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Bands We Like: Australia/UK's Space Invadas Blast Funk Through the Cosmos

The funk!

Sweet shades, dudes. Photo credit: Space Invadas/MySpace

Any time an artist brings back the undeniably funky sound of 70s soul, it’s a good thing. We loved it when Mark Ronson did it, we love that Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings ARE it, and we love Space Invadas for doing it one more time. The two halves of this duo, Australian Katalyst and Englishman Spacek, have a number of previous credits individually. Space Invadas is a project centered around big beats, space-age sounds, and more laser gunfighting than anyone can handle.

Their album Soul:Fi is out on February 22nd, and judging from the bits and pieces we’ve heard leading up to it, it’s going to be killer. Spacek has worked with J Dilla and Slum Village in the past, and it shows in some of Space Invadas tracks. Katalyst has remixed the Gift of Gab and Ugly Duckling. Sound like a hip hop fest? It’s a little deeper than that.

Have a listen to “Done It Again.” It reminds me of Lyrics Born and the Poets of Rhythm’s collaboration “Changed My Mind” in the best possible way.

“Done It Again”

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F8159851 Space Invadas – Done It Again by Hypetrak

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Written by M

February 14, 2011 at 1:25 pm

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