Back toward the end of last year, Ben Pearce previewed his Ascension EP, a multi-tracker that promised the first of four new projects throughout the next twelve months.

Today, he announces the follow-up as he readies August’s Eclipsed EP , opening the promo run with the Beckford-featuring Sounds The Same, and it’s a right old groove.

Though house is very much Pearce’s forte, there’s something very ‘early-UKG/Chicago-esque’ about Sounds The Same – we’re not talking TuffJam era, moreso along the lines of Roy Davis Jr/Gabriel-vibes. You’ll catch our drift when you grab a first listen, so mellow out to this one below: