You can always expect something crazy from Nyancat380, and Controlled Minds is no exception. Erratic Pinkie vocal chops fade in before jumping into a powerful beat just before the drop which consists of low-sounding noises put together rhythmically before quickly pushing right back into Pinkie’s voice. While on the shorter side, this definitely has a few unique sounds to it that are pleasing to the ear!
Lianella Stilson isn’t holding back with this one. Ears Up showcases her soft vocals in front of a powerful electronic backing, which mixes hardstyle and dubstep and even metal, as shown when Stilson growls “kill you” in a brutal fashion. Juxtaposed with this track is one of her staple components when it comes to her music, a cute visual of her pony looking around sheepishly in front of an explosion, her eyes occasionally turning black. Everypony has a dark side…
Another remix from Toby Macarony’s unique mind. This one is said to be his first ever attempt at creating MLP-related music, even predating his remix of Open Up Your Eyes from 2017! Even back then, all the elements you’ll hear in his music today was present here. This remix of BBBFF features plenty of beautiful elements, such as a lovely choir in the middle and brass/orchestral instruments. The result is a powerful remix that accentuates the original vocals perfectly. Can’t ignore this one!
JoinedTheHerd keeps up his trend of remixing MLP songs with this remix of the opening track from Rainbow Roadtrip! I don’t know how he did it, but he successfully managed to extend a 30 second song into a 3 minute house banger without making it sound repetitive. The production on this track is as good as it’s ever been, with all the house elements coming together to give the song a new, bouncy breath of life.
Whirlwind returns with another unique electronic piece. Based on Lesson Zero, The Friendship Experiment is an erratic and glitchy track with lots of hefty sounds and NES styled synths. All the craziness brings about feelings of being in Twilight’s underground lab while thinking of ways to create problems to solve. The Aphex Twin influence is very prominent!
PinkiePieSwear‘s 2011 classic S&CS has just been revamped by Likonan! His version of the track is a lot faster and has a 90s style trance/eurodance vibe throughout the whole thing. The familiar chopped up vocal melody from the original is also present here as a nice tribute. As is the case with his other remix videos, the video features text from Likonan about the track as well as his own feelings on the original. Beautiful vibes all around!
Fresh off the presses from Spikey Wikey is Chants, the A-side from the newly released Chants/Nice Things single! Chants does a very good job at creating a unique atmosphere with only a few elements; Fluttershy vocal samples, breakbeat samples, faint synths and a brooding bassline. Her voice is the real star of the show, adding to the track’s ominous atmosphere, particularly when she simply vocalises along with the main melody. Like she says, just give it a chance!
Snow Swirl returns with their first release in nearly a year: a remix of A Friend For Life from Equestria Girls! This DnB rendition creates a warm, tight-knit atmosphere with the beautiful synths and piano tracks along with the original vocals and brilliantly crafted drumlines. Even with the fast pace, the mood is very uplifting and wholesome, and Jerrica Santos’ vocals – much like basically every vocalist on the show – suit the genre very well!
The elusive Pony Killerz returns with a remix of Eniix‘s old tune Flutter Rage! Their version basically takes the original track and modernises it with clean production and dynamics while also using the original sample, that being Fluttershy raging in a different language. The powerful distorted bass really brings out those feelings you hear in her voice!
Ok so I get to write about BaconHair now, Sweet!. Ardhy says he doesn’t think he can come up with his own ideas. Well until then. Keep making these remixes that you put your own swing too, so you’re sorta giving your own idea to it. Back to the song, Mr Ingrams song about Sunset Shimmer coming a very long way is frankly lovely. Sooooo let’s make it more uplifting. Ardhy put somw progressive house magic on it, The result is this song becomes powerful uplifting to Sunsets lyrics with this dreamily and epic melody to it. Well done sir. As always, This Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.