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Ronika – Marathon



Nottingham songstress Ronika is back with new track ‘Marathon’ and it’s a corker!

The self-written and produced ‘Marathon’ jumps straight into Ronika’s smooth Chaka Khan reverberating vocals and has a classic disco and soulful electronic vibe to it.

The song’s lyrics refer to that rush of energy you get when falling in love, and the high you get which makes you feel like you could do anything, like running a marathon.

Ronika’s ‘Marathon’ EP is her first new material since this summer’s acclaimed ‘Selectadisc’. The EP will be released on 1 December.

If you want to catch Ronika, she will be performing on 17 October at STFD‘s ‘The Summer After Party’ in Brixton, London. See below for more info and click for link to tickets!



Sounds like: Chaka Khan, Aeroplane, Breakbot, Ballet School, Ladyhawke, Color War, The Human League, Little Boots, Bananarama, Annie

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Ronika – Shell Shocked



Ronika has been a firm favourite of Indietronica’s for some time now.

We praised ‘Search Siren’, and now we are super excited about her new track, ‘Shell Shocked’; a dancey floor filler full of fab 80’s and summery vibes.

Whilst lining up some exciting new collaborations for 2014, Ronika has already worked with the likes of Mylo and Herve, and recruited an eclectic cast of co-producers for a handful of songs on her debut album, ‘Selectadisc’ including Mixmag’s best new DJ of the year, Citizen, Brooklyn duo Javelin, and local hip-hop pioneer Joe Buddha. Oh and we forgot to mention that Nile Rogers is fan.

Her debut album, ‘Selectadisc’ is out on 2 June 2014 and is available for pre-order now via RecordShop. The title of the album is an ode to ‘Selectadisc’, Nottingham’s iconic independent record-store, which closed its doors for the final time in 2009.

She really is the nicest girl in pop!

Sounds like: Ballet School, Ladyhawke, Color War, The Human League, Little Boots, Kate Bush, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Bananarama, Annie

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Ronika – Search Siren



It seems that Nottingham is offering up a lot of female talent at the moment.

Hello Ronika.

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

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