Ah, Drum & Bass, what do most people think when they hear the combination of those two words?
Most likely "Gee Willikers THUNKA THUNKA THUNK BOOM TSHH BOOM TSHH RAVERAVERAVETHUNKA THUNKA THUNKA" And yeah, there is that side to it.
But D&B is also so much more, and that's why i want you all to share your love for Britain's finest export since... well, ever, really.
Never listened to it? Give it a go. If you like Electronic music, especially focusing on epic breaks sequenced alongside pulsing subsonic basslines and all manner of influences, then you can't go far wrong.
A very interesting branch of D&B that i'm especially infatuated with at the moment is the 'Liquid" Drum & Bass subgenre (sometimes referrred to as Liquid Funk), which combines the standard fast breakbeats, deep basslines and epic buildups, with a much larger range of instrumental layers, harmonies and ambience to create an awesome style of music that you can party and chill to. Especially noted examples are the entire Hospital Records recording label, currently one of the largest labels on the D&B scene. Google 'em. You won't be dissapointed. Also lookup a fantastic producer called London Elektricity for some top-notch tunes.
Of course, there's plenty of other Drum & Bass styles, including Acid, jungle, Breakbeat, Dubstep etc., so it's just the icing on the cake.
Any other D&B fans on the xkcd fora? What's your favourite style/artist? Stand up and make yourself known!