Jantsen & Dirt Monkey – Ice Cream Sound [Dub Summer Anthem]

Personally, for this Rager, this next jam has been an unabashed pleasure of mine over the past week.

Capturing an unbelievably catchy tune in a four and a half minute track seems entirely effortless for musicians Jantsen and Dirt Monkey, two of the most promising up-and-coming American dubstep producers. Setting aside my unhealthy obsession with two other dub production masterminds (Spag Heddy and EH!DE), Boulder residents Patrick Megeath of Dirt Monkey and Jantsen Robertson additionally possess the rare ability to produce the filthiest, nastiest of beats while still managing to keep their chord progression unique and extremely melodic. I fear that as of late, simple qualities such as these are far too often ignored in an narrow-minded attempt to synthesize the ultimate “drop.”

Utilizing a classic rolling bass melody, which to us, sounds a lot like old-school Doctor P, and a unfathomably catchy reggae hook, this tandem of Colorado DJs have struck gold with “Ice Cream Sound.” Pay special attention to the way these two have incorporated the vocal chops as an instrument and how it elegantly intertwines with the original, “Slightly Stoopid-reminiscent” vocals.

The perfect song for the perfect summer playlist.


Another from Jantsen…

Another from Dirt Monkey…

Mondays Blow. This Playlist However, Does Not.

Below we have included a cornucopia of next-level EDM tunes (categorized by genre) that we simply did not have the time to post over the last month or so. Time is a precious thing, as you all know. Unfortunately, we seem to have less of it as each day progresses onto the next. It sucks really.

Which brings me to my next point, anyone looking for a job???

Email us. We sure as hell could use the help around here.

Oh, and no fat chicks. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- Dubstep/Drumstep: Trap: Future Shit: House and House Derivatives: Glitch Hop: Drum and Bass:

EH!DE & Different Heaven – My Heart (Spag Heddy Remix) [FREE]

Part of our goal here at Rager Onions is to help elucidate underground EDM artists that we think deserve the attention of the entire electronic community. Not only do we want prospective listeners to be able to find a plethora a new music, but we want the artists that exhibit these uncanny talents to be discovered from a different prospective as well. Here, we are talking about the EDM facilitators: labels, PR agencies, agents, managers, venues, etc. With the backing of these utterly vital components, an artists is destined to shine.

We also understand that often times after a producer has been singed, said musician’s talents appear to wain due to pressures exerted from the big-wigged men and women atop large music label conglomerates. That is why we love what is happening right now in the electronic dance music realm. Due to the hyper-availability of information we can all access (the internet, stupid!), electronic tunes seems to be crawling out of the woodwork in every damn direction. Some people call this a bad thing however, we see it differently…

This panoply of talents allows smaller, more experiential learning intensive labels to pop up, like Monstercat or SectionZ. We absolutely love what those guys have done. These labels have managed to find a way to not only discover, but foster new talent while still allowing for the musician to maintain creative control of their art. What a enlightened thought…only took us 50 years of rock music to figure this out (Indie music is another example of the outright rejection to the fear of “selling-out”).

We believe that we have already accomplished our goal with Mischa Reining or Spag Heddy as he humorously refers to his EDM alias. We are by no means saying that we are the slightest bit responsible for his discovery, but we certainly have posted enough of his tracks to show our audience (whether it’d be listeners or industry personnel) his true talents.

On this next remix, Mischa switches up the original pace set by EH!DE by slowing down the BPMs, adding in Excision-like, aqueous stabs and applying his signature Spag Heddy “tomato bass” charm that we have all grown rather fond of here in twenty thirteen. Moreover, his chord progression is another thing to be admired. So many dubstep artists are just looking for that cool sound and it seems all too often that their tracks are lacking in movement and progression. Mischa Reining certainly knows how to work those keys.

HUGE things are in store for the Dutch Dubstep Master of Disaster: Spag Heddy. Oh, and we hope you saved room for some huge balls, meatballs that is – to go with your spaghetti.