'Om Telolet Om' Songs & Remixes: Listen to 6 of the Best
You asked for it -- and by you, we mean literally millions of pushy Indonesians on social media. “Telolet” is the onomatopoeia of the customized horns found in many Indonesian buses. “Om Telolet Om” is what kids yell at bus drivers to get them to honk those arpeggiated horns.
The phrase is the most viral thing on the Internet today, thanks mostly to the fact that Indonesians are spamming it all over DJs and non-musical celebrities' social media accounts. Many requested remixes of the sound. Some of dance music's most hilarious producers gave them that holiday miracle. Here are the best “Om Telolet Om” songs we've found.
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Firebeatz were the first to comply. This Dutch duo turn up the bass and give the whole thing a killer hard beat. The drop doesn't feature a whole lot of telolet, but it's certainly a track that could fit into any festival set, and that's what's up.
Dillon Francis is never one to miss a good meme. Here, he puts a telolet twist on his hit Skrillex collab “Bun Up the Dance.”
BUN UP THE TELOLET pic.twitter.com/00mknrEFrj— DILLON FRANCIS (@DILLONFRANCIS) December 21, 2016
MegaBruce is some kind of Bad Royale alter ego we don't completely understand. That is fitting, because this whole meme is hard to comprehend for many people. This might be the best mix of telolet so far. Beat u to it, indeed.
Here's a melodic twist on the old telolet honk. A few well-used pitch changes give this jam serious appeal. A hardstyle drop makes that bus go bump.
LA's Fawks got in on the telolet action with this hard-edged electro tune. The lush synths are a beautiful verdant field for these Indonesian buses to destroy.
This Indonesian producer shows us how the home of telolet tears up the speakers. A simple beat and a sick vocal sample is all that horn needs to take things to the next level.
And last but certainly not least, Jakarta's own RXHA goes ham on the horn. Man, bus rides will never be the same again.