First Listen: Divided – ‘Black Swallower’ (Project 13 MCR)

Charred techno swagger from one of the UK’s most exciting young labels.

Having last featured Manchester club night and label Project 13 with the seething thrust of Szare’s ‘Scored’, we’re now treated to the return of British techno upstart, Divided.

With his latest effort, and the follow up to 2015’s Ulidi 12”, Divided peddles the kind of charred techno we’ve come to expect from the Project 13 camp. Exhilarating and littered with menace, Black Swallower / Interzone takes a techno framework and twists it into a particularly UK-heavy form, peppering it with the sounds of grime and funky.

A-side ‘Black Swallower’, which we’re premiering today, is as rugged as it gets. The kind of depraved swagger you find in the club’s darkest bowels at peak time – this one’s not for the faint hearted. Take a trip with Divided below and be sure to revisit his thrilling Hyp mix from 2014.

Black Swallower / Interzone is out April 29 on Project 13 MCR. Pre-order it here.