Running Back (feat Need For Mirrors) - (5:56) 174 BPM
Roonies (feat Mindstate) - (4:35) 172 BPM
Like Uh (feat Vangeliez) - (4:32) 174 BPM
Our Time (feat Dogger) - (3:57) 172 BPM
Save Me Now (feat Vangeliez & Maverick Sabre) - (4:30) 174 BPM
Never Made It (feat Mindstate) - (4:29) 174 BPM
I Wish (feat FD) - (4:35) 172 BPM
Light In My Memories (feat Think Tonk) - (4:32) 58 BPM
Review: DRS is back on his own Space Cadet imprint with a six-track collection of absolute beauties. Its DRS at his liquid-lounging best and he's recruited an all-star collection of artists to help him out, including Mindstate, Maverick Sabre, Vangeliez, Redeyes - the list goes on. We're especially taken by HMD and Redeyes' 'Cinnamon Roses', which takes a sultry, new-school hip-hop vocal line and stretches it out into a bouncing, funky and trendy liquid cut. There are floaty piano riffs on 'Us', darker touches on 'Running Back', and soaring soul on 'Save Me Now'. That's just the beginning of the Light Language, and with this album DRS is showing us all once more that he's the most diverse, wide-ranging MC in drum & bass. Legendary.
Review: Preceding the release of Calibre's so called 'first bona fide 140 BPM record' is two choice remixes that Signature have commissioned from legendary Berlin producer Mark Ernestus. Popularly characterised for his role in Basic Channel, Ernestus' dubwise remixes are only rivaled Chain Reaction's DJ Pete (aka Substance). Delving deep into the art of the saw wave, "Badder" sees swells of holographic synths float in the ambient textures of Calibre's original groove while occasionally buffered by light, skipping tops. "Bad", just the same only simmered down, allows its drums to cut through in a way that doesn't distract from its cavernous sound.