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There are those who say that the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons (beloved of 30-something fantasy geeks everywhere) is dead. But then, there are also those who say that drum'n'bass is dead but here, Dieselboy puts his substantial skill to work proving that both propositions are wrong on this sumptuously packaged, two-disc set. Whether you end up agreeing with his argument will depend mainly on how you felt about both the game and the music to begin with. One thing is clear, though: Dieselboy is still the class of American drum'n'bass, and his unique remixing style brings out the best in just about any trance, techno, or jungle artist. If you find the role-playing game theme annoying, it's easy enough to ignore; Dieselboy's diamond-hard breaks and creative manipulations will quickly absorb all your attention. Highlight tracks include his mix of Raiden's eerie "Infection" and of Dumonde's "Human," as well as a crazy mash-up based on Wink's "Evil Acid." The bonus EP includes six previously released selections from Dieselboy's own Human label, most by a trio consisting of Kaos, Karl K, and Jae Kennedy. Highly recommended to all the RPG junglist masses and their elves.

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