I-F

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Gnarkill
I-F Ferenc van der Sluijs 2011.jpg
Ferenc van der Sluijs (2011)
Background information
Also known as Interr-Ference
Origin The Hague, Netherlands
Genres Electronic, electro, electroclash, pop, Italo disco, chiptune
Years active 1996-present
Labels Disko B
EFA
Viewlexx

I-f (also Interr-Ference) is the stage name of Ferenc E. van der Sluijs, a Dutch producer and DJ based in The Hague. He is a former member of the Dutch techno-pioneers Unit Moebius.

Overview[edit]

I-F's "Space Invaders Are Smoking Grass" (1997), described as "burbling electro in a vocodered homage to Atari-era hi-jinks," is "widely credited with catalysing" the electroclash movement.[1]

Problems playing this file? See media help.

In 1997, he produced the track "Space Invaders Are Smoking Grass" (referencing the video game Space Invaders),[2] which became a huge underground dance hit and is often cited as an early example of electroclash.[1] It introduced "old-fashioned verse-chorus dynamics to burbling electro in a vocodered homage to Atari-era hi-jinks" and is the "record widely credited with catalysing" the electroclash movement.[1]

The album Fucking Consumer was released in 1998 on the Disko B label, followed by The Man From Pack the next year. In 1999 he also made the mixed album Mixed Up In the Hague Vol. 1, which has been cited by many, including Morgan Geist, as being the catalyst that brought renewed interest in Italo disco.[3]

I-f was featured on the seminal 2002 Ghostly International compilation Disco Nouveau. He has also recorded as The Parallax Corporation with Intergalactic Gary. I-f currently runs a record label called Viewlexx.[4] He also ran the internet radio station Cybernetic Broadcasting System (CBS). It was closed down in 2008 but is now one of four channels on Intergalactic FM, which is also operated by I-f.

Discography[edit]

  • 1997 - "Space Invaders Are Smoking Grass"[5]
  • 1998 - Fucking Consumer
  • 1999 - The Man From Pack

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c D. Lynskey (22 March 2002), "Out with the old, in with the older", Guardian.co.uk, archived from the original on 16 February 2011 
  2. ^ "I-f – Space Invaders Are Smoking Grass". Discogs. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Juzwiak, Richard (November 22, 2004). Unclassics: An Interview With Morgan Geist Stylus Magazine
  4. ^ Sicko, Dan (1999). Techno rebels: the renegades of electronic funk. Billboard Books, ISBN 978-0-8230-8428-9
  5. ^ "I-f – Space Invaders Are Smoking Grass". Discogs. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 

External links[edit]