Roni Size’s life has been all about creating something new from his surroundings. From Bristol youth club parties to the birth of jungle and drum’n’bass, he has consistently pioneered fresh approaches to music, reflecting his heritage and the current moment.
Two decades ago, his Mercury Prize win for ‘New Forms’ brought drum’n’bass into the spotlight. It gained recognition and collaboration opportunities, propelling Roni and his team to success as solo artists and as a collective. They maintained underground credibility while receiving Brit awards and collaborating with hip hop’s biggest names.
The anniversary re-release of ‘New Forms’ in 2017 garnered huge support from digital and print media, as well as radio. Roni’s position as a top artist was solidified with premieres, rave reviews, and extensive coverage by influential publications. The remixes, edits, and new tracks featured on the re-release further amplified his impact.
Roni continued his momentum in 2018, embarking on UK and European live tours while traveling to clubs and festivals worldwide. He remixed for rising star Paris Green and contributed to charity projects, all while supporting the grassroots scene in Bristol.
2019 brought more highlights for Roni. He collaborated on the track “Calling” with Rag n Bone Man, which Sky Sports selected as the “sound of summer” and repeatedly broadcast across their channels. He appeared on BBC TV and radio and had his music chosen by designer Virgil Abloh for Off White runway shows. Roni performed at esteemed venues and festivals throughout the year, ending as the face of respected music tech brands Waves and Krotos.
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