Side V. Beat Me
Beat Me features a big dominating breakbeat and an even bigger bassline which blurs the boundaries between stomping german techno, heavy metal rock and grime, all deeply rooted in breakbeat. Lots and lots of bassline stabs and in true October style, he lays down a wicked percussive break choc full of bongos and bells and chimes for good measure.
Side S. Broody Shaker (Techno, Techno, Techno)
Broody Shaker opens up with a dark, rolling synth arpeggio, a subtle yet crisp breakbeat and Plump style bleeps, which feature heavily throughout the tune. Once the intro is over, October introduces a rolling bassline with lots of stops and variations with sharp synth stabs and another deep percussive break. As for the Techno, Techno, Techno... yes there is a distinct techno influence that can be heard throughout the tune.
October's debut for the label is my favourite so far and Vertical Sound's strongest release.