Peder Mannerfelt explores the intersection of rave and domesticity, and Bonaventure talks sci-fi, slime and kuduro beats.
Every week on Top Flight, journalist Chal Ravens selects the best new tracks from the world of bass and breaks, tracing the connections between gqom, grime, ballroom, B’more, dancehall, jungle and more. On this episode, she’s joined by Peder Mannerfelt, the Swedish club maverick and Fever Ray collaborator who’s about to release his third solo album, Daily Routine. Exploring the weird intersections between rave culture and domestic life, Mannerfelt explains why his latest record is “a vignette of all that has ever happened to him.” He also delivers this week’s Top Flight guest mix, a wild and eclectic journey through his vast range of influences. Next, Swiss-Congolese producer Bonaventure pops in to introduce her first release for Planet Mu, the visceral yet super-catchy Mentor EP. She explains how sci-fi novels, slime and life in Lisbon provide inspiration for her kuduro-derived club tracks. As well as that, Chal plays new music from Laksa, DJ Lag & Epic B and Pearson Sound.