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NickyD, ZD, Ditherer & 4EverFreeBrony – Daybreaker Dub (Prod. Evdog) | Hip-Hop

NickyD dropping bars once more together with the Homies ZD, Ditherer and 4EverFreeBrony on the guitars! Dropping an extremely dope track with both absolute sun-powered BARS from BOTH the vocals and guitars. I can feel the lovely reggae vibes with the chill guitars and dope laid-back vocals of 4EFB as all the rap verses formulate together. Each having their own unique take and bringing forward a very diverse rap experience to the listener.

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[BP] Mullet Music Productions – The Magic of the Everfree | Pop Rock

Individually each song embraces a pleasant energy or a glamorous sound element to resonate with. Mullet Music Productions has brought us here a story of a companionless pony in the Everfree Forest, sitting alone until life magically bonds him with a good-natured new friend who graces his life with her warmth welcoming friendship to later on chant in duet a radiant hook to make a trio singing with you the listener. Spoiler alert! this song may make you air guitar and pour out a slight tear of joy. Catch this song featured on the album Everfree Park: After Hours from the label Balloon Party.

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[P@D] RedSpark – New Horizon | Orchestral

If you are one of those bronies just itching for some love for Zecora and the zebras, P@D: Zenith is the place to be! Give one listen to this aromatic and divine score composed by RedSpark, and you’ll find yourself right in the middle of the conflict of RedSpark’s Equestria at war project. The showcase of the Zebrica region will surely please any zebra fans with this immersion with a switch right at the end! As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.

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Eastquestria Records – Vol. 1: Prelude | Compilation Album

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It’s not every day you find a double compilation album in your inbox (thanks Drixale), so this was a very pleasant surprise. Eastquestria is a new pony music collective from China, who last month launched their first compilation album, Prelude. The album spans two “discs”, each one featuring over an hour of music. There’s mostly a mix of electronic and orchestral/soundtrack – some of the latter even includes the sound of some traditional East Asian instruments. If you’re looking for some artists you don’t normally see anywhere else, this double album is a great place to begin!

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Koa – Rainbow Disaster Pop | Album | Hyperpop

Content warning: This album features adult language and other explicit content.

Hyperpop has been on the rise in the fandom for the past few years, and now Koa contributes a full album worth of crazy, silly, super-boppin’ hits! Every track on Rainbow Disaster Pop is conceptualized through a different episode from Dawn Somewhere’s series Rainbow Dash Presents, a comical video set which retold notable MLP fanfiction through parody. The entire album exudes punk energy with lots of fun vocal effects, subtle audio nods to Dawn Somewhere, chaotic randomness, hilarity, and so much more!

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Koa – forget me not | Piano Ballad

The final track from Koa’s 2021 album, In Your Eyes, takes a lovely little turn from the more upbeat and danceable songs that precede it. Stripped back of all instrumentation but a piano, Koa’s vocals really get a chance to shine here, in terms of both her singing and songwriting. She presents a bittersweet story of forgotten friendships, but hints a hopeful resolution – that maybe sometimes we can pick up where we left off…

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Koa – Supercut (You Don’t Know What I Did Last Night) | Pop

Well, Koa never fails to please but her album “In Your Eyes” definitely knocks it out of the park! And today I’ll tell you just a little bit about Supercut, but let’s start from the top: The song kicks straight off with Koa’s amazing vocals before the upbeat instrumental kicks in, mainly featuring a hypnotizing beat and a catching acoustic guitar that’ll get stuck in your head! Both vocals and instrumental get their own times to shine and overall this song makes you wish it was a lot longer! The lyrics creatively cover the kind of people who spend their time spreading lies and half truths for their entertainment, and indeed sometimes people only see a supercut of who we really are.

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Pipetka – Despair | Hybrid Orchestral

Content warning: mentions of death, pleading, crying.

Suffice to say, this song is a roller coaster of emotions. It starts out straight off the bat with terrifying vocals and pleading for life, supported by nothing more then low synths, before guitars set in to properly start the track. Everything takes a while to build, supported by another small vocal part, as the piece crescendos to a powerful drum solo. Towards the second half the song becomes more hopeful, with high strings and triumphant horns, making for a strange but quite interesting shift in mood before the song comes to an end on a piano solo supported only partially by other instruments.

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Everfree Park Rangers – Woodland Guide | Compilation Album

The historic fandom compilation album Balloon Party made its big return in July with many active musicians contributing. Balloon Party has always thrived around theming their albums, and so each of the 20 accepted tracks relates in some way to the idea of Fluttershy leading an expedition into the Everfree Forest as the group’s Woodland Guide.

The variety of music featured on the compilation is astounding – covering electronic and acoustic, vocal, vocal chops, and instrumental, as well as many, many different genres. With so many different contributing artists, there are a lot of creative takes on what kind of music and stories can be present through the theme. “Woodland Guide” is totally free for download, and it is a fantastic snapshot of what many fandom musicians sound like this summer!

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Wandering Artist – At the end of the day | Album | Orchestral / Soundtrack

Wandering Artist is back once again with another incredible collection of environments and medleys, seven in fact as part of their new album “At the end of the day”.

Originally developed as a radio drama soundtrack involving Sunny, inspired by long commutes to work as of late and how well radio shows can keep you company during those lonely drives, but “at the end of the day”, decided to just release it as music, allowing us to think of our own stories and contemplate on what Sunny did during her day while she finally gets a moment of respite!

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