Roni Size UK
Roni Size’s whole life has been about building something new from whatever was around him. From Bristol youth club parties, through the white heat of rave and the founding moments of jungle and drum’n’bass, to transforming underground electronic music into something that could be played on the biggest arena and festival stages, he has at each stage created completely afresh–not just a sound or style but an entire methodology of how music can be made. And each time, that new creation has reflected his heritage, his surroundings and the precise moment in which he’s operating.
The Mercury Prize Award for his album “New Forms”(1997) brought d’n’b to the forefront of dance music news, making even the rest of the industry sit up and pay attention. Thereafter Roni and team were on top of the world, succeeding as solo artists as well as a collective, maintaining underground credibility yet receiving BRIT Awards and even collaborating with some of the biggest names in hip-hop.
Recent years have been similarly productive for the Bristolian, both in terms of numerous tours and festivals on different corners of the globe, as well as new releases. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of “New Forms”, the album was re-released as well as performed live, with Roni’s combined live instrument and hardware show featuring state of the art production and 3D effect projection mapping. His 2019 collaboration with Rag’n’Bone Man was selected “Sound of Summer” by Sky Sports.