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SpinScissor – No More Apologies | Midtempo / Alternate Electronic

SpinScissor is honing the unique emotion in his songs even more through practice of the magic that is music, and this new release might just be a new peak! The emotional melodies throughout that incredible progression certainly resonated with me, while the heartfelt vocals are telling the commitment to newfound meanings explained in the description. Ethereal and magical, the piece will take you to higher planes!

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char – Any Fuss | Alternate Electronic

Indubitably among the best and most emotional pony songs ever written in my eyes, char’s tribute released on the 10th anniversary of SGaP’s music is a commitment to the cultural preservation of such pony vocal chops-powered pieces of magic that call upon our Passion. With a progression reflecting Starlight’s character depth and a masterful composition that evokes emotion so well, the song is nothing short of breathtaking, and a gem you don’t want to sleep on!

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Vanessa Hudgens – Gonna Be My Day (Lexie Remix) | Future Bass

Well, it wasn’t long ago that Lexie suddenly appeared on our radars as a musician, and since then they have created songs of genres everywhere from Future Funk (a genre I didn’t know existed before that) to House to producing DnB, both on their own and in a collaboration with Tw3Lv3. Their latest offering, a Future Bass track, also happens to be a remix of the brand new G5 song! I really loved the original, and if you remember my “Best of Friends” BlackIceMusic remix article, you already know that I’m pretty cautious of remixes of songs that I love, but not with this one, Lexie has won me over with their previous works, so I was expecting a banger, but sweet Celestia, I was not prepared for how good this song is! The song starts out with a few beats of the original opening, but then Lexie quickly engages their talent with a fun, upbeat melody to go along with the awesome vocals courtesy of Vanessa Hudgens. As the vocals get into the build up, so does the remix. Intro-ed by an awesome guitar riff, we jump into an amazing drum build up, and along with vocal build up, here comes the drop! The drop is amazing–rarely has something gotten me jumping this hard on my first listen-through, and we get this awesome, video game-ish melody together with some vocals. Then we come to the part that made me shake my head in surprise (and still does): we get, still inside the drop, a quick build-up into what I can only call a drop inside the drop, intro-ed by my exact reaction I get every time listening to this remix. At the end of the drop we get yet another build up that goes straight into the next part of the song! Here we calm down a bit, getting a breather after all the jumping we just did, but it doesn’t last long before Lexie jumps straight back to another build up and yet another drop that does everything just as well as the first one did, and this drop takes us to the end of the song. This remix is a banger and certainly one of my favourites (if not my straight-up favorite) remix of all time!
Proofread by theCANderson; big thanks to him!

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Daniel Ingram – Raise This Barn (Vale & Fl0 Remix) | Bass House

What a dark, groovy, pumped up remix! The track opens with a slick beat and distorted vocals to form the melody, which sets the tone nicely (along with the great background art!). Then the main vocals kick in, and they’ve been tweaked just enough to fit the atmosphere of the track. The buildup and the drop really get things bucking with some encouragement from Applejack courtesy of a distorted vocal chop and some really nice sound design and tasty bass. I’d bet my bits that this barn comes with an above average number of speakers and party lights!

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Sofia Carson – Glowin’ Up (Enermatrix Remix) | House

Enermatrix is back! After a 4 year hiatus, Enermatrix is back to remixing, and how better to celebrate such a return then with a G5 remix! The track starts out with vocals and an awesome, upbeat drum build up before we head straight into the amazing melodies. At the beginning the drum loop shines through a lot, really supporting the vocals, and then for the build up we get some more awesome drums. And then the drop–oh, the drop! It’s an upbeat beat firework that fits really well with the chipper mood of the original. The song then takes one big risk that I rarely give songs credit for: the drop doesn’t really calm down, but between the end of the drop one and the next build up we get this spiced up version of the beginning. The second drop is just as amazing as the first, and I could sit here for hours telling you how great both drops are (like how they work together with the vocals instead of blowing over them or hiding behind them), but I think you get the picture. Finally, in one last, perfect connection with the vocals, the song, instrumental and all, stops right along with them.
Proofread by theCANderson; big thanks to him!

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Senntenial – Bronies are Weird (Likonan Remix) | Progressive House

Likonan is back again after dropping an absolute banger with their “The Riddle” parody, and now they’ve gone all the way back in time to Senntenial’s “Bronies are Weird” and turned it into this banger of a remix! The instrumental is full of fun effects and great melodies that are simply too good to fully appreciate in a single listen! The vocals have some great effects applied to them which creates a really fun combination with the synths. While in some songs the lyrics, especially in the drop, tend to stick out from the instrumental a lot, this song combines both into a harmony of greatness!
Proofread by theCANderson; big thanks to him!

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[Equinity] Tw3Lv3 & Lexie – さいこう ! (Saikou!) | Kawaii Drum & Bass

It’s always a thrill to see what Tw3lv3 will come up with next. Well, on Equinity 05. I amusingly saw this called Weeb D&B, and they’re not wrong with that nickname. Kawaii is a type of anime-centered j-pop. Lexie and Tw3Lv3 have cleverly mashed up some fine D&B with what I do think are RD’s Japanese VA’s vocal chops with overtones of J-pop. It honesty works and with a theme of the track with Tw3Lv3’s skills at making genres mesh together in pure harmony. Just listen, and you get what I am talking about. As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself

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Ardhy Mahardhy – Through Space and Time | Progressive House / Trance

The season 5 finale of “Friendship is Magic” follows Twilight and Spike on an epic journey through time and space to oppose Starlight and save the world.  Ardhy Mahardhy has set out to capture this adventure in song form. An up-tempo melody played on a fun synth is complimented by a driving beat propelled by muted drums. Urgent sounds of time fleeing like a runaway train permeate the midsection, and I felt a sense of flying through time and space in a shower of a glittering lights. The overall effect is a feeling of time rushing towards an epic outcome as worlds collide and destinies are determined. This piece really lives up to its name as it carries the listener on an interstellar journey “through space and time!”

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RedSpark – Phoenix Rising | Epic Orchestral

Phoenixes are unquestionably some of the most dazzling mythical beings portrayed in the MLP universe, and RedSpark’s “Phoenix Rising” pays homage to these compelling creatures with inspired musical story telling.  The piece is initially subdued, not immediately throwing the listener into an epic battle, but rather, creating a slow crescendo with strings, horns, and powerful drums that slowly build to epic heights.  Later on, the climactic moment drops to a steady pace complimented by faint vocals in the background.  Towards the end of the piece, the instruments recede to feature only the vocals in the forefront.  However, the powerful drumbeats and the horns soon return to achieve a final epic triumph. Though, overall, the piece is somewhat subdued in nature, strong emotional overtones resonate through every instrument, creating a truly inspiring vibe throughout the track from start to finish. Enjoy this first track from RedSpark’s upcoming new album; it’s a tasty intro of the good things to come!