Wednesday, September 26, 2012

BMD Interviews Stars in Autumn

 

The Brony Musician Directory made time to interview one of our favorite and veteran brony musicians, Stars in Autumn (also known as Jeff the Strider). We talked to him at length about his music, his inspirations, the community, and what it takes to make such great quality music. Hope you take time to listen to this fun and informative interview.

His channel is here http://www.youtube.com/user/Jeffthestrider Hopefully he just may make 3,000 subs this week!! We will continue to aim for monthly interviews with some of our favorite artists where we can get to know them a little better.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Liquid Cobalt / THRE3

YouTube
2nd YouTube
SoundCloud
EQbeats
Bandcamp

Location: Saint Charles, USA
Age: N/a

While he appears to sport two different names (been there, done that) he also isn't afraid to do a variety of musical styles (orchestral drumstep, metalstep, and many styles of dubstep) and be involved in a lot of collabs and remixes. Definitely worth checking out for all the dubstep fans.

Notable Track: Vinyl's Bass Cannon 

PonyVisation

YouTube
Location: Indianapolis

Age: N/a

Describing himself as a new age and classical themed musician he has made many great improvised and bare acoustic piano themes ("Canterlot Suite", "Scootaloo's Adulthood") and culminating in the one hour improvised "The Key of Equestria" and the 70 minute "Boundless Equestria" pieces. Would definitely not be surprised if he had a picture of a piano as his cutie mark. 
                   
Notable track: The Key of Equestria

Pixeltripper

YouTube
Location: Buena Park, USA
Age: N/a

An amazing PMV artist (see "We Will Not be Stopped") who has the made the leap to making his own music. A lover of some of the darker more industrial / darkwave styled tracks so the music takes on some of that sound. I came for the pmv's and I stayed for the music. 

Notable track: The Pegasus Who Couldn't Fly


DongleKumquat


Twitter


Location: USA
Age: 18


He tends to reside in the electronic trance, downtempo, and ambient styles but has been known at time to veer off wildly in random directions (see "Party Mildly" and "Sugar Rush" for more energized wackiness). Some great original music and instrumentals here to check out!

                 Notable Track: Into the Forest


MindKog

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Location: USA
Age: N/A

Quite a nice range from this brony; from great complextro on "Fixing Everything", to the orchestral adaption of the Antipodes fanfaction, to great progressive house on "The Threadcutter". He's come along a long way in 6 months time and his music shows it.

Notable track: Fixing Everything

Colt45BronyEmcee

YouTube

Location: N/a

Age: N/a


He burst onto the brony rap scene nearly a year ago but has been absent for the last 6 months. Foul mouthed but lyrically agile he's a must to listen to if you're brony hip-hop fan. Bronyz 4 life!



Notable Track: Damn It Feels Good to be a Brony

Peacock

YouTube

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark.
Age: N/A


While he only has 3 rather short tracks at this point on his Youtube channel (made starting in the end of the May), it looks like they were all well-received and all EqD-approved. Some rather good electro and complextro here. 

This artist is a "Matthew N. recommends!"

Notable track: Sunshine, Sunshine, Ladybugs Awake! (Peacock Remix)


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Faithful & Strong is Out!!













It's out, it's 36 tracks and benefits a good cause!! Check out the link for the tracklist and instructions on how get this amazing album.



Thursday, September 13, 2012

LoreRD

Youtube
Soundcloud
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Twitter
Discography

Location: Sweden
Age: N/A

LoreRD is a guy who enjoys to both listen and produce multi-genred music, if you listen to his songs you'll find everything from Electro-orchestra, classical, to techno, metal and other uptempo genres.  ''I'm mostly influenced by Crowded House, Radiohead, Owl City, DragonForce, Foster the People, Tori Amos, Elton John, Billy Joel, Men Without Hats (LFP+Freewave's Seal of approval for MWoH influence), Flobots, Porcupine Tree and Rush (and that's only a few of the people I listen to, yeah....)''


Notable track: (Lunar Eclipse)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Beetwick

Youtube
SoundCloud
Bandcamp

Location: Seattle
Age: 21

"So far I've made mostly poppy chiptune electronic stuff with vocal cutting a la Pogo or Pinkie Pie Swear, but I'm going to be all over the place exploring different sounds as I make more songs."

Notable Track: Set Phasers to Hug

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Spautek Records (DJ D-Dog)


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Location: N/A
Age: 20


While DJ D-Dog isn't the most famous musician in the community he does have some fancy songs and semi-remixes like the ''Crush Kill Destroy Swag'' song. He generally does electronic tracks in the genres of trance, hardstyle and electro, featuring nice use of samples and vocal glitching.


Notable track: ''Crush Kill Destroy Swag''


Friday, September 7, 2012

IchigoPony

Youtube

Location: Virginia, USA
Age: 16

"Smooth mash ups recorded as if I am playing them at a live party (and shown in a live setting). Providing a large variety of transitions and effects."

Notable track: Holding Hooves for it\'s Time for Winter Mash Up

 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Pony Contaminated

Location: North Carolina
Age: 15

Pony Contaminated is Part of: In Brony We Trust.
A regular brony trying to make his way through the world by creating music. He does all sorts of genre, trance orchestra you name it! And he also does fancy videos.

