Tw3Lv3 – One Small Thing | Album | Multi-Genre

When this song hit the fandom back in late 2020, nobody had any idea just how dire we needed this. Yes, you have your fandom anthems about how great and fun the fandom is. But this track that Tw3Lv3, Drummershy, Koa, and MC-Arch did. It spoke a message we needed to hear. The “friendship” part of all of this. The core of it for being a true brony. With how bad 2020 was. The lyrics and energy that rained down from this fandom were a breath of fresh air. This song inspired others again. A song about having that one spark or moment of friendship, support, love, or kindness is all you may need to start turning things around. The message was inspiring and one of the biggest bangers of 2020. How inspiring? Enough of some of the fandom’s best talents today to recreate the power of this track in a list of different genres and styles of expression on how this song inspired them. Suppose you listen to each of these tracks. They will speak to you about how each of them inspired them as it brings out the different strengths of the track. Let’s check them out!

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Wrillez Basics – Freako Way [Hybrid Mix] (feat. Brilliant Venture) | Hyperpop

Now this one’s just unique. 6 years in the making, Freako Way goes hard and doesn’t let up. There’s lots of crazy synths and vocal chops along with hard drops and heavenly atmosphere. Those trance synths in the breakdown along with the pitched vocals just hit me right in the heart. It really is on another level!


Nevermourn & Whirly Tail – Celestia’s Zoo For Horses | Trance

I do love me a good trance song. Celestia’s Zoo For Horses is a collab between Nevermourn and Whirly Tail, and to say they’ve created something great would be an understatement. This track combines the best of what trance has to offer: punchy kicks, atmospheric synth riffs, a strong lead melody and even emotional piano chords. To cap it all, there’s even a short breakdown with orchestral sounds. Right after that is a variation of the heavy synth lead that starts off slow but gradually speeds up and builds back up to a heavy climax. What a banger!


[ASOS] eksoka – Alternate Wing | Progressive Trance

Today we have another awesome track straight from A State of Sugar’s newest album “Biscuit“. eksoka brings us this masterpiece that, clocking in at around six and a half minutes, is one of the longer songs on the album, but longer songs are exactly what eksoka does so well. Alternate Wing is no exception to this; it’s a track that you can put on in the background while working or chilling, and it will fit perfectly into your day with its simple bass and changes that keep up a nice progression throughout the song and the fun trance melody that keeps the song fresh throughout whether it’s your first listen-through or your latest of many!

Thanks to theCANderson for proofreading this.


[ASOS] NeighGative_ – Sensations | Trance

We are feeling the new ideas and adventure with the musicians of ASOS: Biscuit! Today I cover a new alias of Brillant Venture! You may have noticed in the past few months he has been hinting at something big coming! BV told me THIS was the bomb he has wanting to drop! Fueled by his talented roots in making trance, NeighGative_ uses Vinyl Scratch as the catalyst to launch into this new adventure. On track 35, we are treated to not only a fun video to go with the track, but the song is self is a thrilling and fun mix of vocal chops, quirky melodies that rumble with delight and drops that go with the excitement that triggers with the video shots of Vinyl Scratch! My word, the bassline that trembles with this rumbling bass, along with those classic techno elements are just fun! I for one can express my love for Trance. The story behind this is very passionate from BV, big time!

Oh, furthermore, BV is just getting started with this new alias of his! (more info of that in the video’s description, if this is what we’re getting from NeighGative then this is going to interesting) As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.


[Equinity] Proto_ssin & GrazySmash – Depth (Part One) | Trance

Today we’ve got ourselves a lovely collab from GrazySmash and Proto_ssin straight from the newest Equinity Album “Immersion“!
This song starts out with amazing choirs that give this deeply immersed and epic feeling that later transitions into a lovely melody after which the song fully starts with the main beat. After a while the main synth joins in, and the song experiences a slight change as the intensity ramps up. The drop is prefaced by a little text in the video, and then it’s just a fun trance explosion of upbeat synths that still seem sad. After the drop the song calms down a lot just to pick up again later, and it maintains this energy until the end.

