Who is this Feryl DeMarco and where did she come from?! Whatever the case, this is her debut track, and what an impression she’s left. Cyan Eyed is an erratic breakcore piece, filled to the brim with crazy drum patterns along with unpredictable synth sounds as well as the inclusion of what sounds like wind instruments. Since this is DeMarco’s first release, we can only imagine what’ll come next. Keep your eyes out!
John Kenza is a gem. Making its debut at Ponyville CiderFest, this remix is yet another example of why I think these ponies’ voices were meant for this style of music. Kenza’s house beat blends perfectly with everyone’s voices as well as the slowly building song, climaxing with a bouncy house synth riff before fading out slowly with a slow piano rendition of the show’s theme. Prepare the tissues, because the emotion is real.
Though the track had been released almost a year ago as part of the Equestrian Raves EP, it gets a YouTube release just now with some stunning visuals to go along with it. Tripon’s work of art underwent significant changes in terms of interpretation, now being not solely about Twilight’s coronation as the princess of friendship, but also about her assumption of the role of leader of Equestria, perhaps represented respectively by the first and the second drop. Said mind-blowing drops are interwoven with satisfying leads during the buildups and outro, and the middle-section includes some of that Neuro magic Tripon is a master of. Trading his signature ominous style for a more regal or divine one, this track is a tribute to the community and the show’s ending, and judging by the description, there’s still plenty of where that came from.
Tw3Lv3 never stops, does he? Track 6 from Release, this 5 minute long number sets off with a chilled out lo-fi vibe as we’ve come to expect from him. A melodic bassline carries the song along with soft yet erratic drums in front of orchestral-esque synths and the sound of falling rain. Grab yourself a blanket and some hot chocolate, because the rain is coming. Stay warm!
Injustrial has just made waves again with his industrial power, but unfortunately this will be his last foray into the pony scene. As we’ve come to expect from Injustrial, the song features heavy amounts of synth and bass to drive the song with his distorted whispers to add to the finished product, with lyrics about the familiar theme of saying goodbye after a long time. While he may not be producing MLP content anymore, his musical endeavours aren’t ending anytime soon. No matter what he does, let’s keep our support up!
Many wonderful remixes of the song from the show’s finale have come out and it’s Ardhy’s turn to treat us with their take on The Magic of Friendship Grows. The track opens and closes with emotional and creative vocal chops that sound really sweet, and the middle section comprises two clean drops. The intensity of the nostalgic feels only matches that of the greatness of a tribute this remix is.
The elusive strigidae has returned yet again. He rarely posts music (his channel has only 5 tracks from late 2016 onward, for example), but when he does, it’s a real treat. This track showcases his usual indie style as a tribute to Pinkie’s wind instrument skills from the trombone to the yovidaphone, even going as far as to feature riffs from a trumpet towards the end. strigidae’s voice is a unique one in the fandom, which cuts through this song like a knife. Don’t miss out on this one!
It wouldn’t be a General Mumble track without something creepy. In the same vein as Couldn’t You Just Simply Die? from way back, this collab between Mumble and Koa is a creepy electronic beat with edited vocal samples from the show – specifically Twilight’s BBBFF song – to add new lyrics, adding a dark twist to Twilight’s relationship with her older brother. Nightmare Night may be over, but the creepiness isn’t ending anytime soon.
Another Cynifree track? I’ll take it. Track 35 from ASOS: Waffle is a collab between the aforementioned Cynifree and Reverbrony. What follows is a six minute long 80s style electronic piece with the addition of a distorted guitar provided by Reverb as the finishing touch to an already great piece. If these two were to work together in the future after this, I’d be down to see it!
A rich and deep soundscape is awaiting you in this track that definitely is savored best with headphones. The Applejack vocal samples along that Limestone cover art is making me wonder if this wouldn’t be about the events of that episode when Applejack visited the rock farm for Hearth’s Warming and screwed up. The tasty bass and clean beats will keep you grooving that’s for sure!