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[Equinity] Nevermourn – Summertime Memories | Drum and Bass

A great addition to the Immersion compilation album from Equinity last year, Nevermourn finds a way to bring a peaceful vibe among the madness. True to the genre, Summertime Memories makes use of a wide, immersive soundscape over top of a DnB beat. Throw in some bells, occasional piano melody, and a live recording of some distant noise and you are transported to an entirely different world!

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SmD House – Let’s Move On | Progressive Breaks/Chillout

Aaaaaand back with a new writeup! SmD House has released a new atmospheric breakbeat tune that, as the title suggests, is reflective and hopeful. Adorned with an airy soundscape and plenty of chimes, this catchy beat is very bright and knows when to push onward with vigor and also when to reign itself in. T’was a thing to come home to and listen to on repeat just as the sun started rising. Great job SmD! Here’s to more unique and fun pieces in the future!

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Brilliant Venture feat. Wrillez Basics – Abandoned City Dreams (NeighGative_’s ReCoded Promise Mix) | Trance

Brilliant Venture is back with an absolute banger of a trance tune! This song is BV’s side project NeighGative_’s interpretation of an old song, whose origins predate either of these aliases. It was originally written about a decade ago with the help of his grandmother, one of his biggest influences and part of the reason he makes music today. Sadly, she passed away at the end of last year, so this rendition pays fitting tribute to her.

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[VibePoniez] PumpkinZ & Butterflight – Hindsight | UK Garage

PumpkinZ has been on a roll lately, and teamed up with long-time producer Butterflight for this big-sounding contribution to the most recent VibePoniez compilation album, New Leaf. Hindsight greatly utilizes a wide sound-design with its backing synths and somehow manages to keep getting bigger – surrounding you in the chill atmosphere. The percussion keeps driving without ever being too much or too little, but perfect for the energy of the track. Some lead synth-work is added at times to keep things fun and introduce more melodic tones to what is already an incredible vibe!

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[P@D] AnNy Tr3e – Spread Your Wings | Progressive House

Hope and freedom, anyone?  This is the uplifting message of AnNy Tr3e’s new track, “Spread Your Wings.”  Inspired by the epic story of the hippogriffs’ imprisonment under the harsh reign of the Storm King, the music and lyrics of this piece convey the exhilarating moment when the Storm King’s rule is overthrown, and the hippogriffs leave their watery prison to spread their wings and fly free at last.  My imagination soared as I listened.  I could almost hear the hippogriffs exclaiming, “What’s that, you say? The king has fallen?  Hooray! We’re free at last!  In fear and solitude, we need no longer hide. Come now, let us rise up, spread our wings, and fly again!”

True to the story that inspired “Spread Your Wings,” AnNy Tr3e has done a masterful job of creating an instrumental that features both majestic and energetic sound design coupled with Agatan’s inspired lyrics and skilled vocal performance.  This makes for a truly awesome track.  Be sure to check out this, as well as a vast array of tracks from other talented artists from Ponies at Dawn’s newest compilation album, Aurora!

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Skyshard – Pinkie’s Kitchen Magic | Experimental Orchestral

Here’s something new – actually a couple of things! Skyshard really got into the experimental spirit of Pinkamena Party and tried something fascinating with this song. Pinkie’s Kitchen Magic utilizes bells for a lot of the melody and adds on distorted, EDM elements as layers throughout the song. Combining blissful, sweet instruments with harsher dance elements makes this a standout track in the new Pinkamena Party holiday album, and shows off the creativity behind the artist as well!

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Thunder Dash – Within | Piano Solo

Thunder Dash has been bringing a lot of feeling to the holidays toward the end of 2021 and what a way to cap off the season than with this gorgeous composition! Within is a solo piano piece released on Christmas day and starts with a moving sound and festive themes. The song slows down and shifts into a minor soundscape which captures the stillness of the winter season. Thunder Dash does a great job evoking a classical sound to the composition throughout, and uses that expertise to transition into a comforting conclusion to a beautiful song.

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Jyc Row – Midnight Sparkle, the Dark Angel | Epic/Apocalyptic Orchestral

With his newest track, Jyc Row actually moved away from Infinite Eclipse and gives us a sequel to two pieces he made back in 2017, mostly to test out a new VST he bought for himself, but nonetheless it still sounds amazing – so let me get straight into it! The piece starts out with epic choir chants that immediately bring you right into the epic feel of the track. Slow strings join in and start this apocalyptic end-of-times-like melody, mostly expressed by the chants, as the strings take a more supportive background role. After a bit we switch to more female chants that slowly ramp up into another section where we get strings, drums and a few other instruments, ramping up up bringing us back into the epic chants as everything rises and the chants hold a high note for a few seconds, only for the song to go completely quiet and end in a small string part.

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Valoria – Flight | Liquid Drum and Bass

If you haven’t checked out the new VibePoniez compilation album, make sure to check that out so you can hear this super vibe-y new release from Valoria! Flight achieves a very outer space-y soundscape with the backing synth layered beautifully with a re-verbed guitar and pitched-down chops. Throw in DnB percussion for the energy and drive, and you’ve got a great track to take you away to another world!
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GhostXb – Lunar Snowfall | Lo-fi

There is nothing more beautiful and comfy than Heart Warming (a.k.a. Christmas days!), it is the perfect moment for celebrating and sharing those priceless moments we have with our family, and when chilling with our friends as well! and GhostXb knows this, and the track sounds just like that. GhostXb tells us that he took for inspiration a Wonderful fan art showing Princess Luna gazing at a cold night full of stars and the gentle snow falling from the sky. There are not enough words that describe how great the image looks, so that is why our dear friend decided to make a soundtrack for it and to show us those feelings one has when we are at these moments of the year. The track begins with a small tambourine rhythm and a crystalline piano melody that instantly sets you in the mood for this cozy song. We can hear some warm guitars strumming around, accompanied by those sweet keys in conjunct of neat drums that are just phenomenal. The track continues incorporating new melodies and chords (yes, this tune even has that “Christmas-ish chord” that makes everything sound nostalgic!). We can also listen to some strings, bells, and more tambourines. The atmosphere is just great. So, what are you waiting for! Go and have a pleasant time listening to this excellent song!