I had my eyes on Arkist ever since his brilliant Apple Pips release came into my life. Rendezvous ended up being my most played track that year, it’s flipside was recently unveiled in a new vocal version.
Anyway, I’m excited about his new track. Seems to be the first in a while that has the potential to end of on 12-inch. There’s no sign of that though, so for now just enjoy the stream.
For the last three years, I have been calling Apple Pips my favourite label, as they manage not only maintaining a roster of highest standards, but also use a strong visual language on their releases.
Their 15th release is a 12-inch by Bristol man Arkist, who delivers a super deep title track alongside a slowed down funkster on the flip.
PIPS015 is out this week on vinyl and as digital, secure your copies on Bleep, Rush Hour or Boomkat.
Appleblim still has to be one of my favourite producers for anything between house and dubstep and techno, and he continuosly proves his good taste through releases on his own Apple Pips imprint and his sought after DJ mixes. Like this new one for London’s fabric, which is full of unreleased music from Hotflush, Aus Music and Appleblim’s label.
01. Butahn Tiger Rescue – Beginner’s Waltz (excerpt)
02. October & Borai – I Didn’t Mean To
03. Kowton – She Don’t Jack
04. Axel Bowman – Naomi
05. October & Appleblim – NY Fizzzzzz
06. George Fitzgerald – We Bilateral
07. Al Tourettes – Badger
08. SCB – Loss
09. Pulsar – Coconut Shuffle
10. Sunday Roast – Choices
11. Arkist & Kidkut – Vanilla Imitate
12. Phat Chex – Can’t Stop
13. Paul Woolford – Let It Go (Komonazmuk & Appleblim Remix)
14. Gatekeeper – Atmosphere Processor
15. Gatekeeper – Let Us in
16. Arkist – Fill My Coffee
17. Gatekeeper & Kidkut – Alpha Apex
18. Gatekeeper & Kidkut – Code Red
19. Arkist – Rendezvous
Grab the mix while you can. If you’re in or around London, make sure to check out Appleblim alongside Shackleton and Ricardo Villalobos at fabric tonight!
When Laurie Osborne doesn’t produce music under the name of Appleblim, he takes care of his fine little Apple Pips imprint, which I call one of my absolute favourites. Or he plays a blend of dubstep and techno around clubs in the world, if not at his regular label night at London Fabric.01. Shed – STP2
02. Arp101 – Dead Leaf
03. Jimmy Edgar – Hush
04. Babe, Terror – A Capital Federal (Appleblim & Arkist Remix)
05. Dorisburg – Mima
06. A Made Up Sound – Demons
07. Ramadanman & Appleblim – Void 23 (Carl Craig Re-edit)
08. Al Tourettes & Appleblim – Lipsmacker
09. Will Saul & Mike Monday – Sequence 1
10. Abdominal Snowman – Palmerosa
11. Al Tourettes & Appleblim – Mr Swishy
12. Ramadanman – Work Them
13. Instra:mental – Tired Light
14. Gatekeeper & Kidkut – Code Red
15. Orphan101 – Propa
16. Wedge – Coming For Me
17. Arkist – Rendezvous
For Ibiza’s Space he put together this mixtape, which you can download. Featuring unreleased music from Apple Pips and Will Saul’s Aus Music, this is worth signing up to in order to get the download link!
From Appleblim, Bristol-based producer and founder of one my favourite labels in 2009, comes this new promo mix for FABRICLIVE.
01. Data – The Fall of Phaeton
02. False Prophet – Wake Up (Spatial remix)
03. Gatekeeper – Atmosphere Processor
04. Arkist – Switch
05. Scuba – You Got Me
06. Wedge – Worry Dolls
07. Headhunter & Gatekeeper – Jellyfish
08. Addison Groove – Footcrab
09. Al Tourettes – She Shimmers
10. Joe – Untitled #2
11. Greena – Actual Pain
12. Hard House Banton & Roska – Warning
13. Atki2 & Dub Boy – Tigerflower
14. Midland & Ramadanman – Your Words Matter
Download the mix so you can listen to it while reading the article on the Apple Pips label on the Fabric blog.
All this is just a taster for the Apple Pips takeover at London’s Fabric club, which will kick-off on February 19 with a live set from Al Tourettes. DJs on the night include Greena, Wedge, Gatekeeper and Appleblim himself.
Laurie Osborne, better known as Appleblim, is the mastermind of the still young Apple Pips label. With only five releases it has already established the reputation of being among the most interesting dubstep labels.
Apart from his hot hand to pick great musicians, Appleblim has also proven a great sense for the label’s artwork. Bristol based VJ and design outfit Vector Meldrew continues that tradition for the label’s first music-video, a cute vector animation incorporating Apple Pips graphics.
To get a copy of Ramadanman’s track, you can order the 12-inch or get the download from all good stores. You should also check out Vector Meldrew‘s portfolio on Vimeo!