Peter Runge, known by his recording alias Sd Laika, is an electronic recording artist from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. He released his first work, the Unknown Vectors EP in 2012 via Lost Codes. This was the first release for the London-based label founded by grime producer Visionist.[1][2]

Sd Laika
Birth namePeter Runge
OriginMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
  • Record producer
  • musician
Years active2011–present
LabelsTri Angle, Lost Codes

He was later approached by Robin Carolan to release a full album through his UK/US label Tri Angle, which resulted in Runge gathering tracks mainly created during 2011 to 2012 to form his 2014 debut album That's Harakiri. This release gained him a wider audience including reviews from Pitchfork, Resident Advisor, and The Quietus. This album covered many different genres, but was described variously as experimental grime and bass music.[3][4][5][6] Dummy magazine named it their album of the week.[7] In a rare interview later that year, highly influential electronic producer Aphex Twin named Sd Laika as one of the newer artists he listened to most.[8]

His work was sampled by Aphex Twin on his tour in 2017,[9] by Björk in her November 2017 mix for Mixmag,[10] and by Manchester producer Acre in his mix for Fact in January 2018.[11]


  • 36 (Single) (2012)
  • Unknown Vectors (EP) (2012)
  • Idiot Thug (Mix) (2014)
  • Reckless (Single) (2014)
  • Sanpaku Island (Single) (2015)
  • Mostly Trash (EP) (2015)
  • Dreadful John (EP) (2015)
  • Latent Fish (Single) (2018)


  1. ^ Kerr, Steve (2012-08-08). SD Laika Unknown Vectors. XLR8R. Retrieved on 2017-04-26.
  2. ^ Tri Angle announce debut Sd Laika album. Resident Advisor (2014-02-19) Retrieved on 2017-04-26.
  3. ^ Patrin, Nate (20114-05-01). Sd Laika That's Harakiri. Pitchfork. Retrieved on 2017-04-24.
  4. ^ Sd Laika - That's Harakiri . Resident Advisor (May 2014). Retrieved on 2017-04-28.
  5. ^ Finlayson, Angus (2014-04-23). That’s Harakiri. FACT. Retrieved on 2017-04-24.
  6. ^ Bychawski, Adam (2014-05-13). SD Laika That’s Harakiri. The Quietus. Retrieved on 2017-04-24.
  7. ^ Darnell, Robert (2014-04-28). Album of the Week: Sd Laika - ‘That’s Harakiri’. Dummy. Retrieved on 2017-04-24.
  8. ^ Heiko Hoffmann (2014-12-25). 25 Questions for Aphex Twin. Groove. Retrieved on 2017-04-24.
  9. ^ Aphex Twin Setlist at Parque da Cidade, Oporto, Portugal. Setlist. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  10. ^ The Cover Mix: Björk. Mixmag (2017-11-27). Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  11. ^ FACT mix 636: Acre . Fact (2018-01-22). Retrieved 2018-08-08.

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