Two of the countries foremost electronic music promoters team up with Sydney’s home of Drum N Bass to present the debut Australian tour of one of the genre’s most elusive talents, Calibre together with MC DRS.
Dominick Martin aka Calibre has been responsible for some of the most beautiful tracks in drum & bass to date and continues to drop jaws worldwide with his sublime and sultry productions. From his first full length LP on Creative Source to his latest album "Even If" on his own label Signature, Calibre’s sound has progressed taking in elements of jazz, funk, dub and techno and the result is deep soul. Having played all over the world from Belfast to Berlin, Calibre certainly knows how to captivate a crowd.
With a reputation stretching back over 15 years, DRS is a truly versatile MC, host and lyricist. Cutting his teeth and touring worldwide with the legendary Good Looking label, his soulful style on the mic and honest lyrics are unmatched. In recent years, he’s been an integral part of the Soul:r camp, recording tracks with Mist:ical, Lynx & Kemo and Calibre as well appearing as resident MC for Soul:ution and A Bunch of Cuts nights. DRS is also part of hip-hop crew Broke’n’English (Fat City).
Calibre has released music on a diverse range of labels including CIA, 31 Records, Commercial Suicide, Liquid V, Bassbin, Ganja, Exit, Critical, Integral, Quarantine, Deep Medi and Digital Soundboy. Calibre is far from a prolific DJ and prefers not to sacrifice valuable studio time in favour of extensive gigs abroad. However, He’s a highly capable selector behind the decks, and the rarity of his appearances seems to make them all the more special. Calibre’s known for dropping his own exclusive productions in the mix and frequently turns heads with a selection more rugged than some would expect.
Drum n Bass fans will not want to miss this. Electronic music fans with even a passing interest in DnB won’t want to pass the opportunity to see one of the deepest and most intelligent sounds in Drum n Bass on a proper sound system this April.
Calibre & DRS
With Support from FOREIGNDUB & ALF
Date: Sat, 2nd April 2011
Venue: Manning Bar, Sydney University
Tickets: First release (300) $25 + b.f.
available from www.foreigndub.com and www.manningbar.com