Rager Onions Presents: The Top 10 EDM Songs of 2013

After compiling over 100 of the best songs from 2013, the staff at Rager Onions put their super-powers (our brains) together and narrowed it down to ten. Ten s0ngs that not only caught our ears, but blew our minds.

Without further adieu, the Top 10 EDM Songs of 2013. 

10. Protohype chilled out a little with this track, and the result was a masterpiece. With one of the most motivational songs of 2013, “Fly” is a tasty dubstep anthem for any music palette. Seriously, even your grandma might like it.

9. The dark horse, Andy Duguid, takes trance to a whole new level with “7Even”. Like all great songs, this one gets better with every listen. One might even call it ‘orgasmic’.

8. The French sensation has done it again. Madeon may not be old enough to drink alcohol in the U.S. yet, but he did produce one of the top-10 EDM songs of 2013. Kids these days.

7. Disclosure and Flume in the same sentence? You know it’s going to be nothing but gold.

6. Coming from one of this years top LP’s, Sub Focus also found his way onto the top-10 with this up-beat, D&B melody. Whether you’re having problems at work, problems with a girl, or problems doing laundry on a consistent basis – this song will surely put you on the right path. 

5. Dillon Francis did a lot in 2013. But nothing was more impressive than his first love song, “Without You”. According to Dillon’s Soundcloud, “This song is very meaningful to me because as TEED and I were working on the song I was having relationship problems of my own. He ended up writing the song about the whole situation i was going through..”

4. Just nasty. Trap isn’t dead yet, you guys. You heard it hear first: What So Not is the future of trap.

3. Audien exploded in 2013, and we’ll expect nothing less in 2014.

2. Our #1 EP of 2013 belonged to KOAN Sound & Asa’s Sanctuary. “Starlite” took the EDM world by storm, and for good reason.

1. The song that was at the top halfway through the year, stays at the top. Funky, passionate, and perfect for love making – this collaboration from two of EDM’s brightest minds will go down in the record books. Because “Easy” was the best EDM song of 2013.

Honorable Mentions:

The best remix of 2013 belongs to Kat Krazy.

We just can’t say enough about Sound Remedy. So we won’t.

This song got bumped from the top-10, but The M Machine deserves a lot of love for this “Tiny Anthem”.

You’re going to hear this song on the radio a lot over the next few months, but make no mistake about it – it was one of the best EDM songs produced this past year.

We’re all hippies at heart.

The 13 Best Video Game Influenced EDM Tracks [8 Bit Love]


This next one is a tribute to all you nerds out there. It’s for those of you who started playing NES at the age of 5, growing older and maturing alongside man’s greatest technological waste of time – Video Games.

And that is exactly what they are, a waste of time. However, as an avid gamer myself, I must state that video games provide the best way to distract myself from reality; to escape from the trivialities of the day to day. They have this uncanny ability to engross users in an abstract virtual actuality that can become more realistic than anything in the outside world. The beauty of video games, much like art or cartoons, is that you can do ANYTHING with them. There is certainly a digital home for anyone in the world of gaming.

Speaking of being able to do anything, these next 13 tracks prove that die-hard gaming fans exist everywhere, even in the world of EDM. That classic video game sound can be heard almost everywhere in electronic music but, most producers typically use one or two samples in a track. These next 13 songs focus on productions that are mainly influenced by chip-tunes, aka 8-bit sounds.

1. Savant – ISM

2. Savant – Starfish

3. Savant – Prelude

4. Nostalgia – The Hero VIP

5. KATFYR – Green Hill

6. Excision – 8-Bit Superhero

7. Doctor P – Tetris

8. Feed Me – One Click Headshot

9. Virtual Riot – Evil Gameboy

10. Porter Robinson and Mat Zo – Easy (Scattle 8-bit Cover)

11. MUST DIE! & A F K – Clanker’s Cavern

12. Figure – Battles and Castles

13. Razihel and Virtual Riot – One For All, All For One

Easy Disco: Porter Robinson and Mat Zo – Easy (Lemaître Remix) [HAPPY] [FUNKY]


Lemaître is an indie-electronic duo from Norway. The group consists of Ketil & Ulrik, who banded in the summer of 2010. Their home page states that they “create raging disco beats, mixed with soft synthphrases and gripping melodies.”

Raging disco beats, huh? Sounds dirty.

Their live performances set them apart, incorporating both live vocals and live instrumentals. Their influences include Justice, Phoenix, Daft Punk, Deadmau5, Noisia, Ratatat, and Röyksopp.

On this track, Lemaître serves up quite the assist for Porter Robinson and Mat Zo.  The Norwegian duo takes one of our favorite pop EDM songs, and totally takes it to the next level. Sort of like Andy Brinker in the final scene of ‘Brink‘, except with music and not roller blades. Well, maybe roller blades. Disco derby?

While still maintaining that original funk, the Dutch producers create a fresh, hard hitting jam out of the song’s original sound.

If “‘loving you is easy,” why can’t loving this remix be the same way?

Enjoy friends.