Tuesday, June 23, 2015

‘DJ PON-3 Presents My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Remixed’ EDM Album – Out Now

Special Preview from Music Times!

Hear an exclusive preview of the new album plus an interview with album producer Justin Lassen now at Music Times.

Though the album may be presented by Ponyville's favorite musician, DJ Pon-3, the real man behind the album is producer Justin Lassen, who spoke with Music Times exclusively about the two-year long process of curating and producing this album.

"This record was extremely challenging to produce. It was like a two year process for me in working with the different artists," Lassen said, before diving into the perculiars of making cartoon music ready for the club. "It's like musical theater so a lot of the songs changed tempos a lot, a lot of the songs didn't quite line up with editing software so there was a lot of mixing and tweaking and changing and even different auto tuning and things like that.

"I wanted them to be like would little girls like it and would grown-ups like it? I found a really good compromise between those two and when you hear these tracks, you'll know like oh my god a real DJ at a club would actually play that song even though it's a silly song."

The album itself ends up bringing together the world of childhood and adult music, bringing in everything from trance remixes to dubstep to wonky house music. "I wanted to make sure that I had a mix of tracks that were not just one dubstep track after another, that's just like oh great another dubstep album. But like no, what are the different angles that we can hit EDM in a really cool fun way. I hit everything from drums bass to breakbeat to dubstep, ambient, chill I mean all kinds of stuff," Lassen said.

The blend of styles comes across, offering up a little something for fans of My Little Pony of every age group.

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This is it! After 2 years of work, it’s finally out into the world. We’re all so proud of it and worked so hard on it for so long and now you can all enjoy it! (image from R7) Purchase on iTunes or Amazon today! Big thanks to all the people who were involved and to all the people who supported it along the way!

The EDM Album Produced By Justin Lassen And Featuring Remixes By Acclaimed Electronic/EDM Musicians Is Out On June 23

The album itself ends up bringing together the world of childhood and adult music, bringing in everything from trance remixes to dubstep to wonky house music. “I wanted to make sure that I had a mix of tracks that were not just one dubstep track after another, that’s just like oh great another dubstep album. But like no, what are the different angles that we can hit EDM in a really cool fun way. I hit everything from drums bass to breakbeat to dubstep, ambient, chill I mean all kinds of stuff,” Lassen said.  The blend of styles comes across, offering up a little something for fans of My Little Pony of every age group. -Read the full story at Music Times

Lakeshore Records and Hasbro, Inc., are very pleased to release DJ PON-3 Presents My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Remixed — out now digitally and on CD.  The album features beloved My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic songs remixed by artists including Feint, Faust & Shortee, Arkasia, Rubicon 7, Heavygrinder, Justin Lassen and more!  The album has been produced by musician/producer/remixer Justin Lassen (I, Frankenstein, Underworld:Awakening), who coordinated with all of the artists creating the new remixes.  See full album details below.  Catch the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic marathon on Friday, June 26 at 12 PM to 2 PM on Discovery Family (check listings).


"[This album] shows that it doesn't matter; EDM doesn't really have an age limit. It's not like oh no only grown-ups can listen to that, that's adult music," Friendship is Magic Remixed producer Justin Lassen said. "It's like a lot of times kids don't want to listen to Bruce Springsteen or adult contemporary because that really is kind of grownup music. But with the accessibility of EDM, 5-year-olds can dance to it. It's just dance music." (click for heavygrinder track)