Saturday, June 30, 2012

Lesser Knowns / A Dash of Insanity

Two events just finished up. Lesser Knowns and A Dash of Insanity. Check both compilations out on Bandcamp.Anyone who missed getting on Lesser Knowns can try to enter the sequel Lesser Knowns II. Be quick.


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Nosnibormada/Nostalgia Sound

Youtube
SoundCloud
Eqbeats

Location:UK
Age:18

"This brony musician actually made music for quite a while before he ever made anything pony related. Most of these were stylistically limited to drum and bass, electronica and occasionally instrumental hip hop. Having become acquainted with Equestrian Hype records a few months ago, he now makes old styles of dance and electronic music for that label under the alias 'Nostalgia Sound' which is really just the name for his ponysona. The 'Nosnibormada' name exists now as an output of his more ambient and experimental styles, basically anything that doesn't fit the Equestrian Hype mold. When approaching MLP fan music, he prefers to tackle concepts in the show through instrumentals rather than through vocal tracks."

Notable Track: The Element of Joy (Original Mix)

DoubleCleff

Youtube

Location: USA
Age: 19

With 150+ videos on his channel there's loads of vocal, electronic, and orchestral covers, pony clips, and many original pieces as well. From an artist who admits to having dealt with personal demons and depressions, it's clear that he's found a comforting home in MLP, and channeled this into his extensive Youtube channel.

Notable Track: Luck of the Rose

BassBeastJD

Youtube
Eqbeats 
Equestria Terminal

Location: Texas
Age: 17

A brony who has been making some nice orchestral music for a while, and also responsible for the "Long Away From Equestria" orchestral cover and mass choral project.



Notable Track: The Upcoming Attraction (The Great And Powerful Show) (Musical Trixie Tribute)

Excelitrix/QT-Mark

Youtube
Soundcloud
EqBeats
Facebook
Tumblr

Location: N/A
Age: 17

"I'm more of a remixer than an original artist. I make music using FL Studios and an AKAI MIDI Controller. I don't really specialize in anything, I'm really diverse."

Notable Track: Love is in Bloom (Wedding Special)

Noluv

Youtube
Bandcamp
Facebook

Location: USA
Age: N/A

While he may not always make pony music, when he does it's pretty stellar (even if it offends a vocal few of his prior fanbase). He does dubstep, drum and bass, trance, and electro. He's definitely one to watch, as his production and vocal slicing is spot on.

Notable Track: Keep on Going

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Industrial




 




Industrial is a use of electronic music in abrasive and dark fashion. You may hear the occasional distorted guitar in there but for the most part its one of the oldest forms of scary sounding electronics.

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 your favorite industrial tracks in the comments section (for an eventual best of countdown).

 
 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

K3WRO

Youtube
SoundCloud
Eqbeats

Location: Japan
Age: 14

"I've been writing and composing music for about a year but only started publishing music 6 months ago. I was never motivated or serious about music until I discovered the MLP fandom. I mainly make instrumental, electronic music but I am also thinking of doing piano covers in the near future. The genre I am currently focusing on are Happy Hardcore, Trance, and D'n'B and I use LMMS, Sonar, and FL Studio."

Notable Track: Hate Detected

DJ Ponyfield

Youtube
SoundCloud

Location: N/A
Age: N/A

The few pony tracks DJ Ponyfield has made are awesome and stand apart as a style rarely noted in this fandom. In fact, he's one of few producing what we would genuinely call psytrance.


Notable Track: DarJ Ponyfield vs Beleth - Parallel Universes

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Eternal Glory

Youtube
Facebook
Website

Location: USA
Age: N/A

Eternal Glory just released a second album named "Harbinger of Harmony" which was spotlighted on Equestria Daily recently. His first album "Power From Within" is still available and both bypass Bandcamp for free direct downloads and torrents.  There's some great electronic instrumental music here and from a brony musician who's making all the right moves and showing that sharing is caring. Brohoof!

Notable track: Final Stand
 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Glowflank

YouTube
Soundcloud
Facebook

Location: USA
Age: 15

"I work a little bit on each track at a time. Sometimes I will stay up pretty late to finish them. and yes it was kind of like releasing all of them at once. I use different software. I make my wobbles and drum loops in FL Studio. Sometimes I will download royalty free dr@m loops and samples from the internet. I don't have the complete understanding of FL Studio though. I use Audacity for extra effects."

