Biography

Novika (Kasia Nowicka) - one of the most active figures on Polish music scene. Vocalist, dj, producer, radio dj and journalist. Known for her numerous collaborations with Futro, Smolik, Fisz, Vienio & Pele, Adamus and others, all of whom appeared on her album “Feat. Novika” (Sissy, 2004). In Radiostacja she hosted her - now legendary - show “Radio Lazy Sunday” for 5 years. Then she moved to Jazz Radio for a while and ended up in national radio for young people - BIS. Here she serves lazy and experimental electronic sounds and presents new local talents. She supports Polish artists and djs also through compilations (Radio Leniwa Niedziela, Sissy 2002; Polskie Leniwe, Kayax 2005).

As a dj, Novika can never decide on one style for too long. First she played down tempo both in clubs and the radio. Then she tried deep house and started performing as a vocal - MC with house djs. Bored with the routine of single gigs all over Poland and concerned with the lack of music diversity in clubs, Novika decided to set up her own dj collective called Beats Friendly ( www.beatsfriendly.pl ).

Today she plays a blend of electro & deep house / deep techno plus electronic dub, always searching for a special groove coming from a haunting melody, funk elements or driving bass.

She has performed at major Polish festivals (Astigmatic, Heineken Open’er, Era New Horizons), in Paris (Closing of Polish Year in France) and Japan (Expo).

2006 is a new era. Novika wants to concentrate on singing again and looking for opportunities to release her music outside Poland. In January she releases her first vinyl “Finally” under her own Beats Friendly label. It’s a dance EP recorded with the best Polish producers: Jacek Sienkiewicz, Agim, Envee and drum’n’bass duo CLS + Wax (go to music).

Meanwhile she’s working on her proper debut solo album, completely different to the vinyl, more personal and sensual.

At 27.10.2006 Novika finally released her awaited solo album called “Tricks of Life”.

Edited by Alkor on 4 Aug 2007, 19:29

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