Yeah I’m pretty glad about this tbh cause I’m paying off credit cards and saving for a deposit. I’ve been buying less dubstep and more albums this year or like UK techno (hessle, timedance ect) or any of the weird stuff coming out of bristol.
My insta buys are still innamind/system/zamzam but on the whole 2017 hasn’t been great for dubstep releases. Zam Zam is one of my favourite labels of all time and I own every release but there seems to be a run of stale 140 atm. System is still good but I think it needs freshening up with a proper wonky release from Gantz/Egoless/Foamplate.
Blacklist is probably the most consistently interesting label around at the moment. I’ve not heard much of the Crucial stuff but I get the feeling they’re heading in a good direction (at least a unique direction) with their sound too.
Anything by E3 & Alter Echo has been top tier this year.