• Music of the Day #680


    I figured I'd clarify some things for Music of the Day here since that seems to be the theme this month. This post was primarily an experiment that people seemed to enjoy, though the expected result of interest waning over time when quality and originality is lax did happen pretty fast. It still gives a few people willing to adventure something to do!

    Music of the Day is primarily for the following:

    • Songs that don't quite make spotlight but aren't really insta-reject worthy
    • Songs that we already posted the albums of (a lot of the Ponies at Dawn stuff went this route, we are looking for a better way here) 
    • Songs that are probably not pony even if they have a pony image. Usually if we get samples from outside the show (the "Hey Hey Hey" thing you hear in everything these days is a good example). Unless it's incredible, motd it is!
    • Covers that don't really improve much on the song they are covering
    • Super common, but still well done songs in cluttered genres (we should probably be stricter on these too in Spotlight. It probably would have helped over the years)
    • Super niche experimental stuff that most wouldn't like, but it's fun to give it a shot anyway

    The idea was, if we give people a chance anyway, maybe they will make something better in the future with the limited feedback they get. In a reasonable amount of cases, this worked, but most just chilled for Music of the Day and released songs daily with little effort, and this is perfectly fine! It wasn't going to be for everyone and even if we got 3-4 new awesome spotlight musicians, (which we did and then some), its worth it.

    We are always looking for ideas on how to improve music here on EQD. Please fire an email off if you have some!

    Anyway, go get 15 songs!


    [1] Source

    Why We Pony - Remastered by Rusty Thorsell




    [2] Source

    [LDB] fractilx - l'amour de chiot (Affection Mix) by InklingBear

    Remix - Happy Hardcore




    [3] Source

    Totalspark - Resurgence by OfficialTotalspark

    Instrumental - Future Bass




    [4] Source

    Frozen Night - Luna's Future (Frozen Night Remix) by Frozen Raine

    Instrumental - Symphonic Metal




    [5] Source

    Flyghtning - The symphony of dreams by Flyghtning

    Instrumental - Orchestral / Electronic




    [6] Source

    Progressive Element - Frozen World (LDB2) by Progressive Element

    Instrumental - Progressive House




    [7] Source

    Awestruck (Feat. Crusader!) by Direct Current

    Vocal - Electro Rock




    [8] Source

    Wootmaster - The Club Pony Party Palace [Out now on NO FUN ALLOWED!] by Wootmaster

    Remix - Dubstep




    [9] Source

    Pen - Woodbound Run [King Mars- A Tribute] by PenMusic

    Orchestral / Breakbeat




    [10] Source

    Stay Calm by The Midnight Musician

    Instrumental - Trap




    [11] Source

    GROskAr - Paradox by GROskAr

    Instrumental - Dubstep




    [12] Source

    T H E S P E C T A C L E | (P H O X I R E M I X) by Phoxi

    Trap




    [13] Source

    Liquid Harmony-Sensation [King Mars - A Tribute] by Liquid Harmony

    Instrumental - Deep House




    [14] Source

    7 Moons Old (Twilight)【Kenzie】 by Kenzie VA

    Vocal - Parody




    [15] Source

    A Symphony Of Two - A Strange & Isolated Place, Part 2 (The Forest) by A Symphony Of Two

    Instrumental - Orchestral





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