I-F

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I-F
Ferenc van der Sluijs (2011)
Ferenc van der Sluijs (2011)
Background information
Also known asInterr-Ference
OriginThe Hague, Netherlands
GenresElectronic, electro, electroclash, pop, Italo disco, chiptune
Years active1996-present
LabelsDisko 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]

In 1997 he produced the track "Space Invaders Are Smoking Grass",[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,[3][4] which has been cited by many, including Morgan Geist, as being the catalyst that brought renewed interest in Italo disco.[5]

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.[6] He also ran the internet radio station Cybernetic Broadcasting System (CBS).[7] 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]

  • 1995 – Portrait Of A Dead Girl 1: The Cause
  • 1997 – The Brown Elbow Conspiracy
  • 1997 – "Space Invaders Are Smoking Grass"[8]
  • 1997 – Playstation #2
  • 1998 – Fucking Consumer
  • 1999 – The Man From Pack

See also[edit]

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 – Fucking Consumer (Promo)". Discogs. Zinc Media, Inc. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Let Me Be Your Radio: The Bizarro Universe of Italo Disco". Pitchfork. Retrieved Feb 10, 2021.
  4. ^ "Dit zijn de 50 meest invloedrijke Nederlandse dj's". 3voor12. Retrieved Mar 2, 2021.
  5. ^ Juzwiak, Richard (November 22, 2004). Unclassics: An Interview With Morgan Geist Stylus Magazine
  6. ^ Sicko, Dan (1999). Techno rebels: the renegades of electronic funk. Billboard Books, ISBN 978-0-8230-8428-9
  7. ^ Resident Adviser (14 August 2008). "Portrait of a live man: I-f".
  8. ^ "I-f – Space Invaders Are Smoking Grass". Discogs. Retrieved 25 July 2012.

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