Updated: Mar 9
Ponymeadow is an Australian electronic music producer who creates uplifting progressive house tunes with powerful vocals, driving beats and dynamic, evolving synths. Her first release, "Need Your Love", has been featured in numerous Spotify playlists and reviewed in online publications like The Jukebox Times.
Ponymeadow is inspired by 90's and 00's dance/trance music as well as more contemporary genres including progressive house and trance (e.g. on the Anjunabeats label), piano house and electro pop.
Ponymeadow has years of experience performing in Sydney and New York. In the 2000s, she promoted and DJed at goth/industrial nights and doofs, while in New York she played venues such as Secret Project Robot, Cobra Club, and Our Wicked Lady with her band, Lady Bits.
More recently she has performed live and DJed at electronic music events in Sydney, and is excited that the easing of COVID-19 restrictions will open up new performance opportunities.
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"Since I was young, music has been a respite from anything stressful in my life, and has always brought me joy." - Ponymeadow
Hello, Ponymeadow! Thank you joining us today. I'd love to know, when did you first discover your passion for music?
Ponymeadow: I’ve loved music for as long as I can remember, but my real passion began when I was a teenager, discovering artists from the 1980's New Romantic era as well as Eurodance acts and grunge and riot grrrl bands of the 90's and 00's. This soundtrack of my teenage years continued to evolve as I got older, and I have always been especially passionate about electronic dance music, mainly house, trance and techno.
What word would you say best summarizes who you are/your music?
Ponymeadow: I’d describe my music as driving, melodic, and emotive.
Tell me about your latest music release titled, “Need your Love”.. what was the inspiration behind it?
Ponymeadow: Style and genre-wise, I’m really inspired by progressive house and trance artists like Grum, Genix, Franky Wah, and Oliver Smith, as well as artists who span the dance/electronic spectrum like Gorgon City and Camelphat.
In terms of lyrics and melody, I wanted to create something that was both uplifting and moody, telling a tale of a tumultuous relationship through shades of dark and light, both in terms of the lyrics themselves and the sound design. I love using a combination of softer, melodic sounds and harder, more intense elements to give my productions that dynamic.
Most artists say that through their art they learn more about themselves, heal injuries… in what ways has music helped you?
Ponymeadow: Since I was young, music has been a respite from anything stressful in my life, and has always brought me joy. I’ve always enjoyed going to dance parties - whether raves, doofs or nightclubs - and finding my tribe among other electronic music fans who love to dance the night away!
Playing in bands has also had the same effect, especially when I played bass with the amazing Lady Bits - a riot grrrl band based in New York City, where I was living from 2016-2018. NYC has such an amazing queer/feminist band scene, and a really strong, supportive community that made me feel at home in a new city. I had such amazing experiences playing some of the city’s most exciting venues, like The Knitting Factory, Arlene’s Grocery and Our Wicked lady. It was a fantastic, uplifting time!
Music production has also been a great escape during COVID-19 lockdowns, and I’ve appreciated the chance to be creative during these troubling times. Many artists have lost work due to COVID, so it’s been good to have something positive to focus on while waiting for the world to return to normal.
What is the next "big thing" the world can expect from you?
Ponymeadow: Right now, here in my home town of Sydney, Australia, we’re just experiencing the return of nightclubs and dancing after COVID-19 restrictions, so I’m excited to get back into DJing and to play my own tracks at different venues. I’m also currently working on two new tracks - another progressive house tune and one that leans more towards trance - for release in the next few months. “Need Your Love” has been really well received and I’m excited to keep building on my current momentum and release new tracks regularly throughout 2022 and beyond!
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