Spikey Wikey’s track, “Shining Free,” has gone through quite a few fun revisions since it first came out. From its original release almost two years ago on PonyChord, to its VIP release a little over a year ago, to Single Purpose’s upbeat remix of the VIP, Spikey Wikey has once again revamped his classic track with “Whatever” – a bouncy house tune that resamples every sound and sample from “Shining Free” except for most of the vocals. While staying true to the house vibe of the original, “Whatever” features a jazzy bass guitar that makes you want to put on your dancing shoes! Enjoy this bouncy, wonky, funky tribute to the episode Tanks For The Memories!
IggieBlackIce has started a trend in this fandom. Melbourne Bounce is just a very energy-fueled genre that you can’t help but get into the uptempo style of electro house known for its use of deep bass horns. That is what makes it so fun to listen to. So what happens when you mix this sound with a bit of Russian flare and Queen Chrysalis? One of the best tracks on Equinity 04: Immersion! At track 34, you’re treated to a song about old Chrysi going insane, wanting vengeance and being an overbearing cocky bug queen. The vocal chops flip some awesome Chrysi moments (some of which come from her fight with Starlight Glimmer) which plays into the beat of the song well. This song plays into why Chrysi is one of the most beloved villains behind Nightmare Moon by so many bronies. The elements of the track play right into her moods: cocky, crazy and wanting revenge. The structure of this track just plays those factors so well. This also happens to be SP1TF1R3’s first time making a major compilation album; I’d say this song’s fitting for that. Queen Chrysalis fans rejoice as this track is the prime track for your beloved bug queen! As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.
PS: Qilin is pronounced as kee-lin to let you guys know.
(You can check out the fanfic right here for more understanding for the song and upcoming album, and more chapters are to come!)
What is like to be a princess that just smiles and waves or, for that matter, is continually used as a prop? This song and the one chapter fanfic that goes with it creates a veil of mystery for one Princess Icicle. She remembers the Crystal Faire, which takes place the one day every year that she comes out of her castle to mingle with her subjects, but she remembers little else, and her guards are always eager to get her back into the castle. When she talks to her subjects, they ask her questions for which she feels she should have answers but she doesn’t. The song’s lyrics, told by Icicle herself, relate these feelings and the visions she is getting. The music is this mixture of an upbeat yet mysterious bassline and drops along with ultra fun pounding bass, and these elements and the song’s harmonies create the feeling of “there is more going on here, Princess, and you know it”. As the lyrics start describing more of Icicle’s desire to get to the bottom of what is going on (I will not spoil it for you–read the fanfic to find out more!), the track starts to fade, and as she starts to fall from the sky the real story begins. The lyric video that goes with this track is very fitting for the energy of the music, and the combination really adds to the sense of mystery! This song is a banger for sure, but read the fic too to get the full experience! As always this Qilin asks for you to judge for yourself.
The original version of this song by TiFWhitney is a bouncy delight that fuses electro swing and glitch hop to great effect. This version retains those wonderful elements but delivers them at House pace creating a danceable and delightful uptempo remix! The song sounds as if it was always intended to run at express pace, and the Derpy vocal chops are a nice addition, too. Also, if you got a little bit of a Star Wars cantina vibe from the music then you might enjoy the choice of artwork for the video. The Derp is strong with this one.
If for some odd reason this is your first time listening to Tw3Lv3 then there are a couple of things that you should know: She is known for her high quality production of music that she seems to do at record speeds, and she is also known for her remixing ability allows her to change canon or fan made songs by adding her creative magic that makes the track even more epic or take it in a direction that makes it her own. Oh, and she is so versatile that she is able to do just about any genre. TCB is one of her close friends and another creative genius producer. And so, my friend, with this album you get “a journey into a world of pure imagination | take a look around and you’ll see into your imagination,” as Willy Wonka once said. Six of TCB’s best songs remixed and reimagined as only Tw3Lv3 can. If you still have not hear Tw3Lv3’s magic, you are going to find out why she is one of the hottest musicians in the fandom. Now, enough talk. Let’s have a look!
Nothing spells nostalgia like a remix of the theme song of our favorite pastel horse show—or pastel human show, in this case. Tremil has taken an interesting approach to this remix, swapping out the poppy sound design of the original for some upbeat house sound design. A slower tempo enhanced by some plucky chords in the verses highlight the lyrics reminding us of the power of friendship, and the drop section carries an bright melody and a driving beat that just makes you want to get up and dance!
Pinkie’s Lie is the first track ever released by popular fandom artist, Wooden Toaster. Now, over 9 years later, Spikey Wikey has revitalized this classic piece with an epic and nostalgic remix! The track starts with a somewhat distorted version of the melody that sounds somewhat like it’s being played through an old radio, which certainly adds to the nostalgic feeling. It’s like looking at an old picture, reminiscing memories from the past. As the track progresses, it gains a clearer, more refined sound, as if you had just been transported into the picture itself and are now reliving the memory in person. Utilizing some glitchy, video game-esque sound design, as well as plenty of vocal chops from the pink pony herself, the track is able to retain its reminiscent vibe throughout. With catchy melodies and creative sound design that just make you want to get up and dance, this piece is sure to make for an epic trip down memory lane!
Okay, everypony, I’m going to level with you. I almost didn’t listen to this album. The first time that I played “Flyby at Night”, I got about a minute in, and I bailed. “This is too much 80s-style synth for me,” I remember saying at the time. I guess I was busy with some other stuff, and it didn’t engage me at first. Then I looked at the Bandcamp page and modus_ponens’s review. It was a glowing review, and it listed “Flyby at Night” as the reviewer’s favorite track. “Okay, okay,” I thought to myself. “I’ll give it another shot.” Later that day I found myself in the kitchen needing to get a bunch of cooking done and wanting a little background music. Long story short, that time flew by, and now I have to agree with modus_ponens–these are all great songs. Please give this album a listen! Feel free to read on for my take on this soundtrack to a story that I wish that I knew better!
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FilledSilhoutte is back with their last album under their aforementioned alias and I have to say its a really treat of funky and fresh vibes all around! A great assortment of fifteen future funk and french house tracks and if you aren’t already familiar with Silhoutte’s style and flare, you are in for a TREAT!
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Spikey Wikey is back with a new pony song and it’s always such a treat! This time it’s the speedy Dash taking the spotlight, with a Speed House/Garage tune fitting her! You can hear her taunting you in the song, like you can’t handle the high BPM of this unusual Garage! Will you be able to keep up? Grab it from Bandcamp with the VIP of Loudmouth here!