay tuned and check her channel for more of this phenomenal project! (that is going pretty well so far). The track opens with some gentle strings and a dreamy pad. After a while, you can hear a cymbal and some crystalline keys in the distance. Then, everything comes down only to leave space to the buildup, made of an energetic percussion and a soft and sweet lead. It’s preparing us for the drop. And, oh man, it’s a hard-hitting melodic banger! Filled with emotional chords, stunning saw-synths, and a punchy drum kit. This track is just wonderful, like our dear princess Luna. So what are you waiting for! Go and give it a listen, and also show some support to Kaida, She’s a very talented artist!

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Daniel Ingram – Say Goodbye to the Holiday (SweetF1RE Remix) | Dubstep

Today we have a song that is a bit different from what you might expect. We immediately start with a hard, bouncy beat and a bit of vocal chopping. And now for something completely different! All of a sudden this turns into a vocal chop dream! The entire beat is supported by vocal chops as we build up into the drop, and this drop–oh my! If you enjoy Dubstep, this drop will be a wonder for you! Filled with all sorts of fancy beats and vocal chops this drop really shows the skill of the artist. In the middle the beat changes a bit, now sounding more like faint crying before it builds back up into this vocal chop firework. We end this Dubstep firework on some more of that amazing drop!
Proofread by theCANderson, so all the thanks to him!

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Corrosion – Hateful Night | Deathstep

This is one of those songs that absolutely surprised me! Personally I’m not that much into Deathstep, but every once in a while you come across a gem you can’t help but enjoy, and this is one of those gems! The beat works really well to establish this scary, dark atmosphere, and it combines with vocal chops from the show that include an echo effect to spice up the song really well. Towards the end we get a switch of the main melody into something equally fun, and pretty much every drop is a unique piece in and of itself!
Proofread by theCANderson, big thanks to him!

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TCB – Congrats, You Were Too Late: A 10 Year Retrospective | Album | Electronic

Okay. I probably don’t need to introduce you to TCB (If you’d like a proper introduction, may I recommend this beautiful compilation album?). All you really need to know is that this artist is one of the foremost practitioners of sound design in the fandom, that no one gets more out of a vocal chop than they do, and that emotional and psychological subject matter is their forte. Now they have given us a whole album of finely calibrated tracks, the product of 10 years of pushing boundaries and redefining sonic excellence. Your musical mind is in the hands of a master, so find a quiet place, break out the good headphones, sit down, strap in, and do your best to absorb everything that is about to come your way. It’s going to be a heck of a ride.

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Thrasher – false_code | Album | Metal / Electronic

You can always count on Thrasher to deliver intense excellence, and here they have created an entire album’s worth of awesome, hard-charging music based around a fantastic concept! A hacker is trying to save society from the malicious clutches of the “desync reality”, a virtual world that promises salvation but instead exploits its inhabitants. The album follows the unnamed protagonist’s progress by delivering song after song of inventive and merciless metal encapsulated in finely crafted tracks that meld fierce guitars and traditional metal arrangements with electronic components through dynamic progressions. It fits the theme perfectly, and I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did. I’ll give a rundown of the songs next, so please join me below the break if you care to. Either way, go grab this album and get rocking!

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WoodenToaster – Rainbow Factory (Pagan Pegasus Remix) | Dubstep

Pagan Pegasus, a relative newcomer to the music fandom, takes on a classic with this fantastic remix! The music box opening paired with background strings is a delightful choice for the subject matter, and the treatment of the vocals blends them perfectly into the dubstep arrangement. The bass is a real standout here, and the rhythmic thumps (especially in the verses) both give the impression of the rainbow factory’s machinery hard at work and acknowledge the grim reality of that machinery’s purpose. By the time the music drifts to a close you may just be glad that you weren’t born with wings.

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Power Note – Faithful | Melodic Drumstep

Power Note brings us this incredible and completely emotional track about Twilight Sparkle and her duty to be the new princess in equestria! The song unfolds with a somewhat melancholic and delicate piano, an arpeggio is heard, accompanying the nostalgic chords that the piano is marking. Little by little more instruments are introduced including spirited drums and a synthesizer. After a brief pause where only the piano remains for a moment, we get a slow buildup that persists as if it represents an unreachable past. Then we hit the exciting, nostalgic drop, conveying a feeling of epic melancholy, with an aggressive dubstep bass, vocal chops from Twilight’s voice , powerful leads, energizing battery and an enveloping melody. The whole track reminds me a lot of the songs of the golden era of the bronies, and is a truly faithful ode to the show – so please check it out!

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BGM Pony Degeneracy – SpookyMare | Spookystep

To celebrate Nightmare Night BGM has given us a very special track, and what more appropriate genre could there be for such a song than Spookystep? The track starts with a classic organ melody together with some spooky howling and a bit of beat before, out of nowhere, there’s this big beat change into a hasty melody, and suddenly it’s as if you’re running away from some unseen evil. We then get into yet another beat change and end up with a more upbeat, groovy beat and some great lyrics about there’s no way to run away. After this first verse comes an awesome and fun chorus followed straight by the next fun verse with all the vocals being delivered by the Mane Six courtesy of TalkNet, which is a wonderful touch! We end this whole thing on some more groovy melodies and one more iteration of the chorus.
Proofread by theCANderson, send him all the love!

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Japkozjad – Emergency | Dubstep

Japkozjad decided to create a short and very fun dubstep track for this year’s Nightmare Night. The track starts out with a simple beat and some spoken lyrics courtesy of the musician himself! After the vocals end we get dropped straight into the build up in all its dubstep-y glory, and the drop is exactly what you would expect! Wonderful wubs, evil laughs, and a great melody comprise this drop of dubstep perfection, but like all good things, this song (clocking in at only a minute fifteen seconds) comes to an end (seemingly too soon) right after the drop.
Proofread by theCANderson, all the thanks and love to him!

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SpinScissor – Frostbite | Indie Dance

If you aren’t paying attention to SpinScissor, you should be. An upcoming fandom musician who continues to improve every day, SpinScissor introduces us to Frostbite – a fascinating blend of different electronic genres to achieve a very unique and enticing sound. The chops carry the melody beautifully, with a couple great dubstep transitions and a few more surprises along the way!