We couldn’t say it’s necessarily making any comeback of sorts, but drum & bass has certainly been on the lips of the electronic music press a bit more than usual lately. With the music of Commix (pictured above) being revisited by the likes of dBridge and Instra:mental, not to mention dubstep heavy hitters like Burial, on the Re:Call to Mind remix album, the genre seems to be creeping slowly back into frame. And now, a brand-new compilation of drum & bass music is gearing up for release via dBridge’s Exit Records imprint. The two-disc, 22-song Mosaic Volume One is set to drop on January 31, 2011, and will feature the likes of Skream, Scuba, Commix, Instra:mental, dBridge himself, and a whole slew of familiar and up-and-coming producers delivering the latest incarnations of the decades-old sound. But don’t expect your daddy’s drum & bass, as the press release states, “This album truly represents the more experimental side of drum & bass, as opposed to the ‘crash bang wallop’ that seems to be the only side of drum & bass portrayed by the mainstream media today.” You can check out the artwork and full tracklist for Mosaic below.

Disc 1
1. Scuba – In_2
2. Stray – Pushed
3. Distance – Fading
4. dBridge – Forgot what I needed to forget
5. Synkro – Open Arms
6. dBridge – Rendezvous
7. Dan Harbanham – Nu Este Roz
8. dBridge – Decayed
9. Consequence – Splinter
10. ASC – Modular Concepts
11. Croms – Invisible Cities

Disc 2
1. Commix – City Section
2. Indigo – Time
3. Mode – Stepping Stones
4. Instra:mental – Scene 3
5. Skeptical – Another World
6. Skream – Motorway
7. Genotype – Further Searching
8. Code 3 – Chasm
9. Abstract Elements – Essence of time
10. System -Observation Point
11. Loxy & Resound – Vertigo