Calibre Even If... Repress of the 7th album from drum & bass legend Calibre. “Ok so this is my 7th album, it doesn’t feel like it but I don’t know what should…..the last dnb album I wrote from the ground up was overflow, so in between I released Shelflife 2 a compilation of unreleased tracks, and Shine A Light my weird departure from everything, with Even If…. I was back on familiar ground, I employed my voice a few times, got emotional, forgot everything and turned the tempo up. I’m always looking for the songwriter slant in dnb, to feel the blues in my music is important to me, it is a raw connection I never get tired of looking for. And to sing it means a lot to me. I’ve tried to cover my own long standing interests in a musical genre that was supposed to have died a long time ago. And so here it is, a collection of tunes I’ve put together for the purpose of moving some part of you that’s the same part of me”. – Calibre 2010 Signature Records LP
Calibre Start Again VIP Now available on vinyl is the excellent VIP remix of Calibre & Chimpo's Start Again. Signature 12"
Calibre Grow / Lost Calibre, one of the most prolific artists of the drum ‘n’ bass scene, treats us to another glimpse of his sensitive side, with a follow up EP to the 2016 album on Craig Richards’ Nothing Special Label. Title track ‘Grow’ is warm with a gentle dancefloor vibe. ‘Lost’ and ‘Strange are the Days’ slow the pace right down. The Grow EP shows Calibre’s innate ability to tap into emotion through electronic production, whatever the genre. The Nothing Special 12"
Calibre Grow Under the Calibre alias, Dom Martin has never been afraid to supplement his main drum & bass work with tracks that explore different musical styles. He's gone one step further on this album for Craig Richards' label, the Nothing Special. Stripped of all jungle intent, Grow impressively shuffles between jazzy future garage, hazy post-dubstep soundscapes, warm, breakbeat-driven grooves (the early Blu Mar Ten style bliss of "Thunder Fog"), throbbing futurist dub (the brilliant "Over The Top"), and, perhaps most surprisingly for those keen on D&B, four-to-the-floor deep house (the clandestine "Mention"). The fact that it's all rather good confirms what many in D&B already knew: that Martin is a hugely talented producer. The Nothing Special CD
Calibre Iron Balls It's by Calibre and it has balls in the title... Does any more need to be said? Not really, but credit where it's due - no artist comes close in consistency, proliferation and out-and-out distinctive style than Calibre. Here he is in "Posh Boy" mode - all sizzling in the bass and hazy in the chords - "Iron Balls" is nasty but restrained, cruel but kind, furious but funk. "Angel Breach" takes us even deeper into Calibre's darker side with a ricochet drum set and bassline that ploughs deeper and deeper into the abyss. There's no mucking around here - just up dark style Calibre. Signature 12"
Calibre Foreign Bodies Calibre drops 'Foreign Bodies' and 'Ugly Duckling' on Signature Signature 12"
Calibre The Deep Calibre returns to his own label Signature to release his new body of work entitled The Deep. Laced and spaced with the precision balance of sounds, speeds and styles he's known for, and predominantly characterised by his own lyrics and vocal textures, 'Deep' once again reminds us of Calibre's singular status as an artist whose creations transcend time, tempo and territory. Signature CD | LP