It is fitting that BBE chose 4 Hero and Brazil’s DJ Marky as compilers and mixers for The Kings of Drum + Bass. 4 Hero were early pioneers of the music before going onto change the face of other styles, whilst Marky has injected new life into the genre with his Latin flexed grooves. 4 Hero’s disc reflects their status as instigators of the scene and features classics such as Nasty Habits’ macabre Shadow Boxing and Nookie’s ravey Give A Little Love. Marky goes for an energetic selection that features winners such as Lynx & Maple’s gorgeous Shaku and Nu:Tone’s driving The Boy Who Lost His Smile. This compilation shows that both old and new D&B can still excite.