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100 Anthems: Drum and Bass

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An offshoot of the early-'90s U.K. hardcore rave scene, Drum & Bass began when DJs and producers started to experiment with combining ragga dancehall samples and speed-up breakbeats; the style, initially called Jungle, soon became the most influential British-born dance genre ever. 100 ANTHEMS: DRUM & BASS is a five-CD box surveying the entire history and diverse stylistic factions associated with D&B. Divided into the thematic categories of "Drum & Bass Underground," "Breaks & Beats," "Drum & Bass Classics," "Drum & Bass Sessions," and "Drum & Bass Selecta," the collection is a testament to the genre's far-reaching impact as both an underground force and an influence on the pop music mainstream.

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