One of Germany's most important producers during the '90s, Mijk Van Dijk recorded an abundance of early techno/trance classics under the aliases Microglobe, Mindgear, and Marmion. A bassist for several funk bands during the early '80s, Van Dijk moved to Berlin later in the decade to work as a journalist and began producing house tracks in 1988. Two years later, he issued the "Hate" single, recorded for Low Spirit as LoopZone. An alliance with fellow Berlin producer/DJ Tanith resulted in a 1991 LoopZone EP (What Is Noise?) as well as singles under Tanith's name and as 9-10-Boy. By 1992, the release of two solo singles -- "High on Hope" as Microglobe and "Don't Panic" as Mindgear -- pushed Van Dijk's name into the global realm, and he collaborated with fellow German up-and-comer Cosmic Baby to produce a seminal compilation on MFS, Trance: Formed From Beyond.