Real Name:
Dominick Martin
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 but lost none of its soul. Without doubt, his influence in drum & bass has been profound yet Calibre continues evolve as an artist, exploring new techniques and styles in his music. Having played all over the world from Belfast to Berlin, Calibre certainly knows how to captivate a crowd. His sets often feature the deeper side of drum & bass yet never disappoint the dancefloor, featuring his own latest tracks as well as other forthcoming exclusives.
Since his early work for Dublin label Quadrophonic in 1998, Dominick Martin aka Calibre has developed a sound that delves deep below the all too often unsatisfying drum & bass surface. Bringing a warm, natural feel to the digital landscape of drum & bass, his early tracks stood far apart from the rest and soon caught the ears of none other than BBC Radio 1's DJ Fabio. The scene veteran and Creative Source label boss promptly gave Calibre's music his fullest attention and brought it to a wider audience, playing the freshest Calibre dubplates both on his show and at his legendary London club night Swerve. The critically acclaimed double album, 'Musique Concrete,' was released in 2001 and introduced a sound that paved the way for others to follow. Opening the door to a new breed of dancefloor capable, musically orientated drum & bass, Calibre's music certainly showed that less could be more.
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. Bringing samples to life with a masterful touch has also made him a highly in-demand remixer and some of his most popular tracks to date have included remixes of Uncut, Solid State, Badmarsh & Shri and US R&B singer Jaheim. What makes his music most exciting, however, is that Calibre continues to evolve both as a producer and artist and has consistently stayed one step ahead of the rest.
With a shy and self-effacing exterior, Calibre is far from a prolific DJ and prefers not to sacrifice valuable studio time in favour of extensive gigs abroad. He's a highly capable selector behind the decks, however, and the rarity of his appearances seems to make them all the more special. Whether representing his own label, the Soul:ution crew or the A Bunch of Cuts collective, 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. Prolific in the studio, yet always creative and exploring new techniques, he's the man Marcus Intalex calls the 'magical music machine'.Irish Drum'n'Bass artist from Belfast. He's operating the Soul:R label with Marcus Intalex and ST Files and also his own label Signature Records.

Calibre Discography


Calibre Musique Concrete (Album) Creative Source UK 2001 Sell This Version
Calibre Second Sun (Album) Signature Records UK 2005 Sell This Version
Calibre Shelflife (Album) Signature Records UK 2007 Sell This Version
Calibre Overflow (Album) Signature Records UK 2008 Sell This Version
Calibre Shelf Life Vol.2 (Album) Signature Records UK 2009 Sell This Version
Calibre Even If... (Album) Signature Records UK 2010 Sell This Version
Calibre Condition (Album) Signature Records, Signature Records UK 2011 Sell This Version
Calibre Spill (Album) Signature Records UK 2013 Sell This Version
Calibre Shelflife 3 (Album) Signature Records UK 2014 Sell This Version
Calibre Shelflife 4 (Album) Signature Records UK 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

QUAD002 Calibre Reflections / Last Man On Earth(12") Quadraphonic QUAD002 Ireland 1998 Sell This Version
Calibre Mystic / Feelin Creative Source UK 2000 Sell This Version
none Kamanchi / Calibre Kamanchi / Calibre - Eazy / Mystic(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 2000 Sell This Version
GRN008 Calibre Do Your Thang Now(12") Green Label GRN008 US 2000 Sell This Version
Juju & Calibre Juju & Calibre - Imagine Phuturo Recordings US 2001 Sell This Version
Calibre Interphaze / Fire & Water Soul:r UK 2001 Sell This Version
PHUTURO003 Abstract* + Calibre / Abstract* Abstract* + Calibre / Abstract* - Control / Queen Of Angels(12") Phuturo Recordings PHUTURO003 US 2001 Sell This Version
CRSE 002LPS2, CRSE002LPS2 Calibre Our Love, Part I / Feeder(12", Single) Creative Source, Creative Source CRSE 002LPS2, CRSE002LPS2 UK 2001 Sell This Version
CRSE 002LPS, CRSE002LPS Calibre Deep Everytime / What You Need(12", Smplr) Creative Source, Creative Source CRSE 002LPS, CRSE002LPS UK 2001 Sell This Version
THE013 Calibre Jane's Twitch / 3am(12") Thermal Recordings THE013 US 2001 Sell This Version
DEFUNKED1-2 Calibre Run Around / Need It, Want It(Acetate, 12") Defunked DEFUNKED1-2 UK 2002 Sell This Version
none Calibre Bleep(Acetate, 12", S/Sided) Music House (4) none UK 2002 Sell This Version
EAST 50 A/H A-Sides / Calibre A-Sides / Calibre - Be Yourself / Everlast(12", W/Lbl) Eastside Records EAST 50 A/H UK 2002 Sell This Version
PHUTURO005 Juju + Calibre / Juju Juju + Calibre / Juju - Koka (Remix) / Musica(12") Phuturo Recordings PHUTURO005 US 2002 Sell This Version
Calibre Just Fine (EP) Creative Source UK 2003 Sell This Version

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August 29, 2016
He won't let you down, I promise! I'm More Downtempo/Melodic with my DnB, But he offer's a little more than what you ask for!


November 8, 2013
Wont go into great detail but i'd have to say the stand out drum and bass producer of the 2000s.


January 5, 2010
Calibre is incredible! He is probably one of the most solid liquid drum and bass producers ever. When I first heard Mr. Majestic with him and High Contrast it literally changed my life.


January 4, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
Calibre is a very talented artist and a relative newcomer in terms of how long the music has been around. Due to the quantity he produces, there are so many amazing unreleased tunes by this guy that people are still crying for, and it is truly a shame that they will probably never see the light of day; this includes one of my all time favourites "Turn". Musique Concrete was a masterpiece and Second Sun also oozed quality. However, and I realise I am treading on very thin ice making this comment, there is a certain trendy clique who will buy absolutely anything he produces on the strength of his name alone. Quality over quantity I say – get all those unreleased gems out there!


December 7, 2001
One of the great newcomers in drum and bass. Great funky tracks on the debut album "Musique Concrete" on Fabio's Creative Source and tons of singles on various labels. He's extremely productive and there must be at least a dozen of dubplates floating around with this guy at the moment. The quality of production is excellent, however, I believe some of his tracks can get a little too similar. Still a great talent and one to watch out for.

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