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.

Sub Focus Shifts Another Gear With New LP: ‘Taurus’

Every so often, musicians take a leap. Not an actual leap, like a career one. It’s that moment when an influenced artist becomes an influential pioneer.

It takes a little patience, a lot of talent, and the balls to do something different. With the release of his new LP, Sub Focus did just that. Taurus is a powerful mixture of drum-and-bass in its most creative, contemporary form.

To put it extravagantly, it’s one small step for man, and one giant leap for Nick Douwma.

From start to finish, Taurus seems like a genre-less compilation. With straight-up D&B at its very core, the inability to classify this album should seem anything but negative. After issuing his full-length debut album in 2009 (a fusion of futuristic house, dubstep, and electro-rock), it became clear that Sub Focus is a man of many tastes. With a diverse palate in electronic music, knack for heart-pounding vocals, and aptitude in everything bass, how could you expect anything less from Nick Douwma?

Like all pioneers in EDM, Douwma is blurring the lines of the genre he knows best. And if you’ve been reading Rager Onions for some time, you know we hate genres. Because the best musicians are the ones that can produce an original expression of themselves through their music. In turn, creating an original style that can only be classified as one thing – their music.

From our ears, this British bass-head is brutally underrated by the growingly congested, competitive industry of electronic dance music. Hopefully, this album will turn that page – and give Nick Douwma the attention he rightfully deserves.

For those already friendly to Sub Focus, you might notice Taurus features some of his biggest hits from the last year or so (hits like ‘Falling Down’, ‘Out The Blue’, and ‘Endorphins’). Hell, even complete newcomers might recognize the LP’s irresistible benchmark, the ever-enchanting ‘Tidal Wave’. 

But we’re here to cut the crap, and tell you that Taurus has one absolutely undeniable gem. Featuring Kele Okereke (lead singer of Bloc Party), ‘Turn It Around’ is a heart-wrenching melody at an emotional crossroads, with lyrics that are desperately confident and bitterly optimistic.

Anywho, here’s our top-five favorite tracks from the album. But do yourself a solid, and take Taurus for a nice long joy-ride

Rager Onions Top-Five Tracks From Taurus

1. Turn It Around (ft. Kele) 
The kind’ve song you’d see a 30-year-old dude belting in bumper-to-bumper traffic, or see a dramatic teenager post lyrics from on Facebook.

2. Tidal Wave (ft. Alpines)
Might as well just bookmark it.

3. Torus
So good it seems like two different songs.

4. Falling Down (ft. Kenzie May)
Evil and awesome.

5. Until The End (ft. Foxes)
We love the 80’s, seemingly so does Sub Focus.