MC & Selectress Mika Raguaa
(Music Production, Media Operator, Management, Music Distribution, Press, Decoration)
Sunny Friday Bio:
Passion and the love to Caribbean Music together with
high ambitions build up the concept of Sunny Friday.
The name means the feeling you have after a long and stressful
week waiting for a nice weekend to feel nice again. The music contains a mixture of ruff and tuff conscious sets, big tunes in dancehall and the hottest and latest tunes straight
out of Trinidad, Tobago and other Caribbean Islands.
The Soundsystem was founded by Selecta Sensay and
MC & Selectress Mika Raguaa in April 2007 in
Oldenburg (near Bremen - North Germany). Both Members had a
longtime interest in Caribbean vibes and realized that getting together as a Soundsystem will be a great idea
to spread out their vibes to the world. Mika took her
inspirations from her home base in South Germany (Stuttgart) and Sensay, grown up in the north,
just wanted to spread out their vibes.
After producing the first Mixes and presenting them on this Website (www.sunnyfridaysound.com) in August 2007, Sunny Friday started to get its first experiences on stage in February 2008 at their new Party "Mash up di Place - feel di vibes of Reggae, Dancehall
and Socamusic" in Oldenburg at Alhambra.
At the first Bashment, more than 600 people were already
interested in their development and enjoyed the first night, where the two members played first time in front of a crowd.
From that day on, the two members started to work
hard on their selections, new mixes and the development of
their monthly Party. The first corporations with other
Soundsystems started in summer 2008 with Heartical Sound
(Detmold, North-West Germany) and Real Rock Sound
(Schaffhausen, Switzerland) at an Open Air Festival
in South Germany. In Reward of their hard work, the
Soundsystem established its own fan crowd all over Germany.
In September 2008 the Soundsystem moved to the east of
Germany to continue their work at a different place.
It was because Mika got the possibility to study in
Halle (Saale) (next to Leipzig).
Selecta Sensay decided to follow her to the city to
continue working together. At the Bashment "Mash up di Place"
new DJs were found to present the vibes, but
Sunny Friday was till end of 2009 still the regular Soundsystem,
that presented all three months their Selections.
In February 2009 a new Party was founded in Halle (Saale):
"Everblazin - Finest Blend of Reggae, Dancehall and Soca".
Many different DJs and Soundsystems, like Selekta Makoya
(Halle, D), Barney Millah (Berlin, D), Cosmophonic Sound
(Chemnitz, D), High Power Station (Görlitz, D), Ragganoia Sound (Gütersloh/Bielefeld, D), Chant Daun (Cottbus, D) and also
Real Rock Sound (Schaffhausen, CH) joined the party to
present their own vibes and show the diversity DJ-Culture and Selections.
The corporations and dates all over Germany brang new ideas
and inspirations: Since August 2007 nineteen Mixtapes were
already online released on their website. They were downloaded
more than 88 000 times from all places of the
whole world, including the United States, the Caribbean
Islands and even Japan. What an honor!
In June 2009, the German “Riddim Magazine” released a review of the special Sunny Friday Mixtape "Acoustic Melody" (Mixed by Selecta Sensay) - including straight acoustic versions.
Another special Mixtape "Back to di Future"
(Mixed by Mika Raguaa) followed in August 2009. It presents
the development of relick tunes in Reggae and Dancehall music history.
But also many problems in the sound crew caused musical
differences: In November 2009 Selecta Sensay left Sunny Friday
to establish a new Project. With him, all his mixes disappeared on his request from the website.
Mika decided to continue the concept of Sunny Friday
to spread out more positive vibes to the world as a one gyal show and combines since then her multitasking talent to spin tunes and MC at the same time.
In January 2010 she was allowed to join first time a line-up in
one of the biggest Reggae Clubs in Germany. In Yaam (Berlin)
she was allowed to present her powerful Selection to the crowd.
In February 2010, together with the 2nd Birthday of the
stage-experience of the Sound, she was joining the Charity Mixtape
“Love I Promote – vibes for Haiti” in cooperation with DJ Mess
(Ghetto Youths, Slovakia) and D-One (Jam Masters and Herb-A-Lize-it, Netherlands). The Mixtape was hosted by the famous producer
and Soundbwoy Bobby Konders (Massive B, New York - USA).
