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2018/07/17 21:18:21 (permalink)

How we made: Roni Size on New Forms & how he got his name

Short piece, but I thought this was funny. Never thought about where the name would've come from:
 
I was born Ryan Owen Granville Williams but, because I was lighter-skinned, everyone called me Roni, after the only white character in the film Babylon. I was quite short and if my mates were talking about a girl, they’d say: “Oh, she’s Roni’s size.” So that’s how I came up with the name Roni Size.

 
https://www.theguardian.c...inning-album-new-forms
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Re: How we made: Roni Size on New Forms & how he got his name 2018/07/17 21:28:21 (permalink)
no way
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Re: How we made: Roni Size on New Forms & how he got his name 2018/07/17 22:56:53 (permalink)
Good read.
 
Saw him plugging it on Twitter as an interview to mark the 20th anniversary of New Forms. Was tempted to point out that it actually came out in 1997 but decided I didn't want to be that guy.
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Re: How we made: Roni Size on New Forms & how he got his name 2018/07/18 00:02:50 (permalink)
It did indeed come out in 1997 so this year would mark its 21st anniversary - not exactly rocket science.

I wonder how he got the name 'Mask' - his alias producer name btw. Perhaps it's an homage to the cartoon 'M.A.S.K.' (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand).

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Re: How we made: Roni Size on New Forms & how he got his name 2018/07/18 09:14:15 (permalink)
I met him in Record Basement in 95 when he was up and coming, he was really friendly asking what tunes I’d come for etc, I remember saying I was after Babylon but it still wasn’t out yet. He says oh I think I might have a promo on me and started digging through his bag. He didn’t but he gave me a mixtape of him and Dynamite, I’ve still got it stashed away.
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Re: How we made: Roni Size on New Forms & how he got his name 2018/07/18 09:19:30 (permalink)
Surprised Dynamite is originally a Gloucester country bumpkin. Always thought he was Bristol born and bred.
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Re: How we made: Roni Size on New Forms & how he got his name 2018/07/18 09:50:53 (permalink)
Noc
Surprised Dynamite is originally a Gloucester country bumpkin. Always thought he was Bristol born and bred.



RAF kid isnt he.
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Re: How we made: Roni Size on New Forms & how he got his name 2018/07/18 10:48:28 (permalink)
Good read indeed.
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Re: How we made: Roni Size on New Forms & how he got his name 2018/07/18 12:05:43 (permalink)
Enjoyed that.I never got to see New Forms performed first time round so am pretty hyped to see Roni’s live show at Dreamland in Margate next month.

Smokey McPot
RAF kid isnt he.


Yes he is,hence the fucked up accent
post edited by smolsky - 2018/07/18 12:19:06
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Re: How we made: Roni Size on New Forms & how he got his name 2018/07/18 18:21:20 (permalink)
Noc
Surprised Dynamite is originally a Gloucester country bumpkin. Always thought he was Bristol born and bred.

He grew up in the same area of Gloucester as me.

Gloucester has a quite of few Dnb people to be proud of. Bryan G is Gloucester born. Nicky BM moved to Gloucestershire.....




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Re: How we made: Roni Size on New Forms & how he got his name 2018/07/18 20:14:53 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby 0-AID 2018/07/19 10:01:21
James OD
Noc
Surprised Dynamite is originally a Gloucester country bumpkin. Always thought he was Bristol born and bred.

He grew up in the same area of Gloucester as me.

Gloucester has a quite of few Dnb people to be proud of. Bryan G is Gloucester born. Nicky BM moved to Gloucestershire.....


:D the list is endless!
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Re: How we made: Roni Size on New Forms & how he got his name 2018/07/18 20:17:46 (permalink)
Donovan Smith was Gloucester town as well wasn’t he?

Always presumed Bryan G was a Londoner.
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Re: How we made: Roni Size on New Forms & how he got his name 2018/07/18 20:59:03 (permalink)
Bryan Gloucester
 
Makes sense now.
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Re: How we made: Roni Size on New Forms & how he got his name 2018/07/18 21:18:11 (permalink)
dreamworld
Donovan Smith was Gloucester town as well wasn’t he?

