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char – Any Fuss | Alternate Electronic

Indubitably among the best and most emotional pony songs ever written in my eyes, char’s tribute released on the 10th anniversary of SGaP’s music is a commitment to the cultural preservation of such pony vocal chops-powered pieces of magic that call upon our Passion. With a progression reflecting Starlight’s character depth and a masterful composition that evokes emotion so well, the song is nothing short of breathtaking, and a gem you don’t want to sleep on!

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Vanessa Hudgens – Gonna Be My Day (Lexie Remix) | Future Bass

Well, it wasn’t long ago that Lexie suddenly appeared on our radars as a musician, and since then they have created songs of genres everywhere from Future Funk (a genre I didn’t know existed before that) to House to producing DnB, both on their own and in a collaboration with Tw3Lv3. Their latest offering, a Future Bass track, also happens to be a remix of the brand new G5 song! I really loved the original, and if you remember my “Best of Friends” BlackIceMusic remix article, you already know that I’m pretty cautious of remixes of songs that I love, but not with this one, Lexie has won me over with their previous works, so I was expecting a banger, but sweet Celestia, I was not prepared for how good this song is! The song starts out with a few beats of the original opening, but then Lexie quickly engages their talent with a fun, upbeat melody to go along with the awesome vocals courtesy of Vanessa Hudgens. As the vocals get into the build up, so does the remix. Intro-ed by an awesome guitar riff, we jump into an amazing drum build up, and along with vocal build up, here comes the drop! The drop is amazing–rarely has something gotten me jumping this hard on my first listen-through, and we get this awesome, video game-ish melody together with some vocals. Then we come to the part that made me shake my head in surprise (and still does): we get, still inside the drop, a quick build-up into what I can only call a drop inside the drop, intro-ed by my exact reaction I get every time listening to this remix. At the end of the drop we get yet another build up that goes straight into the next part of the song! Here we calm down a bit, getting a breather after all the jumping we just did, but it doesn’t last long before Lexie jumps straight back to another build up and yet another drop that does everything just as well as the first one did, and this drop takes us to the end of the song. This remix is a banger and certainly one of my favourites (if not my straight-up favorite) remix of all time!
Proofread by theCANderson; big thanks to him!

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Daniel Ingram – Raise This Barn (Vale & Fl0 Remix) | Bass House

What a dark, groovy, pumped up remix! The track opens with a slick beat and distorted vocals to form the melody, which sets the tone nicely (along with the great background art!). Then the main vocals kick in, and they’ve been tweaked just enough to fit the atmosphere of the track. The buildup and the drop really get things bucking with some encouragement from Applejack courtesy of a distorted vocal chop and some really nice sound design and tasty bass. I’d bet my bits that this barn comes with an above average number of speakers and party lights!

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Sofia Carson – Glowin’ Up (Enermatrix Remix) | House

Enermatrix is back! After a 4 year hiatus, Enermatrix is back to remixing, and how better to celebrate such a return then with a G5 remix! The track starts out with vocals and an awesome, upbeat drum build up before we head straight into the amazing melodies. At the beginning the drum loop shines through a lot, really supporting the vocals, and then for the build up we get some more awesome drums. And then the drop–oh, the drop! It’s an upbeat beat firework that fits really well with the chipper mood of the original. The song then takes one big risk that I rarely give songs credit for: the drop doesn’t really calm down, but between the end of the drop one and the next build up we get this spiced up version of the beginning. The second drop is just as amazing as the first, and I could sit here for hours telling you how great both drops are (like how they work together with the vocals instead of blowing over them or hiding behind them), but I think you get the picture. Finally, in one last, perfect connection with the vocals, the song, instrumental and all, stops right along with them.
Proofread by theCANderson; big thanks to him!

