Monday, May 28, 2012

Taking Requests! Who Are We Missing ?!

While we'd love for people to write out profiles for artists and submit them themselves we can't always get that, so this week we're specifically looking for great bronies who still aren't on this site. New up-and-comers, old veterans, who have we overlooked??

Let us know in the comments below. This is your chance to get your favs on here! We'll get a profile put together and posted if you request them.

Feel free to look through this list and recommend anypony you see that's been tragically overlooked.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

SamuraiDanceParty

Youtube

Location :USA
Age: 21

Newpony on the block and lover of ponies and dubstep. While they (appears to be a duo) are a bit lacking in the image department they got their wubs, samples, and drops all in order. Give them a shot as they're looking to get subwoofers installed in place as their cutie marks.


Notable track: Wingpower
 

AbranteDr

Youtube
Soundcloud

Location: Spain
Age: 20
DAW of Choice: FL Studio

A wonderful electronic music musician and with a head full of great ideas and genres to cover. From the classic rock sampling and electronic hybrid "Cupcakes", to the the electro dance party of "You Do That Thing", to the lightweight hip hop of "May the Best Rap Win", and to the drum & bass fueled "Do Your Best Today", there's a lot of quality music coming from this brony and a desire to avoid complacency. Job accomplished!

Notable track: You Do That Thing
 

Zephyr Pony

Youtube

Location: USA
Age: 17

Zephyr began with orchestral pony music (such as "Luna's Lament" and "Celestia's Remorse") and has been evolving and expanding his music ever since. Newer tracks have continued to show some amazing skill and talent and with a better vst library to show them off.


Notable track: Specular Light - For The Might of The Solar Empire
 

DJ Manjaro

Youtube

Location: USA
Age: 17

Began making tracks in Winter 2012 with EqD featured "The Night Will Last Forever" but has made some wonderful if undershadowed tracks since. We'd have to recommend his wonderful trance and electronic as they're certainly as good if not better than his original pony track. A pony that truly deserves some more attention for their music.

Notable track: Innocence
 

Dethonator

Youtube
Soundcloud

Location: New York
Age: N/A

Began making pony music in the spring of 2011 (tracks now on their soundcloud) and has continued with brand new metal songs since (tracks on their youtube). Their current highlighted pony tunes would be "Suicide Notes (Octavia's Theme) ft. Bagpipe Brony" and their glam metal cover of "Shadow of a Flower". For those loving rock and metal (and occasionally catgirls too) seek them out.

Notable track: Friendship is Symphonic Metal - Suicide Notes (Octavia's Theme) ft. Bagpipe Brony
 

David Larsen

Youtube

Location Denmark
Age: N/A

A brony musician for over a year, his work is often tied into video game ("My Little Portal GLaDOS them" and "Pinkie Sphere") or tv shows (Dexter and Breaking Bad tie-ins) but more often feature original works (and a few show covers). Mostly orchestral pieces and with a very calm and relaxed atmosphere. Some great music here.

Notable track: Magic
 

Wintergreen

Youtube
Soundcloud

Location: USA
Age: 19

Making pony tracks most of the Spring of 2012 they've made a rather nice spash since arriving. Most of the tracks have a great EDM feel but w/o conforming to traditional trance or dubstep formulas. Almost every track has been EQD featured and there's a reason, because they are quite good. An essential new brony artist.

Notable track: Ordered Chaos

CK / ArcaneSoul


Youtube
Soundcloud

Location: USA
Age: 18

Quite often jumping back and forth between making pony and non-pony tracks, CK's first track, "Discord Theme" might be their most well known but they've made quite a few since and grown musically. Well worth diving in and checking their vast EDM catalog.

Notable track: Fluttershy model mix (CK RMX)
 

Coconeru

Youtube

Location: USA
Age: 23

Coconeru skill is in singing, voice acting, and also composing. He's been singing on MLP themed covers for awhile but is quite capable of original songs such as the Discord themed "Controlled Chaos", "Equestian National Anthem", and "Kickin' Clouds". So abandon all that dubstep for a bit and enjoy a sung song or two at his channel.