This thing was proofread by theCANderson, big thanks to him!


PeKaNo – Luna’s Sky | Trance

Upbeat EDM might not be the type of music you may expect from a piece titled “Luna’s Sky.”  With such a peaceful sounding name, I imagined some gentle orchestral sounds.  However, experimental producer PeKaNo has taken a surprising approach to this track, melding ambient sounds one might expect from a peaceful tribute to the night sky with an epic trance beat that seems to showcase the explosive supernovas and epic events that also characterize the heavens.  Gentle piano notes like the twinkling of countless stars flavor the background of the piece and suggest the gentle piercing of the nighttime sky by Luna’s protective voice as she declares her love for the night and promises to guard those under her care.  This inspired strong emotions in me as I listened, as did the epic crescendo at the end of the piece.  The contrast of gentle ambience with upbeat drums powerfully depicts the true majesty of the night sky.  While the peaceful beauty of Luna’s sky radiates down to the world below, there is also an unseen war in the heavens, as stars and planets supernova and galaxies are born.  I, for one, love to imagine Luna herself in full battle gear, dodging explosions and battling nightmares in defense of the world below.  Allow this entrancing piece to transport you to worlds unseen as you hear the struggles of war in the heavens as they mingle with the majestic tranquility of Luna’s sky!


Koron Korak – Goodbye Can Also Be A New Hello | Hybrid Orchestral

To say that the official reveal of MLP’s fifth generation has inspired people to create many forms of art would be a massive understatement. Even between the accidental reveal of a bedspread containing three of its main characters and the official reveal showing screenshots from the upcoming movie, fan creations came out in droves. Songs have been one of these forms, notably MelodyBrony’s Onward, and Koron Korak’s latest outing, Goodbye Can Also Be A New Hello. The latter song is a trance piece that oozes optimism to the nth degree. Many of the instruments work in harmony to capture that feeling of moving on to great things. Piano and synth sounds permeate through its two and a half minute length and really cut through the mix right next to the punchy drums. The hopeful melody is created by strings which also adds a sense of adventure, something I’m sure we can all feel now that we’re heading into new territory. The future ahead of us is filled with hope and possibility; if we’re already bombarded with fan content that’s this good when we barely have anything to work with at all, who knows how far it’ll go when the movie and show come out?


MirroredReality – Fire | Psytrance

MirroredReality continues their exploration of blending specific musical flavors with electronic music (see “Mirage”), and man, is it a banger! Inspired by Brilliant Venture’s “‘World on Fire’ 2020 Mix” (AMAZING video) of Lectro Dub’s song “Fallen” (SO GOOD), MirroredReality attempts a more aggressive sound on this fantastic track. The accompanying video reflects the song’s intention: Trying to capture the rage and aggression of MLP characters like Daybreaker and the Niriks. The combination of traditional and electronic percussion, electronic effects, piano, and eastern world music instrumentation is such a wonderful blend. The psytrance delivery lends an urgency to the arrangement, and it’s great how it really serves as the catalyst for the song by providing a foundation for all of the other elements, allowing them to jump in and out as if you are caught in a firestorm and catching glimpses of destruction. A wonderful song and a fantastic tribute to some masters of fiery violence! 


One Track Mind – Cyberpony EP | Electronic

Okay, everypony, I’m going to level with you. I almost didn’t listen to this album. The first time that I played “Flyby at Night”, I got about a minute in, and I bailed. “This is too much 80s-style synth for me,” I remember saying at the time. I guess I was busy with some other stuff, and it didn’t engage me at first. Then I looked at the Bandcamp page and modus_ponens’s review. It was a glowing review, and it listed “Flyby at Night” as the reviewer’s favorite track. “Okay, okay,” I thought to myself. “I’ll give it another shot.” Later that day I found myself in the kitchen needing to get a bunch of cooking done and wanting a little background music. Long story short, that time flew by, and now I have to agree with modus_ponens–these are all great songs. Please give this album a listen! Feel free to read on for my take on this soundtrack to a story that I wish that I knew better!

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