Appleblim came to light running and releasing on the now defunct Skull Disco with Shackleton. Having been regulars at FWD>> from late 2002, then the only place you could hear dubstep, they were inspired by the likes of Digital Mystikz, Youngsta, D1 & Skream, to set up Skull Disco to release their own efforts at production. After the success of their vinyl only singles, the label went on to achieve more success with their popular CD compilations Soundboy Punishments 1 & 2.
With more and more DJs opening up to their sound after Ricardo Villalobos famously opening his sets with pitched-down Shackleton tracks, the label went from strength to strength when they released Vilalobos's epic 18 minute remix of 'Blood On My Hands' , which many saw as a meeting of the dubstep and techno worlds (although Appleblim & Shackleton would just say was a good tune!).