Time for bed, but first let me tell you a story; once upon a time a very special unicorn made lots of friends and together they showed the magic of friendship. Now a very special musician shows us their musicality of harmony. Based on the movie A New Generation, DJSleepyHooves stirs 2 soundtracks and a diversity of vocal sampling from the movie with their glittering creativity. A clever and silky intro with retro sounds playing from a cassette tape having Argyle as the storyteller abruptly glows up with the energetic drums as the ponies’ vocalization joins in like pinballs propelling to this musical gem. A priceless banger full of magic….bing bong!
I ADORE how OG MLP goes along with this. The nostalgia and the times of now get combined here to create a wonderful piece of music. This track itself is an EXPERIENCE. So many smooth, lovely, and chill vibes with BOTH top tier electronic sounds and yet the acoustic instruments mixed within add a touch of class. The vocal chops as well add unto making this track just… perfect, cute and wholesome. Let this track showcase that IT DOESN’T MATTER what generation of MLP the samples are from; they will remain TIMELESS, just like this track right here!
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Izzy Moonbow, her sparkling energy and artistic unicycling lesson has splashed into the hearts of the music community. DJSleepyHooves did a dive into the song “All For The Love of Trash” from Tell Your Tale episode 13 and did a inventive spin sampling it and a luminous video edit from the original. An easygoing intro that’ll get you off the ground to nippy drums to breakdance, dexterous crackly vocal sampling for your ears to nurture and a diversity of flamboyant synth sounds, this is a banger for your MLP G5 playlist!
Okay. I probably don’t need to introduce you to TCB (If you’d like a proper introduction, may I recommend this beautiful compilation album?). All you really need to know is that this artist is one of the foremost practitioners of sound design in the fandom, that no one gets more out of a vocal chop than they do, and that emotional and psychological subject matter is their forte. Now they have given us a whole album of finely calibrated tracks, the product of 10 years of pushing boundaries and redefining sonic excellence. Your musical mind is in the hands of a master, so find a quiet place, break out the good headphones, sit down, strap in, and do your best to absorb everything that is about to come your way. It’s going to be a heck of a ride.
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Toby Macarony goes back to their roots with this horror-inspired, electronic take on Giggle at the Ghosties. Mixing in that far-away, Halloween organ with upbeat synths, percussion, and the trademark Toby Macarony pitched-up pony chops, Giggle at the Creepy is the perfect Nightmare Night party track. While these kinds of songs have always been difficult to describe, it is a fever-dream, a nightmare, and a rave all put into one. The best way to understand is still, of course, to listen for yourself!
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Whirlwind is not just a drummer in this fandom, oh no, my fellow bronies. He is quite the musical storyteller. It takes special talent to take real dreams and translate them into relatable music. His debut album tells a story of his OC seeing Equestria. It’s amazing to me how much MLP:FiM means so much to people, and how dreams like this can translate into music such as this. The elements in use are there, creative uses of ambient, electronia, IDM. even a bit of drone, D&B and even glitch-hop. These all bring out the experience of so many ups and downs, drama-filled excitement or moments of peaceful bliss. Whirlwind alone should be commended in the creative experimentation of electronic music that he’s trying to break into, but enough of me talking… Let’s have a listen.
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Jazzy electric piano chords, ambient synths, neuro-inspired basses, and some of the heaviest drums of the century! This is a combination of elements I feel as though I could talk about for hours and hours, for this is Feryl DeMarco’s new track Livid. The absolute best things are short, sweet, and don’t come often, like the enjoyment of a piece of candy. This electronic masterpiece fits that bill better than any song I’ve listened to in the past month or so. The recent album Ponies at Dawn: Ignite features this song, which I feel it absolutely deserves its place. Music like this is where music is headed. Thank you so much, Feryl DeMarco!
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!
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!
How many of you know Whirlwind? If you answer is that he is one of the premier drummers in the fandom then you are correct. Now he comes in with more surprises. He has made a few steps into the world of Electronica/EDM/Techno. This track is based on a wonderful dream he had. A dream of journey under Equestria he took with Rarity as his guide. The music translated his dream like magic . His OC is traveling in these wondrous caves seeing different styles of mythical and shiny geo’s with a beautiful mare like rarity. Who is more than happy to talk to you about these stones and keep you company. Ambient is about music that tells a story about emotion and environment. This song does remind me of many video games that resemble this mood. It’s calm, mysterious and relaxing. Give Whirlwind some love, he’s had a rough time as of late at the time of the release of this track. As always this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.