Johan Cederberg, better known as HNNY (pronounced “honey”) is a Swedish house music producer and DJ who has released several singles and EPs through the Swedish record label Local Talk, and now releases material on his own label, Puss. His production style often incorporates the vocal sampling of American R&B songs, among other forms of esoteric sampling.
HNNY’s releases are often accompanied by illustrations of A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh, a symbol the artist calls his hallmark. In 2011, HNNY released his edit of Mariah Carey’s “I Want To Know What Love Is” to mixed reviews. In 2012, he was signed by Local Talk for a debut EP. The title track of his first EP, For The Very First Time, features a vocal sample from Leona Lewis’s “Bleeding Love”. In 2013, HNNY performed a live DJ set for Boiler Room Stockholm at a Red Bull Music Academy sponsored Axel Boman album release party. The set has been viewed on YouTube over 130,000 times.
HNNY continues to update his SoundCloud page with new releases and a mix series entitled Music for Listening. In 2015, HNNY was featured on Vice's Noisey You Have To Hear This series. In the segment, Cederberg constructs a track from sampling the city sounds of his hometown, Stockholm