Though the track had been released almost a year ago as part of the Equestrian Raves EP, it gets a YouTube release just now with some stunning visuals to go along with it. Tripon’s work of art underwent significant changes in terms of interpretation, now being not solely about Twilight’s coronation as the princess of friendship, but also about her assumption of the role of leader of Equestria, perhaps represented respectively by the first and the second drop. Said mind-blowing drops are interwoven with satisfying leads during the buildups and outro, and the middle-section includes some of that Neuro magic Tripon is a master of. Trading his signature ominous style for a more regal or divine one, this track is a tribute to the community and the show’s ending, and judging by the description, there’s still plenty of where that came from.
For whatever reason, this track feels inspiring. Maybe it’s the up-beat instrumental, or maybe it’s the fact that, even with the show being over, the community will never stop making masterpieces like this one. Or hey, maybe it’s both. This track’s pretty relaxing to listen to with it’s incredible instrumental music, complete with drums and a whole bunch of other stuff!
If there’s one thing Toby Macarony’s good at, it’s defying expectations. This track is a rock n’ roll piece that sounds like it was lifted straight from the 1950s. So many great elements are here: a catchy bassline, a prominent trumpet riff in front of some acoustic chords as well as some jazzy drums. Makes you really wanna grab a few drinks, doesn’t it?
Jyc Row’s latest EP Legion is finally here, and this is just the beginning. Joining him on this track is violinist Maria Grigoryeva, whose musicianship really helps complete this epic piece about the changeling queen herself. Jyc is known for his orchestral mastery, but when joined with another musician in this field, whatever comes out is guaranteed to be amazing. Be sure to check out Legion on Bandcamp and buy a CD if you can!
Tw3Lv3 never stops, does he? Track 6 from Release, this 5 minute long number sets off with a chilled out lo-fi vibe as we’ve come to expect from him. A melodic bassline carries the song along with soft yet erratic drums in front of orchestral-esque synths and the sound of falling rain. Grab yourself a blanket and some hot chocolate, because the rain is coming. Stay warm!
It’s been just over a month since the show ended, yet the tributes don’t stop pouring in. His second release since returning to the dBPony moniker, he delivers a fantastic tribute to the show’s legacy by way of a fast-paced punk rock track with glitzy synths and his amazing voice and harmonies. Enlisted to help him are a group of bronies contributing gang shouts throughout certain points of the song to drive the message home. With callbacks to the show and fandom such as a segment from the show with Celestia’s voice as well as references to Forest Rain’s Great To Be Different and closing the song with a soft rendition of the show’s theme tune, this fan tribute is everything you could ever ask for!
Injustrial has just made waves again with his industrial power, but unfortunately this will be his last foray into the pony scene. As we’ve come to expect from Injustrial, the song features heavy amounts of synth and bass to drive the song with his distorted whispers to add to the finished product, with lyrics about the familiar theme of saying goodbye after a long time. While he may not be producing MLP content anymore, his musical endeavours aren’t ending anytime soon. No matter what he does, let’s keep our support up!
Making his debut on the Cider Party channel is Tw3Lv3 with the Asian-inspired Tsukimi! Track 11 from his debut album Release, this banger showcases his usual lo-fi style with the addition of a sampled guzheng that plays harmonic and fretted notes, giving it an Asian feeling as well as making the whole track seem a lot more organic. The whole track is built around the same melody, with little variations here and there, such as the middle where the guzheng is filtered out and the bass takes over. A little change can add a lot in the long run. Release has been, well… released since November 13th, so check it out!
Many wonderful remixes of the song from the show’s finale have come out and it’s Ardhy’s turn to treat us with their take on The Magic of Friendship Grows. The track opens and closes with emotional and creative vocal chops that sound really sweet, and the middle section comprises two clean drops. The intensity of the nostalgic feels only matches that of the greatness of a tribute this remix is.
The elusive strigidae has returned yet again. He rarely posts music (his channel has only 5 tracks from late 2016 onward, for example), but when he does, it’s a real treat. This track showcases his usual indie style as a tribute to Pinkie’s wind instrument skills from the trombone to the yovidaphone, even going as far as to feature riffs from a trumpet towards the end. strigidae’s voice is a unique one in the fandom, which cuts through this song like a knife. Don’t miss out on this one!