Bristol-based drum & bass producer and DJ. His smooth sounds are inspired by an eclectic mix of styles, from the rollers of Hospital main-stays High Contrast, Nu:Tone and Logistics all the way to neo-soul and R&B artists Erykah Badu and Musiq Soulchild – not to mention the deep pads and old-school stabs of house and garage.
Bristol native Roni Size is one of the most respected junglists, with production credits spanning dozens of labels, projects, and releases, from stripped-down underground classics like Time Stretch to the smoothly sophisticated Top 20 UK pop hit Brown Paper Bag.
Although not as quick to rise to acclaim as peers such as Goldie and LTJ Bukem, 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 -- a Top Ten hit in the UK, where it also won the Mercury Prize -- vaulted him to a greater degree of popularity than any other drum'n'bass producer.
After a break during the early 2000s, Size resumed activity with new productions, a reworked version of New Forms, and performances that continued to fuse electronic and analog elements.