People over the past 2 years have slated Drum & Bass. I think it's because people think D n' B is Liquid and that is it. They are of course fools and have not been paying attention to artists like Freq Nasty, Commix, Utah Jazz and Friction who have been keeping the scene fresh. I think it's time people started getting back into the scene. The best person to lead the way is Alix Perez.
You may or may not know this but he very recently released an album entitled '1984'. It truly is a thoughtful album and one that unveils a raw bleakness to the genre. This is not a bad thing and instead turns the album into an instant classic.
Buy it instantly but because I'm nice here's a preview of a couple of the tunes, much love;