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This week, the pioneering drum ‘n’ bass producer Roni Size unveiled the first exclusive track from the forthcoming Deluxe Reissue of New Forms and shared details of his forthcoming 20th Anniversary USA Tour. Originally released as the B-side to ‘Share The Fall’, ‘Trust Me’ has been given a special VIP upgrade and will appear as an exclusive on CD4 as well as on the limited edition 12”.
Speaking to Drum And Bass HQ about the track, Roni Said:
“The underlying discussion in the world of drum ‘n’ bass and jungle is always around dub plates that never came out. Trust Me VIP has always been highly sought after and often mentioned by well-known DJs and producers… well now the wait is well and truly over!”
This November 10th 2017, Roni Size & Reprazent celebrate the 20th anniversary of New Forms with a deluxe 4CD / 2LP reissue. To commemorate this era-defining drum ‘n’ bass album, the package will feature a special New Forms 20th anniversary live hardware mix programmed by Roni featuring previously unreleased remixes and re-edits, remixes from drum ‘n’ bass legends such as Grooverider, Source Direct and Krust (previously only released on vinyl) and the 2017 remaster of the original 2CD / LP.
One of the definitive electronic albums of the 90s, New Forms brought drum ‘n’ bass into the mainstream. Fighting off industry heavyweights including the Spice Girls, The Prodigy, Suede, Radiohead, Primal Scream and The Chemical Brothers, Roni Size & Reprazent won the 1997 Mercury Music Prize, going on to sell 300,000 units in the UK with its release on BBC Radio 1 DJ Gilles Peterson’s Talkin’ Loud.
20 years since being propelled into the mainstream, drum ‘n’ bass continues to thrive with artists including Chase and Status, Sigma, and Wilkinson dominating the charts, all of whom acknowledge Roni Size & Reprazent as forefathers of the scene. Whilst Grime, a genre with a similarly unique cultural heritage, enjoys its moment – it feels like perfect timing to honour New Forms as the seminal milestone in British music as it is.
New Forms will be reissued 10th November, 2017.
PRE-ORDER + RECEIVE INSTANT GRAT OF ‘TRUST ME VIP 2017 REMIX’
RONI SIZE TOUR DATES
Fri 27 Oct, Auckland, Studio
Sat 28 Oct, Sydney, Civic Underground
Wed 01 Nov, Wellington, San Fran
Thur 02 Nov, Queenstown, Loco
Fri 03 Nov, Christchurch, Winnies
Sat 04 Nov, Perth, Villa
Sun 05 Nov, Victoria, Friends of Ours, Tallarook
Mon 06, Melbourne, 170 Russell
Wed 06 Dec, Cambridge, MA, The Middle East
Thu 07 Dec, New York, Output
Fri 08 Dec, Washington, U Street Music Hall
Sat 09 Dec, Atlanta, Masquerade
Wed 13 Dec, Kansas City, Riot Room
Thu 14 Dec, Los Angeles, Project Club LA
Fri 15 Dec, Orlando, Native Social Bar
Sat 16 Dec, Texas, Day for Night