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Whirly Tail – Thinking Out Loud (Cynifree Remix) | Psytrance

(Listen to Whirly Tail’s Original Here )

Folks, there is no one in this fandom – in my opinion – that captures atmospheric and environmental melodies like Cynifree! He puts on a darker, menacing but exciting tone to Whirly Tail’s emotional and fun “Thinking Out Loud” which, in its own right (being a trance song), is moody. Cynifree takes the first half with this sort of aggressive and confrontational composure while keeping Whirly’s original tone and flow. It gives you the feeling of eyes watching you the whole time while moving. After this drop and severe mood swing with a crunch, the song then turns in a much more combative, sinister vibe, and my goodness it really gets the blood rushing, so well done! This is a genre called “Forest Psy”, and I want to hear more! As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.

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Nicolas Dominique – Corrupted Mind | Trance

Going back to Trance roots, Nicolas makes us dive into the Corrupted Mind of Twilight who, like anypony, is vulnerable to overwhelming dark thoughts… She lost control of the power of darkness, and that state of mind is represented here through an array of intricate sounds and melodies, going deeper and deeper…

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[P@D] GrazySmash – Damodaraya | PsyTrance

Ready for some psychedelic vibes? Track 17 from Ponies at Dawn: Ignite is Damodarya, a Psytrance song from GrazySmash, the first of his three submissions to the album. There’s an entrancing vocal sample that makes for the hook of the song, which takes influence from world music and Goa trance, a la the likes of Juno Reactor. Makes you really want to dance, doesn’t it?

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[P@D] Hoofy – Shattered Gems VIP | Riddim/Psytrance

Hoofy is back with a heavy hitting VIP of their already great track, ‘Shattered Gems’! This one infuses the already dirty song with even filthier basses and gives off a hell of a lot of energy, especially by the time the second half rolls around, switching things up with an energetic psytrance twist that blends perfectly with the rest of the track. A stellar tune and it deserves its spot as a pre-release for Ponies At Dawn’s newest album: Ignite, which just so happens to be available now!

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Evdog & AnimatronicPony – Dreammaker | Trance

After a year in the making, Evdog and AnimatronicPony‘s collaboration Dreammaker is finally here! All about dreams and hopes, this track showcases some emotional vocal deliveries from Evdog over a beautiful trance instrumental with beautiful pianos and choirs making the meat and potatoes of the song, and some show vocal chops to add the finishing touches. This song is a dream itself that I sure don’t wanna wake up from!

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PinkiePieSwear- Sunshine And Celery Stalks (Likonan Remix) | Trance

PinkiePieSwear‘s 2011 classic S&CS has just been revamped by Likonan! His version of the track is a lot faster and has a 90s style trance/eurodance vibe throughout the whole thing. The familiar chopped up vocal melody from the original is also present here as a nice tribute. As is the case with his other remix videos, the video features text from Likonan about the track as well as his own feelings on the original. Beautiful vibes all around!

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Sonic Rainboom – Arcana | Progressive Trance

Comebacks? Comebacks. Arcana is Sonic Rainboom’s first track in nearly 2 years, and was it worth the wait? This is a progressive trance piece that features Twilight Sparkle’s vocals chopped up to create part of the melody along with the atmospheric and filtered synths. The end result is something that sounds like a trance track from the 2000s, much like BassPon3‘s discography. What a wonderful way to return to the fold!

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[Helpie’s Corner] Tw3Lv3 – Dat Spooky Bats | Dubstep/Psytrance

Ready for some spooky yet early Nightmare Night vibes? Track 7 from the Helpie’s Corner compilation Other Side Of The Mirror is Dat Spooky Bats, one of Tw3Lv3’s two appearances on the album. The song uses samples from the appearance of Flutterbat on the show before the drops while a creepy synth melody plays throughout. Musically, the song mixes elements of psytrance and dubstep, with the drops containing heavy bouncy basslines and everything in between featuring dark synth pads that really add to the spooky atmosphere. We’ve still got a ways to go until Nightmare Night shows its face, but it sure feels like it’s looming over us already!