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Whirlwind – The Friendship Experiment | IDM

Whirlwind returns with another unique electronic piece. Based on Lesson Zero, The Friendship Experiment is an erratic and glitchy track with lots of hefty sounds and NES styled synths. All the craziness brings about feelings of being in Twilight’s underground lab while thinking of ways to create problems to solve. The Aphex Twin influence is very prominent!

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[ASOS] Feryl DeMarco – Alterworlds | IDM

Been a while since we’ve heard from Feryl DeMarco, hasn’t it? She’s back with her first track of the year as well as track 16 from the freshly released ASOS: Brownie, Alterworlds! True to its name, the song feels like the soundtrack to an alternate dimension, or a dimension hopping trip. Feryl’s signature electronic style absolutely shines through on this track, particularly the percussion and erratic synth sounds. Just another amazing addition to her discography as well as something to remember from the album!

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[P@D] VooDoo – Vibez | Glitch-Hop

Introduce a new and lively Glitch-Hop track by Voodoo into your rotation! Its two extremely complex, exuberant drops suit it for the floor. This glitchy Ponies At Dawn release has sound design so clean, you could eat your dinner off of it. And don’t forget about the dubiously altered vocal lines from the show. The song concludes with an elegant piano segment, a fittingly lush end to such an enlivening song.

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Vylet Pony – Familiar Feelings (feat. Chi Chi) | Chill Hop

I’m sure everyone of us have been there at least once. Feeling the sense of déjà vu,  or the feeling that you’ve lost something precious to you that you can’t ever get back. Vylet Pony’s new track, Familiar Feelings captures those feelings all too well. Without spoiling the story of song too much, here is a rhetorical question: Have you lost a good friend before, due to any disagreements and only find out after the fact that it’s too late to make amends?
Chi Chi’s voice acting and vocals goes perfectly with the overall emotional undertones of the song. It’s almost as if you are experiencing the drama unfold right beside the familiar characters you’ve known and loved. Go give this a listen, and have some paper towels nearby. Excellent work from Vylet Pony and Chi Chi yet again!

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[ASOS] Niłch’i Poni – Tàu Kỳ Lân | Neuro Hop

Piano, Neurofunk, and minimalism was a combination I never thought was possible until now. Enjoy an order of motif-loving piano and huge synth stabs, with a side order of Neurofunk-styled drums, and an extra bassy drink paid for by the courteous Nilch’i Pony and served to you by the Waffle branch of the A State of Sugar team. Speaking more on the last part of that semi-serious sentence, this piece holds a spot on the 38 track compilation album ASOS, and it’s no doubt well-deserved.

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UndreamedPanic – Cruizin’ (feat. Kozmos) | Hip-Hop / Glitch-Hop

Panic and Kozmos team up in Cruizin’, a very groovy Spitfire tune with a lovely atmosphere of bright and clean licks and riffs giving a rather relaxed indie feel to the whole song. Kozmos’s rapping is very on point and is buttery smooth and laid back, perfectly complimenting the ‘kick-back-and-relax’ energy. Now thats not to say its all smooth sailing, as there are a couple very well laid out switchups bringing on a harsher grit with some superb breakbeats. All in all this is a superb track to listen to on a hot day, when all you want to do, is sit back and have a couple drinks.

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Pegasas – Shimmer (Sunset Shimmer’s Adventure) | Glitch-Hop

Now this shocked me out of nowhere! This is the first time I’ve heard of Pegasas and colour me impressed! There is a very chilled laid back hip hop vibe from the get go with lots of intricate plucks and synths mixed in which already on its own is really nice! Now the drop is where it really takes the cake. A very heavy and glitchy syncopated bassline with plenty of complex sliding and stuttering sliced up and regurgitated in a masterful way, mixed in with the melody, powerful chords, and vast array of instrumentation, this is how I always imagined Glitch Hop to be as a genre and this artist knows their stuff!

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[P@D] MEQA & Arturo Höst – Amniomorphic Spell | Neurohop / IDM

Hot off the press from Ponies at Dawn: Skyward, we have been gifted with a mesmerizing piece. Opening with a very chill and laid back mood with subtle intricacies and an excellent sound stage there is an air of regal intelligence that is buttery smooth and by contrast the switchup in the song’s climax to Neurohop is down surprisingly well and hits home very hard and heavy while still blending in the atmospheric vibes of the rest of song. Excellent job MEQA and Arturo! Definitely a highlight of the album in my eyes!