July 20, 2017 | by: Owen Myers
Roni Size is a bass legend. In the early ‘90s, the Bristol, U.K.-based producer and DJ helped to create and define drum ‘n’ bass’s sonic signatures — all breakneck rhythms and thwacking sub-bass — and his 1997 debut full-length New Forms (with Reprazent) is perhaps the landmark album of the genre. On the release, Size finessed hectic jungle beats with jazz, hip-hop, and strutting soulful elements, in unexpected musical combinations that could soundtrack the rave as much as the morning after. After the album scooped the U.K.’s prestigious Mercury Prize, eyes and ears started turning to the Bristol scene as never before. Since then, Size’s three solo albums and further work with Reprazent have been just as eclectic. He’s collaborated with artists from Method Man to classical composer William Goodchild, as well as continued to play his relentless and thoughtful DJ sets all over the world.
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