Laurie 'Appleblim' Osbourne may have revved up his journey along the musical motorway with stints in early '90s NME favourites The Monsoon Bassoon. But it was a creative technology course at Uni that sparked this phase of his life into existence and saw the birth of Skull Disco, the legendary label he ran with Shackleton between 2005 and 2008. At early FWD>> and DMZ sessions Laurie and his crew would be first in last out, and it was links he forged at these night that got him a job working at Tempa Records. Since then he's released deep and deadly tunes on Skull Disco, Aus Music, and Ostgut Gut, launched his own Apple Pips label, and has been widely held responsible for propelling a techno-fuelled dubstep sound to the forefront of public consciousness: from his hometown and west country bass HQ, Bristol, all the way to Berlin and beyond. Zoop and again, zoop.
Stoked on Trent
Ron Trent's musical journey began at age 14 in Chicago when he created Altered States, a raw and beautiful track that catapulted him into the hall of fame of house and techno. Ron made a name for himself as a DJ who would introduce rare disco and soul classics into the windy city house blend. Deeply influenced by artists such as Larry Heard, Roy Ayers or even Pat Metheny, he formed the seminal record label Prescription in 1993 alongside Chez Damier. Together they defined an era, creating some of the brightest moments in the history of house music - producing seminal singles for Detroit's KMS imprint and later working with Berlin's Maurizio/Basic Channel. Ron has also produced and remixed the likes of Groove Collective, Amel Larrieux, Tony Allen and 4Hero, while putting out a string of remarkable 12"s with Anthony Nicholson for his Clairaudience label and two heavily underrated full length albums. Still travelling the world as an in demand DJ, Ron Trent is based in Chicago on ce more, having relaunched Prescription Records. Pop, dip and spin!