Joey Beltram ‎– Beltram Vol. 1

R & S Records ‎– RS 926
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Gray Info Side Label

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Black Side:
A1 Energy Flash
Recorded By, Mixed By – Joey Beltram
A2 Jazz 3033 3:28
This Side:
B1 Subsonic Trance 4:48
B2 Psycho Bass 5:00

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Recorded & mixed at the R&S Laboratories Ghent/Belgium.
Track A1 recorded & mixed at On-One Studio's New York.
P & © R & S Records. Made In Belgium.

A side "Black Side" label is black.

Runout etchings:
The last digit of 926 in the etching is a 5 changed into a 6 on both sides.

There is also a visible "stamped etching", not in the runout grooves, but under the label that appears to read "APOLLO" on both sides.

A1: 122 BPM
A2: 122 BPM
B1: 123 BPM
B2: 106 BPM

Tracks A1 & B2 sample:
Synth from Orbital - Chime

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side): RS 926 • A1 FOON MASTERING
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side): RS 926 - B1
  • Rights Society: SABAM TM

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RS 926 Joey Beltram Beltram Vol. 1(12", Gre) R & S Records RS 926 Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
RS 926 Joey Beltram Beltram Vol. 1(12", Whi) R & S Records RS 926 Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
RS 926 Joey Beltram Beltram Vol. 1(12", RP) R & S Records RS 926 Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
RS 926 Joey Beltram Beltram Vol. 1(12", M/Print, Whi) R & S Records RS 926 Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
RS926DB Joey Beltram Beltram Volume 1(4xFile, MP3, 320) R & S Records RS926DB Belgium Unknown


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September 20, 2017
But but but there is Psycho Bass 5:00 Jazz 3033 3:28 ?


November 29, 2016
Psycho Bass As Sampled By Dj Crystl In Deep Space.


August 2, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
Sweet Jesus! Class is permanent. Energy Flash is a superb 4/4 Belgian techno masterpiece, it will bring the house down... play this loud and you'll know what I mean. Huge - everybody had this in their box. Killer bass, the hypnotic main 'WHAB' synth, the Orbital 'Chime' samples. Wonderful piece of music and one of my all time classics which is always on display. The B side, Subsonic Trance was popular with the likes of LTJ Bukem + Fabio... more unknown than Energy Flash with another Chime sample. Thank you Joey Beltram for this!


August 29, 2013

Stupidly original, and amazingly good. This was xtc raving and it could be the theme to those late 80s raves.


September 24, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
What can be said about Energy Flash that hasn't already? Not much I bet. 20+ years on and this techno track still remains a firm favourite for me.

The programming is simple yet extremely effective; the hard bass compliments the bassline and the floaty ambient noises to perfection then the minimal synth stabs with their ever so slight variations take it another level.


January 27, 2010
After listening to the EP in full length after quite some time (years) I must admit that i never appreciated the rest of the tunes on offer here. First of all they all play at 45 rpm and while Jazz 3033 is a nice piece of jazzy Techno it is the Subsonic Bass tune on the flipside that really is worth the additional review. It uses the same Hoover Bass sampled by every d+b artist in the mid 90ies that makes this a groover. It is nearly as good as Energy Flash and will work same way without people recognizing where this comes from. Beltram sure - but this is not so popular esp. today - So even if you got Energy Flash on Vinyl get this EP for the B side inner Track. The bass is boomy on b2, so it is not as enjoyable, but towards the end the pysychotic note comes across very fine. Excellent EP.


May 10, 2008
Nearly 20 years on and this track is still an essential Techno tune. We are of course, talking about "Energy Flash". To think this came from the mind of a 19 year old too.

This is a very impressive track that still sounds fresh today. I'm surprised this hasnt been bootlegged, but then, how do you top Beltrams masterpiece? It's actually quite nice to see the respect producers have for the track and wont touch it.

R & S definately saw the future with this one, it's visionaries like this that keep techno/dance/electronica exciting, even if no one understands them at the time. R & S, you are missed.


November 11, 2004
edited over 14 years ago

according to an interview with joey in german techno mag groove, issue 90, this record was actually to be released on the nu groove-label. guess this would´ve made it much harder to get nowadays. anyway, joey was touring europe with derrick may in 1990 and paid a visit to the r&s headquarters, played a demo of this track and both renaat and derrick licensed it on the spot. according to him joey wasn't even aware til that day that this music was called "techno".


January 14, 2003
"energy flash" summons what Techno is all about - simple , but effective 4/4 beats and loud shouts for E ;-). if ever there is or was an anthem 4 all dancefloors 2 unite , you should pick this classic track..