BassPon3’s music always has a nostalgic charm to it. Track 29 from A State of Sugar: Brownie is his contribution Soarin’ Through Cloudsdale, which features his signature electronic style pulled straight from the 2000s. The song contains an etherial-sounding pad at the beginning with some faux wind instrument synths which contain the main melody before slowly pushing into a massive bouncy drop where the song truly takes flight. The sky and flying are common themes in his music lately, and it’s no wonder, since this one will definitely make you feel like you’re up in the clouds!
MirroredReality returns with their first track of the year: a piece about the Kirin, aptly titled… Kirin. It’s a psytrance track with plenty of tribal elements that fit their little tribe perfectly well. Ambient nature noises, orchestral instruments and tribal drums are added into the mix, making for a unique change of pace from typical trance music. The part in the middle is especially noteworthy, right from the soft breakdown to the reintroduction of EDM elements. This track will make you feel relaxed yet bouncy at the same time!
It seems Checkerëd has a knack for remixing some really old but gold MLP fan tunes! Pink Lick is one of them, and their remix of the Flutter Rex original really changes things up! Checkerëd’s version has a faster pace and lots of trippy synthlines, including a unique trap beat as a soft supplement between the heavier bits. Prepare for the bass!
Hey you. Wanna get high? Then this track from BassPon3’ll do ya good. Midnight Flight showcases an interesting blend of hip-hop and trance while also containing an uplifting atmosphere. As is to be expected of BassPon3, its heavily influenced by trance music of the 2000s with its melody, synths and choir sounds. This one’s sure to make you feel like flying late at night without a care in the world!
And continuing with the remastered set of tracks is Nicolas Dominique with Sunset Flight, originally released in 2012! The newest rendition of the classic song, while shorter in length, is a much more carefully crafted version. All the late 90s/early 2000s trance elements come together perfectly, creating a calm and nostalgic atmosphere that people like me just can’t get enough of! It really feels like a relaxing flight across a sunset sky.
DJ Gestap has returned with his first track in a year, as well as his first original track since September 2017, and what a comeback it is! Neon Lights is a bouncy trance piece that’ll make you get out of your seat while feeling absolutely uplifting. The synths, pianos and various electronic effects, especially during the middle are beautifully crafted and atmospheric, really bringing out the best of the trance genre. Welcome back, DJ Gestap!
2012 vibes? 2012 vibes. Koron Korak’s first track of the year (as well as the decade) is a trance piece that’s sure to make you feel nostalgic by bringing in pony samples that any brony’s sure to recognise as well as taking glitzy synth sounds and drums from 90s trance music. A lovely song about friendship needs a lovely mood!
Aventrix ventures into trance territory for the first time with Searching for Harmony. What follows is an adventurous sounding melody that resembles the MLP theme. The overall track sounds like a trance piece from the early/mid 2000s, giving it a nostalgic feeling which is always a bonus. Should be no surprise given how far the fandom’s come!
If there was an award for catchiest song on Ponies at Dawn: Eternal, this would easily appear in the top 3. The 41st track see’s fractilx’s first appearance on the P@D catalogue since 2018’s Rebirth, and what a comeback it is. This song wastes no time getting started, giving us only an uplifting pad and glitchy drum samples before jumping right in. What follows is an intensely catchy trance track based around Spike yelling “NOOOOOO” alongside plenty of other vocal samples pulled from various other sources. Quick, bouncy and filled to the brim with samples, you’ll have a hard time getting this one out of your head.
We’ve got ourselves a treat here. Track 19 from the upcoming Queen of Misfits is a 10 minute long three-part pop track revolved around Trixie’s desire to be the center of attention, while also hiding her anxieties behind a metaphorical mask. On Your Knees is laid-back and features soft, glitzy synths alongside a simple yet powerful beat and Vylet’s beautiful voice. After fading out, the song transitions into an 80s inspired interlude with a piano and string combination, before jumping into The Moment, an uptempo segment reminiscent of early-mid 2000s trance. Seamlessly transitioning into the final segment, Thrill of the Fight, we hear more of Vylet’s typical style that comes full circle with its lyrical themes, borrowing the hook from On Your Knees and closing out with a synth solo and the familiar piano and string combo from earlier before fading out naturally. Queen of Misfits comes out on Hearth’s Warming Day, so be on the look out!