Not long after releasing his Lofi Pon EP, Steryotype’s already got another one on the horizon: the ’03 Mini EP, which this track is a part of. As we’ve come to expect from the fandom’s emerging lo-fi scene, this song features the typical elements of a good lo-fi track, particularly the usage of old samples interpolated and edited over a modern hip-hop style drum beat. It hits in all the right places and feels perfect to relax to under a blanket, especially in this weather. ’03 Mini EP will be released soon, so look forward to that!
“Emotions” is right. The Empty Tomb keeps coming out with new releases, and this one might be their best yet. The track is centred around a filtered sample of what could either be a guitar or a piano set to a smooth beat accented by the sound of water droplets and a moving body of water. While it may be short, there’s nothing but melancholy lo-fi goodness to be found here.
The debut album from the fandom’s lo-fi giant Tw3Lv3 is finally here! It has 20 tracks, some of which will be familiar if you follow his channel, such as Old Vibes, Starlight’s Dream, Canterlot Suburb, Tsukimi and so on. Quite a few of the songs are collabs with other producers, such as TheTaze, Steryotype, Power Note and Astral. A couple guest vocalists also appear, such as ShobieShy on the vocal version of Starlight’s Dream, and MC Arch on the closing track I Will Still Think About You. Standout tracks are Memorias for its catchiness, Autumn Breeze (featuring The Empty Tomb) because of the chilled out nature, as well as the aforementioned Tsukimi, Under the Rain and I Will Still Think About You, which displays Arch’s singing abilities really well! Overall, this album is nothing short of fantastic, and an amazing debut that’s well worth the wait. Pick it up when you can!
For Nightmare Night, Pony Abstract brewed his own treat, and delivers a spooky story all in sick rap verses, showing much talent! Such initiatives are so welcome, and this makes you feel like howling at a Blood Moon from such a mad flow!
It’s been a while since Nexgen’s been seen in the fandom, hasn’t it? This is his first release in 5 years, with his last track coming out in August 2014. Was it worth the wait? Let’s get into that. Backed by a beat by Vinyl.rawr, Nexgen displays his ability to flow along impressively and confidently, showing that after all this time, he hasn’t lost a single iota of his talent. Of course, Vinyl’s beat deserves recognition too, consisting of a low choir and a guitar sample, bringing back feelings of early 2000s rap. Welcome back, you two! We can’t wait to see what you’ll come out with next.
Ponyville Ciderfest, the MLP:FiM convention coming up this week in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has just released a new compilation album featuring many of the musicians that will perform at the big concert! This year, the convention is holiday-themed and several of the songs on this album are new or remastered holiday tracks! The range of music is extremely diverse and flows very nicely from start to finish. Here are just a few of the many highlights on the album.
The first track is an unreleased song from Vocal Score and really sets the stage for the whole CD. Extremely festive and flowing beautifully into The Heart Carol from the original Hearth’s Warming Episode.
Prince Whateverer makes a few appearances on the Holiday Album, most notably with his new metal cover of the classic, Nightmare Night. John Kenza and loophoof, who will be performing a back-2-back together, feature remixes of each other’s songs. Galen of the Wonderbolts band and Brilliant Venture release brand new holiday hits. MC Arch also has a brand new and powerful track entitled Oathkeeper.
Other well-recognized names include 4everfreebrony, Black Gryph0n and Baasik, JoinedTheHerd with CadetRedShirt, Seventh Element, Nevermourn & TCB, MelodyBrony, Francis Vace, and more!
All proceeds go to Generations Against Bullying – the Ciderfest charity which aims to reduce childhood bullying through research and education, so be sure to help out if you can!
The continuation to the story of Dizzy’s concept album, this musical part happening after the previous skit is enacting Sunset’s inner battle with the darkness in her! Epic lyrics and vocals of much conviction are playing the struggle so well, and a lot more depth just got added as the excitement for what will happen next is reaching its climax!
This groovy track brought to you by Dizzy Inmotion is like hanging out a tavern with a fireplace after a long day. You’re sipping booze with your best mates, hitting up the bartender and staring blankly at the live singer on stage with his deadpan drummer in the background. Over in the corner of your blurring vision, you see the resident dancer getting ready to get on stage, so you shout to her, your semi-drunken voice echoing throughout the dimly lit tavern, “Hey girl! Dance for me!”
It’s a song about getting laid, basically, like every other hip-hop songs. However, I do like the soundscape the artist built for your imagination. If you ever played as Primrose in Octopath Travelers, you will know what I’m talking about. Anyway, you will not be disappointed when you click the play button. Great job, Dizzy!
New album full of pony tributes and brony thoughts everypony!! With Steryotype on the beat, Ditherer raps about various lovely topics and character depth of ponies, including Sunburst, Maud Pie, Twilight, LyraBon, Jasmine Leaf, kirins, and more! Always so delightful to see, along a traditional new remix by Steryotype, and this time even some cute freestyle! Check it all out with the individual uploads on YouTube from Ditherer’s channel, and download the album from Ditherer’s Bandcamp!
Another piece of her Battle of the Bands concept, Dizzy Inmotion brings us this clever take off of Under Our Spell from Rainbow Rocks. Spellshatter is a self-hyping track with quick punches and great flow, talking up the dazzling personalities. The synth chords and word play pay great homage to the Equestria Girls hit while bringing a lot of creativity and Diz’s own personality to the forefront.