Straight from MC-Arch‘s new album that just dropped, this fire collab with R3CTIFIER is as crazy as you could expect, and the relentlessness of the passion within Arch’s vocals is only rivaled by the onslaught of mad wubs from R3ctie’s drops. It’s all part of a grand story and message conveyed by the whole album, that you can read about from here! And don’t forget to get the album from Bandcamp here!
Wow! So this is what happens when you give Pinkie an energy drink and a drumset! What a fine introduction to Drumstep for myself. The pace of this hard pounding melodic drumbeat is intense! The drops when it lets up are silly, it’s Pinkie after all. Everything from goofy sounds to a slide whistle! Creatively mixing all of this hyper-caffeinated energy together! When the beat is not going into hyperdrive. I got to hand it to Tadpole. Fun stuff here. Oh yeah and don’t give the pink pony caffeine unless you want a bomb to go off, trust me!
Making amazing use of pony samples for a very refreshing result, this banger by sleepy toaster is hard-hitting and comfy at the same time. The genre of Melodic Dubstep doing wonders again, the experience of sound is such a bliss among our beloved ponies!
Newcomer Ersillus graces us with quite the intriguing hybrid of genres! Beginning with an epic buildup featuring soaring choir vocals and tribal drums, it immediately shifts to a section of cathartic relief in the form of those choir vocals soaring even higher and some absolutely filthy dubstep growls. The sound design, coupled with Ersillus’ knack for catchy melodies, make him a great new artist to look out for!
Continuing their releases from the stellar Homeward album This track opens with a tense, icy arpeggio and orchestrated leitmotif. Before transitioning into a much grittier and intense rush of energy and intricate bass and piercing leads to announce the attack of Spectre’s fleet. The breakdown is amazing as well with a chilling and heavy piano melody and a very dense and airy atmosphere that gives off a brave and hopeful mood and overall is a very stellar piece from the album and if you haven’t already, I highly recommend listening to the album in its entirety (the songs are designed to transition together seamlessly which is amazing) and to give the story a read while doing so as it really helps build the world each song is conveying.
Bringing back a gem from 2015, Chang31ing gives Party’s Over a harder edge with a heavy and wide bassline and a fun use of sample splices and effects. Minimal percussion gives the track some notable ‘weight’ in its grandest sections while also giving room to breathe in the breakdowns. A great nod to the original and fun listening experience all around!
Einarx’s song Blackout is a wubbly, heavy, delectable composition. With Twilight’s vocals from BBBFF, it is an absolute delight to listen to. And the melodic tones throughout go wonderfully with Einarx’s classic sounds.
The one and only Vinyl Scratch is back once again, and with a new pony surprise for us! Part of a new EP titled The Untitled Gig (Soundcloud stream here), Wubtastic is a delight for us longtime fans who sure remember about the classic Vinylicious, with nostalgic callbacks and a renewed sick musical experience in the company of Vinyl as well! Also fun fact, I actually dreamed about Scraton/Vinyl Scratch last night! In the dream, he turned out to live in my hometown and I got to introduce him to my parents like “Hey this is a super amazing and famous musician in the community!”. Maybe I had that dream because I started writing up this post last night before going to bed, and was listening to the whole EP too… Or just because I’m so happy about this new release! Vinyl Scratch forever!
For more electronic goodness off the new Ponies at Dawn: Skyward compilation, Suskii and VooDoo team up for this hard-hitting meme of a track! GAK IS BACK! is intense! As soon as the first drop hits, you know you gotta go hard while listening and this song makes it easy to get psyched up! This duo shows that they are great at the style so prevalent during a time when everyone was going nuts for Gak itself!
R3CTIFIER has put together a remix of Silva Hound’s song about my favorite pony, Starlight Glimmer! Her lines from Our Town are wonderfully pitch-shifted and set along a comfortably energetic beat. R3CTIFIER’s classic drops feature prominently too, and throughout it all we hear Starlight’s commanding voice!
You can get the song on the new Ponies at Dawn here.