Some people said you don’t mess with classic. Well, Roni Size did the exact opposite of that. He chose to re-work the Mercury award winning classic New Forms by giving it a 2008 rework. Drum’n’bass is one of those genre that quickly evolving into new forms all the time and despite it’s status as a classic album, New Forms starts to show it’s age. This is where the concept of New Forms 2 comes in. The idea was to do an updated version to New Form and giving it that modern drum’n’bass sound. In a way, he succeeded but on the other hand, where the original New Forms was a breakthrough, the new version somehow becomes just another d’n’b album. It doesn’t mean that its bad, it’s just that it lacks that special feel that original can give to you. I still think it’s one of the better drum’n’bass album of ’08 though.
Roni Size Reprazent – Heroes (2008 Rework) [zshare]