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[Equinity] Nevermourn – Summertime Memories | Drum and Bass

A great addition to the Immersion compilation album from Equinity last year, Nevermourn finds a way to bring a peaceful vibe among the madness. True to the genre, Summertime Memories makes use of a wide, immersive soundscape over top of a DnB beat. Throw in some bells, occasional piano melody, and a live recording of some distant noise and you are transported to an entirely different world!

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SmD House – Let’s Move On | Progressive Breaks/Chillout

Aaaaaand back with a new writeup! SmD House has released a new atmospheric breakbeat tune that, as the title suggests, is reflective and hopeful. Adorned with an airy soundscape and plenty of chimes, this catchy beat is very bright and knows when to push onward with vigor and also when to reign itself in. T’was a thing to come home to and listen to on repeat just as the sun started rising. Great job SmD! Here’s to more unique and fun pieces in the future!

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Koa & loopyy – Siren Song (Valoria Remix) | Future Bounce

After releasing the shorter radio edit, Valoria has dropped the original, full-length version of their remix for Pull Over (Siren Song), showing off a special brand of future bounce! The track features a quick beat and introduces fun, robotic effects to ease us into the vocals. This combination works well for a fantastic build supporting a beautiful vocal harmony. In addition to a top-tier drop, the second loop of the track continually introduces new elements and sections! Between Koa’s awesome vocals, different beat changes, ever-evolving vocal chops, the extended track time, unexpected twists, and upbeat fun, Valoria makes sure this remix is never boring and always a top tier hit!

For the full version of this article, you can check that out over here https://twitter.com/BronyMusicPower/status/1483780676180750336

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Kimiko Glenn – I’m Looking Out For You (Yellow Tune Remix) | Hands Up

Yellow Tune (one of the musicians I most look forward to hearing) has a very special sound to his production, and it makes me love everything makes! We start with Izzy’s amazing vocals, supported by the I’m Looking Out For You melody. An amazing instrumental slowly builds around the original track, leading to a very unexpected first drop. To my surprise, Yellow Tune skips the build up and goes straight into the drop without a warning. Normally this is a difficult move to pull off, but is very powerful in the context of this remix! We flow smoothly into the next verse, and get a section supported by the vocals where the instrumental parts are given space to shine. The next drop include drum hits and maintain that steady flow, which sets this song apart from traditional remixes, and is perfectly executed. After the drop we quickly fade out for a fitting ending to this wonderful track.

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Brilliant Venture feat. Wrillez Basics – Abandoned City Dreams (NeighGative_’s ReCoded Promise Mix) | Trance

Brilliant Venture is back with an absolute banger of a trance tune! This song is BV’s side project NeighGative_’s interpretation of an old song, whose origins predate either of these aliases. It was originally written about a decade ago with the help of his grandmother, one of his biggest influences and part of the reason he makes music today. Sadly, she passed away at the end of last year, so this rendition pays fitting tribute to her.

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Koa & loopyy – Pull Over (Siren Song) (MelodyBrony Remix) | House

Today we got ourselves another amazing remix of loopyy and Koa’s masterpiece Siren Song, but this time around it’s from someone who you wouldn’t really expect to make EDM! In his first foray into the genre, MelodyBrony brings us this awesome remix, so let’s get straight into the amazingness!

We start out with the original Koa vocals and slowly get into the awesome rhythm, accenting Koa’s voice very well and introducing a subtle build. We get an unexpected beat switch which plays very well into the siren theme. Melody gives us his own take on the classical drum build up, and takes us into the stunning drop. There’s a taste of the original melody, with a stop beat to subvert expectations again, before the full front of the amazing drop. This drop is made wonderfully with an upbeat melody, drums on point, fun chopping of the vocals, and it is all supported by a constant loop of “Hey!”s that keep the whole section hyped-up.

After the drop Melody dares to jump straight back into a calm beat – executed to music perfection! But we don’t keep calm for long as claps set in and start edging us to the next drop, making for a wonderful mix of an interlude and build up section. Just when you think you know what’s coming, the instrumental drops out leaving just the vocals before the actual build up (just as amazing as before), hyping us into the drop. After the drop, there’s another sharp and sudden cut to only the instrumental which slowly builds up into one of the most amazing outro’s I have ever heard. Melody not only shows off some great guitar skills, but he goes crazy on the vocal chops! We get a few last synth notes before this masterpiece comes to an end. If you only enjoy EDM half as much as I do I can tell you you will love this song, so go ahead and take a listen.

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[VibePoniez] PumpkinZ & Butterflight – Hindsight | UK Garage

PumpkinZ has been on a roll lately, and teamed up with long-time producer Butterflight for this big-sounding contribution to the most recent VibePoniez compilation album, New Leaf. Hindsight greatly utilizes a wide sound-design with its backing synths and somehow manages to keep getting bigger – surrounding you in the chill atmosphere. The percussion keeps driving without ever being too much or too little, but perfect for the energy of the track. Some lead synth-work is added at times to keep things fun and introduce more melodic tones to what is already an incredible vibe!

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[P@D] AnNy Tr3e – Spread Your Wings | Progressive House

Hope and freedom, anyone?  This is the uplifting message of AnNy Tr3e’s new track, “Spread Your Wings.”  Inspired by the epic story of the hippogriffs’ imprisonment under the harsh reign of the Storm King, the music and lyrics of this piece convey the exhilarating moment when the Storm King’s rule is overthrown, and the hippogriffs leave their watery prison to spread their wings and fly free at last.  My imagination soared as I listened.  I could almost hear the hippogriffs exclaiming, “What’s that, you say? The king has fallen?  Hooray! We’re free at last!  In fear and solitude, we need no longer hide. Come now, let us rise up, spread our wings, and fly again!”

True to the story that inspired “Spread Your Wings,” AnNy Tr3e has done a masterful job of creating an instrumental that features both majestic and energetic sound design coupled with Agatan’s inspired lyrics and skilled vocal performance.  This makes for a truly awesome track.  Be sure to check out this, as well as a vast array of tracks from other talented artists from Ponies at Dawn’s newest compilation album, Aurora!

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Skyshard – Pinkie’s Kitchen Magic | Experimental Orchestral

Here’s something new – actually a couple of things! Skyshard really got into the experimental spirit of Pinkamena Party and tried something fascinating with this song. Pinkie’s Kitchen Magic utilizes bells for a lot of the melody and adds on distorted, EDM elements as layers throughout the song. Combining blissful, sweet instruments with harsher dance elements makes this a standout track in the new Pinkamena Party holiday album, and shows off the creativity behind the artist as well!

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Thunder Dash – Within | Piano Solo

Thunder Dash has been bringing a lot of feeling to the holidays toward the end of 2021 and what a way to cap off the season than with this gorgeous composition! Within is a solo piano piece released on Christmas day and starts with a moving sound and festive themes. The song slows down and shifts into a minor soundscape which captures the stillness of the winter season. Thunder Dash does a great job evoking a classical sound to the composition throughout, and uses that expertise to transition into a comforting conclusion to a beautiful song.