Notable track: Controlled Chaos
 

Sugarholik / Mike Gallop

Soundcloud

Location: Finland
Age: 18

While not a common brony name yet he's been around since June 2011 and has some rather great tracks that show off some incredibly upbeat music. From the recent 4/4 happy hardcore version of "Smile", to the older happy hardcore "Waiting For Spring" and "εїз εїз εїз", and the upbeat vocal trance of "Love Is In Bloom" you'll find quite a bit of sugar-fueled energy present. If you haven't checked him out yet it might be time to take notice.Oh and he goes by Sugarholik now. Sweeeet!

Notable track: Smile!
Smile! by MikeGallop

Sgt-Whip

YouTube
Bandcamp
SoundCloud
Tumblr

Location: Maryland, USA
Age: N/A

"I don't want to limit myself to one electronic genre and want to eventually start calling everything I make either Complextro or IDM. However, for right now I primarily work in Experimental Dubstep and Electro-House." Plenty of tracks on his sites as he's been busy with pony tracks for the better part of the year so check out the sergeant. He also dj's!

Notable track: Daniel Ingram - Welcome (Sgt-Whip Remix)
 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Vladnuke

Youtube
SoundCloud
Discography
Tumblr

Location: California
Age:18

Born is Russia, moved to America early on, and invested in music early on (able to play guitar and piano). After discovering ponies and fl studio he has begun to play all varieties of genres. He says: "I've settled into my own personal niche of drum & bass and electro house "  

Notable track: Party in the Ponyville Arcade


Metrix Belle / Lunar Beatz

YouTube
Website 

Location: Valdosta, Georgia
Age: 15


"Metrix Belle AKA Roderick Hawkins started making remixes in 2009 under the name Alpha then he quit making music for a while. He started making music a hobby in 2011 and released his first EP "Clawdeen" in 2012 on Bandcamp for a free download. He has made a single "Inside Rarity's Heart" in 2013 for Equestrian Hype's "Back To The Bassics" compiliation album. His most recent album was "Pinkamena" which was released in the same year which was mainly inspired by his love for music around the EDM and Hip Hop area."


Notable Track: Inside Rarity's Heart

Sleufoot2010

YouTube
SoundCloud:
DeviantART

Location: New Hampshire, United States
Age: 16

 Sleufoot2010 became a fan of Friendship Is Magic in early September. After spending some time on Everypony Radio, he eventually decided to try his luck at making music. His music genres vary from orchestral to straight up techno and dubstep.

Most notable song: Avast Rarity's Ass 3.0


Nix_Spark

Location: Stockton, England
Age: 17

YouTube

Nix_Spark is a hardstyle producer from England, who specializes in lead sounds and synth design. He is most notable for some of his remixes and his vocal tuning and editing, he also works closely with many other brony musicians, including Zorg, CaptainFluffatun and Tephrax.



Notable Track: Night Mares & Nightmares Remix

DasDeer

Location: Sweden
Age: 17

YouTube
SoundCloud

Wonderfully talented and quite able to do a wide range of instrumental and orchestral music, he isn't afraid to throw in some rhythm's into his organic sounding landscapes and take on various styles. From the instrumental pop of "Welcome to Ponyville", Orchestral Metal on "Ruffled Feathers", crime jazz of "Backstreets of Canterlot", and flamenco undertones on "Road to Appleloosa" there's not an instrumental stone left unturned.

Notable Track: Road to Appleloosa

FlutterRex

Location: Wrocław, Poland
Age: 23

YouTube
DeviantART

"Music full of bass, punchy drums and distressing atmosphere made by pony wearing goggles." A good description! While only a handful of tracks so far (3 currently) we have to recommend one of the few artists taking not only a grimdark style but also a filthstep sound. Clearly they're found a unique and dark approach to MLP music that few have even attempted and their tracks sound amazingly polished.

