Roni Size has been a part of the drum & bass scene since the late 90s and has established himself as one of the industry's pillars, alongside Noisia and Andy C. In 1997, Roni Size helped to create Reprazent, a drum & bass collective. It was active in the early 2000s but quickly fell out of importance as Size began to focus on his solo career. In 2008, it was resurrected with the release of a deluxe edition of their debut album, New Forms. However, it was shortly thereafter announced that Size would be disbanding the group.
Although, in the end it seems that Roni Size just couldn't stay away. Size has revealed that Reprazent will return later this year, with a new album set for release in early 2015. Additionally, Roni Size has announced a new album and EP due for release later this summer. Both projects will be released on his new label, Mansion Sounds. According to press release, "Entitled Take Kontrol, the solo album will be released on 25th August and will be the first from Size for over a decade. The album and the 6 track EP, Size Matters (released 18th August), will focus purely on 'dancefloor cuts for the heads', with Size reprising his role as a producer/DJ away from the live environment he’s explored with Reprazent. Take Kontrol will be released as an iTunes deluxe album, featuring 25 tracks and an exclusive DJ mix from Roni. The standard CD/digital album will feature 16 tracks."
Size is giving away a free track ‘Bite The Bullet (2014 remix)’ to fans who sign up to his new website mailing list, the first stop for news on new releases, mixes, live dates and exclusive content. Fans can sign up HERE. Roni’s new website can be found at www.ronisize.net. You can pre-order Take Kontrol HERE.