The prolific Swedish producer discusses his unique brand of deconstructed techno and his host of recent releases.
To call Peder Mannerfelt just a techno and house producer is an oversimplification of this varied and prolific artist’s output. True, he got his start releasing fairly straightforward minimal techno records as the Subliminal Kid, but it wasn’t long before he began exploring the physical and abstract limits of dance music. He pushed ambient to the extremes as one half of Roll the Dice, and today he blends genres to form a physically demanding sound that oscillates between murky techno, glistening electro and dystopian sci-fi. Spending most of 2017 working on Fever Ray’s album, Mannerfelt spent 2018 releasing numerous EPs, a slew of singles, and his latest album, Daily Routine, a follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2016 album, Controlling Body. Today he calls Vivian from Stockholm to talk about running his label, Peder Mannerfelt Produktion, and how he maintains such a blistering release schedule.