Notable Track: Pink Lick

Monday, May 21, 2012

Baschfire

Youtube
Soundcloud
Bandcamp

Location: USA
Age: N/A

A wonderful orchestral mlp musician, you can see that baschfire easily stands in the ranks of his friends Makkon and Overkillius. His earlier work featured multiple tracks dedicated to Princess Luna. His more recent series of classical themes to different MLP characters was collected in the bandcamp album "Epic Final Bosses of Equestria Vol. 1" and is highly recommended.

Notable track: Epic Final Bosses - Twilight Sparkle
 

Blaze

Youtube (dead)
Youtube Archive

Location: UK
Age: 18

Blaze has quite a few great tracks on his youtube and these cover a lot of ground; from original pony tracks, multiple collaborations, and even some remixes. His style is very modern, often features original vocals or sliced and pitched show vocals, and can best be described as electro although can often include dubstep and drum & bass. His sound is consistent and any anyone liking Tei the Pony or Living Tombstone (who have been included in his remixes and collabs) should definitely check out Blaze as well.

Notable track: TheLivingTombstone - Octavia's Overture (Blaze Remix)
 

Black Gryphon / Baasik

Youtube
Deviant Art

Location: Alaska
Age: 20

Well known pmv artist, artist, musician, and in active duty in the navy, Black Gryphon makes some great vocal pop (such as "Proud to be a Brony" and "Take Me to Equestria") and often teams up with his brother Baasik (who appears to share his youtube account) for heavier electronic music. He has released such original awesome animation over the memes "Twilightlicious", "Flutterlicious", and Dj Pon-3 as well. Expect that any BlackGryph0n or Baasik release will likely be a massive brony event as his talent is clearly visible and he has a knack for capturing and holding our attention.

Notable track: Baasik + BlackGryph0n - DashStep (An original FiM Dubstep)
 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Facexplodie

Youtube

Location: USA
Age: N/A
DAW of Choice: Logic Studio

One of the few people to not only remix SoGreatandPowerful (on a "Beautiful Heart") but also collaborate with them very recently ("Other Animals"). Since we've been around long enough to remember when people immediately compared SoGreatandPowerful to the veteran PinkiePieSwear's style, it seems only fitting to see history repeat and yet another amazing brony musician continue in the footsteps of both and yet find new ground to work with. Very impressive complextro (IDM) and vocal slicing and fans of either of the 2 artists should seek out Facexplodie immediately.

Notable Track: Where Her Heart Is

CopyCat

Youtube
SoundCloud
Tumblr

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Age: 16

Haven't seen too many pony tracks or anything very recent (scratch that, "Not So Moombah After All" just came out a few weeks ago) but when tracks are as sharp as "Capturing Winter In C Sharp", they're worth noting and giving a Rainbow Dash salute.

Notable track: Capturing Winter In C Sharp


Colaeuphoria

Youtube

Location: Wisconsin
Age: 16
DAW of choice: Ableton/Reason

Cola may have only put out 3 tracks for several months now, but he's a well known brony musician to many. His music varies in genre ranging from dark and hard in Everfree, to light and atmospheric in Snowy Equestria Night, to dreamy and Pogo-esque in Fluttershy's Rhapsody. His extensive musical knowledge/experience shines through in songs like Everfree and Fluttershy's Rhapsody, breaking free from overused chord progressions and using chords that accompany the melody in an almost poetic way. His chiptune-inspired songs have caught the attention of Pinkiepieswear, Alex S, and Daniel Ingram, who commented on his song Fluttershy's Rhapsody saying "Fluttershy Trance! Love it. Really good production too. Well done!".

Notable Track: Fluttershy's Rhapsody

randomblockfilms

Youtube

Location: USA
Age: 17

Maker of deceptively simple but quite pretty electronic melodies and creative sample uses. RBF has been around for a while and he has a definite style to his music that's worth taking a listen as it follows it's own path.

Notable Track: Finda Pet [Find a Pet Reeeemix]

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Metajoker

Youtube
Ponysquare
Tumblr

Location :USA
Age: 18

Wish I knew more about our fellow with a great set of pipes and some great connections. He can rap and sing well, he's done plenty of collabs (most of the videos are scattered on various youtube channels), and he's got an album coming in the near future. He's definitely a brony that everypony should know and many people (Fragmentd, Art Attack, Taps, etc) already do!

