Acronym for "Intelligent Dance Music", a quirky form a electronic "music" enjoyed by hipster wanks who grew up in the rave scene but decided to go indie like all the emo whores were doing.
"Did you pick up that limited 10 inch white label by Oyster Love Biscuit on Fizzy Robot Folk records??!!!111"
by OnoSendai October 06, 2003
Acronym standing for "Intelligent Dance Music," founded by acts from labels such as Warp Records, Rephlex Records and Ninja Tune Records. Electronic music made to listen to instead of just dance to.

A catch-all term for electronic music utilizing more than a typical 4/4 beat and a tired, rehashed melody looped for 7 minutes.
Aphex Twin, L.F.O., Boards of Canada and Plaid are some of the best-known IDM acts.
by max June 02, 2003
Intelligent Dance Music: Complexe drum patterns, abstract melodies & style...

As far as I know, this is the most uncommon EDM-genre and you'll never hear it in a club. It's pretty hard to dance to, that's why it's also called "bedroom music" or "artcore".

If you sincerilly LOVE most styles of obscure music, you'll LOVE IDM!
Artists like: Autechre, Amon Tobin, Aphex Twin, Future Sound Of London, Mouse On Mars...
by Wesley January 12, 2005
I don't mind. It's that simple.
IDM if you don't want to go out tonight.
by d4rkr4in December 30, 2009
most people say intelligent dance music

But now it can also be use in gaming and/or several chat place to replace the words to " I don't mind" or "It doesn't matter"
Whatever the word you see fit is your choice.
Tom: do you want me to help you?

Tim: sure, idm.
by BrokenDream February 28, 2008
It Dont matter
What the f*** man ur late", "IDM"
by BRONTO-N June 09, 2011
"Intelligent Dance Music", an often debated term for a style of electronic music (as "intelligent" sounds pretentious and it's not really "dance music") that encompasses a confusingly wide area of music. Mostly enjoyed by computer nerds and LSD-heads, mostly a combination of both. Known for being more cerebral than many forms of music, thus "intelligent". Listeners of this form of music are generally stereotyped as pretentious musical afficionado pricks.
Popular artists include Aphex Twin (Richard D. James), Squarepusher, Autechre, Amon Tobin, and on the harder side, Venetian Snares.

Popular labels include WARP Records, Planet Mu, Merck, and Rephlex.
by Spiffy Hamster August 18, 2005
i disgust myself
guy: whats wrong?
me: idm
by Taizen_Arashi April 25, 2010

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