Ifach

Ifach

Profile:
UK based minimal/deep techno label run by Peter Ford, and dominated by releases involving solo work and collaborations from himself, Mark Broom and Dave Hill, alongside other artists.
Contact Info:
Ifach Records
P.O. Box 1797
London
W9 3XD
UK
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Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
7243 8484912 2 Richie Hawtin - Decks, EFX & 909 Richie Hawtin Decks, EFX & 909(CD, Mixed) Labels, Labels, NovaMute 7243 8484912 2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
CDTOT16 Various - Ambient Senses 2 (The Feeling) Various Ambient Senses 2 (The Feeling)(CD, Album, Comp) Jumpin' & Pumpin' CDTOT16 UK 1994 Sell This Version
IACH 11 Casino Classix - Ringer Casino Classix Ringer(12", W/Lbl) Ifach IACH 11 UK 1995 Sell This Version
ifach 001 Baby Ford - Monolense Baby Ford Monolense ifach 001 UK 1994 Sell This Version
ifach 002 Sympletic - Noname Sympletic Noname (Single) ifach 002 UK 1994 Sell This Version
ifach 003 Voyectra - Charm Voyectra Charm(12") Ifach, Ifach ifach 003 UK 1994 Sell This Version
ifach 004 Eco Tourist - Magelonic Eco Tourist Magelonic(12") Ifach ifach 004 UK 1994 Sell This Version
ifach 005 Solcyc - Vision Solcyc Vision(12") Ifach ifach 005 UK 1994 Sell This Version
ifach 006 Baird Remo - Yohm Baird Remo Yohm ifach 006 UK 1994 Sell This Version
ifach 007 Voyectra - X Voyectra X ifach 007 UK 1995 Sell This Version
IFACH 007P Sympletic - Noname (Full Version) Sympletic Noname (Full Version)(File, FLAC, Single) Ifach IFACH 007P UK 2008
ifach008 Perbec - Perbec E.P. Perbec Perbec E.P. (EP) ifach008 UK 1995 Sell This Version
ifach 009 Sympletic - Free B Sympletic Free B (Single) ifach 009 UK 1995 Sell This Version
ifach 010 El Mal - Citrus / Coburn El Mal Citrus / Coburn ifach 010 UK 1995 Sell This Version
ifach 011 Casino Classix - Ringer Casino Classix Ringer(12") Ifach ifach 011 UK 1995 Sell This Version
ifach 12 Solcyc - Tales From The Reefer Barn Solcyc Tales From The Reefer Barn(12") Ifach ifach 12 UK 1996 Sell This Version
ifach 013 Peter Ford - Untitled Peter Ford Untitled ifach 013 UK 1995 Sell This Version
ifach 14 Brubaker (2) - Texas Sun Brubaker (2) Texas Sun ifach 14 UK 1996 Sell This Version
ifach 015 Perbec - Gurner Perbec Gurner ifach 015 UK 1997 Sell This Version
ifach 016 El Mal - Bad Schandau El Mal Bad Schandau ifach 016 UK 1997 Sell This Version
IFACH 017 Perbec - Until The End / Variety Club Perbec Until The End / Variety Club(12") Ifach IFACH 017 UK 1998 Sell This Version
ifach 018 Various - Ifach Collective Various Ifach Collective ifach 018 UK 1998 Sell This Version
Ifach 019 Lighter Thief - Ahead Lighter Thief Ahead Ifach 019 UK 1999 Sell This Version
ifach 020 Various - Ifach Records Twenty Various Ifach Records Twenty(12", Promo, W/Lbl, Sta) Ifach ifach 020 UK 1999 Sell This Version
Ifach 023 Perbec Feat Soulman / Lighter Thief - Come On With Me Perbec Feat Soulman / Lighter Thief Perbec Feat Soulman / Lighter Thief - Come On With Me Ifach 023 UK 2001 Sell This Version
ifach cd1 Various - Ifach Vol. I Various Ifach Vol. I(CD, Comp) Ifach ifach cd1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
ifachcd2 Various - Technoir Various Technoir(CD, Mixed) Ifach, Ifach ifachcd2 UK 2000 Sell This Version
IFACH RECORDS TWENTY Various - Ifach Records Twenty Various Ifach Records Twenty(12") Ifach IFACH RECORDS TWENTY UK 1999 Sell This Version
IFACH RECORDS TWENTYONE M-Core - Be Gene M-Core Be Gene(12") Ifach IFACH RECORDS TWENTYONE UK 2000 Sell This Version
IFACH RECORDS TWENTYTWO Stefan Robbers - Compound Stefan Robbers Compound(12") Ifach IFACH RECORDS TWENTYTWO UK 2000 Sell This Version
KUDCD 005 Various - Types - A Kudos Sampler Various Types - A Kudos Sampler(CD, Comp, Smplr) Kudos Records (3) KUDCD 005 UK 1994 Sell This Version
kudcd6 Various - The Kudos Digest: Issue A (Is For Apple) Various The Kudos Digest: Issue A (Is For Apple)(CD, Comp) Kudos Records (3) kudcd6 UK 1995 Sell This Version
P 007 Sympletic - Noname (Remix) Sympletic Noname (Remix)(12", S/Sided, Ltd, Promo) Ifach P 007 UK 1994 Sell This Version

