DJ Pierre – "Box Energy" (1988)
"Box Energy" is one of those tracks that clued-in DJs and producers speak of in hushed, reverent tones. Several electronic music legends have tried to create their own versions of the tune, most famously Aphex Twin (under the alias AFX), who did a sped-up remix in 2001. "Box Energy" has no vocals — just waves upon waves of disorienting Roland TB-303 "acid" basslines pinging back and forth like rubber bands over a bass drum and the occasional snare. It's a concentrated laser beam of energy that seems powerful enough to melt dancefloors, foreshadowing Pierre's later excursions into his radical "wild pitch" concept in the early Nineties.