Black Label Vol.2
Having only recently established this new series, Never Say Die
now deliver the second volume in their Black Label collection. The London-based label became well known for their part in establishing the US-influenced Brostep sound, so it is refreshing to see them preserve the classic sound of Dubstep
that evokes memories from the start of the decade.
With the first collection released last month, Volume 2 features Trampa
, Trolley Snatcha
. It's immense, it's dark and it's memorable - exactly what is appreciated in a sea of bass releases. Trolley Snatcha's 'Fuck You Looking At' celebrates that raw dub sound before it strikes with a series of uncompromising drops and combining a wealth of elements. I love the nod to reggae origins in Megalodon & Barron's 'Desolation' with its emphasis on percussion and catchy riffs.
Trampa follows on from the filth of 'Gas Tank
' on the previous Black Label with 'Get Wicked' - a mammoth sound, and I wonder if this is Trampa's induction into the NSD family. Finally comes my favourite, Mantis - 'Desolation'. Spine chilling and expertly textured, this is pure bass line indulgence.
This is a great collection from one of the leading lights in bass labels, and one that seems to show each contributing artist off at the highest quality. It drops on April 28th - be sure to check out the teaser
below and have a browse through the wicked accompanying merchandise