Elements w/ Roni Size at Phoenix Landing | Cambridge, MA | July 27th, 2017
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ELEMENTS w/ RONI SIZE



  • Date:Thursday, July 27, 2017
  • Venue:Phoenix Landing
  • Address:512 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
  • Age:19+
  • Artists:Roni Size
  • Promoters:Elements
  • Time:9:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Elements is a weekly Drum & Bass event held every Thursday at the Phoenix Landing in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Elements was founded in January, 1999 by DJs Lenore and Crook who have remained the resident DJs and promoters since inception. Throughout the years they were joined by co-residents Rando and DJ MDOC, both of whom have since moved out of state. Elements newest resident, Fox (formerly Assembler), joined in January of 2012. Elements has hosted many of the biggest names in Drum & Bass while at the same time supporting the local scene by featuring top local DJs. Elements is now in its 14th year in the same venue, an unheard of feat in the world of underground electronic music nights, earning it the title of Boston’s longest running dance night. Its longevity can be attributed to the guarantee of dope music, good vibes, good peeps, cheap drinks, and a friendly Phoenix Landing staff every week. Come join the Elements family!

RONI SIZE

Roni Size’s whole life has been about building something new from whatever was around him. From Bristol youthclub parties, through the white heat of rave and the founding moments of jungle and drum’n’bass, to transforming underground electronic music into something that could be played by a live band on the biggest arena and festival stages, he has at each stage created completely afresh – not just a sound or style but an entire methodology of how music can be made. And each time, that new creation has reflected his heritage, his surroundings and the precise moment in which he’s operating.

20-years ago, The Mercury Prize win for his ‘New Forms’ album brought D’n’B to the forefront of dance-music news, making even the rest of the industry – where reactions had up until that point been bemused – sit up and pay attention. For several years thereafter Roni and team were on top of the world, succeeding as solo artists as well as a collective, maintaining underground credibility yet receiving Brit awards and even collaborating with some of the biggest names in hip hop.

2016 was a vintage year for Roni. Live shows included Ram Records’ NYE show at O2 Academy Brixton, a headline show at the BBC 6 Music festival and a summer festival season that began at Love Saves the Day with a curated Full Cycle Stage Takeover for Arcadia Afterburner and included Secret Garden Party, Evolution, Glastonbury, Blissfields, NASS, EDC, Dour, Boomtown, Frequency, Lowlands, Creamfields, SW4, Outlook, and many more. Roni relaunched Full Cycle Records with fellow co-founder, DJ Krust, with the releases drawing praise from The Wire, Dummy, UKF, Mista Jam, 6 Music, Gilles Peterson, Radio 1, 1Xtra, DJ Mag and beyond.

It is now in 2017, as we fully appreciate the legacy that Roni has created for drum’n’bass, that the next chapter begins. Roni has announced UK tour dates featuring his groundbreaking new audio visual live show, a combined live instrument and hardware show that features state of the art production and 3D effect projection mapping celebrating 20 years of New Forms. Roni will be taking this groundbreaking live show on the road as well as DJ’ing at the very best clubs and festivals throughout the globe.

The man from Bristol shows no signs of letting up, as 2017 looks set to be one of his best yet.