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Time Before Techno

by Microworld

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Australian producer Philip McGarva aka Microworld is well known for his releases on Transmat and Styrax, both of which instantly became sought-after techno classics. Dutch label aDepth audio is proud to present Microworld’s new Time Before Techno EP, with the title track another classic in the making. Microworld’s signature is clearly evident throughout – the slow smooth build-up, with every new sound revealing extra dimensions within the music. Definitely an after hours track that will go straight to your soul. The second track Ism is a minimal but effective rhythm, a driving bassline, a catchy synthesizer and vocal sample that will stick in your head. Canadian producer Arthur Oskan chose to remix Ism and rebuild it into a pulsating 9 minute club track overflowing with warm synthesizers.


Fabrice Lig (BE, F-Com) Really great EP, beautiful ! Soulful ! My favourite is the original track (ISM) but all the tracks are great.

Darko Esser (NL, Wolfskuil Records) Great atmospheric release and fantastic to hear new material from Microworld! aDepth audio is a very cool addition to the rich pallete of Dutch labels we have at the moment. Can’t wait for the next one.

DJ3000 (US, Motech) Very soothing melodic sounding 12inch.....all songs are cool

Samuel L Session (SE, Be As One Imprint) Nice release! My pick is the Oskan remix.

Estroe (NL, Connaisseur Recordings) Beautiful release, I like all tracks! Will play in next months EevoNext show.

Aroy Dee (NL, M>O>S) Time Before Techno is certainly a favorite, what a beautiful atmosferic and sensitive track, full of emotion. ISM in both versions is also on my playlist, a slight preference for the Arthur Oskan remix.

Shawn Rudiman (US, Technoir Audio) "Ism" (original) is the shit!!!!! f#ck!n sickness. It has a certain urgency and tension but not too much to push it anywhere uncomfortable Its like an underlying energy wave that doesn't quite break through.. it just ripples slightly below the surface, waiting and watching. Fantastic track!

Mark Cotterell (US, Night Drive Music) Loving the Arthur Oskan remix. Such a great producer in my eyes, nice EP. Will play for sure.

Invite (NL, Manual Music) After the wicked first release another great EP! I will play the Oskan remix.

Erell Ranson (FR, AW-Recordings) "Quality release again for the 2nd shot of aDepth... All the tracks are great, deep class techno with a perfect remix by Arthur Oskan... Will fit perfectly in the beginning of a night... Will play it for sure in the club and on air... 5*.

Conforce (NL, Meanwhile) My pick from this release is "Ism" Nice minimal vibes, but alltogether a bit too light-footed for me personally. However, certainly an atmosperic record. I'm very curious to the next release, it's promising!


released September 3, 2010


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