In May 2010 she released together with DJ Baccha from
Soca Revolution Sound (Sweden) the Soca Mixtape
"Europe gwaan Mad" - Fantastic Flamingos Vol. 3”.
This Combination is part of di Berlin Carnival Mixtape-Series
to promote Soca Music all over Germany.
Selectress Mika established herself in the German Soundsystem
Scene and continued her work on new Selections and
some new vibes. The interest of seeing a Girl juggling and
MCing same time was growing and so she was allowed to
join Yaam in May 2010 again and played together with
“The Mighty Pow Pow Movement (Cologne, Germany)” the most
famous Soundsystem in Europe.
In June 2010 she had her first performance in the Netherlands together with Champion Sound (UK), DJ Spice (TnT, Grenada, NL)
and other DJs with Caribbean origins - a real honor for her.
At Reggaejam Festival Bersenbrück (North Germany) 2010 she was allowed to mash up the camp side at the Mash up di place Crew tent. She took her chance and played 10 hours without a break at one day only for entertain the guests of the festival.
In August 2010 Selectress Mika had the possibility to play in the Netherlands at DJ Bootleg Café (Rotterdam) back again. At her Birthday on the 31st of August 2k10 she celebrates a big Birthday Bashment at Calabash Club (Berlin) together with Red Sun (Universal Strugglaz, Berlin), Count Shortleg (SWS, Berlin) and Avalanche Sound (Meißen/Leipzig). On this date, her new Mixtape "Acoustic Melody Reloaded" has its official release.
The love to acoustic vibes shall be heard in the double Mixtape.
Her whole love and passion inside. A review of the special Mixtape followed in December 2010 in the german “Riddim Magazine”.
Since beginning of September 2010, Mika established a Radio Show
on the dutch-caribbean online-radio station Asylumradio.nl
to promote especially Soca Music in Europe and all over.
The recorded Live-Juggling Sessions are showing strictly soca vibes in topical Sessions.
Every Saturday (from 4-6 pm European time) people from all over the world tune into the radio show to enjoy her selections.
The Podcast of the radio show is possible to download from the website as well. Since January 2011 the austrian Online Radio Station Bigvibez.com also streaming the Radio Show.
In Summer 2011 Mika was invited to macedonias first Reggae Festival "BIG UP SKOPJE" and joined the big Road Trip to the other side of Europe. The Tour continued in Spain while she was performing in Benicassìm at "Rototom Sun Beach", in Valencia at "Alaquas Reggae Fest" und at Global Reggae Bar - Ibiza. In Valencia she really entertained the massive with her spanish MCing.
In October 2011 Mika Raguaa released the special Sunny Friday Mixtape "Run For Cover", to show people that are not really into really into Reggae Music - and of course also aimers of conscious lovers styles, that reggae cover songs from all times still can bring the vibes around. Also Riddim Magazine Germany released in December 2011 a nice review about the mix and the "jugglin Ladywonder".
The year 2011 was ending next to loads of cooperations with Soundsystems and Artists, with the friendly "People's Choice Contest" at Backstage in Munich. There Mika was performing against local heroes Soulshake (Munich), Iniman vom Caveman Sound (Jamaica) and DJ Goodman (Spin dem Sound Ya!, Paris/Barcelona) to get finally the People's Choice 2011 of Bavaria!
As an upcoming Selectress, the 26 years old girl has the ambitions to
continue national and international cooperations in 2012 and let as
many people know more about the Caribbean Culture. Like she did on loads of national and international performances already :)
In March 2012 she starting the new regular Date at Papa Dula (Halle/S) called "READY ROCKSTEADY TUESDAY" - every tuesday!
Beside shes running Parties there on several weekends - they were called "LET IT BLAZE".
In June 2012 she joined first time the french country and mashed up a boat on the river in Paris together with nearly all french Soundsystems. She also buzzed together with Blues Party a mad Radio Session for the Radioshow "Reggae Juice" on Radio Laser.
In August 2012 Mika published her Mixtape "DROP A VERSION".Inspired by the instrumentals from Dancehall Tunes she tried to start an experiment of sound to bring them together in a new stylee.
After a Summer Break and the Moving to Leipzig City, the Soundgyal started to establish a new Radio Show on QZ Radio HD (New York) called "SKIP TO SOUND" - all two weeks a new Show will be published.
