It seems that Nottingham is offering up a lot of female talent at the moment.
Ronika has been singing and performing since the tender age of 4. Flash forward just 10 years, and you would have witnessed Ronika attending her first techno all-nighter in Brixton.
Initially studying sound engineering, Ronika got into DJing and producing music. She set up her own music label called RecordShop, which is a collective of creative artists in Nottingham.
Ronika’s musical wheels were set in motion when, in 2008, she won a BBC urban music bursary to make an album. The process involved taking part in lectures and listening to industry expects.
She has also been a guest vocalist with Nottingham band Swimming; collaborated with producer Lillica Libertine to form Hotline; and supported Little Boots at London’s XOYO last May.
The name Ronika means strong counsel or true image (or sausage, depending on which country you are residing in!), although this Ronika likes to mix up British mundaility with disco electro.
Her latest self-produced creation for the Soundcloud nation is ‘Search Siren’; a dreamy and operatic journey over some funky synth sounds. It’s reassuringly haunting and fiercely cements Ronika’s place as one of the UK’s rising stars.
Ronika is in the middle of recording her debut album, but in the mean time, why not stream the ‘Rough n Smooth’ EP:
Sounds like: Ladyhawke, The Human League, Little Boots, Kate Bush, Madonna, Lady Gaga