According to the legendary Derrick May who truly knows what Electronic Dance Music is, EDM stands for:
EDM = ELOQUENT DUMB MUTHA’ F’s
EDM = ERADICATED DANCE MUTHA’ F’s
I’ve been saying it stands for 1 of 2 things:
1. EDM – ENDLESS DUPLICATION (of ) MUSIC
2. EDM – EVERYBODY DIGS MUNCHI
But in reality, it’s a dumbed down term for dummies who know very little about the art of dj’aying or the rich history of dance music!
I find it really embarrassing for the people who are banding this term about, it really makes me cringe!
Here’s a great lil’ video that our dude Higha Level sent to us which features the legendary Derrick May giving his spin on what EDM is and it is BRILLIANT and so, so, so, so on point!
The bit about “EDM” kicks in at around 7.24.