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abbreviation for "Electronic Dance Music"

- includes trance, house, techno, breakbeat, gabber, hardcore, and much, much more.
"I like EDM in general-- not just trance."
by Macro June 03, 2004
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What people who started listening to dance music in 2011 call dance music. The rest of the world knows it as dance music, or they just refer to the various genres within it.

Now, EDM refers to the 128 BPM "big room" rage stuff from the likes of Tiesto, Hardwell, Nicky Romero, Gareth Emery, etc. for which 18 year-old frat bros will gladly sacrifice their first borns to hear at music festivals while wearing a neon tank top that says "DIRTY GIRLS LIKE DIRTY BEATS" and rolling on MDMA. For some reason, it's all categorized as progressive house on Beatport.
1: Dude, I am THE biggest Above & Beyond fan EVER. They make the best EDM songs EVER. Like, "Sun & Moon" blew my mind when I was candy flipping at Ultra this year!!!
2: Yeah, it's pretty good, I kinda liked "Alone Tonight" better though.
1: What's that?
2: Kill yourself.
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1. Electronic dance music.

2. Everyday Minerals. (company)
Dude, I'm so psyched for the rave, edm is way better than rock.
You said it man, we're going to melt some faces.
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Electronic Dance Music. A term seldom used correctly, EDM is not a genre of electronic music but rather a classification that covers any electronic music that is intended to be danced to. Thus most Techno and House music, as well as most electronic in general, falls into the EDM category. In more specific or informal usage, EDM describes intense rave-focused genres such as Brostep, Electro House and Hardstyle.
"The best way to troll an Aphex Twin fan is to call his music EDM."
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1. Electronic Dance Music. The genre of music of which the listener cannot possible remain stationary while enjoying.

2. The music of the gods
Willie: I like to listen to some EDM with my Uncle Travis the #twitterking
Mary: When Trav pumps that EDM, everybody's gotta dance! It's like he's a stud muffin or something.
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An acronym for "Electro house, Dubstep, Moombahcore." Typically used by inexperienced DJs and DAW jockeys to describe the style of music they are trying to produce.
"Hi, I'm a producer from the suburbs. I produce and DJ EDM music. EDM is my favorite kind of music and I want to be like Skrillex and Afrojack when I grow up. I pirate all my software because my mom won't increase my allowance."
by shitforbrains187 August 04, 2012
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Abbreviation for the city of Edmonton in Alberta. It mainly used in sporting events to show the Edmonton teams such as the Oilers or Eskimos.
The scoreboard says EDM is winning 5-3.
by Sean89 July 04, 2005
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