Prepare yourselves, everypony! Winter is coming! Altius Volantis’ latest track is the official anthem for the Snowfall Ponymeet of 2020, located in Poland. The song starts out with an orchestral intro that builds up before culminating with Twilight announcing that Winter is on the way. We’re then thrust into another build up, this one mostly consisting of electronic synths and drums, eventually ending with a wind sound along with some bells, giving the track a really Wintery feeling.
MirroredReality returns with their first track of the year: a piece about the Kirin, aptly titled… Kirin. It’s a psytrance track with plenty of tribal elements that fit their little tribe perfectly well. Ambient nature noises, orchestral instruments and tribal drums are added into the mix, making for a unique change of pace from typical trance music. The part in the middle is especially noteworthy, right from the soft breakdown to the reintroduction of EDM elements. This track will make you feel relaxed yet bouncy at the same time!
An early preview of the upcoming ASOS: Brownie album. We have a high dose of energy for you all. Energy that brings you back to the days of playing racing games with your friends in on an weekend! But now rev this up with a taste of Equestria! This also brings into the play the genre known as Complextro a subgenre of electro house. This with the taste of chiptune. You have classic vibe racing on an epic race track with everything on the line, with some pony magic. Special appearance by Tom!. You’ll know it when you hear it in the mix of pony chops. As always this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.
This track is best described as INFINITE BOOKHORSE! This (mostly) upbeat song is 100% electronic and dubstep music, with tons of Twilight sound bites worked in. It gets emotional towards the middle and at the very end, and this track definitely serves as both a tribute to Twilight’s character as a whole, and as a really epic and fun song!
Tissues at the ready, because this track just oozes pure emotion. FRIENDS CAN CHANGE THE WORLD is TCB’s latest outing and a love letter to the fandom that sparked this whole musical movement. Starting off with an ambient intro, everything suddenly turns silent before jumping into a lo-fi/chiptune instrumental with edited vocal samples and 8-bit synths. The amazing sound design and freeform nature of the piece, especially the heavy electronic segment towards the end only adds to the pure cathartic emotion let out by this piece. With how much the song changes in its nearly 5 minute runtime, it just has to be heard to be believed!
(Listen to the original classic here)
Swing dance is a classic stable of big band era music. Leave it to a musical genius like Forest Rain to take this beloved classic, Flavors it with a twist and swirl of the 1920’s. The result of this is banger that can be played at any brony gathering or weddings for that matter, that will get those dancing vibes throughout your body. With Miss Rain conducting the big band you get this modern take of swing music with all the big band elements to the tune. All the brass and strings instruments with a touch of today’s electronica, plus a touch of real sax from Dr. Thallium It’s time to learn that Equestrian two step. So grab your best somepony and go to town. As always this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.
Ready for your first taste of A State of Sugar: Brownie? Track 24 from the upcoming compilation is Unscathed, a hybrid orchestral collab between Ice Angel and GrazySmash that combines elements of orchestral music, moombahton and big room house. The song starts off with a beautiful orchestral intro that slowly fades in with a soft synth riff and a pretty choir before being joined by orchestral percussion and then drums you’d expect from EDM before jumping into a drop, filled with a heavy bassline and powerful synth chords. After finishing a soft breakdown, the song’s tempo slowly begins to speed up before jumping back into the synth and drums full force, only becoming heavier and more menacing. Combining big room and orchestral music is no easy feat, but these two have pulled it off like it’s nothing! ASOS: Brownie releases on February 19th.
Allure is a single from FilledSilhoutte’s upcoming EP DAZZLED ’92, coming out on February 21st. Alluring, dazzling, charming are quite fitting to describe the trio of sirens that inspired this track, which in turn inherits these qualities. Moreover, we could add funky and groovy, for this track is at the intersection of future funk and French house and uses a handful of disco samples. The melody is catchy and the bass is fantastic and often takes the spotlight in a fashion similar to that of the Dazzlings themselves.
It seems Checkerëd has a knack for remixing some really old but gold MLP fan tunes! Pink Lick is one of them, and their remix of the Flutter Rex original really changes things up! Checkerëd’s version has a faster pace and lots of trippy synthlines, including a unique trap beat as a soft supplement between the heavier bits. Prepare for the bass!
Don’t let the rickety rhythms of the introductory ambience scare you, for this mad gabber piece takes on the literal meaning of Hardcore music. This piece also incorporates samples from multiple classic pony animations, such as the Rainbow Dash Presents series from Dawn Somewhere, and the .mov series from hotdiggedydemon. DAϟH makes this track a very good opener and title track for his and Payyn’s album Equestrian Terror: An Introduction. The album also includes songs from DAϟH such as Blood Moon in the Everfree, Dream Demon, and Deadline Darling.