Invigorating is this dastardly tune that is BeatSpark’s remix of Marshmallow by Budzy! BeatSpark has taken the bouncy house attitude of the original piece by Budzy and created a heavy and dark, yet still recognizable variation. The chord implications and melodies are still present, but the offbeat 909 hi-hats and claps are now pounding kicks and reverberant snares in two-step, garnished by supersaws and heavy growls. Such an apt interpretation of a Ponies at Dawn piece no doubt deserves to be jammed to.
Made for the second race of the DustCar project, this Mane-iac-inspired song is a hardcore gem. Like a geode containing many marvels, DAϟH’s tune has loads of interesting and unique elements. Its kick is powerful and sounds perfect for the speedcore sections, but its melodic aspect isn’t lacking in quality either. The Mane-iac’s vocals were sampled too and put to good use. Speaking of sampling, the work on the breaks is also remarkable. DAϟH is finding his voice and style and it’s wonderful to see. Don’t forget to check out his and Cloudbeat‘s (aka Payyn) set from the Burning Mare 3 music festival.
Today we’ve got ourselves a song by the amazing Nyancat380. This is honestly my first Deathstep song and I didn’t know much about the genre and what to expect but sweet Celestia did it drive a chill down my spine, but enough rambling let’s get to the bottom of this masterpiece. The track starts out with the sounds of a dark night and a beat that is sure to drive several chills down your spine, quickly the beat is joined by some extra tunes giving it even more awesomeness without loosing the scary vibe. Suddenly the beat moves to the background and something else takes over, it’s your scary build up! Boom the drop hits you like a freight train but quickly calms down again only to do the same thing again. The intense chorus will engulf you with it’s scary but hard wubs, then the song continues and goes over into some more vocal chops and another build up to an awesome chorus and in the end after the chorus calms down it starts again to end the song.
Today we’ve got ourselves another symphonic poem from the stellar Red Spark. Since this is a symphonic poem and has a detailed story line to it I will often reference said story that Red Spark posted on his Twitter and in the description of the song on YouTube (and just for clarity: Red Spark: creator of this amazing piece, Red: Unicorn protagonist of the poem). You can hear silent violins as Red wakes up on a sunny day and stretches. Red Spark adds some deeper tones as Red suddenly realizes that his horn is gone and wings have appeared on his back. You can hear the instruments change slightly as Red begins his daily routine and quickly bumps against his door, after that you can hear the his interested in his potential new abilities as Red Spark adds some lighter higher tones. The track becomes ever so slightly more epic as Red starts thinking of actually flying. The violins return as he sets himself on attempting to fly. The song becomes more movie theme-y as Red watches the birds and thinks of copying them. The song get’s increasingly awesome as Red jumps from the second floor window and glides down gently. As Red jumps from the rooftop the song embraces the epic theme and triumphant horns sound as he finally flies. Red flies for some time until you hear drums as an air current captures him which quickly get drowned out by rising violins symbolizing him flying higher and higher and triumphant music is heard once more as he breaks through the clouds. The song calms down again as Red slowly descends and lands and as he watches the moon rise his wings slowly disappear. Wow… this might actually be my longest article yet and I feel honored that my longest article is about such a masterpiece. I can’t stress enough how much I admire Red Spark for his seemingly endless talent to make stellar Orchestral tracks and this is his best one yet.
If music that screams grimdark is more your style, then come on in! AnimatronicPony gives shy and timid Fluttershy the possessed and psychopath flavor for track 17 of Pinkamena Party 8. Oh dear! You’ve walked right into a party where it sounds like Fluttershy wants a little bit more than just your company, and she invites you to come out to her shed. The deep and haunting bass, the unsettling hard synths and that pounding harmonic bassline all give this track the aggressive taste it has. Sure makes ya think about what you just walked into and how to GET OUT! The video that comes with this track makes that point pretty clear. Flutters is upping her game in trying to scare her friends. The bronies over at Pinkamena Party always aim to please and bring the heavy and hard to this music community. As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.
(Listen to the original HERE from P@D: Skyward)
We now give you more sweet and chocolatey music from ASOS:Chocolate, with this remix that just slaps you with flavor! Grazy’s original is all about fighting for your life in Fallout: Equestria. The same could be said in Ice Angel’s remix, and it seems like Littlepip is ready for round two with this track. The mood changes after each drop, and yes, there are 3 of them, and all emotional changes at that! We have Littlepip on the run and on high alert, trying to fight her way out of battle! With all the elements used, the feel changes after the 2nd drop with this amazing bassline that seems like the battle is in slow motion and Littlepip is taking down enemies with careful aim, and then she makes a break for it! The last mood change comes in after the final drop, when it looks like she is in the clear now, having taken down her attackers and is back to safety. This track was just awesome! At track 23, Ice Angel was able to keep the dire feeling of the original and break it down in mood changes with each drop. This is another great track from the album! As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.
You have accidentally traveled to the past, now you are in 1980, but it is not a problem, because you have finally found a perfect place to find yourself again and do retrospection on your decisions. Well, this would be the perfect soundtrack for such a situation.
Altius Volantis transports us to the past with his newest song, during the first seconds of the song you can feel all the eighties air, with the reverberated drums and the primitive synthesizers that dominated that era. Little by little, it surrounds us with airy pads that gradually dominate the song, until in a moment they fall silent and make way for a new synthesizer that makes a sticky but dark melody, little by little those pads that were echoes of the past return to appear to harmonize with the nostalgic melody, it is quite a journey, undoubtedly the soundtrack of some science fiction movie of the 80s, but with ponies as protagonists!
This song is just a preview for the upcoming album Helpie’s Corner: “Shelter of Hope”.
Don’t get afraid to get dirty with this song!, AC-27 gives us a splendid melodic track. Inspired by how glamorous and elegant Rarity is, (our favorite marshmallow), throughout the track you can feel all that characteristic shine of Rarity, occupying all kinds of synthesizers and bright sounds, with very emotional and catchy melodies, even occupying the voice of Rarity in the 26th episode of the classic and nostalgic season 1, but AC-27 puts a sensational twist on it with an autotune effect, which gives a special feel to the whole song. Like a diamond in the rough on a nostalgic journey full of shine, listen.
This song is quite an experience, a great and brilliant experience, do not hesitate to listen to it!
The original Flutterwonder keeps getting more tributes, and this time Snow Swirl remixed it with a beautiful and rich new arrangement, all while keeping the heavenly vibes of the original intact. The outro is quite emotional and reflective too!
The fourth DustCar race gave birth to many lovely ideas and appreciated remixes of goldie-oldies, and I’m delighted to get this epic and emotional remix of Omnipony‘s Equestria in Grey, even featuring an awesome guitar performance by Fetlocked himself, wielding an Epiphone Special SG! Let’s hope even more musicians join the club, and then we could have our own Afterschool Tea Time band! (reference intended)