“In the follow up to their inaugural release from Acre that garnered support from the likes of Dario Zenker, Pearson Sound, Norman Nodge and Jamie XX, Manchester based Project 13 deliver their second package from newcomer Divided backed up by Hodge on remix duties.
Despite it’s relative infancy Project 13 have forged a distinctive sound characterised by cold mechanical textures and tough, scuzzy percussion which in this case is represented deftly within their latest offering: Divided’s ‘Mile End’ EP.
‘Uildi’ kicks things off with a frosty, juddering synth pattern propelled by rasping percussion before ‘Mehrige’ builds behind a driven kick set sawing through it’s menacing back drop. The title track then blooms through circling machine loops and more off-kilter percussion as it picks up fiery vocal snips and brazen, hacking synth tones.
Bristol based Hodge then follows his releases on Hotline, Punch Drunk and Tempa weighing in with a 4/4 take on ‘Uildi’ that sets a thick, sizzling texture over a persistent, pacy bump rounding up another solid release from a flourishing and exciting new label.”
a1. Divided - Uildi
a2. Divided - Merhige
b1. Divided - Mile End
b2. Divided - Uildi (Hodge Remix)