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[Equinity] Blackened Blue – Maybe (feat. MC-Arch) (Tw3Lv3 Remix) | Hip Hop



A remix of this track already! Well to be fair this single has been out for a bit. But when it comes to Equinity 03: Breach, it is always worth telling people about this amazing album. I wrote an article about the original track for ASOS: Brownie, and you can check that out here. Tw3Lv3, who has frankly been one of the musicians in this fandom that has been on fire most of this year, has yet again remixed a track and given it its own flavor. Blackened Blue’s beats and MC-Arch’s lyrics are now reinforced with a very slick hip hop beat that gives this track a satisfying thump. But wait and watch this video where Tw3Lv3 pops up–this dude can play guitar and play the drums! Talk about throwing the rock back into this track! What a treat. As always this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.

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[P@D] RedSpark – Thestrals Approaching | Orchestral

Please note that the story elements presented in this article are not official and purely inspired by the artwork of the video.

Pack your saddlebags and hold on to your hats everypony! We’re going on an adventure with this stunning orchestral piece by RedSpark! With an amazing flute accompanied by a lovely cello, this song starts out by hammering home the adventure theme. As the drums join in you leave your village behind and follow Princess Luna along the paths of the Everfree Forest. Horns come in as you reach the peak of a mountain and view the whole forest in all its glory, but there’s still a long way ahead. As the piece gets darker you feel as if you’re being followed, and every fiber of your being is concentrated on watching out for danger to the Princess. As the song grows lighter you finally relax and focus entirely on admiring the beautiful nature all around you. However as the drums return once more you free your gaze from the scenery and return to your military stance to protect Luna and trot onward. The strings create a stunning build up as you near your destination, and you can’t help but admire the natural wonders one more time as you near the clearing to which you’ve seen your friends escort the Princess to for weeks now. Everything goes silent as you break through the bushes, and then, as the orchestra returns with all its power, you see it: The castle of the two sisters, once a ruin, now fully restored to its former glory. You are let inside and are surprised by the intricate details in the castle’s construction. As the song ends you sit down in a chair and realize that the journey you made was worth it all along.

This article was proofread by thecanderson, so big thanks to him!

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Vibeponiez – HomeWork | Compilation Album | Multi-Genre


The following article of Vibeponiez: HomeWork is a Horse Music Herald “All-Out-Attack!” Collab that is co-written by DrakeEmberHeart and Blackened Blue.
VibePoniez has returned with their second full-length album and third release overall, Homework! The album features 17 tracks from some of the fandom’s most talented and chilled-out electronic and lo-fi artists.

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Toby Macarony – Accursed Magic | Alternate Electronic

Welcome to the party! Don’t worry–I’m sure that Pinkie’s friends were already like that when she found them. Finally, someone has addressed the need for more “dark western trap” (frankly a criminally underrepresented genre)! What’s great about this track (apart from being perfect for making your friends and family worry about your music listening habits) is how it takes elements found elsewhere on the “Shenanigans Two” album and twists them to serve its unsettling narrative. Choirs, synths, and distortion used to evoke wonder or adventure on other tracks create a foreboding atmosphere. The guitar that was a hero on “Chiptune Train” plays its last, tortured notes before never being heard from again. The grooving bass line, introduced after the instrumental opening, pairs with dark chimes to create a twisted music box melody. When joined by the guitar and ominous harmonica, it creates an amazing effect, completing Toby Macarony’s latest masterful layering of unlikely accompanying elements. The song jangles, rattles, and scratches its way to its dark conclusion as the light fades along with your hopes of escaping a terrible fate. All of this works amazingly well with the video, which in turn burns, wavers, and pulses to the music to great effect. To borrow from another Toby Macarony album title, this is grim, dark, and groovy stuff.

