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This week I decided I wanted to dig a little deeper into some of the great techno classics from the earlier days of techno. Immediately Joey Beltram came to mind, one of the early heroes of techno, his most famous track “Energy Flash” continues to be a staple in many DJ sets today. However when it comes to me I tend to find myself gravitating towards the lesser hit but even so this week’s track is still considered to be one of his classics.
The track “The Melody” is short dance floor burner finishing off at just four minutes and forty-four seconds. In that short amount of time the track takes you to a new world with a sweeping sub-bass, classic rave breaksbeats, and a catchy melody that sets it apart from many of his other tracks. Originally released in 1991 on his Beltram Vol. 2 release on the classic label R & S Records, it has become a timeless treasure that saw many re-pressings and re-releases over the years. This is one that never seems to age and still works flawlessly in DJ sets. Travel back in time with me and turn it up loud!
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Musically inclined at a young age, Matthew would play many instruments and perform in musical theatre until he became a teenager. It was during these years that he discovered techno music from attending his first rave parties. These fated events would start a chain reaction love affair that has continued now for 18 years.
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