EveryDayDashie’s back at it again with his take on hardstyle with a song that’s bound to make you bounce (EDIT: apparently this style is called “hard house”). Taking inspiration from the official MLP podcast (side note – did you know there’s an official MLP podcast? I didn’t!) this is a great uptempo and fast-paced song to dance your hooves off to. Great melodies and supersaws build up to a drop with a fun triplet feel to make the whole song bounce a little bit more.
EveryDayDashie – Equestria Hustle | Hardstyle
Every day we’re dashin’! Back again with a so-called “Chinese hardstyle” track, EveryDayDashie has created something that blends a slightly softer kind of hardstyle with sounds of traditional Chinese instruments and melodies. They imagine how life in an Equestrian city might be, and how it compares to their own experience. You should check this out even if, like me, you’re not typically a fan of hardstyle – it’s much more melodic than you might expect!
AnNy Tr3e – Gonna Be My Day (Hasbro Tool) | Hardstyle
AnNy Tr3e continues to flex his hardstyle skills with this fresh take on “Gonna Be My Day!” His strengths in melody writing really show in both the soft piano backing up the verses and, of course, the lead in the drop, which holds a tone equally uplifting as Sunny’s words. If you’re looking for a solid burst of positive energy, this track is sure to satisfy and then some!
Koron Korak – DJ Scales and Tail | Hardstyle
Are you ready for the best rave in all Ponyville? Well, our friend Koron Korak is bringing us this totally awesome hardstyle banger, featuring the one and only DJ Scales and Tail! (a.k.a Spike the Dragon). Together, they’re inviting us to dance and celebrate all night long! The track starts with a punchy distorted kick that hits you right in the face, and some brutal vocal chops from tonight’s host. As the song progresses, an entire symphony of leads and synths come in to make the party even harder! The whole track will make you move and groove your pony body to the rapid rhythm of the beat. Although this song is a bit short, it’s a fantastic taste of what a pony rave should sound like. The only thing left to say is that this track is definitely SPIKED! (P.S. congrats for the 1k bro <3)
Ice Angel – Still United (Reunify pt. III) | Hardstyle
Ice Angel continues their “Reunify Series” and celebrates the 11-year anniversary of MLP:FiM by creating some delightful musical intensity with this fantastic Hardstyle take on their “Reunify” theme. I’m so thankful that Ice Angel fought through some pandemic blues to see this song through to completion! The track opens with some lovely ambience and synths that set a positive tone, and then the beat kicks in and begins a great progression into the drop. The synth melodies play off of each other-m before the drop hits, and the full arrangement, driven by that fantastic kick, is a super satisfying listening experience. A key change towards the end sends this song soaring even higher, a fitting way to end to a song that is a testament to the enduring spirit of the fandom and its values!
Nyancat380 – New Beginnings EP | Electronic
Nyancat380 has released an album just before the new year showcasing seven of their unreleased songs as a Christmas gift to us. Its quite an interesting little excerpt and each track has a distinct element.
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[PP] AnimatronicPony – Fluttershy’s Tea Party | Hardstyle
If music that screams grimdark is more your style, then come on in! AnimatronicPony gives shy and timid Fluttershy the possessed and psychopath flavor for track 17 of Pinkamena Party 8. Oh dear! You’ve walked right into a party where it sounds like Fluttershy wants a little bit more than just your company, and she invites you to come out to her shed. The deep and haunting bass, the unsettling hard synths and that pounding harmonic bassline all give this track the aggressive taste it has. Sure makes ya think about what you just walked into and how to GET OUT! The video that comes with this track makes that point pretty clear. Flutters is upping her game in trying to scare her friends. The bronies over at Pinkamena Party always aim to please and bring the heavy and hard to this music community. As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.
Various Artists – Equinity 03: Breach | Compilation Album | Multi-Genre
This article on Equinity 03: Breach is a Horse Music Herald collab piece, co-written by Canatime, Cynifree and DrakeEmberHeart.
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[Equinity] Mr. Mehster & Whirly Tail – Power Ponies | Hardstyle
My goodness… Can we first talk about the production quality of this track and that video? It is virtually a music video you would think came from the show itself! This is how you use vocal chops at the utmost efficiency and enhancement of your song! It’s exciting with the composition of two very talented producers: Mr. Mehster and my boi Whirly Tail! Along with the narration from the episode itself, we have the impactfully orchestrated melody from Mehster, combined with Whirly’s signature happy hardcore sound! The styles blend to feed into the battle between good and evil with such super powered fun. Such a banger! Just don’t hurt an innocent firefly while enjoying this banger if you value your well being. As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.
[ETC] Royalpony – Delusional (feat. Venetin) | Rawstyle
(Warning: Adult Language used in track, you have been warned)
Are you ready for a Discord-themed song that lifts the insanity up into the stratosphere? Off the Horror-themed hardcore album, “Corequestria Vol 1: Ponyville”, RoyalPony honestly, in my mind, has outdone himself. This track has some elements in it that are jaw dropping. The overall melody gives this uneasy, scary, but breakneck speed feel to it. With Discord there is chaos. This track has a lot of jarring, evil and unique sounding points of insanity. The pounding insane drop points are where RoyalPony takes the Discord and horror theme to ridiculous heights! Venetin adds to this web of insanity with some lyrics that are hard and full of psychosis. It’s such a creative twist on Discord’s character with horror-themed elements! You have to hear this. It is such a breakneck track! As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.