The Music Producers Guild has announced that Producer and DJ Roni Size will be the recipient of its 2017 Inspiration Award.
This prestigious award, sponsored by Audio Note, is given to a recording professional who, in the opinion of the MPG board of directors, is responsible for a body of work that has significantly inspired others. Previous recipients have included Nile Rodgers, Damon Albarn, Glyn Johns and Sylvia Massy.
Hailing from Bristol Roni Size’s legendary approach to music production has earned him OG status as a true pioneer. Reprazent, the drum and bass collective he founded in the mid-1990s, took the world by a storm when their, New Forms LP which won the 1997 Mercury Music Prize – current winner Skepta for 2016 album Konichiwa, would have definitely have been influenced / inspired by Mr Size! New Forms quickly went platinum thanks to classic tunes, Watching Windows, Heroes and Brown Paper Bag.
Size’s production credits span dozens of labels, projects and releases and he has worked with many ground-breaking artists including hip-hop legend Method Man, Rage Against The Machine’s Zac de la Rocha and beat-box master Rahzel. More recently he collaborated with the BBC’s Nature’s Great Events composer, William Goodchild, to mark the re-opening of Bristol’s Colston Hall.
The MPG 2017 Awards ceremony, takes place at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London, February 16th 2017.
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