The mega-collabs on Anthology made me really happy, especially this one! A really urban, chill and yet brutal track composed of a lot of elements from various genres of music, including R&B, Hip Hop, Chillstep and Glitch Hop!
TMB‘s vocals are always so iconic and awesome, I really love them! The lyrics are also pretty well written, thumbs up for who wrote the lyrics! Now the instrumental is what pleasd me the most. The vocals were pretty awesome, the drop really steals the spotlight, the wubs mixed in the slow tempo snare and drums makes a really awesome and kinda psychedelic feel! bank pain and PegasYs did an awesome job on the instrumental, as well the vocal work done by ThatMusicBrony!
Download album, buy album, whatever you want, you can even listen the album on bandcamp without buying or downloading. Or if you even want to spend more money to get awesome things, buy the CD (it doesn’t have all tracks, but at least it’s worth a try).
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You might have seen a couple of songs from this out already, but in case you missed it, Horse Music Central released their 4th edition of their seasonal compilation albums. The general theme of summer covers the album, but as per usual each artist gets to showcase their own style. With a mix of long-time staple artists and some slightly newer faces, it’s a great chance to check out some new artists.
PVNK shares my interest in Warhammer 40k, and this song takes inspiration from that setting’s biggest way to fix problems. Equestria is being invaded by Changelings, and ponies decide to activate a countermeasure of sorts. Gritty, lo-fi, noisy, and discordant, this is the auditory equivalent of watching a supervolcano erupt. I loved every second of it.
Editor’s note: Bonus P@D: Awakening mémé at the end!
Groove, style, and wubs collide in The Mysterious Mirror! Gritty bass and shuffling drums found the song for the synths and effects to build on. It’s themed around Applejack discovering a mirror that shows her surrounded by all manner of dark creatures. Who knows what lurks within the mirror?
Del Rom kicks things off here with great drops, vocal chops, and sound design. It’s a perfect feel good song especially when you prepare for those battles such as those online shooter games or role playing games. The song is definitely something you would not want to miss out on.
Another great song from the recent Ponies at Dawn album is PegasYs and DJT (no surprise since he’s on this album six times). They team up together to combine chiptune with some glitch hop! There’s good, crispy clean sound design along with a really sweet animation that Ice bear’s sure you’ll definitely enjoy watching throughout the entire song.
The opening song for an album carries an immense responsibility, like the first sentence of a book: it has to hook the listener in and convince them to keep listening.
At this, Saviour excels. Right off the bat, DJT’s joyous melodies and wubs set the mood. ThatMusicBrony provides some truly amazing vocals. The lyris are waterlogged with emotions, and the effects (reverb and delay) on the vocals are unbelievable. All throughout, the sound design shines through brightly. What a way to kick off P@D!
And here’s some more traditional glitch hop from NeverLastStanding! With oldschool vocal chopping, complex sound, and a banging beat, this is an instant classic. It’s such a danceable tune, the kind that you hear and think “This is rave music right here.” But then, around 3:50, the song takes a sudden, unexpected, and delicious turn with very touching melodies. A total masterpiece all around!
The team behind the trancey chill pony themed promo channel A State of Sugar have came together around 6 months ago to organise the collaborative’s first album. Now the album is finally ready, featuring both some of the regulars to the channel and a few new artists to the scene too! In total this one reaches 21 tracks, so if you’re still overwhelmed by the size of the Ponies At Dawn albums, this is something a little more digestible but still completely fresh for you to try out.
Lollipop is available to download from A State of Sugar’s Bandcamp page, and keep an eye out for some of the songs from it here on the site.
Here’s something groovy from the one and only PegasYs. With real cute chiptune melodies and smooth sound design, and even go-go bells! Despite the song itself is only three minutes exactly, It’s still such a really bootyful track to listen to, especially in the good ol’ summertime. Now, ready to hit up the beach and play some ball?
This innovative track pairs glitch hop with jazz in a groovy, swingy and absolutely superb way. The hoofstep intro leads into a well-produced and very fun track. The beeps, growls, and bzzts are organized like a classic jazz piece, and the saxophone-esque synth halfway really drives the point home. Anyone who likes either glitch hop or jazz should give this a listen – or 5!