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Roni Size

key, *1969 GB, Bristol
Producer of Dance
A.k.a. Ryan Owen Granville Williams Firefox Hokuspokus Mask Ryan Williams (3)

Born: October 29, 1969, Bristol, England Bristol native Roni Size is one of the U.K. jungle scene's most respected names, with production credits spanning dozens of labels, projects and releases. Size's influence as a producer, label owner, and committed underground magnate figured him as one of the emerging sound's true pioneers. The breakout success of his debut album New Forms finally confirmed his stature and vaulted him to a greater degree of popularity than any drum'n'bass producer. Born to Jamaican immigrant parents, Roni grew up in the Bristolean suburb of St. Andrews (home to Tricky, Massive Attack, and Smith & Mighty), where he learned the fundamentals of hip-hop through the area's sounds systems, house parties, and underground clubs. Expelled from school Size started dabbling with house and reggae production in the late'80s. He hooked up with labelmates DJ Krust, Suv, and DJ Die at the 1990 Glastonbury Festival, and the four stayed in contact, eventually forming Size's longest running musical commitment to date: his own Full Cycle label. Although hardly popular in the days before ragga (then jump-up) ruled the decks, the crew now counts a number of classics among their credits, including Size's "It's a Jazz Thing," Krust's "Jazz Note," and Reprazent's Reasons for Sharing EP, the crew's first outing through major label subsidiary Talkin' Loud. The success of 1997's New Forms launched Size to the top of the electronica genre, and the Dope Dragon label also continues to rise in the ranks of dubplate hysteria, with tracks from Selector Owoy, Gang Related, and Mask consistently passing muster on most DJ's decks. After a relatively silent 1998, Size returned in 1999 with a new project -- Breakbeat Era, with DJ Die and vocalist Leonie Laws. The trio released Ultra-Obscene in the fall of that year. In 2000, Size returned to the Reprazent project with In the Mode, boasting sit-ins from Method Man and ex-Rage Against the Machine's Zack De La Rocha. His brother was jungle recordings artist 4-Tree.

  • Dance
  • Electronic
  • Rock
Popular Tracks   
Brown Paper Bag on New Forms by Roni Size
The Sky on The Sky by Roni Size
New Forms on New Forms by Roni Size
Heroes on New Forms by Roni Size
Heroes - Kruder Long Loose Bossa / Edit on New Forms by Roni Size & Reprazent
It's a Jazz Thing - Utah Jazz Remix on It's a Jazz Thing / It's a Big up Thing by Roni Size
Dirty Beats on In The Mode by Roni Size & Reprazent
It's Jazzy on V Classic by Various Artists
All the Crew Big Up - 95 Relick on Retrospect, Vol. 2 by Various Artists
Brown Paper Bag - Roni Size Full Vocal Remix on New Forms by Roni Size & Reprazent

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
25 Years Of V-CycledRoni Size2018Album
'Rock The Boat' / 'Whistleblower'Roni Size2016Album
Past & Present EPRoni Size & Krust2016Album
Take KontrolRoni Size2014Album
RA.EX214 Roni SizeRoni Size2014Single
Size Matters EPRoni Size2014Album
Grit / Love You Like ThisDanny Byrd Feat. Roni Size2012Album
DJ MixRoni Size2010Album
Its Jazzy (Nu Tone Remix) / I Can't Stop (Zero T Remix)Roni Size / Lemon D2009Album
All That Jazz (Mosquito Remix) / Windrush (Heist Remix)Fresh Featuring MC Darrison / Roni Size2009Album
Best Of New Forms (Recall)Roni Size2008Album
Street Technique Album SamplerDrumsound & Simon "Bassline" Smith / Roni Size2006Album
Brown Paper BagRoni Size2005Album
Rise Up!Raw Bud vs. Roni Size2005Album
No More (High Contrast Remix) / Want Your Body (Calibre Remix)Roni Size2005Album
It's A Trap (Clipz Remix) / Class ActKrust + DJ Die / Roni Size + Surge2005Album
No MoreRoni Size Featuring Beverley Knight & Dynamite MC2005Single
SingRoni Size2005Album
No Pictures / Still Buzzin'Roni Size2005Album
Rise Up!Raw Bud vs. Roni Size2005Single
Time Out / Bite The BulletRoni Size2005Album
Out Of Breath / Bump'N'GrindRoni Size2004Album
Strictly Social (Remixed By Nu-Tone) / Autumn (Remixed By Commix)Roni Size / DJ Die2004Album
Out Of BreathRoni Size2004Album
Return To VRoni Size2004Album
Bumbakita / Fassy HoleRoni Size2004Album
(With) Out Of Breath / Shoulder To ShoulderRoni Size2004Album
Box Of Tricks / Police State, Part 1Roni Size, T.Power2003Single
Sound Advice (E-Z Rollers Remix) / Forget Me Knots (DJ Bailey Remix) - Touching Down Remixes Part 2Roni Size2003Album
Snapshot 3Roni Size2003Album
Papa's Got A Brand New Brown Paper BagRoni Size2003Single
Siren Sounds (Ray Keith Remix) /At The Movies (Drumsound + Simon 'Bassline' Smith Remix) - Touching Down Remixes Part 1Roni Size2003Album
In Tune 2 The SoundRoni Size2003Single
Feel The Heat / Move UpRoni Size2003Album
The Snapshot (Krust Remixes)Roni Size2002Album
Child Of The Wild WestRoni Size & Cypress Hill2002Single
Playtime / Eat My ShortsRoni Size2002Single
Sound Advice / Keep StrongRoni Size2002Album
Scrambled Eggs / Swings And RoundaboutsRoni Size2002Album
Touching DownRoni Size2002Album
Lucky PressureRoni Size2001Single
Represent-Lucky PressureRoni Size2001Single
Through The EyesRoni Size2000Compil.
On Point / BreaksRoni Size2000Album
SnapshotRoni Size1999Album
It's Jazzy (Felix Road Mix) / Maintain (Dave Angel Mix)Roni Size / Krust1998Album
Versatility Compilation SamplerFlynn & Flora / Roni Size1998Album
DestinationRoni Size1997Single
Brown Paper Bag / I Will Come To YouRoni Size / Hanson1997Single
It's Jazzy / Play It For MeRoni Size / DJ Die1997Album
Escape That / Down4 Hero / Roni Size1997Single
It's JazzyRoni Size1997Album
New FormsRoni Size Feat. Bahamadia1997Single
Brut Force / SecretsRoni Size1996Album
Soul Power / Silent PartnerRoni Size1996Album
Caspar / KuttRoni Size1996Album
Dayz / Box Of TricksRoni Size1996Album
Fashion / Step UpRoni Size1995Album
Timestretch / Phyzical (Remixes)Roni Size1995Album
Fashion / Fresh (Mask Remix)Roni Size1995Album
A Touch Of DaylightRoni Size & Krust1995Album
Selektor BwoyRoni Size & Krust1995Album
Roni Size RemixesRoni Size1995Album
Sexy Girl / Girls Dem Want ItRoni Size / London's Most Wanted1995Single
Size Of Things To ComeRoni Size Featuring DJ Die1994Album
Exer-Size E.P.Roni Size1994Album
Two On One Issue 7Roni Size & Krust / JMJ & Richie1994Album
Made To Fit E.P. Vol 1Roni Size1993Album
Inch By InchRoni Size1993Album
Groove On / Cheekey MonkeyRoni SizeSingle
DistinctionRoni SizeAlbum
Friends / The ImmortalRoni Size, FreshSingle
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