New York native Joey Beltram is an indisputable innovator in techno and house music, due to the massive success of hits such as Energy Flash and Mentasm. He has recorded on many of the biggest labels of the early 90s such as Nu-Groove, Tresor, Warp, Transmat, and R&S records. His productions are considered groundbreaking and find him regularly namechecked as a key influence by many DJs and producers including Daft Punk (as mentioned in their song "Teachers").