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500 – Roni Size


Where has the time gone? It seems like only yesterday we were prepping our inaugural podcast from Ed Banger founder Busy P for your listening delights and here we are today at edition number 500! (Insert cheering and whole load of whooping!)

We’ve had some great guests since launching the series back in 2009 but today we’ve got a mix that is up there with the very best of them with a special 4 hour mix, that’s a massive 64 tracks from one of the founding members of Drum & Bass, a pioneering DJ and ‘Mercury Prize’ winning producer… Mr Roni Size.

2015 was a huge year for Roni Size and Reprazent, with headline slots at some of the biggest festival across the UK and Europe, it proved there is still the desire to see the original live band in Drum and Bass doing what they do best. 2016 saw original junglists, Roni Size and DJ Krust relaunched their seminal label, Full Cycle Records earlier this year.  Full Cycle Records was born in 1994 (previously known as Roni and Krust’s Full Circle Records), and quickly became one of the most important jungle – and then drum & bass – labels of the early ‘90’s. The Bristol-based label issued now classic releases from the likes of Size, Krust, Die, Suv, D Product, Flynn & Flora, and beyond, before closing in 2009.

For the rest of the summer you can catch Roni Size and DJ Krust at South West Four on August Bank Holiday Weekend, but in the mean time he’s delivered our 500th podcast… so enjoy!

Sum up this podcast in 11 words…
Often as dj when you play in front of 20,000 people every weekend and sometimes, 3 times a week you only get to play a certain type of the record. So in ten words I would describe this mix as “A blend of tunes that I would play to my friends”

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
This is a question that’s I’ve had to think quite hard about and from my description of my mix i find it pretty impossible to pick just one so ill pick my top 3.

1.Unfished sympthony – Massive attack vs Roni Size
2.To Infinity And Be Gonellung
3.Back to the the start – D-Product

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
I guess that fact it has 60 odd tunes and its 228 Minutes and 48 seconds you do the maths

What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
Last night Sunday August the 14th myself and DJ Krust presented full cycle to the masses at Boomtown Festival and it was amazing to be part of the festival season on a beautiful sunny day.. Thank you boomtown

What have you got coming up?
Lots going on for Roni Size more touring, music coming out on my labels Full cycle and Mansion sounds and with a Reprazent Album to come out my focus will be to start performing live very soon  .

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
It takes a team who have the same vision to be able to progress forward and I’m all about moving forward so if you feel you have the same vision as us with artwork and design ideas,media experience or musical ideology then hit us up on our socials at Ronisizebristol and Fullcyclerecords.

Thank you

From The Streets – Roni Size
Life Is Vanity – Boston And Undersound
Thump – Current Value And Phace
Brain Damage – Digital And Drum Cypha
Avenger – L Plus
Mile High Club – Utah Jazz
Cutting It Up – Big Kid
Nocturne – Keeno (Frederick Robertston Remix)
Parallell ft Zara Kershaw – Technimatic
Elevate The Sound – S.p.y ?
Jungle Gone Down ft August Storm – Royalston
City Soul – Hugh Hardie
Searching – DJ Marky Remix
Kaleidascope – Soul Defiance
Ahead Of Me – Alibi And Command Strange
A Few Good Men – Roni Size
Digital World – Culture Shock ?
Could Heaven Be Like This – Culture Shock
Swampville – Envenom
Fire In The Booth – Ant Walsh
Acting Up – Dialogue
Run The Block – Document One
Audio Vandalism – Sammy Nicks
All Good – Serum & Lindo Man
Rock It – DJ Vapour
Lick Shot – DJ Hybrid
Cosy – Need For Mirrors
Filthy Criminals – Ego Tripping
Never Been ft Fox – ??
Lung VIP – Marky Remix
Why – D Livin (Serum Remix)
In The Area VIP – Krakatoa
Banana Split – Dossa & Locuzzed
Tangents – Culture Shock
Reflections – T Phonic & Deadman
Glow – Dan Dakota
Stay Here – Fred V & Grafix
Rise Of The Black Panther – Drumsound & Bassline Smith
Get On Up VIP – Saxon
Back To The Start – D Product
Ten Stripes – Enei
Second Sun – Calibre
Unfinished Symphony remix – Massive Attack vs Roni Size
Hurts – Need For Mirrors
Mutiny – Need For Mirrors
Robostory – 36 Hertz Recordings ???
Make Me Feel – Phil Tangent Remix GLXY
Tribes 1 – Murdock
Silverfox – The Dream Team
Velvet – Need For Mirrors
Reflections – Kodan
We’ve Been Lost In Time – ???
Chaos – Decimal Bass
All My Friends – Snakehips (Jarreau Vandal RMX)
It’s Alright – Masters At Work vs Roni Size
Rock The Boat – Roni Size
Sentimentality – Logistics
Film – Calibre
Growth Comes – Utah Jazz
Situations – Critical Dub
The Infinity Be Gone – Lung
The Dream Returns – Era
The Elements – ???
Brown Paper Bag – Roni Size Reprazent

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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