Roni Size

  • 27 September 2004



Roni Size - Dreamland, Margate 25.08.2018 Live Review

By Andrew Lockwood in Music Reviews on 28 August 2018

On the back of the twentieth anniversary celebrations for his breakthrough album 'New Forms', Roni Size brought his party to the Scenic Stage of Margate's Dreamland over the weekend. Bristol's very own Drum n' Bass dignitary came to showcase his 1997 Mercury Music Prize winning double album at the epicentre of Kent's rejuvenated and re-imagined theme park.

Beside the shudder of the coasters, basking in the lights of the big wheel and amid the carnival atmosphere, Roni tore up the seaside resort with an onslaught of sophisticated and refined Drum n' Bass beats. LTJ Bukem got the party started with a lively, heavier than expected, hour long DJ set before Roni took to the stage.

Only moments after Bukem had exited the stage right the countdown to the main event began and the build-up, like a boxer entering the ring, buoyed the atmosphere of the revellers gathered below the Scenic Stage. Size took up his lofty position on stage amid a plethora of technical gadgetry and behind a very impressive array of projection screens that were to elevate the whole performance.

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Roni Size's 20th Anniversary Performance Of 'New Forms' At Dreamland [Preview]

By Andrew Lockwood in Music / Festivals on 22 August 2018

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The British DJ will hit Kent this weekend for a celebratory show.

This weekend sees another very special performance at Margate's Dreamland amusement park. Supported by none other than LTJ Bukem, Roni Size will take to the Scenic Stage on August 25th 2018 to perform his 1997, Mercury Winning album, 'New Forms'. The seminal breakthrough Drum 'n' Bass album, re-released for its 20th anniversary last year, will be heard in its full live glory together with Roni's dazzling projections and light show.

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Performing 'Brown Paper Bag', 'Heroes' and 'Railing', among many other highlights, Roni will demonstrate just what a game changing album New Forms was and still is, why it helped shape not just the dance music scene at the time, but also the wider musical landscape altogether and how well the influential album has stood the test of time.

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Better Living Through Circuitry Review

By Max Messier


Everywhere you turn these days, the techo-rave revolution is erupting. Feature articles in major magazines focusing on sound artists such as Moby, Crystal Method, and Goldie. Countless commercials fueled by throbbing electronic beats. My grandmother discussing the finer points of Fatboy Slim's mixing techniques with me. Art-house films keeping the plot moving with the soothing noise of Underworld and Bedrock. My ghetto superstar brother Crackbaby constructing beats at raves in Northern California every weekend. And a total of three new films coming out in the short span of two months dissecting this underground culture that's rising the eyes and ears of the masses.

For one to understand this musical phenomenon, the new documentary Better Living Through Circuitry is a solid foundation for converting the facelessness of its subculture to a human level of understanding. The documentary focuses upon many aspects of the scene - the participants, the promoters, the DJs, and the techno-artists/producers. The film provides insightful, candid interviews that clearly translate the determination and the passion of these individuals. And I was equally impressed by the collection of artists included in the production: Crystal Method, Moby, DJ Spooky, Carl Cox, Electric Skychurch, Wolfgang Flur of Kraftwerk, Frankie Bones, Meat Beat Manifesto, Juno Reactor, BT, Scanner, Atomic Babies, Roni Size, Superstar DJ Keoki, Lords of Acid, System 7, Death in Vegas.

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