(Apollo, 1992)

Kraftwerk might be considered the genesis of electronic music, but Aphex Twin is truly the father of the modern iteration of electronic dance music. Certainly not the most accessible, his debut studio album Selected Ambient Works 85-92 was a masterpiece far ahead of its time; so far ahead it was dubbed "Intelligent Dance Music," a backahanded compliment to his music as a whole. Just a year before releasing the seminal work, he was quoted explainig what he called his own music, braindance: "Braindance is the genre that encompasses the best elements of all genres, e.g traditional, classical, electronic music, popular, modern, industrial, ambient, hip-hop, electro, house, techno, breakbeat, hardcore, ragga, garage, drum and bass, etc." And just look at his track "Ageispolis." The use of stuttering high-hats in electronic music was not seen regularly, but it was seen in funk, jazz and other drum-based dance music in the past. With this singular track, Aphex Twin laid the groundwork for once again mixing the elements of dance and electronic and this one specifically for trap.