Notable track:
Art Attack - Still Shy VIP
 

YourEnigma

YouTube

Location: USA
Age: 23

A lot of people have noticed that we are beginning to see an upswing of jazz finally hitting the brony music scene. YourEnigma has been one of the key musicians leading that charge and he features excellent original music and covers it through amazing arrangements and with authentic sounding instruments. Amazing work and becoming the hippest member of the community.

Notable track: Old Hat, New Manehatten
 

Kyoga


Youtube
Soundcloud

Location: Washington
Age: 19

A guitarist of 10 years, Kyoga has brought various genres to brony music that were not very well covered. Besides bringing true ambient to our scene he has covered neoclassical, metal, and even a little bit of rap on a hip-hop track or two. He has also evolved from an avid poster on MLR to a new moderator and an instructor on cloud synthesis so give ample credit where it is due!

Notable track: The Echo
 

DJ Fistbuck

Youtube [Equestrian Hype]
SoundCloud

Location: Sweden
Age: N/A

"Dashsunglasses sports two ponysonas, both signed to Equestrian Hype; DJ Fistbuck, who creates tracks that are THIS HARD. And Cloudflash, the mellow alcoholic house producer. Un-ponysona tracks are probably general troll entries, tomfoolery and shenanigans."

Notable track:  CNTRLOT MASSIVE

Friday, May 11, 2012

NytMayr

YouTube
SoundCloud

Location: Bremerton
Age: 15

"NytMayr here, here to share my music with the world for no other reason than because I can. I don't think I've made a single track that can fit under one single genre, but generally, expect to see elements of electronic, orchestral, and rock music, though I am a quite versatile composer, and can write songs of completely different genres. I also love music pieces, or even entire albums, that tell stories, so expect those as well.

Notable Track: Mistress of Mystique

Biff0r

Youtube
SoundCloud
DeviantART

Location: Hamburg, Germany
Age: N/A

"I started to try making music because of ponies, and somehow got noticed during my first 'My Little Vocaloid' album. Recently I mostly switched to actually composing stuff, when I'm not working on the 'Cutie Mark Crusade' Adventure series or randomly drawing stuff. I'd love to write more, but I really don't have a huge interesting background story at hand."

Notable Track: Pony Swag Zero Mix

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Psycosis

Youtube
Bandcamp
Tumblr

Location: UK
Age: 20

The brony community has a proper mash-up artist now and that brony is Psycosis.With a name-your-price 26 track album on bandcamp that mashes up well known brony tracks with mainstream artists he's found a great untapped niche.  Check out his album preview on youtube below and the individual tracks (including the 13 1/2 minute Gorillaz meets Bronies "Sweet Plastic Acres" or the 20 minute version of the same "Discord Days").

Notable Track: Sweet Plastic Acres
 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Top Tracks of 2011

Anyone knows me well knows how much I love lists, so I might as well pass along these Top tracks of 2011 as voted on by large amounts of bronies. These were compiled by two great radio stations (Everfree Radio + Celestia Radio) at the end 0f 2011.




Sunday, May 6, 2012

PrinceWhateverer

Youtube

Location: Bexhill, UK
Age: 19

PrinceWhateverer is a brony musician from the UK who specilaizes in rock and metal. He has consistently rated in the top songs of the fandom for his covers of other popular fannon tracks, show remixes, and collaborations (the pinnacle being the massive artist pileup on Breaking Bonds). He recently released his debut album but has been with the community since late 2011.

