Skull Disco

Skull Disco

Dubstep label ran by Shackleton and Appleblim. Operated from 2005 to 2008.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
#106/N°15 Various Groove #106/N°15(CD, Comp) Groove #106/N°15 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
sc55 Shackleton Shortwave / You Bring Me Down (Remixes)(12") ~scape sc55 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
SKULL001 Shackleton / Appleblim Shackleton / Appleblim - I Am Animal / Mystikal Warrior SKULL001 UK 2005 Sell This Version
SKULL 002 Shackleton / Appleblim Shackleton / Appleblim - Majestic Visions(12") Skull Disco SKULL 002 UK 2006 Sell This Version
SKULL003 Shackleton Soundboy's Nuts Get Ground Up Proper E.P. (EP) SKULL003 UK 2006 Sell This Version
SKULL:04 Shackleton & Gatekeeper (2) Shackleton & Gatekeeper (2) - Soundboy's Bones Get Buried In The Dirt Volume 1 SKULL:04 UK 2006 Sell This Version
SKULL:05 Appleblim & Shackleton Appleblim & Shackleton - Soundboy's Bones Get Buried In The Dirt Volume 2 SKULL:05 UK 2006 Sell This Version
SKULL:06 Appleblim / Shackleton Appleblim / Shackleton - Soundboy's Ashes Get Chopped Out And Snorted(12") Skull Disco SKULL:06 UK 2007 Sell This Version
SKULL 007 Shackleton Blood On My Hands (Ricardo Villalobos' Apocalypso Now Mix) (EP) SKULL 007 UK 2007 Sell This Version
SKULL:08 Appleblim And Peverelist Appleblim And Peverelist - Soundboy's Ashes Get Hacked Up And Spat Out In Disgust EP(12", EP) Skull Disco SKULL:08 UK 2008 Sell This Version
SKULL 09 Shackleton Death Is Not Final SKULL 09 UK 2008 Sell This Version
SKULL:010 Shackleton Soundboy's Suicide Note SKULL:010 UK 2008 Sell This Version
Skull CD 1 Various Soundboy Punishments (Comp) Skull CD 1 UK 2007 Sell This Version
Skull CD 2 Various Soundboy's Gravestone Gets Desecrated By Vandals(2xCD, Comp) Skull Disco Skull CD 2 UK 2008 Sell This Version
SKULL RMX 001 Various Soundboy’s Gravestone Gets Desecrated By Vandals SKULL RMX 001 UK 2008 Sell This Version

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March 16, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
Great experimental dubstep label similar to Hotflush Recordings. Contained in the 3 years and dozen or so of releases constituting the inspiration for what would be briefly termed 'post dubstep' soon after the label's demise with a bevy of sounds breaking free from dubstep's usual 2-step drum pattern and incorporating tribal rhythms and occasional 4/4 beats.

While not having used either of these things for the first time within dubstep, the output of Shackleton, Appleblim, and friends would go on to popularise a preference for deep and rolling tracks without unnecessary frills such as mid-range bass. Setting the stage for Kryptic Minds and Kaiju to soon after popularise their famous 'dungeon dub' sound.

Skull Disco made little noticeable impact until well after their demise, with many of their contemporise such as Scuba, Martyn, 2652, Pinch, and Joy Orbson seeming to take note. And have influenced later artists such as Paleman, Boddika, Mumdance, Ipman, Jack Sparrow, and many others.

Shackleton continues to produce music and preform. As does Appleblim, who has since started their own label with a similar focus on boundary-pushing dubstep, Apple Pips.


September 17, 2015
quite the masterful 'collection'. So probe, bruh.


April 7, 2012
Yet again a page that doesn't have a review but needs one. No question about it the best dubstep label there ever was. It's a shame that it no longer exists, but that is kind of a universal rule that all good things must come and go. I admit that I never bought any of the 12 inch releases since I don't use vinyl, but I do have the digital versions of the compilations; and I can tell that the stuff coming out of this label is from another universe. Even though Skull Disco may no longer be around, I still follow all the new and good stuff that Appleblim and Shackleton release these days.