Multi-talented big man Shaquille O’Neal — NBA Hall of Famer, part-time police officer, DJ and podcast king — explains what EDM means to him. And Electronic Dance Music — for those who want things spelled out — means a lot to the big man. In the beginning of the video below Shaq does this wonderful pantomime of his heart beating, as it does when the thrum of EDM reaches its fevered state. Then he goes on to say: “EDM is Game 7 of the NBA Finals, down by one, you come on stage and the crowd pumps you up to get busy.”
“It’s just a place where I can go to have fun with other people that want to just have fun. No stresses, no problems, you just hear the music and.. boom boom boom! That part right there is like Steph Curry down by one shooting a three. And the crowd goes crazy. That’s what EDM is to me: Game 7.” Steph Curry, of course, is the 3x NBA Champion, 2x NBA MVP who leads the Golden State Warriors.
[Note: ShaqDaddy, ShaqDiesel, ShaqFoo are just some of the names Shaq has given to himself. But as EDM goes, his most applicable nickname iss The Big Baryshnikov.]
Every year Shaq dj’s a big EDM party called Shaq’s Fun House — styled a “coveted traveling carnival-themed music party.” He’s bringing the Fun to Miami this year on March 29 during Miami Music Week.
— Spotify (@Spotify) March 14, 2019