Critical Choice is the brainchild of Filip Mardberg, Fredrik Gilenholt and Mikael Dahlgaard, and represents a natural progression toward creating something new and unique for the psy-trance scene. Filip and Fredrik have been producing electronic music for years under the name Ticon, and Mikael under the name of DJ Emok and Phony Orphants. Mikael is also manager of the highly respected label Iboga Records.
With their electronic music roots going all the way back to the early 90´s, the guys have helped pioneer the genres “Progressive Psy-Trance” and “Scandinavian Trance” and have for years released music on their main labels Iboga Records and Digital Structures. We have worked together a lot before and we thought it was time to make something together as all three of us enjoy the analogue sounds of “old school” Scandinavian trance. Emok comes from Copenhagen, Denmark, and Filip & Fredrik from Malmoe, Sweden.