23 Songs, 2 Hours 19 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Considered by many to be a classic drum 'n' bass artist album, Roni Size & Reprazent's New Forms perfected a blend of jazz and trip-hop background with a future-leaning breakbeat structure that was both edgy and accessible. It earned the group the Mercury Music Prize in 1997. Alongside fellow producers DJ Die, DJ Suv, and Krust, Size was flanked by an extensive crew of vocalists and performers, drawing out an impressive double disc perhaps best coined by the seminal hit "Brown Paper Bag"—an unmistakable standup-bass and guitar riff joined by icy atmospheric chords and an echo of hip-hop. Much more than a vehicle for a single, New Forms is a journey of a record that can't be replicated. It brought drum 'n' bass to the public eye on a scale most wouldn't have thought possible at the time and changed the world's perception of electronic music.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Considered by many to be a classic drum 'n' bass artist album, Roni Size & Reprazent's New Forms perfected a blend of jazz and trip-hop background with a future-leaning breakbeat structure that was both edgy and accessible. It earned the group the Mercury Music Prize in 1997. Alongside fellow producers DJ Die, DJ Suv, and Krust, Size was flanked by an extensive crew of vocalists and performers, drawing out an impressive double disc perhaps best coined by the seminal hit "Brown Paper Bag"—an unmistakable standup-bass and guitar riff joined by icy atmospheric chords and an echo of hip-hop. Much more than a vehicle for a single, New Forms is a journey of a record that can't be replicated. It brought drum 'n' bass to the public eye on a scale most wouldn't have thought possible at the time and changed the world's perception of electronic music.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
14 Ratings
14 Ratings
inimus ,

Still Holds It OWN

One of my fav D&B albums of all time. Roni Size is hypnotic and a true pioneer.

DomiraeStar* ,

over 14 years later

this form of music and Roni Size as well as Massive attack, Tricky, Prodigy, and The Chemical Brothers changed my ears, heart, mind, and soul forever. I luv hearing todays dance fusions and dub step knowing that these guys were responsible for leading the way. IT changed my life and i just recently got a copy of this album for $4 at my local music store, i've wanted it forever.and now its mine!!!

:-) & :-( ,

Timeless drum n' bass music

I bought this about thirteen years ago. Heard songs from "New Forms" album being played in the dance club, thought it was cool. Sounded snappier than Goldies "Timeless" album and it was British. I had to get it.
It's flawless. Still sounds great, start to finish. Lots of good songs on this release. The best by Roni and friends.
An essential part for every music lovers collection.

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