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dudenhofen

dudenhofen

August 28, 2017
edited over 5 years ago
@ Alex_Celler:
Please do not lay words in other mouths.
You "suggest" things and confuse completely what i wrote in 2015.
To interpret other peoples words wrong with your own is impolite.

To Your conspiracy theory insinuation (just the facts):
Big record bosses/the industry are the winners from sold music files not little producers because
- they have direct business with the consumer over net platforms
- no more storage costs (warehouses) for the media
- no more supplier / dealer chains which reduce the profit
- more and more little record stores die (where people can meet and connect in a real social life)
- less and less people who can make their daily jobs (welcome industry 4.0 !!!)
- time and personnel savings through optimized processes

The two main reason why a professional DJ nowadays use files are:
- they have no more expensive luggage (record boxes) to travel with anymore
- to DJ with files it is a very easy (think timing) job compared to play haptic (Vinyl) media

It is out of debate, that the largest quantity of grap releases is in "file only" form.
Without question, yes - there are examples of the opposite. But not enough to make something good.

Who are You, that You can judge who is the best producer in the world and who is not?
Ask Yoursrelf.
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Alex_Celler

Alex_Celler

October 15, 2013
edited over 9 years ago
I totally disagree with the comment below! Music conveys a universal message, for everybody in the world, not for just 300 or 500' 'lucky'' owners of the 12''. Music is made for the people in the UK and Europe as much as for the people in Uruguay, South Africa and New Zealand. The later, might not be able to afford 20 euro shipping for 1 record and 5 euro for each additional one. This is why i would like to congratulate Baby Ford, who went against the norm and offered the back catalogs of all his record labels digitally, for the whole world to be able to buy and appreciate.

We live in a time (2013) when having a vinyl only label makes you ''cool'' and more supposedly more underground. Perlon is a vinyl only label but, hey, they started releasing music in 1997, well before even CD players in clubs were introduced. They also press close to 800-1000 copies, they are very cheap and found all around the world. They even do represses for those who can't afford their older releases.

In contrast, many new labels use they fact that they are vinyl only, as a selling point and deliberately press only a few copies (i.e. 250-300) to make their releases expensive in Discogs. This is an elitism and does not help the music itself reach out. Quality music released in 12'', like the music in Ifach, Trelik, Perlon and other labels will sell good regardless if it is pressed in few or many copies and regardless if it's released digitally or not. Music is either good or not; the quality is not being dictated by the medium in which it is being released.

Let the music spread and let no medium confine it. Elitism has no place in a pure, true, underground way of being.
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Bonna

Bonna

April 19, 2012
Nice label, pitty they gave into the MP3 wave. It's not stimulating me to keep on collecting the label...
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md

md

February 9, 2005
edited over 18 years ago
In terms of truly minimal techno, I think that only M-Plant stands up to Ifach in terms of consistency, innovation and quality. The label has a distinct sound, being mainly the product of a select few of the UK's finest - namely Peter Ford aka Baby Ford, and Mark Broom, often accompanied by Dave Hill. Other artists such as the legendary Stefan Robbers only serve to make this an even more essential label, but the sublime deep minimal sound from the UK contingent is what really makes Ifach an essential chapter in techno's history. Plaid also appear as part of Eco Tourist.

Predating the current laptop originated minimal house/techno craze by many years, these releases are, in my opinion, a far better take on the approach, both in terms of depth, originality and overall feel.