One of the most iconic annual dubstep collections in the bass scene, Never Say Die and UKF have nailed it once again with Vol.3. Spanning twenty tracks as well as a continuous mix from label head SKisM, this edition is packed full of exclusives and unheard remixes. It also opens up from the usual brand of uncompromising dubstep, incorporating influences from hip hop, trap and electro.
In terms of the exclusives, one of the most eagerly anticipated was the SKisM and LAXX collaboration, who joined forces to remix Zomboy‘s ‘Raptor’ – and it is seriously fiery. The wonderfully catchy new track from 501, ‘Emotive’, ‘Freak’ from Diskord, ‘Cake Dough Cheddar’ from Buku and the Barely Alive remix of Eptic‘s ‘Like A Boss’ all stand out as particularly strong tunes. Non-exclusives include LAXX’s mammoth ‘Step Two’, Trolley Snatcha‘s ‘Fuck You Looking At’ and AntiSerum & Mayhem‘s ‘Pakistan’, amongst others.
This is a real pulse-raising album, showcasing the label at its finest and possibly opening up its doors to exploring new sounds as it continues to develop. An essential collection, purchase a copy here.