Artist Spotlight | KASBO [Future Beauty]

Coming from one of the biggest dubstep (and overall heavy, bass driven music) fanatics – it was rather difficult to make the transition to a more downtempo, hip-hop influenced type of production method. With friends who just wouldn’t stop playing artists like Flume, Cashmere Cat and 123mrk – I was prepped to groove straight into a style of music that I was previously closed-minded to ever give a chance.

Today, a smattering of electronic dance music producers possess their own unique approach when it comes to creating a downtempo, hip-hop or trap-influenced track and based on their own individual idiosyncratic takes on the genre, the method with garner a name. Productions such as these from this next producer, Kasbo, have been labled as Future Bass, Garage, Love-Trap, 2-step, Chill-Trap, Chillout, Crunkwave, Flume-Step (ironically), Midtempo, Trap-Step, Moombahtrap, Future Garage, Deep House, Future, Ambient, IDM and way too many others.

For the sake of our own sanity, we will usually refer to it as Future Bass…unless we’re trying to keep ya’ on your toes. Stagnation can be so, well boring really.

If you don’t like it, sue us (please don’t, we have no money).

Kasbo, an 18 year-old EDM producer based out of Gothenburg, Sweden (go figure), has certainly caught the attention of the bold, beautiful, bulbed-brethren here at Rager Onions HQ (we’re so modest). Filling out the frequencies with heavily melodic and lush productions, this young up-and-comer looks to have a bright future in this game we call the EDM industry.

We are sure you’ll agree after listening to the four elegantly composed pieces below.



10 Tracks Your Mom Can Get Down To On Mother’s Day [In No Particular Order]

Ok, now stop.

Before you click “Pay and Proceed” on that Edible Arrangements bouquet you were just about to purchase, why not reconsider?

What would you say if we told you that you could give your mom something totally wicked this mothers day? Not only would this gift be over-the-top incredible and possibly the most notable gift anyone has bestowed upon the person who squeezed the gifter in question out of her vagina, but, it would also be free of charge.

We know what your thinking…

And yes. We’d love it if you’d hook us up with your mothers.

And yes. Below we have provided the gift in which we were discussing above.

You can thank us later.

10. John Denver – Take Me Home, Country Roads (Pretty Lights Remix)

Take me home, John Denver. And you too, Pretty Lights.


9. Kill Paris feat. Marty Rod & Alma – Falling In Love Again (Kill Paris & Bee’s Knees Keytar Mix)

The love machine known as Kill Paris fits any Mother’s Day celebration. Just make sure it’s the right kind of love.


8. Soulero – Burning Down (Nymus Remix)

Picturesque. Play this one while strolling through the park with mother on your daily walk.


7. Coyote Kisses – This Is How You Know

A delicate hymn proper for that car ride over to church. Thanks Coyote Kisses.


6. Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On (Big Sandz Remix)

Marvin Gaye + Big Sandz = A Kiss From Your Mother


5. The M Machine – Tiny Anthem (Shinichi Osawa Remix)

A tiny anthem your mom can sing you to sleep. The perfect lullaby.


4. Skrux and Felxprod feat. Complexion – Find You (Skrux VIP)

Who said maternal figures can’t like dub?


3. Ellie Goulding – Hanging On (I SEE MONSTAS Remix)

Ellie Goulding has the heart of an angel. Like your mom. HA.


2. Grizmatik – Digital Liberation Is Mad Freedom

Tell mom to save this track for behind closed doors. Nobody wants to see that.


1. Sigma – Nobody To Love

Got nobody to love on Mother’s Day? Sigma’s got you covered.

The Boston Marathon Bombings: Our Melodic Response To A Modern Tragedy


In the short time that we’ve been on Earth, we’ve witnessed our share of natural, unnatural, and inhumane catastrophes.

The natural way of the world has decimated the lives of countless mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters through hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, and earthquakes. The resulting death and destruction brought on by these events was out of our hands, and we mourn the losses of each and every life unjustly removed from our beloved planet. Sometimes nature doesn’t want to coincide with humanity. And sometimes, humanity doesn’t want to coincide with humanity.

The Oklahoma City Bombing. The Unabomber. The Aurora movie theater shootings. School shootings at Columbine High School, Virginia Tech University, Northern Illinois University, and Sandy Hook Elementary School. September 11th, 2001.

And now, The Boston Marathon Bombing.

In times like these, Americans step back from the day-to-day grind to remind ourselves that life is a gift that none of us truly deserve. How lucky are we to live on the only planet known to harbor life? How lucky are we to have been created as the most intelligent known species? Each new day brings the opportunity to make choices. You’d like to think that every choice, made by every person, will be good. But it’s no mystery, many choose the contrary.

When events like yesterday in Boston occur, we cannot forget that in order to have so much good, there has to be fractions of evil to compare it with. Without the evil, good simply would not exist. Without those heartless psychopaths, we wouldn’t have the heroic stories of bystanders risking their own lives to help one another.

It’s 1% bad, 99% good. Those numbers are what they are for a reason. Because humanity exists for us to do good, and love each other. Hippy or not,  love does conquer all.

It’s the reason we are alive and the reason we’re still alive. Spread the good, spread the love. And let’s be the start of The Love Generation. Have a listen of this hand-picked melody, take a few steps back, and spend a few minutes to reflect on the beautiful world around you. Sometimes the view can be cluttered.

We’re a small part of a larger, unknown plan. We can’t predict it, but we can certainly help guide it in the right direction.

“If it had not been for love, everything that is in this world would not exist. We need to understand right now that because of love things happen in a way where people just don’t seem to understand. Love is something that does not, does not compromise itself. Love is something that will sacrifice for everything that goes on. If you believe! I want you to feel the love generation. Come on!” – Titel Niet Bekend by Sanni Täter