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    Roni Size

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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Destination lyrics
    2Heroes [Kruder's Long Loose Bossa] lyrics
    Kruder & Dorfmeister feat. Roni Size
    3Our Disease lyrics
    Breakbeat Era feat. Roni Size
    4Sing lyrics
    5System Check lyrics
    6Share The Fall (Full Vocal Mix) lyrics
    7Ghetto Celebrity lyrics
    Roni Size feat. Method Man
    8Heavy Rotation lyrics
    9Lucky Pressure lyrics
    10Beatbox lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Return To V [2004]
    2New Forms [1997]
    3In The Mode [2001]


    Roni Size (b. Ryan Williams, Bristol, England, 1969), is a drum and bass DJ and producer. He came to national prominence in 1997 as the founder and leader of "Reprazent", a drum'n'bass collective. That year they won the Mercury Prize for the album New Forms.

    Size grew up in the Bristol suburb of St. Andrew's and cites Reggae as one of his early influences. Size was expelled from school at the age of 16 and started attending house parties run by Bristol mavericks the Wild Bunch (later Massive Attack). He learned the basics about music production down at his local youth club before setting up his own home studio.

    His future partner, Krust, enjoyed an early dalliance with fame as part of the Fresh 4, whose "Wishing On A Star" reached the UK Top 10 in late 1989. After meeting up with Krust, Suv and Die they founded Full Cycle Records as an outlet for their innovative sounds.

    Size was keen to describe the mélange of influences as intuitive: "If Krust walks into the studio and his head is nodding, that's enough. I know I've got a result there. He doesn't need to touch a button or tell us what he thinks, 'cos we already know what he's thinking."

    Much of the acclaim centred around Size's melding of the new with the old - the propulsive jungle beats accompanied by live drums and double bass. The band - Size (compositions/programming), DJ Krust, Onallee (vocals), Dynamite MC and rapper Bahamadia (a former protégé of Gang Starr) - came together on Bristol's highly fertile and disparate club scene. As a result, Reprazent's sleek, highly musical take on drum'n'bass is equally informed by hip-hop, funk, soul and house.

    In consolidation of their mainstream breakthrough (the most significant for jungle since Goldie's debut), Reprazent set out to become the summer sound of 1997 with a series of festival appearances (including Tribal Gathering).

    Size subsequently teamed up with DJ Die and Leonie Laws in Breakbeat Era, before returning to Reprazent to record the second album, October 2000's uncompromising "In The Mode", which included guest vocals from Zach de la Rocha of Rage Against the Machine and Method Man of Wu-Tang Clan.

    Most recently, Roni Size released a predominently drum & bass comprised album "Return To V", the "V" referring to the recording label "V Records", on which Mr Size has released a great deal of his many hit records.

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