Well, we do have a special introduction for you today Popshade readers. Today I introduce to you Pop darling Ronika from Nottingham, who's recently been catching the ears of major music blogs such as Pitchfork and the like. So, as you can imagine, she's pretty talented.
Ronika makes smooth sexy pop with a bit of edge. I'm not gonna sit here and try and describe it myself, so I'll hand it over to Ronika herself, who was kind enough to answer some questions for us!
Hey Ronika, could you us a bit about who you are and what you do?
Im a sorcerer; I cast infectious, hypnotic and sometimes dangerous pop spells. My latest spell is called Rough n Soothe and is released on my label RecordShop April 22nd.
How would you describe your sound?
Electronic pop/dance music inspired by boogie, disco, synth funk, hip-hop, house, new wave.
Who would you compare yourself to in the industry right now?
Simon Cowell. High waisted and enigmatic.
So, what can people expect if they come down to one of your shows?
Delirious dancing, fainting, can i get a witness.
What can people expect from your new material?
There will be an album out later this year which will be a pop punch-in-the-face.
And what's your favourite song you have written?
Hard to say but maybe Clock, a song i wrote for a friend when we were going through hard times. It features a dear friend of mine Charles Washington singing, who is an American jazz singer in his 80's. It was given away as free d/l but will be on my forthcoming album.
And finally where can your fans (or new fans) find you?
I'll be playing some shows in May in Nottingham; the town i am currently married to, and also London. Online I'm entertaining the guests here:
I'd like to thank Ronika for taking the time to answer these questions!
There you go! I really wanted to promote Ronika myself, not only because she's an amazing artist, but because she also comes from my hometown of Nottingham. Considering people won't shut up about Jake Bugg, it's nice to hear people going on about something that doesn't hurt my ears. Either way, Ronika deserves far more attention than she gets! So, go follow her on all those links she just gave you, and lets make her famous!