Beltram* ‎– Energy Flash

Transmat ‎– MS-16
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Energy Flash
Programmed By, Engineer – Per M. (The Alien)*
B Psycho Bass 5:00

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Taken from the EP. Beltram Vol. 1

Written, produced & mixed at On-One Studios New York, NY

Ⓟ&© 1990 Transmat/Zomba Music
Licensed from R & S Records
Made in Ghent, Belgium

Mastered at National Sound Corporation, Detroit.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Full inscription side A): MS-16-A NSC
  • Matrix / Runout (Full inscription side B): MS-16-B NSC
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side A): MS-16-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side B): MS-16-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Machine stamp both sides): NSC

Other Versions (5 of 14) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TB001ROR Beltram Joey* Energy Flash 2001(12", S/Sided, Unofficial) Not On Label (Joey Beltram) TB001ROR UK 2001 Sell This Version
MS-16 Beltram* Energy Flash(12", W/Lbl) Transmat MS-16 US 1990 Sell This Version
MS-16 Joey Beltram Energy Flash(12", RE, TP) Transmat MS-16 US Unknown Sell This Version
MS-16 Joey Beltram Energy Flash(12", RE) Transmat MS-16 US 1998 Sell This Version
GRAFFITI Joey Beltram Energy Flash (Graffiti On Mars Remixes)(12", Promo, Unofficial) Not On Label (Joey Beltram) GRAFFITI UK 1999 Sell This Version


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December 10, 2017

Sound is into the future even and today. Made in 1990 but this man find the base over the natural human senses.


December 3, 2017

How seriously awesome did this sound in 1990? Really cool one of the first imports I brought.


June 6, 2017
Sounds exactly like a 909 to me.
Where did you get 707 from?


January 6, 2017
you get more tracks on the r+s copy but the art work on the transmat is so dark and cool.........


January 26, 2015
edited over 2 years ago

Greatest Techno track ever!


May 22, 2014

I have been told that the Casio FZ-1 was used on this track. I was told it is what he warped the bassline with. I could be wrong though because info is mostly fallible.


November 9, 2012

To Joey Beltram he was creating a darker, edgier form of House when he crafted Energy Flash, which ultimately split the electronic community's idea of House, creating a new musical discourse that paved a path all the way to the shores of Europe, pioneering a new movement in "Techno." Fantastic track and a must for any collector.


February 1, 2012
edited over 5 years ago

Even non-electronic listeners can appreciate a track like this.


April 15, 2011
@Scott_Forbes this track used the TR-707, not the 909.
Anyway, was wondering if anyone out there knows what synths he used for this track. Particularly the deep bass synth droning low in the mix and the main lead synth. The strings sound is very Juno and I'm sure there is a Korg Choir in there too. Any idea where the ecstacy sample came from ? and the decending string sample? you know the same sample from Orbitals Chime.


March 17, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
One funny side note about this record. People used to argue if this was the 1st song to say "ecstacy" in it. Its a great song with a low filtered flowing bassline that seems like its pitchbended in the sequence. Also has a great TR-909 hihats that are slightly distorted so they blend (a trick alot of early plus 8 records use too). Another piece of trivia about Beltram: He owns a Waldorf Wave synthesizer which is about $10,000. Look up a photo of the Waldorf Wave online and you will be amazed at how cool it looks!