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Senntenial – Bronies are Weird (Likonan Remix) | Progressive House

Likonan is back again after dropping an absolute banger with their “The Riddle” parody, and now they’ve gone all the way back in time to Senntenial’s “Bronies are Weird” and turned it into this banger of a remix! The instrumental is full of fun effects and great melodies that are simply too good to fully appreciate in a single listen! The vocals have some great effects applied to them which creates a really fun combination with the synths. While in some songs the lyrics, especially in the drop, tend to stick out from the instrumental a lot, this song combines both into a harmony of greatness!
Proofread by theCANderson; big thanks to him!

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[Equinity] Tw3Lv3 & Lexie – さいこう ! (Saikou!) | Kawaii Drum & Bass

It’s always a thrill to see what Tw3lv3 will come up with next. Well, on Equinity 05. I amusingly saw this called Weeb D&B, and they’re not wrong with that nickname. Kawaii is a type of anime-centered j-pop. Lexie and Tw3Lv3 have cleverly mashed up some fine D&B with what I do think are RD’s Japanese VA’s vocal chops with overtones of J-pop. It honesty works and with a theme of the track with Tw3Lv3’s skills at making genres mesh together in pure harmony. Just listen, and you get what I am talking about. As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself

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Ardhy Mahardhy – Through Space and Time | Progressive House / Trance

The season 5 finale of “Friendship is Magic” follows Twilight and Spike on an epic journey through time and space to oppose Starlight and save the world.  Ardhy Mahardhy has set out to capture this adventure in song form. An up-tempo melody played on a fun synth is complimented by a driving beat propelled by muted drums. Urgent sounds of time fleeing like a runaway train permeate the midsection, and I felt a sense of flying through time and space in a shower of a glittering lights. The overall effect is a feeling of time rushing towards an epic outcome as worlds collide and destinies are determined. This piece really lives up to its name as it carries the listener on an interstellar journey “through space and time!”

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[Equinity] SP1TF1R3 – Pretentious | Future Bounce

If Sunny and her friends ever find out about Trixie, then this song is a pretty good reminder of her character! What a pound and pulse of this track bassline. The fusion of sounds of Melbourne bouse with some flavor of Future Bass! Oh boy, we may have stepped into the new era of My Little Pony, But the bangers from compilations like the newly released Equinity: 05 are still kicking some flank. The vibe of this track flows with the old-school season one Trixie. The vocal chops with the uptempo bounce scream the heelish “I’m better than you” vibe of classic Trixie Lunamoon. The title of this song is perfect! As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself. I got to say be ready for more love than ever for the ponies of generation 4 and 5.

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PhonyBrony & Feather – I’ll Show You my Loyalty (Aventrix Remix) | Progressive House

(Listen to the original here)
Don’t worry, my friends, this Qilin has not left you or this music scene. I just needed to regroup before getting back into the swing of things!
I come to you with quite the track for my first article in months, A classic remix of one of Feather’s list of the memorable Rainbow Dash tracks she has been a part of in the early days of the fandom. Aventrix takes PhonyBrony lively mix and switches the emotion to something more dreamlike, almost trance vibes to channel Rainbow Dash’s very spirit of loyally and always will be the heart of many bronies even into generation 5. The harmonies fuel the way feather sings those all too powerful vocals of friendship in generation 4. I promise you all, its exciting times for the brony music scene where remixes such as these from the early days of the fandom will mean so much more to fans of this pony music scene with two generations of pony to see new wonders of creativity. Aventrix, I know this song is weeks old, but the timing of this remix could not be better as it is a reminder to remember how we all got here. The lyrics mean more because ponies like Rainbow Dash will always be special. Onward to more fantastic music from this fandom! As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.

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Skyshard – The Pursuit of Magic | Hybrid Orchestral

Skyshard really knows how to craft beautiful music, and this track is no exception! The heart and inspiration from the movie really come through here, and the lovely progressions create a wonderful journey that fits the film’s top tier aesthetics. It all feels as welcoming as a Maretime Bay breeze, so tune in and drift along with this song’s beautiful passion!