Varien & SirensCeol – Moonlight (Feat. Aloma Steele) [Monstercat]

This next jam is simply beautiful.

Over the past year and a half, we’ve championed one of the next two artists, Stephen Burke aka SirensCeol, from the most embryonic stages of his production career. Fortunately for Stephen, both his work ethic and intellect (the man attends Berkeley University, need we say more?) have catapulted his talents to the forefront of EDM production with his unique approach to melodic dubstep and many other genres.

I vividly remember when SirensCeol opened for another enigmatic, the genre-blurring production prodigy known as Savant. Josh Hernandez, the CEO of Alek’s record company (SectionZ Records) also happened to be in attendance as well.

Before the show began, I had excitedly rushed up to him and told him to pay special attention to the opening act, Stephen.

After SirensCeol performed a wicked set and was transitioning to let Aleks set up his gear, I beckoned Josh over to the front of the stage where I was standing.

“You gotta sign that artist,” I yelled over the music playing during the entr’acte, “He’s incredible.”

Josh simply smiled and gave me an ever so cool, “Yeah, maybe.”

Next thing I knew, six months later, young Stephen had released his first full-length on SectionZ Records with Josh.

Funny, huh?

Despite the fact that I love telling people ‘I told you so’, I will try my hardest to abstain here.

However, California-based producer SirensCeol has come quite a long way. This next jam with Varien will only serve to further this fact. Featuring the incredibly dulcet vocals of Aloma Steele (which Stephen himself was incredibly satisfied with), “Moonlight” reached the number one spot on Beatport’s Dubstep charts in virtually no time at all.

Let’s give a congratulatory “follow” to Varien and SirensCeol on their prospective social media outlets. We hope you enjoy this absolutely fantastic track, which was released on Monstercat…go figure.

Great work boys, keep em’ coming.

▼ Follow Varien
Soundcloud: @VarienOfficial

▼ Follow SirensCeol
Soundcloud: @sirens-ceol

5 Songs to Remind Us Why EDM Is The Future of Music


Skip to 2:07 for one of the most beautiful melodies I have ever had the pleasure of hearing. D-Mad deserves our full attention.

Avicii’s label, LE7ELS, has found their next phenom. And his name is Spencer Brown.

Oh Tebins redefines the term, “Bass in your face”.

Ilan Bluestone is the future of Anjunabeats. We guarantee it.

If you haven’t heard of the genre known as tech-house, Joris Voorn’s “Ringo” is a great place to start.

Top 10 EDM Songs of 2013 (Halfway There)


After assembling over 35 tracks from the last six months, we narrowed it down to 10. Each of the four members here at Rager Onions voted, and here’s what we came up with. Then we got a slice of pizza. What else do you think we do in Chicago?

And if you think these rankings suck ass, maybe you should start your own blog. We dont want you here anyways!

Because Independence Day is upon us. So along with some plump wieners (on the grill), a few 30-racks of Budweiser, and enough fireworks to entertain an ADD five-year-old for a week: here’s another way to celebrate freedom.

With the freedom of this year’s top 10 tracks so far.

10. Better than the original? Maybe. This song requires two hands to fist pump. 

9. You’ll know. 

8. When Protohype goes chill, the crowd goes wild. Prepare for his greatest track yet. Period.

7. Skrillex was one of the first artists to release anything in 2013. Upon hearing this for the first time, we knew it would be one of this year’s best. 

6. Beautifully unique, overwhelmingly awesome. 

5. Wayfarer is Connecticut for trance. 

4. Nothing tiny about this anthem. A better name would’ve been Epic Little Anthem. Anyways, Go M Machine. 

3. Mother fucking Animals. 

2. Power Glove was so good it made the rest of the EP seem crappy. No joke. 

1. Easy decision.