Notable Track: "Taking Flight"

Mysterious Bronie

Inkbunny (downloads)
Location: Australia 
Age: 20
"I'm just really some pub musician with a bit of a pony hobby.  I became a fan around the start of January and started writing music for it almost instantly. I try to vary style but it pretty much just bounces between rock and folky acoustic stuff. I do also really have alot of fun doing classical stuff on occasion and my "This Day Aria" cover seems to be pretty popular for some wierd reason. I guess thats it "

Notable Track : This Day Aria
 

Mc Chris

Website
Youtube
Bandcamp

Location: N/A
Age: N/A

Mc Chris is a nerdcore veteran dropping lyrics back before most of us discovered that friendship was magic or that pinkie sense could save your life. He did the brony-referencing track "Discord" and released it on April's Fool Day 2012. Judging by the lyrics, its hard to know if he's lampooning us (quite likely) or is ok with our love of little toy ponies. Either way, it's an essential one-hit wonder and resulted in many pmv's and reply videos from his single blog-released mp3.

Notable Track: Discord

DJ MHM

Youtube
Tindeck
Facebook

Location: Norway
Age: 16

Let's face it: if there's a single genre that pony fans go gaga for its dubstep / brostep, and DJ MHM brings the goods. Some may focus on only Omnipony and Alex S, but if they do that's their loss as there's plenty of others doing it well and MHM is clearly in the front of the pack. He's not allergic to house and electro either.

Notable track: Flutter Bomb

Bejoty

Youtube
SoundCloud

Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Age: 20

Two wonderful acoustic live covers of MLP songs are on his youtube and soundcloud channel. I love the full vocal "Becoming Popular" just a tad over the instrumental, but you be the judge as they are both lovely.

Notable Track: "Becoming Popular"

Saturday, May 5, 2012

331Erock

Youtube

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Age: 27

He may not have anymore MLP centered tracks besides the "My Little Pony Meets Metal", but to be honest that's all we need. We just adore his live rendition of our main theme (and his other metal non-pony video game and tv themes renditions aren't bad either).

Notable Track: "My Little Pony Meets Metal"

Pogosama

Youtube

Location: N/A
Age: N/A

Some really amazing downtempo tracks They started with some vocal hip hop tracks like "If Looks Could Kill" and "My Little MC - Hip Hop Is Magic" but then moved on to mostly relaxing instrumentals with some great beats still present. Wonderful atmospheric chillout and perfect for a relaxing saturday afternoon.  Also Legion thinks Everfree Compromise is a really good song. >_>

Notable Track: "Everfree Compromise"

Lodestone / LykosFreaks

Youtube
SoundCloud

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Age: 22

There's not much on his SoundCloud but WIPs, but you'll find a lot of pony rock tracks and collabs with with his pal Zonak on his Youtube and even move videos of pony classics adapted to Rock Band 3. Make sure to seek those out as that's an awesome project.

Notable Track: Zonak & LyokoFreaks - "Discord"

JayB

Youtube
Homepage

Location: Germany
Age: 25

"JayB has been producing music since 2004 and creating sound sets for hardware and software synthesizers since 2006. His music productions have been played by Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren, Woody van Eyden, Alex M.O.R.P.H., DJ Shah, Mike Shiver, Aly & Fila and many more." His professional sounding Hands Up Trance remixes have energized the brony fanbase and amazed his peers as well.

Notable example: ".Dasha and The Living Tombstone - Good Girl (JayB Remix)"

Nameless Warning

Youtube
SoundCloud

Location: USA
Age: N/A

Nameless Warning started making music when he was about 12. He is now making music with FL Studio that is pony focused, and learning much more about the techniques to master the art of making the music. He mainly makes trance or house although ventures outside of that on occasion. Really solid tracks so far!

Notable track: This Day Aria (Nameless Warning remix)


WolfOfSadness

Youtube
SoundCloud
Bandcamp
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Location: N/A
Age: Tempe, Arizona, USA

WolfOfSadness has been making pony tracks for almost a year now and has quite an amazing selection of tracks. He clearly favors making dubstep and drum & bass but do occasionally produce outside of that. Most of his earliest tracks were collected on Oct 2011's "This Pony Got Dirt" and with a follow-up album, "Sup" which was released in December. Both were released on Bandcamp as free downloads and should still be available on there, but be aware there's a plethora of newer and older tracks, all on his Youtube.

Notable track: "Nothing's Changed"

Mechablobby

Youtube
Bandcamp

Location: n/a
Age: n/a

There is not much that is known about Mechablobby. They did put out Equinophobia on Bandcamp a year ago, an ep of MLP sampling, trip-hop, IDM, and glitch. Since then then they've moved onto non-pony tracks.

Notable track: Cupcake Like a Boss

Forever Odin

Youtube
SoundCloud

Location: Colorado, USA
Age: N/A

Best known for the "Winter Jazz Up", one of the earliest jazz tracks in the community. He did follow that with an orchestral and rock soundtrack for Alex Warlorn's Discorded/Reharmonized Ponies fan-fiction reading and a "Becoming Popular" jazz cover.

Notable Track: Becoming Jazz-ular

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

CJTheMusicDude

Youtube

Location: USA
Age: 24

We haven't seen anything pony in a year since this single track remix of "Winter Wrap Up" but he still puts out non-pony cartoon remixes on his youtube.




Notable track: What Does Everypony Do?

the4thImpulse

YouTube
Soundcloud
Eqbeats

Location: Kelowna, Canada
Age: 19

A producer and DJ from Canada, he makes primarily progressive house and has promised to mix pony electro, house, and dubstep for the brony community. He'se done just as he said, putting out some great short mixtapes on Eqbeats.

Notable track: Adventure / Insomnia
 

x Critical Strike x

Youtube
Soundcloud

Location: Middlesbrough, UK
Age: 27


There's not a load of chiptune pony artists and there's not any (I think) that make uptempo covers with vocal samples. We haven't seen anything by him in many months but we did enjoy his small catalog.

Notable example: Winter wrap up (Chiptune KORG DS-10)
 

Orschmann

Youtube
Soundcloud

Location: Santa Rosa, United States
Age: N/A

A handful of tracks so far and mostly chillout and house (or a mix of the two actually). We can say they're pretty sample heavy and quite decent, so we are certainly are liking what he has made so far.


Notable track: Everypony Should Smile
 

NRGFORCE

Youtube
DeviantArt

Location: Netherlands
Age: N/A

NRGFORCE has many various piano covers of tracks, as well as some more larger scale orchestral ones, but he may be best known for his largest scale Instrumental Medley which takes the cake and is a must hear.

Notable track: Friendship is Magic - Instrumental Medley
 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Mash-Ups







Mash-ups are part of taking different existing music and meshing them together (almost like the head of hawk and the body of a lion figuratively). It's this fusion of different tracks and samples in a plunderphonic stew which makes a surprisingly cool new modern form of music.

Check out these artists who specialize in this style of music.

Feel free to recommend some artists not included in here (these artists specialize in it) or include up to 10 of your favorite acoustic tracks  in the comments section .








Darkwave



Darkwave
is a genre that is rarely ever "pure", in that there's almost always overlap with other genres. Usually the overlap occurs with dark synth, gothic, postp-unk, and gothic rock, but there are also plenty of occasions of overlap with industrial even. Emphasis is on the beautiful darkness.

Check out these artists who specialize in this style of music.

Feel free to recommend some artists not included in here (these artists specialize in it) in the comments section (for an eventual best of countdown).




Synthpop







Synthpop is the sound of the retro 80's, sometimes in a slightly updated way, more often in a way the screams age old synths. Quite a bronies specialize in it, enough to include its own section on here.

Check out these artists who specialize in this style of music.

Feel free to recommend some artists not included in here (these artists specialize in it) or include up to 10 of your favorite acoustic tracks  in the comments section.








Ska / Punk







We're goint to have an entry for 2 slightly overlapping genres, both who fall just outside of the big rock umbrella. Ska is the upbeat reggae style that often crossover into rock and punk. Punk is stripped down rock with plenty of attitude.  There's just enough of both in the brony community to warrant a highlight on this page. Whether fun or angry you'll find plenty of energy in both.

Check out these artists for Ska and these for Punk who specialize in this style of music.

Feel free to recommend some artists not included in here (these artists specialize in it) or include up to 10 of your favorite acoustic tracks in the comments section (for an eventual best of countdown).

Ska



Punk