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[Equinity] Night Blaze – Moontown | Orchestral

When we reviewed Equinity 03: Breach, we said there were so many really good and different tracks. This is one of them. After a few listens I realized this track went way under the radar; knowing what this track is about now, it’s fantastic. The theme is all about Night Blaze’s theory on the origins of the bat ponies and how this song can be is just fascinating!  Them living and building a kingdom on the moon with the help of Princess Luna and learning to live their lives with night dragons… Just wow! (Not going to give everything away, the story is in the video description.) This track paints that picture of the kingdom of bat ponies with elements used like the piano, orchestral horns, violins and basses. Some awesome electronic harmonics are sprinkled in too to give this wondrous feeling of a thriving kingdom much like Equestria, (does this hint that Luna wasn’t evil; why as Nightmare Moon in her banishment?) and there is even a pretty epic guitar used with the score, and through this track you hear the bat ponies singing out in harmony as they are thankful for the help of the princess of the night. This is an amazing track that gives any fan of the bat ponies some joy, but the song however doesn’t explain why bat ponies have an addiction to mangos however, LOL. As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself. 

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Toby Macarony – MLP:FiM BGM Orchestral Medley (10 years of FiM) | Orchestral

Everyone loves William Anderson’s incredible scores from FiM and Toby Macarony is no stranger to getting emotional when it comes to gorgeous music. Inspired by scores from various episodes, Toby recomposed and mixed a medley of fantastic pieces into one big track. The instrumentation is vast and incredible, spanning flutes and worldly strings to rock drums and guitars to horns and more! If you take a listen, you’ll be sure to hear several licks you remember and call to mind great memories!

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Ditherer Fussbudget – 12 Month Vacation (prod. mcmiag) | Hip-Hop

Language Warning!

After a bit of a quiet spell, Ditherer has returned on a hot streak, this time with the very fitting talents of mycutiemarkisagun who sets the stage with a vintage hip-hop instrumental. Ditherer brings his trademark flow rapping about everything and anything that’s been going on. Never one to shy away from saying what is on his mind, it is fantastic to see that Ditherer is still genius, introspective personality we fell in love with in recent years!

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RottenTotten – Canterlot Falls: Project Horizons Music Series | Orchestral

No stranger to writing a series of music around one theme, RottenTotten brings us their newest work based on FoE: Project Horizons. This dramatic orchestral piece uses the strings very nicely to create a sense of tension and danger. The choir “aaahs” add nice texture with harmonies and expand the range of soun to make the setting much bigger and scarier. RottenTotten teases that this is just the beginning of a much bigger project so be sure to stay tuned!

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Vylet Pony – Dream Stage | Alternative/Indie

Today we’ve got ourselves another song from the fabulous Vylet Pony! This song is part of her newest album “Super Pony World – Fairytails“, but let’s skip the rambling and get straight into it! The track starts out with some amazing slow strings, which quickly transition into a mix of Irish folk and tavern music. Later on the tavern theme takes over more, but the beat still keeps rather calm. Shortly thereafter the amazing voice of Vylet sets in welcoming all of us to the tavern where one goes to forget about the past. As a pre-chorus you can hear a choir of voices followed by an awesome instrumental part. After the chorus the barkeeper, who is also sung by Vylet, chimes in, and the two talk until the choir is heard again. This is followed up by what I can only describe as the best part of this song: for a few lines the beat takes a complete back seat while Vylet’s voice is layered, which causes the best effect I’ve heard in ages. This song is worth listening to for this part alone. After this the instrumentals resume, and in the end you can hear the other patrons of the Dream Stage talking as the rain falls. All in all this song is a masterpiece, and you should listen to it no matter what genre of music you enjoy!

This article was proofread by thecanderson, so big thanks to him!

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Rubber – Equestria, 1:10AM (feat. ZD) (Prod. Prod Odist) | Hip-Hop

Rubber continues their run of strong hip-hop offerings with this fourth-wall-breaking collaboration with longtime fandom videographer and rapper ZD that was mixed and mastered by Nevermourn. Together they take a delightfully dark look at the unsettling and dangerous streets of Equestria in the early hours of the morning. Rubber’s and ZD’s creative lyrics flow nicely over the music box melody and beats. There’s even a great section where ZD delivers a spoken passage that has an awesome horror film vibe, which is a nice touch. The whole delivery works amazingly well with Rubber’s artwork, which manages at once to be comical and unsettling. A great offering for fans of hip-hop and anyone who likes their Equestrian music a little on the dark side!