Apple founded the Washington, D.C.-based party Natural Selection in 1998. The NS parties hosted strictly house DJs and put Apple’s name on the local talent map. She then went on to throw more parties, bringing house legends like 95 North’s Doug Smith to mainstream clubs. DC promoters M3 invited Apple to play her first big party with headliner Mark Grant. M3 brought her back six months later to open up for Miguel Migs and Rasoul-solidifying Apple’s standing as a noted house DJ. She began guesting all over Washington, Baltimore and their surrounding cities-as well as in L.A., San Fran, Philly, Hyderabad, India, London and Ghent, Belgium. She was the house music buyer at Yoshitoshi and a resident at legendary D.C. club Red until they both closed. She founded and ran Innerloop Magazine, DC’s only dance music publication, for two years. She co-owner at Odds and Ends Music with Juan of the East Coast Boogiemen.