Ponies at Dawn: Zenith saw a handful of outstanding tracks from TCB, with “CLOSE MY EYES” being no exception. A year and a bit in the making, this tumultuous piece saw its creator through some of his darkest hours, but cements in history some of his most important decisions. (You can read more about the track’s lore in its YouTube description!) Featuring influence from a plethora of musical styles, spicy bass design, gorgeous orchestral elements, and hard-hitting lyrics built from show quips, this track takes the listener on a journey bursting with sonic color.
A big hit off Ponies at Dawn’s Oceansong from a year ago was the single Pull Over (Siren Song). While popular in its own right, the collaboration between Koa and loopyy really took off after the duo pair launched a remix contest with the prize including admission to this remix album.
I spoke with Koa recently who said the album was conceived because it sounded like a fun idea. She told me that she really enjoys the diversity in creative elements that come about from such a contest. The number of directions different people can take with the same source is astounding! With 26 initial remix submissions, this winter was certainly full of unique interpretations of the same project!
AnNy Tr3e Remix – You wouldn’t know you are listening to Siren Song at first with this remix. Perhaps the best at subverting expectations, AnNy Tr3e brings a very big room feel to the album.
Payyn Remix – A big buildup at the very beginning lets you know something big is coming! The mix lulls you in with soft space-y vibes right up until it punches you in the face with heavy bass and crazy wubs.
Tw3Lv3 has been prolific with her releases over the last few years, with plenty of wonderful album experiences and collaborations to her name, with plenty more sure to come. The culmination of some of that work is on show here in her latest offering, Aura. Featuring 14 different tracks, two of which were initially released as part of P@D’s last compilation album, there’s a lovely mixture of solo and collaborative work, and some cool album art from BL1NKY as well. With plenty to vibe to from d&b rollers to more future bass-oriented dance tunes, there’s also the helping of chill you’d expect from Tw3Lv3 too.
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Sitting somewhere between genres that I can’t quite classify, we have a new remix from TCB! This take on a track from Sound Bandit’s recent debut album keeps some of the hyperpop flavor of the original but showcases TCB’s signature hard-hitting, ultramodern production style. Check it out for a short but sweet fusion of bouncy bass sounds.
Well, I certainly didn’t expect this great of a pop song to ever come across my ears, but here we are! We start out immediately thrown into the fun, upbeat pop beat and soon Childlike Wonder’s amazing vocals set in, neither of the two parts really take single center stage, which for this song fits really well as there is nothing in focus but there’s a harmony of all elements during the lyrical sections. When the lyrics go quiet is when you can really appreciate how much the instrumental can stand on its own. With a guitar joining the pop beat, we also get a good taste of future bass vibes later in the track too. The drop/chorus is a wonderful combination of the fun upbeat pop sounds together with fire rock elements, which makes for a great track overall!
There’s been a lot of great remixes of Siren Song as of late and this is no exception! Opening with some very snappy vocal chops over a catchy trap beat, things only get more energetic during the drop! Pumping out some heavy colour bass vibes while still knowing when to bring everything back. This song ebbs and flows with great tension and release with a neat balance between future bass and colour bass and I am here for it!
In light of the many fandom tracks conveying Celestia and Luna as rivals, it is refreshing to see Violin Melody presenting them as loving siblings in her appropriately titled piece, “Sisters”. This is exactly the kind of subject matter one could expect Violin Melody, founder of ASOS, to focus on, and she does so with this lovely composition. The melodies are powerful yet sweet, with these gentle chimes mixed in – like them being there for each other. The drops show a bit of mystical energy and power, just like alicorn magic. The beat has its ups and downs, just like any siblings have with each other. These elements tell the love and closeness these two share: a sisterly love that is strong through thick and thin. This track is a pure banger, just like when it’s go time between them! As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.
After releasing the shorter radio edit, Valoria has dropped the original, full-length version of their remix for Pull Over (Siren Song), showing off a special brand of future bounce! The track features a quick beat and introduces fun, robotic effects to ease us into the vocals. This combination works well for a fantastic build supporting a beautiful vocal harmony. In addition to a top-tier drop, the second loop of the track continually introduces new elements and sections! Between Koa’s awesome vocals, different beat changes, ever-evolving vocal chops, the extended track time, unexpected twists, and upbeat fun, Valoria makes sure this remix is never boring and always a top tier hit!
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Today we’ve got ourselves a newcomer to the brony music scene! Pagan Pegasus brings us this amazing remix of the MLP: A New Generation movie song “Danger, Danger”, and, sweet Celestia, it’s awesome, so let’s gets straight into it! We start straight into the EDM vibes with a crash joining the lyrics, but in the beginning Pagan Pegasus still keeps mostly to the original rock instrumental, which is a welcome bit of variety when you compare it to other remixes. The build up in this song is also refreshingly simple–we just get a little vocal loop and an audible cue for “stuff’s about to go down”. And then we get to the drop! I love the drop–it’s unapologetic Future House fun and works perfectly with Alan Schmuckler’s amazing vocals. We then get a background beat after we get out of the drop, but we can still hear the original instrumental shining through. This is something you don’t see very often, and it really works well to make this remix stand out. Next we come to my favourite part of this remix–we get a classical build up, then the build up does a fake out and brings us not into the drop but instead out of EDM territory and into the clap rhythm of the original, and then we get the drop. To quickly talk about the build up to the drop–there isn’t any! We get the “My name’s Rob” line and then just jump straight into the drop, which is a gamble strategically because it might not always work, but Pagan Pegasus pulls it off expertly! This amazing second drop is where we end this wonderful masterpiece!
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