Laurence Osborne

Tutor, Electronic Music Production & Performance

Appleblim, aka Laurie, was a regular performer at the club FWD>> from late 2002. The acts he saw there inspired him to set up the label Skull Disco along with Shackleton. On this, Appleblim released his own material and achieved success with some vinyl-only singles. The label then went on to achieve more success with a popular compilations CD Soundboy Punishments 1 & 2.

After being asked by the boss of FWD>> to do some warm up sets, Appleblim went on to mix the sixth installment of Tempa’s genre-defining mix series Dubstep Allstars. The mix garnered rave reviews in the dance music press, was featured in many Top 10s of the Year, and even appeared in Resident Advisor’s forthcoming Top 20 Mixes of the Decade.

When Skull Disco came to an end, Appleblim set up Apple Pips to be an outlet for some of the amazing music that he came across. This label debut was with Martyn’s Suburbia and has since released genre shattering tracks by Brackles, Instra:mental, Ramadanman, Al Tourettes, Greena, Jus Wan & Brendon Moeller.

Appleblim has gained a name for truly interesting and challenging remixes of Brendon Moeller, The Black Ghosts, and Planetary Assault Systems. Apple Pips continues to release quality electronic dance music of all genres, with a concentration on upcoming Bristol-based talent, as well as tracks from talented producers from around the world.