DJ PON3 Presents My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Remixed
Songs Originally Composed By: Daniel Ingram
Remixed By: Various Artists
Distributed by: Lakeshore Records
Reviewed by Melissa Minners
When my sister was a kid, she loved My Little Pony. Hasbro had a huge line of ponies to choose from and she had quite a few, featuring a variety of colors and hindquarter markings and hair that could be groomed. I'm not sure, but I think she used to watch the original My Little Pony cartoon series as well. So, when I was approached to review the music of a new incarnation of My Little Pony remixed by some of the top mixers in the music industry, I couldn't wait to listen to the album.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a children's animated series based on the line of toys and produced by Hasbro Studios and DHX Media Vancouver. The series currently airs on The Hub and follows unicorn pony Twilight Sparkle as her mentor Princess Celestia teaches her about friendship in the town of Ponyville. As she becomes close to five other ponies in town, she discovers that she and her new friends are a part of the Elements of Harmony, special qualities found in friendship. Their "cutie marks" (the symbols on their flanks) are representative of their special talents.
DJ PON3 Presents My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Remixed takes the songs created for the series by Canadian composer and songwriter Daniel Ingram and remixes them, presenting new and incredibly creative stylings of the popular songs. According to Samantha Lomow, Senior Vice President of Hasbro Brands, "We have seen the power of storytelling through music and lyrics in the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic animated series, and we are thrilled to bring our fans a whole new way to enjoy some of their favorite songs, curated by our most beloved musical pony, DJ Pon3."
Under the direction of Justin Lassen, composer, instrumentalist, producer and remixer, a number of talented artists have come together to put their own spin on their favorite songs from the series. Featured on this album are the mixing talents of DJ Shortee, Feint, Buddygirrl, Hollidayrain, Daisy O'Dell, I Am Orange, Acid Paradox, Arkasia, Rubicon 7 and more.
As I listened to the songs found on this album, I found myself laughing at first. I was listening to songs with lyrics designed for kids to teach them lessons about life and friendship. These sweet songs are now remixed to give them an edgy sound. I wasn't laughing at the music - the sound of the album is incredibly enjoyable - I was laughing at the picture of these ponies (pardon the pun) kickin' it to these amazing remixes. I actually began to feel embarrassed as I started rapping out beats and nodding my head to the tunes on the album.
DJ PON3 Presents My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Remixed is an excellent album with kicking remixes of fan favorites designed to make you want to dance. Kids are going to love this album. Adults are going to secretly play it while their kids are gone - it's just that good! I wouldn't be surprised if some My Little Pony fan started spinning some of these tunes at a party. This album is definitely worth the listen!