Notable Track: Everfree Forest

InfinityDash

YouTube

Location: USA
Age: 22

A channel that is likely the best single source for getting BGM (that is, background music, technically known as "underscore") from MLP:FiM. He does make some music and remixes on his own (some chiptune labeled as 16-bit and some extended BGM versions as well).

Notable Track: Fluttershy Model Mix ( Extended BGM Remix)
 

FluttershyElsa

YouTube

Location: Finland
Age: 20

While not technically a musician, they are a well known and active brony pmv artist AND more importantly the one person brilliant enough to add MLP's acapella's on top of Eurobeat Brony's awesome tracks to have vocals added (20% cooler? You decide!!). Plenty of polka and pony videos on their youtube which survived a full parasprite invasion back in Dec 2011 (targeted by trolls along with Alex S and briefly taken down before it came back like a phoenix).


Notable Track: Eurobeat Brony - Cupcakes (FluttershyElsa Version)















Saturday, June 16, 2012

Calamus Dash

Youtube
SoundCloud
Tumblr (semi NSFW)

Location: Rochester, New York, USA
Age: 16

Quite a few remixes under his belt and now a popular Balloon Party submission of his own, which he's hopefully prepping for the Balloon After Party. Doing a great job and he's hopefully close enough to travel to Bronycon this summer (lucky)!

Notable Track: H8Seed - Heartstrings (Calamus Dash remix)

Gnarrkhaz

Youtube
SoundCloud
Eqbeats

Location: Germany
Age: 23

"I had been playing guitar for a few years but i never had much motivation/inspiration to make music let alone practice much until MLP came along. I was astonished by the musical side of the fandom and it introduced me to music genres i never thought i could like. I make instrumental music (mainly because i can't sing) trying to emulate the feeling of my favorite emo bands regardless of clean and quiet or distorted and loud sounds. Main instrument: electric guitar."

Notable Track: The Toast of the Town (Rarity's Theme)

Cii

Youtube

Location: New York, USA
Age: 19

New brony in town. Has experimental pony tracks, has cowbell party too. Will you listen? Is this haiku? Stay tuned!




Notable Track: Cii befriends Zero - Everfree Forest Remix

TalkAcanthi

Youtube
SoundCloud
Eqbeats
Tumblr

Location:Alabama
Age: 19

"A lot of what TalkAcanthi does is original work, or covers of well known brony songs. All of the music he makes is either with recorded instruments or composed with MIDI (some synth stuff if he is in the mood" With 8 tracks in 1 month, we think we'll see a lot more of TA over the summer!

Notable Track: Rainbow's Lullaby

N3uro

Youtube
SoundCloud

Location: Washington DC, USA
Age: N/A

N3uro was making pony tracks for the better part of a year and participated in several Toast Beards where his tracks were pretty well received. While he may not have a load of completed tracks, those that exist are worth checking out. So perhaps you might give this brony another look and give them a listen.

Notable Track: The Best of Pets

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Nettohunden

Youtube
SoundCloud

Location: Denmark
Age: 19

Nettohunden dropped some moombahcore on the Balloon Party album, but otherwise his Youtube is chock full of Windows error tributes and non-pony randomness. Stay tuned for more?!

Notable Track: Get My Rope

Celtik

Youtube
Soundcloud
Tumblr

Location: Arlington, Tennessee, USA
Age: 17

Relatively new brony but very busy with output!! He does orchestral, hands up, hardstyle, world, & piano music but look for moobahcore & electro in the future. While he's doing great on soundcloud he's just begun investing time on his youtube so don't forget to check him out there.

Mostly Known Works:

Six of Lasers

Youtube
Soundcloud

Location: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Age: 18

While he's been a lurker for a while, he definitely has had an amazing start with his first brony track, the second track on the Balloon Party, which he followed up with his equally astounding 'Love is in Bloom' remix. Definitely keep an eye on this one.

