20syl – Bet Dap Goom Bown (20syl’s BoomBap Festival Beat Remix)

Lengthy title, we know. Don’t worry. As always, there’s a reason.

Well, more like a story actually…

If you would, for a brief moment, take a step into our Rager Onions Time Machine (patent pending) and turn the dial back to the last century, circa 1999. If you know anything about Back to the Future and the workings of time travel in general, you just might happen to notice something a little peculiar about the way our flux capacitor works. Much like the TARDIS from every nerd’s favorite Sci-Fi television show, Doctor Who, our time machine not only travels through time, but space as well. As you hear the space-punk themed contraption power up, engage, and rear itself to a lurching halt, you will emerge from the dank chamber in an unusual place (that is, not where you departed from).

You have safely arrived in Reims, France during the famous Boom Bap Hip Hop Festival. Making your way through a gathered crowd of music fans you cannot help but notice the ultra dulcet, hip-hop-influenced beats of this next production duo. In fact, what you’re actually hearing is an original mix to the very same song we have included below by native French producers Hocus Pocus and C2C of 20syl. These two bros have been in the game for quite some time and it would seem that making uncanny hip-hop beats is certainly nothing new to this tandem.

We went crazy for 20syl’s remix of Schoolboy Q (the whole EDM world did) and we hope this next jam will fall in line. Enjoy this reworking to “Bet Dap Goom Bown.”

Yeah, we have no idea what that means either.

Boom Bap Festival – from 3 to 11 may 2014 – Reims / France :

20syl :


Schoolboy Q – The Purge / Rapfix Cypher (20syl Remix) [FREE]

All we can say is, “Hot damn son!” We’ve given this next jam more attention than the voluptuously busty beer cart maiden at your local country club’s golf course.

First things third, I don’t really even like rap music. Of course, when it’s all said and done, I have no problem participating in its enjoyment. Most rap these days (at least popular rap) is nothing short of poor lyricists muttering transcendentally ignorant rhymes over a somewhat catchy hook. Personally, I miss the days when a rapper’s lyrics were well-thought out, symmetrical and witty.

Regardless, this next remix is something that brings us hope in our current times of intellectual uncertainty.

Quincey Matthew Hanley, or Schoolboy Q, is one of the few exceptions modern day exceptions to the so-called ‘Rap Disconnection’ as we will affectionately call it. Despite the fact that his subject matter unfortunately coincides with the rest of the rap world, we feel as if his compositional breakdown and and unique style utterly captivating.

Now we toss into the mix another two young men by the names of Hocus Pocus and C2C who make up the production duo, 20syl. What this duo has managed to do with the original jams “The Purge” and “Rapfix Cypher” by Schoolboy Q is truly something to take note of. This may possibly be the BEST RAP REMIX WE HAVE EVER HEARD.

You heard me correctly. Just listen…


Enter to Win | Vinyl Hard Copy of Verve Remixed: The First Ladies

As announced on Monday of this week, you may enter to win a hard vinyl copy of Verve Record’s latest remix LP: The First Ladies starting tonight (8/28) at midnight.

Just follow this LINK to our Facebook page in order to enter.

Did you see that link?


Featuring remixes of classic jazz tracks (which just so happen to be heavy in the female vocal department), the latest remix album from Verve is truly spectacular. The biggest names in electronic dance music have come together to reinvent some of the most popular songs ever recorded. Just check out the track list. Then you’ll know.

  1. Ella Fitzgerald – Too Darn Hot (RAC MIX)
  2. Astrud Gilberto – Fly Me To The Moon (KASKADE REMIX)
  3. Sarah Vaughan – Please Mr. Brown (PONTUS WINNBERG OF MIIKE SNOW REMIX)
  4. Nina Simone – Feeling Good (BASSNECTAR REMIX)
  5. Marlena Shaw – Women of the Ghetto (FLUME’S JACKIN HOUSE MIX)
  6. Nina Simone – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood (ZEDS DEAD REMIX)
  7. Billie Holiday – My Man (TORO Y MOI REMIX)
  8. Astrud Gilberto and Walter Wanderley Trio – So Nice (AZARI & III REMIX)
  9. Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Jericho (C2C REMIX)
  10. Nina Simone – Put A Spell On You (PRETTY LIGHTS REMIX)
  11. Ella Fitzgerald – Blue Skies (MAYA JANE COLES REMIX)
  12. Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto – Corcovado (TOKiMONSTA REMIX)
  13. Dinah Washington – I’ve Got You Under My Skin (DJ CARNAGE AND VICTOR NIGLIO REMIX)

For more info:

Verve Remixes: http://www.vervemusicgroup.com/ververemixed
Verve Music Twitter: https://twitter.com/vervemusic
Verve Music Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/VerveRemixed
Itunes Album Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/verve-remixed-first-ladies/id660815717

Nina Simone – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood (Zeds Dead Remix): http://www.vevo.com/watch/nina-simone/dont-let-me-be-misunderstood/USUV71301241

Make sure to check back in at Rager Onions over the next couple weeks for our next contest giveaway, a brand new pair of Beats By Dre headphones for your listening pleasure!