Roni started on the path of production when he was thrown out of school aged 16, but music had always been a part of his life. From Bristol youthclub parties, the foundational moments of jungle and drum’n’bass, to transforming underground electronic music into something that could be played by a live band on the biggest arena and festival stages, Roni Size has done it all.
2016 was a vintage year for Roni Size. Live shows included Ram Records’ NYE show at O2 Academy Brixton, a headline show at the BBC 6 Music festival in February, and a summer festival season that began at Love Saves the Day with a curated Full Cycle Stage Takeover for Arcadia Afterburner, and included Secret Garden Party, Evolution, Glastonbury (Glade headline performance), Blissfields, NASS, EDC, Dour, Boomtown, Frequency, Lowlands, Creamfields, SW4, Outlook, and many more.
Roni relaunched Full Cycle Records with fellow co-founder, DJ Krust, the releases drawing praise from The Wire, Dummy, UKF, Mista Jam, 6 Music, Gilles Peterson, Radio 1, 1Xtra, DJ Mag, and beyond. The label’s return in February coincided with a spring tour including packed out shows at the BBC 6 Music Festival Rampage, Band On The Wall, Village Underground and a 9 date North American Tour, with shows in Toronto, Washington DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and more.
Roni Size has announced UK tour dates featuring his groundbreaking new audio visual live show, and revealed plans for more shows later this year. Debuting at London’s Oval Space on 28th April, the new hardware show will also hit Moovin Festival in August, and The Downs Festival and Hospitality In The Park in September.
The combined live instrument and hardware show features state of the art production and 3D effect projection mapping in the form of the ‘light box’; and will be the first time Roni has performed the Mercury Prize winning album ‘New Forms’ as a solo performer. Roni will be playing both originals and remixes from ‘New Forms’, which celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year. The Oval Space performance marks his first return to the British capital since selling out the Roundhouse weeks in advance. Roni will be joined by fellow Full Cycle co-founder DJ Krust.
RONI SIZE LIVE SHOW DATES:
28th April Oval Space
26th August Moovin Festival, Manchester
2nd September The Downs Festival, Bristol
23rd September Hospitality in the Park, London