Why I Love… Calibre – Second Sun



Irish music producer and DJ, Calibre has been in the music industry for over 20 years. His full-length album, ‘Second Sun’ was released in 2005, and is still widely regarded as one of the best drum and bass albums to be created.

In the latest of our Why I Love… features, we spoke to UK Promoter Luke McGovern of Weird Science to hear all about why he loves Calibre’s album ‘Second Sun’, and why you should give it a listen.

What is it about this album that stands out for you?

This album is just a musical masterpiece and in my opinion is some of Calibre’s best work, every track is sublime! From the incredible vocals from Diane Charlemagne on ‘Bullets’ to the steppy funkiness of ‘Go Back To Go Forward’ to the Jungle influenced ‘Consulate Charm’. However the album title track is by far my favourite and when ‘Second Sun’ drops and that warm sub bass comes rolling in I can’t help but smile whatever mood I might be in.

Do you have a particular memory attached to the album?

It just brings back good memories of being young and carefree, and the endless hours spent mixing in my bedroom with my best mates from back home.

We’re not saying you should mess with perfection, but if you could change anything about this album what would it be?

The only thing I would change is I would bring out a remix album. I would love to hear a Serum remix of Consulate Charm, an LSB remix of Second Sun, a Technimatic remix of Is It U, and the list of remixes could go on forever!

How would you persuade any music fans – or non-music fans for that matter – to listen to Second Sun?

If you know about Goldie’s UK anthem Inner City Life and the incredible vocals from Diane Charlemagne then you need to check out this album.

Calibre is performing at Jungle Jam Summer Carnival at Mint Warehouse, Leeds on Friday 31st May, and tickets are on sale now.

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Hannah is a Marketing Executive at See Tickets, and a Magazine Journalism graduate from the University of Sunderland. If it’s a sci-fi or fantasy franchise, she’s probably spending most of her wages on it. Any money she’s got left goes on gigs and her cat (not always in that order).