Well you have probably heard or read this phrase some where over the last day or two as the collective world of dance music has been enthralled with some kind of real life living meme. The phrase Om Telolet Om has been everywhere recently – and I mean every f*cking where. Lets take a look at twitter real quick…
what is Om Telolet Om?
— MARTIN GARRIX (@MartinGarrix) December 20, 2016
OM TELOLET OM
— Zedd (@Zedd) December 20, 2016
Wtf is OM TELOLET OM?
— BASSJACKERS (@Bassjackers) December 20, 2016
Om Telolet Om
— DJ SNAKE (@djsnake) December 20, 2016
Om Telolet Om is awesome
— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) December 20, 2016
What the hell is this Om Toilet Om about?!
— Laidback Luke (@LaidbackLuke) December 20, 2016
You get the picture, this phrase has appeared literally all over the social media of the electronic music community. Well what the hell does ‘Om Telolet Om' mean? Lucky for you, Billboard did a bit of outstanding investigative journalism into the topic at hand and found answers. The answer lies where you would never expect it…in the world of Indonesian Public Transportation. Yes, you read that correctly.
— wav. (@wavilyn) December 20, 2016
Okay so now with that explanation in mind you obvious need to hear the sound that these buses make to really get the full picture of why this odd little phrase has gone beyond viral…
We have Indonesian kids to thank for spamming tweets with the phrase to all possible members of the dance music community. So there you have it that is how an Indonesian Bus Horn took over EDM for at least a day or two. Now all we have to do is sit back and wait for the remixes…oh wait…they are already here…
— LUCA LUSH ? (@LUCALUSH) December 21, 2016