Review: Katalyst and Spacek are back together with their Space Invadas project, coming through with their second album to date, Wild World, and their only album in the last 8 years. Back on Australia's Invada label, it's clear that the pair had a real thirst to get back into the studio and construct some of their well-known beat science again, with the opener "Welcome" sounding so polished and smooth alongside Natalie Slade's vocals. 'Broken beat' doesn't really do their style any justice seeing as there's a bit of everything on here but, on the other hand, that is the best way to describe this collection of dance-centric tunes made up largely of...broken beats. There are plenty of diverse sounds and influences on here, too, with a bit of salsa coming through on "Don't Ever Look Back", some futuristic neo-hip-hop on the likes of "Satellite", and even some soothing soul on "Now That I Know". Most of this batboy comes complete with vocal swagger - and that's one of its strongest elements. Recommended.
Review: Alongside the drop of their second album, Wild World, Spacek and Katalyst have just gone a reissued their 7" single from 2010, Done It Again. This little batboy was sick as f*** when it first landed, but it was perhaps ahead of its time, released in a moment when minimal and tech-house were reigning supreme on the dancefloors. However, 2018 seems like the perfect moment to release this broken beat monster, with the title tune going all funky and boogie-fiendly and the second, "Listen", laying down some utter truth thanks to a fat groove built with brutal bass, deep echoes, and some pretty far-out vocals. Highly recommended..!