         Notable track: Glory - Pony containment

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Carbon Maestro

Bandcamp

Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Age 19

"I specialize in orchestral music, particularly in soundtrack music that might be heard in movies, films, and video games. However, I'm quite familiar with every other music genre and have debated on topics in my Carbon Music Review series. I'm a classically trained cellist with 10 years of experience, and I have composed for major albums such as "Pony Empires Complete" and "Derpy and Carrot Top's Epic.""

Notable Track: "Pony Empires Complete"

Sour Lemonade (Furrgroup)

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SoundCloud
Bandcamp
DeviantART
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Twitter


Location: Chattanooga, TN (United States)
Age: 17

'A bit experimental, a bit traditional, a bit of everything in between; Sour Lemonade (Or furrgroup as you may know him) likes to always try new things. He tends to make a lot of electronic music, but has done more traditional work in the past (most of which is not online any more). Give a few of his tracks a listen and tell him what you think.'

Notable Track: Awoken (Sour Lemonade Cover)

Monday, September 3, 2012

Site News

Hey just a heads up to anyone who cares. The Brony Music Directory recently lost Emperor Übermensch as part of our staff as his father has basically cut him off from a lot of contact from the outside world while he goes to college (you can read up on that on the thread from mlr). We are pretty upset by this news and will really miss having him around. Also Matthew N. is going to be away from his home and away on a work related business trip so we will have to make due without one of our most important contributors. We will keep trying to do weekly updates (and we have a few this week) so please be aware of our situation while we try to make do. We appreciate your support.



Oh and the Second Chances has been extended to include any tracks that you may have for all of July and through August 15 with less than 1000 views. If you have one that qualifies then please enter it! Tell your friends and please throw some support our way if you can.

Nexaka

YouTube
SoundCloud
Facebook

Location: USA, Georgia
Age: 16

He makes mostly dubstep and drum and bass and trie to mix them with different sounds that you wouldn't normally hear in those genres. He is known for having positive sounding mixes.

Notable Track: Becoming Popular (Nexaka Remix)

Mischief Max / 2Pony Max

YouTube
SoundCloud
Eqestrian Beats
Facebook
Bandcamp
deviantART

Location: Petoskey, Michigan
Age: N/A

A Brony Rap producer and Simple Beat maker. Influenced highly on artists like Rakim, Sandpeople, NWA, Pharoahe Monch, KRS One

Notable Track: MischiefMax - Demonstration of a Brony (16Bar)

Scar

YouTube

Location: N/A
Age: N/A

He primarily does live mlp inspired mixes but also he occasionally does nightcore remixes too.



Notable Track: Spin That Record Again (Scar Nightcore Remix)

frkygp

Youtube
Soundcloud
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Eqbeats

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Age: 22

"I'm not really sure what type of music i make. I take a lot of influences from house music and i guess a lot of it mostly resembles that. I also tend to branch out from time to time to just play with other genres."

Notable track: Flutterglitch


Evening Star

YouTube
Soundcloud
Facebook
DeviantART

Location: Bath, England
Age: 16

"Evening Star is, simply put, Liquid Drum & Bass. Combining smooth piano melodies with warm drum patterns, I have received generally good response from those that have listened to it: two of my tracks have been featured on Equestria Daily and I hope to be able to produce music like this for a living, some day."

Notable track: Beautiful Night
 

ArianP92

Youtube

Location: Argentina
Age: 20

"Well... I'm new on this making pony music thing, and currently I only have 2 songs (Both songs were featured on Equestria Daily) My style is pretty much like mixing a rock base (drums and bass) with orchestral sounds like symphonic... Don't know why, but sounds good to me :)
I'll try to keep creating and uploading new stuffs cause I really loved the feedback I had on my 2 songs...."

Notable track: The Gypsy Bard Version
 

Husaria / Habanc

Youtube
SoundCloud
Eqbeats
DeviantART
MLR Discography Thread

Location: Albany, New York
Age: 17

 "Husaria is a quiet house producer, preferring to create energetic electro house or warm progressive house tracks based on inspiration from various facets of My Little Pony and its unique fandom."

Notable Track: Rainshine & Sunbows



Socratic Brony

Youtube
SoundCloud

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom (Though I am from the U.S. Just moved to Edinburgh for grad school)
Age: 22

"The style I favor is what many would call "Sountrack" style. Inspiration is usually taken from composers such as John Willians, Howard Shore, Hanz Zimmer, Daniel Ingram, and other such orchestral composers. I usually like to build most pieces around piano and build up from there. The vocal music style that I compose in is meant to be more "celtic" in nature, or folkish."

Notable track:The Fall



Saturday, September 1, 2012

Second Chances - a BMD monthly event

We'll keep you posted tomorrow about what was submitted, let you view those tracks, and allow anyone to vote for their favorites.  Would have loved more submissions but appreciate those that took the time to email us their music. 


Official website: Second Chances




Submission dates are for tracks with Youtube publishing dates of 
7/01 to 8/15.
People can submit tracks until the end of the day on 9/15
At which point we have a week of voting until 9/21.
We'll need wav's from any of the winners and we'll release the comp on 10/1 or before that if we use bandcamp. After that we follow the same schedule but for the next month IF we do this again.

Please go to our tumblr for the FULL rules and info on submitting.

Any questions or concerns? Ask us in the mlr thread. Please do not submit tracks in the comments :)