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BBE presents Kataylyst feat.Stephanie McKay ‘Day Into Night’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on March 29, 2011 by E.N.

Released: 2011-04-18
We are very excited to bring you the new single by internationally renowned, ARIA and J Award nominated producer Katalyst! The Sydney based producer is back with a brand new single ‘Day Into Night’ featuring Stephanie McKay.

Katalyst is the Sydney based producer Ashley Anderson of international acclaim. All of his solo releases have been nominated for ARIA Awards in Australia and there’s a strong fan base established for his work worldwide. He also runs the Invada label in Australia with Portishead’s Geoff Barrow.

Taken from his soon to be released fourth full length album, ‘Day Into Night’ features one of Katalyst’s favourite soul singers and long time collaborator Stephanie McKay (USA).

‘Day Into Night’ is a reggae soul number that’s sure to be a classic summer tune. Stephanie’s sweet vocal melodies flow effortlessly over the driving bass and guitars, which will no doubt make ! you nod your head.

Katalyst has been busy in the studio for some time now crafting the follow up to his 2007 album ‘What’s Happening’, an album met with great acclaim (including a triple j feature album). ‘What’s Happening’ went on to be picked up for worldwide release on BBE. Katalyst followed up the release with new project Space Invadas, his collaboration with Steve Spacek. The duo has been nominated for a 2010 ARIA award and have gone on to be signed internationally. The Space Invadas album ‘Soul:Fi’ just saw its international release on BBE in February 2011.

‘Day Into Night’ gives us a taste of what’s to come on the new Katalyst album, the title of which he is keeping close to his chest.

BBE pres.Space Invadas-Done It Again (EP)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 10, 2010 by E.N.

Released: 2010-12-06

“Done It Again” is the brand new EP by Space Invadas. It features tracks of the upcoming album “Soul:Fi” plus great remixes and instrumentals.
Space Invadas is a project of two well-known artists: Katalyst and Steve Spacek.
Katalyst is the Sydney based producer Ashley Anderson of international acclaim. All of his solo releases have been nominated for ARIA Awards in Australia and there’s a strong fan base established for his work worldwide. He also runs the Invada label in Australia with with Portishead’s Geoff Barrow.
Steve Spacek originates form London landed in Sydney via LA. He has worked with the likes of J Dilla, Mos Def, Slum Village, Common and many more. He is likened to classic soul singers Curtis Mayfield and Marvin Gaye and has been championed by everyone from Entertainment Weekly to Mos Def.
Entitled Soul:Fi the album features an impressive cameo cast of guest talent, including the likes of Detroit rappers Dank (Frank & Dank) a! nd Buff 1, Australian soul divas Jade MacRae and Fantine and Australian Jamican RuCL. On Soul:Fi Space Invadas successfully create an innovative, unique, futuristic sound by fusing bonafide Soul and laid back Hip Hop.

Space Invadas album Soul-Fi is receiving rave reviews and airplay from tastemakers around the globe as well as having 4 singles smashed on national radio in Australia where the record has been released earlier this year. The album is being championed abroad by likes of Gilles Peterson on BBC1, Garth Trinidad on KCRW in LA, Tyler Askew in NYC, Andrew Jervis (Ubiquity) in San Fran to name just a few. Getting much love in the US and throughout Europe where the record isn’t even out yet. Looks like a big year ahead for Space Invadas.

In Australia Space Invadas have had the cover of most of the nations street press and have been critically acclaimed in all the broadsheets. They have also been nominated for an ARIA Award (Australian Grammys! or Mercury awards) for best Urban Release in 2010.

The f ilm clip for the Aus single “Done It Again” was directed by Nick Fogarty who has won awards for his previos flim clip work in Australia.

The live format is 5 piece band made up of drums, bass, guitar, samplers and other electronics. With Steve Spacek on frontman duties.
They have toured around Austalia many times on all the major national festivals of 2010, including Future Music, GTM, Days Like This and Splendour In The Grass.

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