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Kimiko Glenn – Fit Right In (Simonat Remix) | Electro

Alright, hehe, I always look forward to remixes of this song. Just from a pure style standpoint, the structure of this track plays with vocals chops little with the placement, especially with Hitch’s to give this bit more charm. Oh, and the slow down of the lyrics and the slow up and down of the buzz of those nodes and melodies, very lovely going with the positive energy of Izzy’s and Sunnies vocals, will have you moving for sure. The critical thing is that this remix builds on the message of this song. You hear the lyrics more profound. The wholesome message of looking past your nose and worldview, discovering the things you hear about others is just that a story. The joys of finding there’s more than meets the eye (yes, I when there, LOL) learning new cultures that are strange to you. Now you add this Electro smooth and groove beat to this song, and it not only becomes fun but downright addictive to not listen to more than once; oh, and the slight change to Izzy’s rap lyric was done well, did not miss a beat! As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.

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Vanessa Hudgens – Gonna Be My Day (Tw3Lv3 Remix) | House

Oh boy! Has Tw3Lv3 done something incredible with this remix. The melodies infused with movie scores are addicting to listen to! Tw3lv3, like she always does, inject some positive and chill vibes into this song. The music grooves so much with sunny’s message of unity and her quest for renewed friendships as she skates along. You feel there with her with this stylish beat and it brings a smile to your face, reinforcing the message of “gonna be my day!” especially with how that phrase is looped, as melodies get more positive and epic. You can not help but want to listen to this remix because you feel so good after hearing it! Well, Tw3Lv3, you sure have done it again with your talent and a nice touch of the movie clips; as always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.

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Vanessa Hudgens – Gonna Be My Day (Rod Steven Remix) | Eurobeat

Well, this just feels right: this wonderfully upbeat song has been given a deft Eurobeat treatment! This remix launches straight into the chorus vocals repeated over the original melody followed by an encouraging “let’s go!”, and it feels like the party is now in full swing, which the irrepressible Sunny would absolutely appreciate. The gloriously upbeat Eurobeat melody and percussion support the arrangement without running roughshod over the original, which is a credit to the artist’s skill and experience working with this genre. The marrying of styles is so good that you’d swear that the song always sounded this way. Let’s get dancing!

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Sofia Carson – Glowin’ Up (Acid Applejack Remix) | Happy Hardcore

Alright, everypony, it’s time to get moving! Acid Applejack has taken this super slick tune from the G5 movie and pumped it up with a great happy hardcore delivery that retains the light spirit of the original. The original opening is sped up and repeated along with a nice synth melody to launch the song, and the positive intensity is maintained throughout with a sped up bassline and synths pushing the melody accompanied by uptempo percussion. The arrangement and great production gives the song a well-constructed feel, and by the time the final bass note fades out you’ll feel ready to take on the world!

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Vanessa Hudgens – Gonna Be My Day (Lexie Remix) | Future Bass

Well, it wasn’t long ago that Lexie suddenly appeared on our radars as a musician, and since then they have created songs of genres everywhere from Future Funk (a genre I didn’t know existed before that) to House to producing DnB, both on their own and in a collaboration with Tw3Lv3. Their latest offering, a Future Bass track, also happens to be a remix of the brand new G5 song! I really loved the original, and if you remember my “Best of Friends” BlackIceMusic remix article, you already know that I’m pretty cautious of remixes of songs that I love, but not with this one, Lexie has won me over with their previous works, so I was expecting a banger, but sweet Celestia, I was not prepared for how good this song is! The song starts out with a few beats of the original opening, but then Lexie quickly engages their talent with a fun, upbeat melody to go along with the awesome vocals courtesy of Vanessa Hudgens. As the vocals get into the build up, so does the remix. Intro-ed by an awesome guitar riff, we jump into an amazing drum build up, and along with vocal build up, here comes the drop! The drop is amazing–rarely has something gotten me jumping this hard on my first listen-through, and we get this awesome, video game-ish melody together with some vocals. Then we come to the part that made me shake my head in surprise (and still does): we get, still inside the drop, a quick build-up into what I can only call a drop inside the drop, intro-ed by my exact reaction I get every time listening to this remix. At the end of the drop we get yet another build up that goes straight into the next part of the song! Here we calm down a bit, getting a breather after all the jumping we just did, but it doesn’t last long before Lexie jumps straight back to another build up and yet another drop that does everything just as well as the first one did, and this drop takes us to the end of the song. This remix is a banger and certainly one of my favourites (if not my straight-up favorite) remix of all time!
Proofread by theCANderson; big thanks to him!

