The drum & bass kingpin and Reprazent founder discusses the 20th anniversary of his celebrated LP New Forms.
British producer and DJ Roni Size became a household name in 1997 with the release of New Forms, a double CD in collaboration with his live drum & bass collective, Reprazent. The record won the Mercury Prize that year, and lifted the careers of Size and the rest of the Reprazent crew to worldwide fame while creating a new mainstream stature for the underground dance genre. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of New Forms, Size steps into the studio to talk about that album’s lasting influence, his Breakbeat Era project, dancefloor hits like “It’s Jazzy” and “Square Off” (for labels like V Recordings and his own Full Cycle) and being one of the architects of the rolling Bristolian D&B sound. Also on today’s show, we check in with Queens reppin’ rapper-DJ Nasty Nigel of World’s Fair about his wild weekend, and play new music from around the world.