Hi friends, here's an hour long mix of some of my favorite brony produced tracks! Featuring both some well-aged classics as well as the fire of our insanely talented underground producers, this rapid-fire, mashup-heavy onslaught spans all the way from moombahton to drum & bass. I originally performed (more or less) the first half of this mix live (on two Kontrol F1s and a midifighter 3d) at RotLCon 2015. After a summer of (I thought) surprisingly (and admittedly depressingly) few convention DJs making an effort to showcase our community's talented and ever growing body of producers, I cancelled the typical hardcore set I had planned for RotL to instead make an opportunity to let this music be heard. When requested to provide an hour long mix for PonyvilleFM's Legends of Equestria open server mixathon, I took the opportunity to build on my rotl mix and came up with this as the end product.
I think the biggest reason that I didn't hear as much brony produced music last year as I was hoping for is that for a long time, there hasn't been an effective means of keeping up with the quality content. Sites such as EQD are completely arbitrary and unorganized with their presentation and archives of music which makes them terribly inefficient for trying to discover new gems. However, there are a lot of us that have been very hard at work at constructing solutions to this problem. And I think that the results of those endeavors are brightly represented in the following four entities!
Ponies at Dawn: a series of albums that have recently evolved into the most significant exhibition of musical talent in the fandom. These super compilations provide an easy way to acquire large amounts of awesome brony music, and ALL of the money that you donate goes TO THE ARTISTS. A lot of the music featured in this set comes from them so if you want more check them out, and if you can toss them a dollar or two, you'll get notified every time there's a new release to check out ;D
Horse Music Herald: founded a couple months ago by a team determined to see our music scene thrive like it never has before, HMH finally gives you the opportunity to sensibly follow all the best music that is currently being produced every day. On the main site, you can search for music by genre, as all of the uploads (which are the product of monitoring and choosing the best from THE ENTIRETY of the musician community without bias) are sensibly tagged. We also have twitter and tumblr mirrors so you don't even have to go out of your way to stay informed!
Mane Site: http://horsemusicherald.com/
Cider Party: a promotional channel that spotlights the best of brony edm, as it comes out, without bias. Before this channel existed I had no idea how many incredible musicians there were. Go subscribe if you aren't already and you won't be disappointed. In addition to a direct supply of high quality edm, in the future I think there's a strong chance that we'll see it evolve into an active netlabel that could consistently supply high quality albums with each focusing on a cohesive style allowing fans to quickly discover musicians specific to their interests.
PonyvilleFM: the oldest brony radio in the fandom, PVFM remains an excellent opportunity to explore the music of the fandom. Through their social networks, fans can reach out to DJs and express their interests. Looking for more of a certain style or genre? Ask the DJs if they can find it for you- and in turn- if you happen to uncover any cool new tunes, be sure to send it their way!
Mane Site: https://ponyvillefm.com/
Also if you're a tumblr user, FiMM is nice as well.
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mix art by Mi-eau
MIX DOWNLOAD: https://mega.nz/#!Z1NGmLDL!OZurfTLzwMEzrTFcSwzowUMcssHWX10lmh0h0F6ZmrI