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.

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.

Rager Onions Presents: The Top 5 LP’s of 2013

The Top 5 LP’s of 2013:

5. With the most musically diverse album on the list, Mat Zo has electrically paved his path with Damage Control.

4. Sub Focus never disappoints, and his latest LP, Taurus, may just prove to be his Sistine Chapel.

3. Avicii fused two polar opposite genres into something truly magical. We’re calling it electro-folk. Unfortunately Avicii’s manager put his money where his mouth is, and denied us the pleasure of a free listen on SoundCloud. Don’t worry, we marked it down for future reference. Bad little Ash…

2. Dinner and drinks for two at Feed Me‘s Calamari Tuesday.

1. These are the times that we live in, the times we’ve created. This is Rebel Era.

Honorable Mention: 

Easily the darkest of the bunch, Let It Burn proves once again that American dub-step does have a name. And it’s spelled DATSIK.