Sub Focus – Close (Friend Within Remix)

Speak of the devil.

This is EXACTLY what were talking about right here.

About a year ago now, one of my best friends came back from studying abroad in Spain with a new style of EDM in which I was rather unacquainted. Apparently, all of the Dutch students (Remco Boers, this is your shout out) my buddy had befriended were simply obsessed with a new type of music. If you follow our site at all you just might notice our recent obsession with the multi-monikered genre: Future Bass. I must begrudgingly and embarrassingly admit that personally, I did not care for this sort of music at first. I certainly did not hate it however, I definitely did not love it as I do now. It will grow on you for sure.

However, to be completely honest, deciphering between genres in general is becoming the most tedious part involved in posting these great songs for you guys. Frankly speaking, it blows. Unfortunately, we feel as if we have to. This is what people want, classification.

Old-school EDM junkies will assuredly call this next song “Deep House” and new-age, Hip-hop influenced EDM producers might call it “Future Garage” or “Future Bass” due to the fact that it uses R&B vocals. From an outside perspective, I don’t believe there’s a goddamn difference between the two sometimes. Given EDM’s most recent all-out-attack on every other musical genre in existence, these lines are becoming less and less distinct as we press on through new releases.

Taking all of which I just stated into mind, we are left with one question now. “Who gives a fuck?”

Not us, and we hope for your own sake, not you.

Enjoy this next “Electronic” production of the musical variety from Liverpool native, Friend Within. Just a ‘lil sum sum to make ya bump this Monday afternoon.

Get down.

Thrillin’ Like Dillon: ‘Messages’ – Dillon Francis [New Single] [Funky]


If you follow Rager Onions, you know we have crushes.

Not like actual crushes (we have those too), but musical crushes. DJ’s that turn our day around every time we push ‘play’. Artists claiming their stake through their music, not their bullshit. Unknown artists from the East Coast, like The Chainsmokers. Dutch DJ’s that are exploding onto the scene, like Vicetone. And even a modern day revolutionary (so we think), like Savant.

Although he’s become a household name, Dillon Francis continues to produce and deliver. And in a late-March visit to ‘dirtation station’, EDM’s wild child has bestowed another gift upon us.

‘Messages’, the latest single from Dillon Francis – is a groovy tribute to an SMS-obsessed society. His massively complex, funky, and intense sound is topped off with another over-simplified song title. One would say, it’s his personal formula for viral success. In collaboration with Lord Simon, Francis released the full version of his new track this morning on Mad Decent.

Aside from it’s uplifting backdrop in the quintessential Dillon Francis tune, the lyrics are one big double entendre: the messages that you’re sending me.

Our message for Dillon?

Your music is the ( . Y . )

Dillon Francis SOLD OUT Congress Theater. Wanna Go For Free Though?

The shows on March 8th, but Dillon Francis already sold out Chicago’s notorious Congress Theater. Thanks to React Presents, we’re giving two free tickets to one very lucky fan. Doors open at 8.

How do you enter? Do these two things, right now.

1. Follow @RagerOnions and @ReactPresents


2. Copy, Paste, and Tweet this (INCLUDE LINK):

HURRY to @RagerOnions! Time is almost up to win (SOLD OUT) tickets to @DILLONFRANCIS at Congress….

The winner will be announced Thursday at 6! In the meantime, enjoy Dillon’s latest funky masterpiece.