One Track Mind – Restart | Electro

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 26 April 2018.

One Track Mind’s had some cool tracks in the past, but this is definitely my favourite so far. Whilst it has some pretty cool dubstep-style electro breakdowns through the track, what really stands out to me are some of the vocals. They’ve got some pretty neat effects on them, and I really dig a few of the vocal melodies.


Flyghtning & Flutter Rex – Nothing but Discord | Electro

Electro, hard trance, whatever you want to call it, this collab between Flyghtning and Flutter Rex is pretty cool. It has this great combination of a dark soundscape, which is only enhanced by the triplets. That deep bass drives most of the song, but it occasionally breaks down into an arp that switches the whole thing into a major key all of a sudden. I love that sort of play between major and minor roots in the same key, nice work by both of these guys!


[P@D] Arturo Höst – Paper Monsters | Electro / IDM

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 11 April 2018.

Arturo makes some pretty killer glitch-influenced music, and this track has a whole heap of that, as it delves into intricate and deep soundscapes to confront some nightmares. It’s got some pretty awesome sound design throughout, with just enough melodic content to help drive the craziness.


Quadrivia – Filly Seekers EP | Electronic

Horses are sexy, you should f-

Quadrivia’s back with a little EP based largely around her fascination with…well I’m sure you can figure it out for yourself. The name comes from her latest P@D contribution, Filly Seekers, the first track on the EP and a sequel to a previous P@D song of the same signature complextro sound. It also features NSFW (Not Safe For Woona) II, a more progressive / electro house type song, and her remix of Filly Seekers made in collaboration with Arturo Host and MEQA.

The entire EP is available to dowload from the Duktig Records Bandcamp for free.


[P@D] Quadrivia – Filly Seekers | Complextro

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 2 April 2018.

Quadrivia is one is of the best bass designers in the fandom, so it’s great to hear some new pony tunes from her after some time since the last stuff. Featuring some excellent use of vocals from the cutie mark crusaders, this spiritual successor to ‘Filly Busters’, a track from 2016, is full of awesome powerful synth design and great heavy complextro wubs.


VecodeX – Poison Apple II | Bounce / Deep House has been one of the greatest sources of the experimental music side of the fandom. Names like One Track Mind, Kakofonous A. Dischord, Drixale, r_chase and many others have contributed a lot to this label! But now is time for another artist to shine, yeah! I’m talking about VecodeX! This artist have been creating some really experimental house/bounce tracks! And this track shows how experimental is gets! Mixing two genres that normally are the opposite of each other, the groove and chillness of the Deep House mixed with the wildness and wubbyness of Bounce (a subgenre of Electro House). The wubs were on point and the synth work is also amazing! Really a treat! Listen to this on a high volume and start dancing. Good job VecodeX! Hope we can listen more things from you!


Various Artists – Horse Music Central Vol. 5 | Album | Electronic

It’s been quite a while since HMC’s last album, but the Discord community is back again with the 5th edition in their series of compilation albums. 18 tracks in varying electronic styles – drumstep to future bass to chillout – there’s music for every electronica taste from established names and up-and-coming artists alike!

You can download the album on Bandcamp for any given price – that includes for free!


Rusty – Imposter Syndrome | Electro Swing

Rusty is at it again! This song tells us about his realization of developing what is known as “Imposter Syndrome”; which is where you feel that anything good in your life, whether it be your actions or things you just find good in general, are all due to manipulation, luck, or someone else’s work. Rusty does a great job at telling this tale with infectious and emotional vocal work, that I don’t hear very often and there are plenty of developments through out to keep you coming back for more. Electro Swing is hard to do right. The melody and groove in this gives off such a great vibe and the creative ways that Rusty went about producing this, is just incredible! You do not want to pass this one up!


[P@D] loophoof – 478,000 Miles (Shining Forth) | Electro House

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 12 March 2018.

loophoof’s works always fill me with joy, because he just pours so much pony into them in just the right ways. He’s taken that to a new level here with an epic 8 minute track that details the story of Luna’s banishment to the moon and eventual return and redemption, full of vocal chops, voice clips from the show and some terrific composition. The name of the song is quite clever too – referencing the distance to the moon and back. And it’s all wrapped up here with an awesome PMV that swaps between images showing what part of the story it’s up to, and clips of the show that match the vocals in the song.