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Daniel Ingram – Raise This Barn (Vale & Fl0 Remix) | Bass House

What a dark, groovy, pumped up remix! The track opens with a slick beat and distorted vocals to form the melody, which sets the tone nicely (along with the great background art!). Then the main vocals kick in, and they’ve been tweaked just enough to fit the atmosphere of the track. The buildup and the drop really get things bucking with some encouragement from Applejack courtesy of a distorted vocal chop and some really nice sound design and tasty bass. I’d bet my bits that this barn comes with an above average number of speakers and party lights!

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Sofia Carson – Glowin’ Up (Enermatrix Remix) | House

Enermatrix is back! After a 4 year hiatus, Enermatrix is back to remixing, and how better to celebrate such a return then with a G5 remix! The track starts out with vocals and an awesome, upbeat drum build up before we head straight into the amazing melodies. At the beginning the drum loop shines through a lot, really supporting the vocals, and then for the build up we get some more awesome drums. And then the drop–oh, the drop! It’s an upbeat beat firework that fits really well with the chipper mood of the original. The song then takes one big risk that I rarely give songs credit for: the drop doesn’t really calm down, but between the end of the drop one and the next build up we get this spiced up version of the beginning. The second drop is just as amazing as the first, and I could sit here for hours telling you how great both drops are (like how they work together with the vocals instead of blowing over them or hiding behind them), but I think you get the picture. Finally, in one last, perfect connection with the vocals, the song, instrumental and all, stops right along with them.
Proofread by theCANderson; big thanks to him!

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Senntenial – Bronies are Weird (Likonan Remix) | Progressive House

Likonan is back again after dropping an absolute banger with their “The Riddle” parody, and now they’ve gone all the way back in time to Senntenial’s “Bronies are Weird” and turned it into this banger of a remix! The instrumental is full of fun effects and great melodies that are simply too good to fully appreciate in a single listen! The vocals have some great effects applied to them which creates a really fun combination with the synths. While in some songs the lyrics, especially in the drop, tend to stick out from the instrumental a lot, this song combines both into a harmony of greatness!
Proofread by theCANderson; big thanks to him!

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PhonyBrony & Feather – I’ll Show You my Loyalty (Aventrix Remix) | Progressive House

(Listen to the original here)
Don’t worry, my friends, this Qilin has not left you or this music scene. I just needed to regroup before getting back into the swing of things!
I come to you with quite the track for my first article in months, A classic remix of one of Feather’s list of the memorable Rainbow Dash tracks she has been a part of in the early days of the fandom. Aventrix takes PhonyBrony lively mix and switches the emotion to something more dreamlike, almost trance vibes to channel Rainbow Dash’s very spirit of loyally and always will be the heart of many bronies even into generation 5. The harmonies fuel the way feather sings those all too powerful vocals of friendship in generation 4. I promise you all, its exciting times for the brony music scene where remixes such as these from the early days of the fandom will mean so much more to fans of this pony music scene with two generations of pony to see new wonders of creativity. Aventrix, I know this song is weeks old, but the timing of this remix could not be better as it is a reminder to remember how we all got here. The lyrics mean more because ponies like Rainbow Dash will always be special. Onward to more fantastic music from this fandom! As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.

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Vylet Pony – ANTONYMPH (Evershade Remix) | House

Evershade takes on one of the biggest songs of the year with this sweet remix! This version launches straight into the vocals with in-your-face percussion, then adds in new synths that put a fun twist on the original and give the song a pulsing delivery. I enjoyed the switched up Fluttershy chops, and using the bouncy synth line that opens the original in other parts of the song was a nice touch as well. The original vocals are used creatively throughout, getting chopped around and used to build a nice chorus harmony in parts, and they sound clean despite being sped up. Overall this is a really well-made remix and a great tribute to the original!