Roni Size & Dynamite MC + Special Guest Ulterior Motive
Twisted Audio are proud and excited to welcome one of the most influential individuals in the history of Drum n Bass Roni Size on his long awaited return to Australia/NZ this coming May, with partner in crime Dynamite MC!
Special guests Ulterior Motive will also be joining the party to celebrate the release of their debut album ‘The Fourth Wall’, out now on Metalheadz.
This event is expected to sell out – please share the tickets link with your friends and crew to avoid disappointment.
Friday 8th of May – 10pm till 5am – Railway Hotel (291 Albert st. Brunswick)
Support: Monkee, Lickweed, Inter:Sperce, Token
Roni started on the path of production when he was thrown out of school aged 16, but music had always been a part of his life. Born and raised in Bristol, the sounds of the 70s blues parties and sound-systems happening in the St Pauls area of the city infected Roni’s bones.
Meeting up with Krust in the early 90s brought two musically compatible minds together, subsequently creating Full Cycle in 1993 and a new direction for electronic music.
Having built a name for himself through Full Cycle and other labels, such as Talkin’ Loud, ‘Roni Size & Reprazent’ took the world by storm in 1997 with their New Forms LP. Winning the Mercury Music Prize boosted their international status and the world awoke to the sound of Roni Size and Full Cycle. Thanks to such modern day classics as ‘Watching Windows’, ‘Heroes’ and ‘Brown Paper Bag’, the album quickly went platinum.
In 1999 with Die, Roni produced the highly acclaimed Breakbeat Era album and later that year released the long awaited second project from Reprazent, ‘In the Mode’ which included collaborations with hip-hop legend Method Man, Rage Against The Macine’s Zac de la Rocha and beat-box master Rahzel.
2002 saw the release of ‘Touching Down’, Roni’s first truly solo album and one of the biggest selling independent d&b albums to date. Then in 2005 Roni came back to ‘V’ with the release of ‘Return To V’ which included the top 20 hit ‘No More’ with Beverley Knight.
Roni Size resurrected Reprazent in 2008 with the release of a deluxe edition of his Mercury Music Prize winning album ‘New Forms’ on Universal in 2008. Reforming the band, they toured the biggest festivals in Europe and were amongst the nominations for best dance act from the UK Festival Awards.
Roni & Reprazent recently collaborated with the BBC’s Nature’s Great Events composer, William Goodchild, to play a landmark gig with an Orchestra and Choir to mark the re-opening of Bristol’s Colston Hall. The night was rightly dubbed as the “show that we’ll be talking about for years to come.”
With so much already accomplished in his career, its no surprise that this year is set to be a busy time for Roni. Currently in the studio producing his next Roni Size album, whilst also working with the band on a new Roni & Reprazent album, stay tuned to hear about these soon.
Ulterior Motive are at the top of their game in 2015. The debut album TheFourth Wall has been exceptionally well received by press and fans alike, award nominations and UK top 40 chart success has follow edits release. At the end of 2014 the album regularly appeared within top 10 lists across all genres, a triumph for all concerned.
As DJs Ulterior Motive have performed at festivals and clubs across the globe to rapturous audiences, the pair have become known for their DJ sets from London to Colombia.
As producers they’ve remixed notable artists, collaborated with the cream of drum and bass producers and have been requested as sound designers for forthcoming projects in new media.
As Metalheadz goes from strength to strength so do Ulterior Motive there is a firm commitment to quality over quantity that continues to set the label and the duo apart from their peers.