Always presumed Bryan G was a Londoner.


I thought he was a Londoner. He’s a big Chelsea fan.
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Re: How we made: Roni Size on New Forms & how he got his name 2018/07/18 23:26:49 (permalink)
Bryan G is Gloucester. Same as Donovan, they’re very good friends.




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Re: How we made: Roni Size on New Forms & how he got his name 2018/07/18 23:28:50 (permalink)
Gloucester city btw




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Re: How we made: Roni Size on New Forms & how he got his name 2018/07/19 06:50:18 (permalink)
Not forgetting Crackers night club
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Re: How we made: Roni Size on New Forms & how he got his name 2018/07/19 07:28:28 (permalink)
SmokedEggs
Not forgetting Crackers night club


Foundation of The Scene TM
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Re: How we made: Roni Size on New Forms & how he got his name 2018/07/19 08:50:13 (permalink)
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SmokedEggs
Not forgetting Crackers night club


Foundation of The Scene TM



Dress code:
 
No milk poured on body
No mixwell t-shirts
No appreciation
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Re: How we made: Roni Size on New Forms & how he got his name 2018/07/19 09:28:34 (permalink)
Don't make Missrep draw for the Aftershock smoke machine at Crackers.

Fairly sure a flyer for that club sparked the Shabba pouring milk on himself reunion thread.
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Re: How we made: Roni Size on New Forms & how he got his name 2018/07/19 10:36:13 (permalink)
Noc
Don't make Missrep draw for the Aftershock smoke machine at Crackers.

Fairly sure a flyer for that club sparked the Shabba pouring milk on himself reunion thread.



Hold tight Blatantlee Sly and General Annoyance
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Re: How we made: Roni Size on New Forms & how he got his name 2018/07/19 14:36:16 (permalink)
James OD
Gloucester city btw


My apologies! I hold this set responsible for my miseducation.

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Re: How we made: Roni Size on New Forms & how he got his name 2018/07/19 17:48:51 (permalink)
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Don't make Missrep draw for the Aftershock smoke machine at Crackers.

Fairly sure a flyer for that club sparked the Shabba pouring milk on himself reunion thread.



Hold tight Blatantlee Sly and General Annoyance


They’re both sound as fuck to be fair




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Re: How we made: Roni Size on New Forms & how he got his name 2018/07/19 17:55:25 (permalink)
dreamworld
James OD
Gloucester city btw


My apologies! I hold this set responsible for my miseducation.



Quality tunes on that set




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Re: How we made: Roni Size on New Forms & how he got his name 2018/07/19 19:26:41 (permalink)
Yeah man I love that set. Years ago a mate asked me to do a mix tape for him and gave me an original of that cassette to tape over. Needles to say I kept the tape and recorded my mix on a blank one. Lost it when my car got broken into in Ilford but have long since collected all the tunes, and the Sy set after it.

It’s pretty much the start of it for me, when the breakbeats started getting really fat.
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Re: How we made: Roni Size on New Forms & how he got his name 2018/07/19 19:32:23 (permalink)
Top buzz has to top it tho. World wide epedemic 😖




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Re: How we made: Roni Size on New Forms & how he got his name 2018/07/20 05:41:05 (permalink)
Noc
Don't make Missrep draw for the Aftershock smoke machine at Crackers.

Fairly sure a flyer for that club sparked the Shabba pouring milk on himself reunion thread.


"That's why i just said that"
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Re: How we made: Roni Size on New Forms & how he got his name 2018/07/20 09:40:22 (permalink)
James OD
Top buzz has to top it tho. World wide epedemic 😖


Yeah the Top Buzz set is amazing. That’s Showcase rather than NYE you’re thinking of wirh Worldwide Epidemic but they are both as good as each other. Collected them too lol.
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Re: How we made: Roni Size on New Forms & how he got his name 2018/07/21 22:17:32 (permalink)
Roni mashing up Bristol Harbour Festival this evening

https://imgur.com/a/6uNXfJz
post edited by dreamworld - 2018/07/21 22:19:27
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