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Reprazent is a British drum and bass group headed up by Roni Size. Their debut album New Forms won the Mercury Music Prize in 1997. Their follow-up album In the Møde featured artists including Rahzel, Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against the Machine and Method Man.

Reprazent's music has been described as containing “meticulously crafted break-beats that, when slowed down, revealed themselves as hip-hop beats”. The most popular track, “Brown Paper Bag”, was praised in the Guardian as a “masterpiece: an essay in hyperkinetic pace, it piles up teetering stacks of instrumental layers, their cumulative weight triggering each step in a constant cycle of demolition and reconstruction of its latticework of melody, rhythm and mood".

The singles from New Forms featured the vocals of Onallee, whose call for the music in "Brown Paper Bag" is a signal that became widespread in rave culture. The album went five times platinum and Roni Size returned to the studio to concentrate on his output for V and Full Cycle and Dope Dragon.

Roni Size resurrected Reprazent in 2008 with the release of a deluxe edition of New Forms on Universal, but in September 2008 announced his intention to disband the act following a third album.

Reforming the band, complete with original members Dynamite MC, Onallee and the bassist Si John, alongside Yuval Gabay (Soul Coughing), D Product, Jay Wilcox and Pete Josef; Roni Size and Reprazent toured some of the biggest festivals in Europe including Bestival, Glastonbury, Lovebox (festival), Exit and Rock Herk. As a result, they were amongst the nominations for best dance act from the UK Festival Awards.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 New Forms Roni Size / Reprazent 4 8
2000 In the Møde Roni Size / Reprazent 4.65 6
2008 New Forms² Roni Size / Reprazent 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2015 Live at Colston Hall Roni Size / Reprazent with William Goodchild & Emerald Ensemble 2 2

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Replica: The Remix Album Roni Size / Reprazent 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Heroes Roni Size / Reprazent 2
1997 Brown Paper Bag Roni Size / Reprazent 6
1997 Share the Fall Roni Size / Reprazent 3
1998 Watching Windows Roni Size / Reprazent 7
2000 Who Told You Roni Size / Reprazent 2
2001 Lucky Pressure Roni Size / Reprazent 3
2001 Dirty Beats Roni Size / Reprazent 3
2008 Don't Hold Back Roni Size / Reprazent 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Reasons For Sharing Roni Size / Reprazent 1

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