As a longtime fan of drum and bass, I usually find mix CD's to be disappointing and a waste of money. However, they seem to be getting better, especially with DJ Dara's "From Here to There" , Dieselboy's "System Upgrade", and now, DJ DB's "Higher Education...." Quite simply, it is impossible to stand still and listen to this CD. It just plain inspires one to break it down and shake one's a**. The CD starts out mellow with Kazimir's "Memories", but then kicks in a faster bass line on the second track "Pendulum". From then on, DB journeys through very fast rolling bass, breakbeats, and some very nice tech-step beats towards the end of the CD, such as with "The Message" and "116.7". The CD ends on the mellow note it started with, including a remix of "Memories", giving the listener a chance to settle down after the previous few tracks. For new fans of drum and bass, this CD will give you a nice sample of several different styles in the genre, allowing you to choose which ones you like the most. For longtime fans of the genre, it is a fantastic addition to your collection.