DJ and record producer Roni Size is excited for his return to music - both as a solo artist and with Reprazent - and said releasing his first new material in a decade is a ''big moment''.
Roni Size says it is a ''big moment'' to be releasing new music again.
The producer and DJ - who made is name as part of Reprazent - will be bringing out several new records this year, and he is excited to get out there for the first time since 2004's 'Return To V'.
He said: ''Coming back with new music is a big moment for me. Life's moved on - my kids are going through university.
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British drum and bass star Roni Size has denied assaulting his girlfriend in an alleged altercation last year (10).
A jury heard on Monday (13Jun11) that the DJ, real name Ryan Williams, dragged Jane Andrews by her hair before pushing her down a staircase at his home last July (10).
Jurors at Bristol Crown Court in England were also told Williams had been drinking before the incident.
Prosecutor Ramin Pakrooh said, "A row began and it was heated and it culminated in him throwing her from the top of the stairs, leaving her heel shattered with a very serious fracture.
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Southport Weekender, one of Europe's best loved indoor festivals, which without a doubt has been indispensable to the soulful music scene over the past 24 years is moving! After a phenomenal 21 year residency at Pontins in Southport, dubbing it the longest running event at the centre's since 1990, Southport Weekender are excited to announce their move to a fantastic new location, Butlins Holiday Resort in Minehead, Somerset for their May 2011 festival.
"This will be our 5th different location for the Weekenders since we began way back in October 1987. Most of our events have been held at the Southport Pontins Site and we will forever cherish the memories, the many magical moments that have taken place there, along with the thousands of life long friendships made. However, there is always a time to move forward and grow, so to be given the opportunity to host The Weekender at the fantastic Minehead, Butlins site is very exciting and a move we look forward to embracing. I have absolutely no doubts that the wonderful crowd who have supported us over 24 years and the many new people who will be joining us will absolutely love it. We cannot wait!" / Alex Lowes (Southport Weekender)
"We are delighted that the Southport Weekender is coming to Butlins Minehead and we are looking forward to welcoming all of the weekender guests here in May for their exclusive event. Change is always a challenge for such established and respected events, but we are absolutely committed to supporting and hosting the Southport Weekender and all of its guests as the event grows and moves forward in its new home here at Minehead" / Richard Swift (Butlins, Minehead)
Initial tickets for Southport Weekender's May 2011 festival sold out in just 2 weeks of going on general sale! But now with the event move to Butlins, which sports a larger capacity now sleeping 6000 party people on site, the festival will be putting up a further 1500 tickets on sale! There is a vast range of accommodation on offer, from 2-berth upwards to 8-berth, with a choice of self catering and room only.
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Canadian electro star Peaches has been confirmed as the latest addition to the lineup for this year's Get Loaded in the Park festival.
The 40-year-old, real name Merrill Beth Nisker, will take to the stage on Clapham Common, London on August 30th, organisers have announced, while Australian dance stars Sneaky Sound System and drum 'n' bass legend Roni Size Reprazent have also been confirmed for the Bank Holiday event.
Orbital are headlining the south London show and will be joined by Parisian house legend Laurent Garnier, German duo Miss Kittin and the Hacker and rising pop singer Marina and the Diamonds.
The south London festival also includes DJ sets from Pendulum, Chase And Status, Felix da Housecat, Rob da Bank, Crookers, Steve Aoki, the Bloody Beetroots and Eddy Temple Morris.
The full line-up so far for Get Loaded In The Park is:Live:
Carl Craig Presents Innerzone Orchestra
Roni Size Reprazent
Laurent Garnier // Peaches
Sneaky Sound System / Freeland
Booka Shade // Miss Kitten & The Hacker
Magnetic Man feat Skream & Benga
Esser // Trip // Marina & The Diamonds // Devils Gun
Felix Da Housecat // Pendulum // Crookers
Chase & Status // Rob Da Bank
Krafty Kuts // Evil Nine
Steve Aoki // The Bloody Beetroots // Eddy Temple Morris
Early bird tickets are now sold out but weekend tickets are still available for £70 plus booking fee.
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Roni Size has revealed that his collective REPRAZENT may split after work is completed on their next album.
The band won the Mercury Music Prize in 1997 for their album NEW FORMS and have returned to touring this year after a lengthy break.
Speaking to BBC 6 Music, he said: "What we're currently doing is letting people know that, were here, were back, weve got the live show it's good energy, high energy and we're currently in the studio trying to put the finishing touches to the final record."
"We're gonna do number three, Reprazent album and we'll see what happens from there. I think that will be our last album and well tour again next year and hopefully well start to make a real impact and people will see what we can bring to the table."
He said all members of REPRAZENT have their own solo capabilities, adding that it was "not really fair" to ask them to just represent him.
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