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!
174UDSI’s taken his classic trance/house style and collabed with Wubcake to make their own version of Open Up Your Eyes. Saw chord stabs and vocal stutters are the standout parts of this track for me.
After his recent(ish) release from the latest Horse Music Central album, Brohoof Studios has made a song in another genre that I never knew existed until now. This Sombra themed track seems to combine elements from hardcore, trance, and hardstyle to make a neat drop that thumps hard with a rolling bass.
fractilx is back after a while since their last stuff, and it’s a welcome return with an energetic and smooth trance tune that has some great production throughout. A nice combination of pad and piano-based breaks with heavy hard trance synths makes for a nicely structured track.
Trance is my favorite genre, and uplifting trance is one of my favorite subgenres of trance. Add in a Starlight theme and brilliant composition, and I’m surprised my mouse button didn’t break from how fast I clicked download. This one’s truly breathtaking: cold, energetic, hypnotic, and rich. The progression of Starlight’s story is frozen in sound, from her time running Equal Town to Starswirl’s spell to her eventual reformation.
It’s been quite a while since HMC’s last album, but the Discord community is back again with the 5th edition in their series of compilation albums. 18 tracks in varying electronic styles – drumstep to future bass to chillout – there’s music for every electronica taste from established names and up-and-coming artists alike!
You can download the album on Bandcamp for any given price – that includes for free!
A mix of modern and retro, featured in the most recent Ponies at Dawn compilation, Rebirth. Thrasher makes a kinda cinematic/retro trance metal track with Metalcore and Industrial/Cyber Metal influences that promises to make you dance and headbang at the same time! A mix of aggressive with chill, Metal with Synthpop. A truly experimentatal world in there. Listen to it!
Don’t forget to download Rebirth on P@D’s bandcamp, they are waiting for you. I’m downloading right now, you should also do it! If you are rich, buy the album, it only helps the artists!
After two big years of development and collaboration, Exiark gifts us all with an incredible electronic album! Utilizing the talents of many exceptional fandom musicians like Chi-Chi, FritzyBeat, Freest, NekoWolf, Flittzy, Namii, Megaphoric, and Lia Quo, Otherworldly Journey is comprised of a whopping 19 tracks exploring Princess Luna’s journey throughout her exile on the moon.
The tracks range in genre and encompass a great variety of electronic music while still appealing to most everyone. No matter what type of music you prefer, there’s something special on this album for you!
Aside from the obvious vocal talent featured on Otherworldly Journey, Exiark’s use of expertly crafted synths and beat tracking is on full display, and will transport you to another world! There is an excellent sense of a lunar atmosphere in the instrumentation which ranges from symphonic to synth-heavy, and the subtle space vibes will make you feel as though you are dancing with the Princess of the night herself. There is no excuse not to check out this outstanding album!
Author’s note: While I don’t like to compare fandom music to time periods for several reasons, if you had told me that several of the tracks on this album were big hits from the early days of the fandom, I would absolutely believe you. Exiark really makes the music his own style, discernible from other early fandom musicians but there’s something about the quality and energy that takes me back in time with a giant smile on my face.
With the advent of what has been widely acclaimed as the best official MLP figurine ever, and yet another acknowledgement and support toward bronies from Hasbro, many creators in the community felt inspired by the sheer awesomeness of the scene depicted and by the response Hasbro gave to our feelings for the characters. Several artworks were made already, and now Nicolas Dominique presents us a wonderful thing, that is a song made about that figurine. How cool is that? Partake in blissful Trance vibes as you picture the lovely scene in your mind, expressing your love to the characters, and perhaps also feel that excitement from awaiting to get the figurine, set to be released in May…
Haardtek is back with some more of his awesome trance! He’s been a favorite of mine since I found him, and this piece is full of his classic style. Whooshes, punchy kicks, and hypnotic baselines are all here in force. He’s releasing an upcoming album called Legacy, so be sure to check that out when it releases!