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Japkozjad & Altius Volantis – Smile! | Glitch Hop

Today we’ve got ourselves a special collaboration, everypony! Join me as Japkozjad and Altius Volantis show us what Polish bronies can do! The song starts out with a slow melody, and quickly we get to the build up. The build up itself works only with drums and overall is very reminiscent of TheFatRat’s “Unity“. Afterwards we get into a different melody, this time made up of the bass and drums. The main melody quickly joins in to create a melodically awesome arrangement that has it all, and the background rattle gives it this wonderful, filled sound. Some awesome Pinkie vocals are then added; after a bit the vocals and main synth drop out only to rejoin, quietly at first, and then getting progressively louder. After a while we get another of these awesome drum build ups that culminates in a slightly different melody where the drums intercut the main melody. This goes for a small bit until we return to our main melody and the vocal chops. For the ending we get a combination of the vocal chops and a slightly higher pitched synth.

This article was proofread by theCANderson so big thanks to him!

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SpinScissor – IN MOTION | Future Bass/Midtempo

New information and character designs from MLP G5 have recently been released, and the fandom has been quick to respond, especially with music inspired by the upcoming generation.  SpinScissor, a newer artist on the scene, has jumped on the G5 train as well, presenting an upbeat track that features a diverse instrumental with interesting melodies and rhythms.  A fun drop section with a futuristic vibe, quirky sound design, and pony vocal chops carrying several different melodies all fit together wonderfully in this playful piece.  In the final drop, SpinScissor really lives up to his name with what feels like a quirky conglomeration of funky sounds and melodies that had me imagining random objects spinning around but somehow bringing hope in the midst of glorious chaos.  It’s as if we are hearing random thunder and watching strips of almost indiscernible light in the night sky until, suddenly, the thunder and light explode into a glorious display of fireworks and the mystery is revealed.   

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Nyancat380 – Moanin’ | Glitch-Hop / Substep

(Slight warning before I start: This song is quite, well, risqué; it’s no Pony Zone, but I strongly advise against playing it on speakers!)

Well, this is quite the change, isn’t it? Nyancat, the master of all things dark and death, brings us this funky, upbeat song, and he uses a lot of vocal chops from the Korean dub (yes the official dub). The image used for the video should immediately give you an idea of what kind of song this is, but enough talking–let’s get straight to it! (That didn’t make it better, did it? lol)

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Japkozjad – Hi | Electro / Glitch-Hop

Inspired by the simple word “Hi” from Pinkie, Japkozjad delivers a catchy melody and fun sound design that perfectly fits the bouncy nature of our favorite pink party pony. Darker, glitchy sound design in the drop sections highlights the contrast between Pinkie’s upbeat, quirky personality and her undefinable, almost other-worldly nature. Even the melody itself is not all sunshine and rainbows; instead, it emphasizes Pinkie’s depth. Even though joy and laughter are her defining traits, she displays and array of emotion. She always comforts those feeling down in whatever way is needed, be it cheering them up with a party or just listening to the pony in need, perhaps, sometimes, even shedding a few tears with them. Even when she’s feeling down, it usually doesn’t take long for her to bounce back. This creative track really highlight the multifaceted aspects of Pinkie’s disposition while still keeping the overall upbeat tone she is known for.

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SpinScissor – Cloudcrusher | Midtempo Bass

Nostalgia ahoy! SpinScissor had such a wonderful idea making this Dashie-imbued song in a day, filled with vocal samples of the pegasus and delivering sick wubs like in the old days! The vocal samples from At The Gala are bringing nostalgia and emotion in an amazing way, and I can’t thank the musician enough for this experience! Such passion and dedication is so commendable, and I just know that the track was composed with love!

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Daniel Ingram – Unleash The Magic (Nyancat380 Remix) | Trip-Hop

Ok, even for me, when you see Nyancat’s name on a track, the normal action is to strap in and hold on tight for his brand of over-the-top musical assault on your ears. HOWEVER he throws a very unexpected curveball here. A remix that is a mixing of his style with some pretty amazing hip-hop beats for one of the most underrated songs from the Equestria Girls. The song really plays up the vibe of Sci-Twi at a real crossroads in this song, and, honestly, it works. The lyrics are sped up and the vocals are distorted enough to really add to the drama of this song, and it’s a very welcomed delight thanks to the skills of Nyancat380!
As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.

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Vyprae – Hug a Pony (Remake) | Glitch-Hop

Today we’ve got ourselves another great song by Vyprae. This song is actually a remake of Hug a Pony made by Vyprae November last year. The song starts out with a rather classical sounding beat but quickly more stuff joins in to show you that this isn’t some kind of old song your music teacher makes you listen to, oh no this is the finest of OMFG. Quickly the vocal chops join in to make this song feel even more lively, the song slowly starts building up until it hits its peak in the chorus, that is being supported by awesome vocal chops: the liveliest part of the whole song and really just makes you wanna dance. After the chorus, the classical sounding beat takes over again and claims the spotlight. Quickly all the other stuff joins in again. The beat builds up again but this time right when the drop is supposed to hit you, Fluttershy gives us her best yay and sends us over to the chorus that, once again, simply just slaps. To finish the song the classical beat takes over again but this time it’s held more futuristic, really giving the track a proper send off.

Note: Since the original video got deleted, you may find the MP3 file of the song here.

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Budzy – Marshmallow (BeatSpark Remix) | Dubstep

Invigorating is this dastardly tune that is BeatSpark’s remix of Marshmallow by Budzy! BeatSpark has taken the bouncy house attitude of the original piece by Budzy and created a heavy and dark, yet still recognizable variation. The chord implications and melodies are still present, but the offbeat 909 hi-hats and claps are now pounding kicks and reverberant snares in two-step, garnished by supersaws and heavy growls. Such an apt interpretation of a Ponies at Dawn piece no doubt deserves to be jammed to.