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Daniel Ingram – Make A Wish (Yanamosuda Arrange) | Jazz / Lounge

Yanamosuda’s arranges of MLP show songs are always so appreciated and I’m happy that we’re getting a new one now! This has got to remind me of Touhou doujin/fan music/arranges of similar genres! Make A Wish now sounds more Lounge-y and classy than ever, and it’s such a bliss!

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Toby Macarony – Still Unclear To Me | Smooth Jazz

(Check out Toby’s Album Shenanigans II)

You know purity when you hear it. Pure authentic jazz is something magical. It has the ability to sweep you off your feet or reflect in the moments of truth. Leave it to this man to take one of Twilight Sparkle’s crucial character moments and turn them into something so emotionally deep and smooth.

Toby has a distinct reputation of being one of the most original musicians and frankly unappreciated for this talent for music making in the Brony fandom. That might be up for debate depending on who you talk to, however. He has a reputation of making incredibly unique pieces of music, and this track is right on par with those, or even more special. Incredibly smooth piano and saxophone playing, even jazzy drum beats with a dash of Lo-Fi for the electronic flavor. The manipulation of Twilight’s vocals from “You’ll Play Your Part” into more jazz-styled vocals is stunning. Interestingly enough, the music is purely original, created from the ground up from Toby’s craft. Credit to him for making the vocals flow with it!

The most amazing thing about this track is that even without Twilight’s vocals, this song is still good. All the melodies and magic of jazz music is super smooth and fluid.

Imagine this for a moment. The newly crowned princess of Equestria is standing on her balcony with Spike, and these vocals are going through her head with this glorious melody. It really puts into perspective how important that moment in season 4 was for her character growth. As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.

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Yanamosuda – G4G4 (feat. Zephysonas ) | Jazz

No better tag team could there be for this song! Yanamosuda’s expert composition mixed with Zephysonas’ saxophonic brilliance create a beautifully smooth jazz piece! The bass in G4 is incredible with the speed and fluidity of the moving low tones. The saxophone carries the melody with fantastic syncopation, runs, and all-around high-level performance! The drums and piano accentuate the piece well, and make for an incredibly crisp and finely-tuned jazz song!

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Replacer – Passing By [VIP] | Chillout

Replacer’s latest outing sees a return to Passing By in the form of a VIP, originally the 68th track from Ponies at Dawn: Echoes. While the core song has remained the same, this VIP version strips down some of the musical elements and has a more refined feeling, especially in some of the piano chords throughout that are played differently and sounding more ominous when combined with the bass. It even has a slightly longer runtime, clocking in at exactly 4 minutes long. While it’s a step in the right direction, that amazing psychedelic feeling hasn’t gone anywhere!

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Aaron Breeze – Theme Song (Covering Daniel Ingram) | Jazz/Orchestral

The introduction that we’re all so familiar with has never sounded so musically inspiring! Pianist Aaron Breeze has taken the Friendship is Magic theme music and combined it with jazz and gospel influences to create a medley of sounds in celebration of season 9 of My Little Pony. What better way to show homage? This rendition of Daniel Ingram’s timeless song shows such a musical proficiency that it becomes hard to believe it started with improvisation. The piece commences with Breeze’s piano, which serves as the cornerstone of the arrangement, accompanied by the embellishments of strings and woodwinds. An electric bass and subtle strokes on a drum set slowly lead the piece into an outburst of soul and funk sounds. The arrangement ends with one face-melting orchestral chorus, and the sophisticated sound of Aaron’s jazziest playing. These types of creations were what YouTube was made for, check it out!

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Yanamosuda – Stay With Me | Jazz

This track, short and sweet, is genuinely one of the most refreshing pieces I’ve listened to recently. The audible influences behind this song search far and wide to create a unique composition reminiscent of a multitude of different sounds. The piece commences with an atmospheric introduction composed of reflective, ambient chords and lo-fi drums. But it’s then to be interrupted by a heavy snare roll which introduces the RnB-like riffs of the bass guitar and the fusion-y electric piano chords. The verse, which also contains a spacious saxophone, evokes a very present contemporary jazz flavor in the song. Unique compositions like this should not go unrecognized, have a listen!

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Branrich VanIster – A Diamond At Sea | Soundtrack

A Diamond at Sea is pure serenity. Showcasing Branrich’s familiar jazzy style, the song sets out to depict a scenario of Rarity showing off her graceful beauty on a boat. Nothing gets in the way of her lovely looks. Although the video doesn’t showcase the beautiful art that inspired the song, it’s still a lovely sight to sea. I’ll be here all week.

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Nyancat380 – S.P.Y | Latin Jazz

Nyancat380 is back again, this time experimenting with a genre we don’t get enough of in this great fandom of ours: jazz! Specifically, Latin jazz. This dark, smooth Latin piece incorporates a muted bass, a collage of brass instruments, and of course, tons of Latin percussion. The song ends with overwhelmingly jazzy solos from the piece’s piano and brass elements.

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Toby Macarony – I Don’t Appreciate Your Sass | Alternate Electronic

He’s at it again. Mr Macarony making up his own rules for the creative of music. This time a tune about the mane six not taking any crap from no pony. This hodgepodge of elements that he has mixed up is a mixer of Jazz, Rock and Electronica. These melodies create a theme of something you would hear in a fighting game or an adventure game. It very appropriate for getting you in to vision of the mane six going into a place like manehatten looking to solve a friendship problem. When you listen to Toby’s stuff you just don’t know what you’re getting but it sounds unique and enjoyable all in the same. As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.

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SDreamExplorer – (Path)(Ethic) | Latin Jazz

Ready for a cultural mishmash? Track 11 from SDreamExplorerS’ Ephemeral II: Parallels is (Path)(Ethic), a unique piece that blends jazz with different types of ethnic musical sounds to represent different cultures. The whole song has a festival vibe to it, with an acoustic guitar taking lead while the drums and bass occasionally burst in with fast fills and riffs. Makes you want to go out and check out a food festival, doesn’t it?