Appleblim (a.k.a. Laurie Osborne) is an interesting figure. In the mid ’00s, the Bristol producer was best known as one of the co-founders of Skull Disco, the pioneering label he operated alongside Shackleton. However, following the imprint’s demise in 2008, he’s taken a varied path, starting up his own Apple Pips label and initially releasing a flurry of collaborative singles in 2009 and 2010 before temporarily going quiet on the production front. As Osborne detailed in our interview with him last summer, making music doesn’t come easily for him, but he’s gradually learning to accept his role as an electronic musician. 2013 saw the release of his first fully solo 12″, along with several joint efforts with fellow Bristolian Komon. The two producers have hit something of a groove, as this week saw the release of the pair’s latest effort (and second this year), the Motion BlurEP, which is being issued via Aus Music. Given this burst of energy, it seems safe to say that Appleblim is back into the swing of things, so the time seemed right to enlist his services for the XLR8R podcast series.