Today, Invada Records and Remote Control Records are excited to share Wild Word, the new album from Space Invadas, and the first full length release from the duo after seven years.
With its roots in the world of modern soul, Wild World touches on many other genres of contemporary music, especially hip hop. Featured album vocalists include MC’s Guilty Simpson and Remi along with soul vocalist Natalie Slade.
Latest single ‘Now That I Know‘ first found life in the hands of Giles Peterson, who has championed Space Invadas since their debut album. Upon hearing the new album, Peterson dubbed Wild World “a modern day soul classic,” and highlighted ‘Now That I Know‘ on high rotation on his BBC6 radio show, and featured it in many of his DJ sets across the globe.
‘Wild World ft. Remi‘ is a jazz infused soul / hip hop track where Steve Spacek and Remi converse about the amazing and crazy world we are living in. Spacek sings about the search for our own meaning and identity in the world and the natural beauty of our planet that most of us take for granted. Remi returns the call and makes social comment on current events and the role of money in our society, bringing it back to the bigger picture of community playing an important role for our survival.
Made up of Katalyst and Steve Spacek, Space Invadas debut record Soul-Fi received critical acclaim both locally and internationally. It was nominated for the Best Urban Album ARIA Award in 2010 and was championed by taste makers such as Giles Peterson in the UK, Garth Trinidad on KCRW in LA, Tyler Askew in NYC, Andrew Jervis (ex-Ubiquity, Bandcamp) in San Fran to name just a few.
Katalyst is Australian producer Ashley Anderson. His solo records, all nominated for ARIA Awards, have been released via his own Invada Records as well as Stones Throw. He runs the Invada label in Australia with with Portishead’s Geoff Barrow. Steve Spacek originates from London yet landed in Sydney via LA. He has worked with the likes of J Dilla, Mos Def, Slum Village, Common and many more and is likened to classic soul singers Curtis Mayfield and Marvin Gaye.