Notable Track: They Will See Me

@ppleBukker

Youtube
SoundCloud
Eqbeats
DeviantART

Location:Roanoke, Alabama
Age  21

Has been on MLR since the beginning of 2012 but just beginning to produce music for the community with each track often different from the next. We encourage his embracement of many genres and will continue to watch to see what he does next as he continues his musical development.

Notable Track: @ppleBukker befriends Scootalootacris - Luna's Return to Ponyville (DnB Remix)

Spark

Youtube
Soundcloud

Age:17
Location: USA

A new brony musician who loves Rainbow Dash, Electro house, Liquid drum & bass, and the occasional dubstep wubs. Hopefully a viable candidate for the Balloon After-Party ("Storm Chaser" is pretty radical). BUT take a look in the comments for a possible serious issue with his releases......

Notable track: Storm Chaser
 

Gremlin

Youtube
Soundcloud
Bandcamp
deviantART
Tumblr

Location: Florida, USA
Age: 14

A budding drum & bass producer, friend of Omni's, and a huge Renard fan. Still working on his music catalog but we have a feeling he'll have a productive summer.

Notable Track: The Royal Canterlot Wobble

Ptepix

Youtube
Soundcloud

Location: Colorado
Age: 18


"Ptepix is a Christian-Brony-Musician-DJ-Artist that loves Jesus, Ponies, Music, and Graphic Design. He lives in rural Colorado with the worst possible internet, so pray for his survival. He plans to drive Christian music forward with 'Christian Techno' (However that works) and also a rap project."

Notable Track: Love is in Bloom (Ptepix Remix)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Post-Balloon Party Events

Well Balloon Party is over as an event to submit to. Hopefully anyone who was working on going to bronycon and needing a little help has sent in a form for assistance while funds continue to pour in.


- Bronies that need the financial assistance send an official request in.
- BP funds cover the musicians needing assistance on a first come, first serve basis.
- Any surplus funds are donated to charity.


Anyways there are plenty of new projects popping up to fill its absence. Check em out below;

Monday, June 4, 2012

Balloon Party Out Now!!

What Is?
The MLR Thread
Facebook
 
"WHAT IT IS: Hardcore compilation donation album.
DUE DATE: June 1st 2012
MONEY: Free, accepts donations.
INCENTIVE: Show how you go all out, get attention.
GENRES: Death electro/complextro, dubstep, death metal, gabber, heavy house, hardcore orchestra, and any combinations you can make of music of this sort.
EFFECT: Helps for the Bronyquest movement to get musicians to Bronycon! "

OUT NOW on Bandcamp  

Also you can hear any omissions here as well. (the WHOLE THING)


The Eternal Insomniac

Youtube

Location: Moscow?
Age: N/A

Some great new remixes from this new brony musician in the last couple of months (as well as the great original Toast Beard track "Pwn 'n' Stuff"). With deserved EqD spotlights for the remixes of Glaze/Stormwolf's "Fruits Of Her Labour" (Eternal Insomniac Remix) and H8_Seed's "Daring Mare" I wouldn't be surprised to see many more great tracks in the summer ahead.

Notable track: Glaze/Stormwolf - "Fruits Of Her Labour (Eternal Insomniac Remix)"
 

Rabiesx86

Youtube Memorial (memorial, old material)
New Youtube (new account)
Tumblr

Location: Hungary
Age: N/A

Combining Chiptune-esque vocal cutups and amazing PMV's, rabiesx86 closed his account in May 2012 only to have a memorial sprout up after (with previous videos re-uploaded) and a new account emerge with recent work posted. Although the reasons for this move still haven't been communicated you can find his work on these 2 various sites and often uploaded by fans as well.

Notable track: R*ck My Louder Pony
 

Cats Millionaire



Youtube
Soundcloud
Tumblr
Bandcamp

Location: Canada
Age: 22

Now back since the release of Rainbow & Rooted after a long hiatus.  She is the unique and highly active female brony musician and vocalist on youtube and probably falls somewhere between indie rock with an experimental edge and with a dash of humor (if we had to label). She's been doing music way before ponies and we're glad she's created a load of music for our community. She's had quite a few original tracks ("Spiders on the Web", "The Incredibly Expensive One of a Kind Crochet Wool Sweater Song"), collaborations, and show covers. We gotta say she's a refreshing break from the norm and a true original.

Notable track: Exclusive Royal Canterlot Wedding Set

JoltMC / Masslight Productions / Daxien

Youtube
Bandcamp
Soundcloud
DeviantArt

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Age: 17

A brony specializing in drum & bass who you'll find on bandcamp, deviant art, soundcloud, and youtube. He's been making original tracks and releasing a stream of ep's and singles since their original ep M4N3 6.
Notable track: Iron Pony
 

Flutterbro

Youtube

Location: Canada
Age:18

Emerging with a gothic cover of "Being Popular" we've seen Flutterbro since do several tracks afterwards ("Lotrix" and "Embrace the Ground"), and do artwork for many bronies youtube videos.

Notable track: Lotrix
 

EngineerMK2004



Location: Fairbanks, USA
Age: N/A

Part voice acting project, disney tribute, and opera; EngineerMK2004 has worked with a variety of anonymous bronies to make 2 dark tracks in the style of Disney musical numbers.


Notable track: Nightmare Moon Be Prepared
 

Dexter C. Ford


 Bandcamp

Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Age: N/A

Making music since at least 2005, Dexter put out a free 6 track pony album only on bandcamp in the middle of 2011. That seems to be the extent of his brony music and it mixed in a range of experimental, rock, and pop.

Assertive Fluttershy

Youtube
Soundcloud

Location: Ottawa, Canada
Age: 18

Assertive Fluttershy makes electronic music, mostly Happy Hardcore and UK Hardcore. While we've only seen a few remixes over the better part of a year we're always ready to hear another track drop and blow us away.

Notable track:  Odyssey - Luna (Assertive Fluttershy Remix)
 

Metal Core Pony

Youtube
Soundcloud
DeviantART

Location: San Antonio
Age: 17

Not many bronies are making metalcore so this makes the choice to follow one who does (if you like that music) a no-brainer. As he says "Metalcore + Ponies = INSANELY AWESOME"



Inspiration Is Magic by Metal Core Pony

Seven Up Pony

Youtube
Soundcloud
DevianART
Tumblr

Location: British Columbia, Canada
Age:18

Just getting started on youtube but has already been quite active on soundcloud. Many more wips than finished tracks but expect that to change soon.
Trancesong2 WIP by Seven Up P0n-3 --

Sean James

Youtube
SoundCloud
Eqbeats
MLR discography
Facebook

Location: Houston
Age: 14

"Sean James is an electronica producer hailing from Houston, Texas. He has been featured on Everfree Radio under his brony alias, CrashDistortion. He has been signed onto a non-brony record label by the name of United Bass Culture, and is currently working on becoming more involved in the brony music community."

Notable track: "You & What Army"

 

TheDumplingz / Pipsqueak

Youtube
Bandcamp

Location: UK
Age: 14

TheDumplingz (or Pipsqueak as he's also known), is a young, multi-talented musician and rapper. His music varies in genre and his rapping improves with every new release. He has done a variety of collaborations with other musicians/rappers such as YellingAtCats. TheDumplpingz just put a new album out, "The Tree Delusion" on bandcamp. With a mix of original electronic, hip-hop, and orchestral; it's a rather well-rounded and impressive debut from this young english brony.As always he's got a load of tracks on his youtube to check out.

Notable track: Shining Sacrifice
 

Friday, June 1, 2012

NeuKatalYst

YouTube

Location: USA
Age: N/A

Another brony to keep note of for his drum & bass. Some of these are original tracks ("Welcome to Cloudsadale" and "Too Far Gone") and some are remixes (the great d&b remix of "Flutterwonder" and UnderpΩny's - She Am Sky"). Expect more great music to come.

Notable track: "Too Far Gone"

Eurobeat







Many bronies know the Eurobeat genre through one man, Eurobeat Brony (aka Odyessey) one of the first brony musicians. While he was a one-stop shop for all the frantic Euro meets Japanese hi-nrg music many people have jumped into the fray and taken the samey synths to do all kinds of pony music. What it misses in synth variety and music critic affection it makes up for with tradition and passion. It's unmistakeable when you hear it.

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 (for an eventual best of countdown).