Neon Lights – Civil War | Big Room House

N O V U S   O R D O   S E C L O R U M

Neon Lights has already blown me away with some of their other house songs, and it’s fantastic to see them both on the new Ponies At Dawn album and featuring on Cider Party too! This track has a great hard hitting drop with big, full saws, and both deep and growly basses.

This is the last of our Ponies At Dawn pre-releases. The album goes up later tonight and the livestream starts in about an hour!


Throwback Thursday | ShadyVox – Pony Rock Anthem (feat. Nowacking & BreeFaithVA) | Electro House

Editor’s note: hey look remember TBTs haha we didn’t for a long time

If there’s a single song that truly captures the zeitgeist of 2012, this might well be it. ShadyVox‘s lead vocals as Neon Lights are excellent, Nowacking does a flawless Vinyl as usual, and BreeFaithVA‘s at home as Pinkie. The pumping beat, soaring leads, and ecstatic vocals all combine to form a perfect hype-up tune. If you’ve heard this before, you’re in for some serious nostalgia. And if you haven’t, you’re in for a wonderful surprise.


AnNy Tr3e – Sun Guardian | House

Opening with warm melodies interspersed with glitchy wubs, and progressing into a beautiful and very energetic beat, AnNy Tr3e is sure to get your tails bouncing and your hooves pounding! Moving into the breakdown, those glitchy wubs make a comeback, accompanied with vocal chops. All throughout, the song stays uplifting and danceable. We all know Fluttershy would like to be a tree, and if this is the kind of music they make, I have to agree with her!


Saintz – Rise | Deep House

Saintz brings us a high-energy, dark piece of deep house. With a consistent and high-quality main synth that reminds me of Deadmau5’s “Phantoms Can’t Hang” , the song maintains a theme throughout. The smoothly progressing drums and spooky effects compliment the overall “feel”, and the excellent production rounds out the track. A perfect track to set on replay and listen to for a few hours.


eksoka – Sartoria | House

A wonderful and much inspired track brimming with Rarity’s charm, Sartoria is Eksoka’s musical response to those “Rarity’s Peek Behind the Boutique” animated shorts that aired during the ad breaks of some S7 episodes on Discovery Family. A stylish and very chic House arrangement is sublimated by beautiful and “fashionable” sounds, while the whole track is delightfully topped with hot vocal samples, including Rarity’s voice from the shorts, and makes for a very “Rarity” sensual experience.


Various Artists – Horse Music Central Vol. 3 | Compilation Album | Multi-Genre

You may remember the two previous albums released by the crew over at Horse Music Central, their last one being released at Christmas with a distinct wintry theme. Now the regulars of the big musicians’ Discord server have another release to offer. Although no specific theme this time, it features some of the more underground artists, as well as a few classic long-running musicians.

I swear I’m getting slowly worse and worse at these writeups

[P@D] DJT & Xavi – Royalty | Future House

WE GOT A DOUBLE WHAMMY HERE IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE. Not only does this mark the first pre-release of the upcoming Ponies At Dawn: Guardians album (to be released 23rd June with the usual release party), but I can finally say that Cider Party is back again! After a reshuffle in management, our Makenshi has taken the reigns as the new barkeep.

And then this collab is something I didn’t see coming at all. While Xavi is definitely already known for great future house, collaborating with DJT only makes it better. The resulting track is packed full of great sound design, with excellent percussion to supplement the drums and just a hint of vocal chops, the sprinkles on the cupcake of hors haus.

I’m off to prepare for P@D and think of more bad metaphors.