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Roni Size

'SunsetSF presents

Roni Size

Jamal, Audio Angel, Professor Bang

Sat, April 20, 2013

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$22.5 ADV - $25 DOOR

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Roni Size
Roni Size
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 the next 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.
Audio Angel
The one called Audio Angel is actually Rashida Clendening, a transplant from St. Petersburg, Florida who was destined to become one of the distinct voices of the San Francisco, US and worldwide drum and bass scenes. You may have heard Rashida's voice in commercials, cartoons and video games as her other career is in voice overs. Listen for her vocal talent cheering you along on Konami's "Dance Dance Revolution UltraMix" videogame!

As Audio Angel, she has been part of several recording projects. She had the great opportunity to record and perform in Amsterdam. In Amsterdam she got to rock it at the Paradiso with DJ Cassius 6 and at the Mazzo with B.A.S.S. superstar DJ Adi-J.

On the live tip, Audio Angel attempts to layer her voice with the music so well, people often question whether the vocals they hear are live or already on the tracks. You may have caught her recently performing live with her musical brothers, Sound Tribe Sector 9 where with each performance the beauty and connection they share locks into place like a musical puzzle unlike any group she's worked with.

Also, she is featured on 3 tracks on the Creative Source release by Calibre "Musique Concrete." Listen for more collaborations and solo work in the future.

Overall she has been grateful to bless the mic with international favorites like: Kemistry (RIP) and Storm - 98/ Bailey and Storm -99 Dom and Roland -99/2001, Future Cut - 2000, DJ SS- 2001, Robi One - 2002 and Fabio -2002. And stateside favorites: Ultraviolet, Siren, Havoc, Star Eyes, Phear, The Femme Fatales, Arc Angel Gabe Real, Alder & Karl Cutta MC, Ms. E, Mike Bee, Lady G Funk, UFO!, Scott Edmonds, Sharp, MaryJane, Freya and Valida.
Professor Bang
Professor Bang
Professor Bang has been DJing since 1997. As a founding member of San Francisco party collective Slayers Club, he's been on the forefront of evolutions in modern bass music and performed alongside both established names and rising stars. His background in live music performance and commercial radio gives Professor Bang a unique perspective when it comes to mixing electronic music; look for big tunes and the occasional curveball from this West Coast club veteran.
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