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Brilliant Venture – Moved On | Dubstep

Brilliant Venture’s always had a talent for nostalgic songs, and Moved On is no exception. At once melodic, energetic, and oldschool, this song jumps from genre to genre fluidly. It’s like being taken on a guided tour by a cheerful, helpful, kind pony (Pinkie?) through a world of happiness and nostalgia.

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UndreamedPanic – The Beach | Future Bass

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 23 April 2018.

UndreamedPanic’s been hard at work lately, with the end result being an awesome new album of future bass and synthpop-y tunes! This first track from the album has some awesome vocal chops and upbeat composition, as well as some classic future chords. You can grab the album on Bandcamp¬†here!

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[P@D] Wandering Artist – Prance, Think, Prance Again | Orchestral

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 22 April 2018.

Wandering Artist (or John Doe) is back with some more deer-y pony music! Originally intended for the Pony Town soundtrack, this piece evidently evolved into something a bit more than that, with some gorgeous complexity and dynamics throughout the piece. The composition is soft and playful, making great use of piano, strings and more.

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Flyghtning & Flutter Rex – Nothing but Discord | Electro

Electro, hard trance, whatever you want to call it, this collab between Flyghtning and Flutter Rex is pretty cool. It has this great combination of a dark soundscape, which is only enhanced by the triplets. That deep bass drives most of the song, but it occasionally breaks down into an arp that switches the whole thing into a major key all of a sudden. I love that sort of play between major and minor roots in the same key, nice work by both of these guys!

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Rusty – Duality | “Experimental-ish”

Rusty’s already a very experimental musician, but this song goes a little deeper and a little weirder into that sort of production technique. The general feel of the song makes me think it could fit in to some kind of horror musical, but it’s Rusty’s sampling techniques that bring out the experimentation. The middle section of the song also breaks down a lot of convention and adds another different, eerier sound to the song.

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[P@D] Lovestruck Brony – Sleepless | Synthwave

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 20 April 2018.

Synthwave stuff is definitely an aesthetic that’s been pretty big on the internet for a while now, so it’s cool to see some HOME-style stuff pop up from a pony musician! Big, nostalgic chords, awesome use of a vocal sample hook, glittering arpeggios and some super funky basslines help to make this an insanely catchy tune from Lovestruck. Not to mention the synth solos in the second half!