As an upcoming Media Scientist she is also doing researches
about the communication between Soundsystems and the audience
of Caribbean Parties in Germany.
Be prepared for the one gyal show wonder from east germany!
Locations Sunny Friday played at:
Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen)
Alhambra [resident dj since 2008 - 2013], Cubes Club , Cortés Cocktailbar 
Arnos Hirsch 
Club Soleil Street Style [resident DJ 2011, 2012]
Sun Fire Sound Tent  & Mash up di Place Crew Tent 
Buntes Haus 
Kulturzentrum Faust 
Club Moments , Ting! Club 
North Rhine Westphalia (NRW)
Shaker’s Club 
Club Stereo [2009, 2010], Club Ostbahnhof 
Club Late Night [2010, 2011]
Bibo Club 
Royal Bambi , Inside Club [2010, 2011], Le Grand 
AJZ am Bahndamm 
Saxony Anhalt (Sachsen-Anhalt)
Altes Hühnermanhattan , Neues Hühnermanhattan , Trinta Seis , Tanzbar Palette [resident dj from 2009 - 2011]
Altes Haus , Chaise Lounge , 2-Zimmer-Küche-Bar
[resident dj since 2010 - 2013], Plan 3 (ehem. LaBim) , Chillers Paradise , Maya Mare ,Reil 78 ,
Papa Dula [resident dj 2012], Charles Bronson ,
La Fortune 
Maid 04 & Mensa, Hochschule Anhalt 
Havanna Club (Eule) 
Kulturzentrum Feinkost - Absturz [2009, 2010], Vogue , Villakeller , Beyerhauskeller , Campus Fest, Richard-Wagner-Hain , Horns Erben , Distillery , Neues Schauspiel 
Sanitätsstelle Live Club [2009, 2011]
Uboot , Kingbeatz Club , Sputnik 2.0 
Klubhaus Saalfeld [2011, 2012]
La Casa , PK am Busbahnhof 
Yaam , Calabash Club , Flaalf [2010, 2011],
C-Club , Priscilla - port of rum and soca [2010, 2011],
Geburtstagsclub , Club Orange/Oranke [2011, 2012]
Club Schwarzes Schaf 
Sophies Danceclub , Club Suite 
Meteor Club 
Tam Tam 
Backstage [2011, 2012]
Club Nano [2012, 2013]
Club Zauberberg , L Club [2012, 2013]
Einhart - near Weingarten (Kiesgrube) 
Club Universum 
Corso Bar 
Club Zollamt 
Goldmark's [2012, 2013]
Genève: Club Silencio
Paris: Peniche (Boat) Belle Vallé
Arnheim: Club Uniq 
Rotterdam: DJ Bootleg Café 
Skopje: Big Up Skopje Reggae Festival - Stone Bridge Beach 
Warsaw: Klub 55 
Benicássim: Rototom Sunsplash Festival - Sunbeach 
Valencia: Alaquas Reggae Fest - Polígono Els Mollons 
Ibiza: Global Ibiza Reggae Bar 
Live Support for:
Jahlva Sounds (Spain)
Kush Riley (Jamaica)
Dawn Penn (Jamaica)
Cooperations with national Soundsystems:
Avalanche Sound (Meißen)
Ananzi Hifi International (Erfurt)
Badda Boom Sound (Potsdam)
Barney Millah (Berlin)
Boombastic Sound (Bremen)
Big Mama Sound (Mannheim)
Burning Specture Sound (Versmold)
Cobra Sound (Berlin)
City Lock Sound (Berlin)
Chant Daun (Cottbus)
Count Shortleg (SwS, Berlin)
Countryman Sound (Landshut)
Cosmophonic Sound (Chemnitz)
Daggabwoy/Mr. Dagga (Unity Sound, Madrid/Leipzig)
Dignity Sound (Köln)
DJ Lord-Have-Mercy (Dresden)
DJ Sensay (Leipzig)
Dynablaster Sound (Bielefeld)
Dynamo Soundmachine (Dortmund)
Godfather Sounds (Netherlands)
Golden Dreadnut Sound (Bielefeld)
High Power Station (Görlitz)
Heartical Sound (Detmold)
Hotstepper Sound (Halle/S)
Hurricane Sound (Bayreuth)
Irie EFX Sound (Oldenburg, Bremen)
Irieginal Sound (Leipzig)
Jahcasulu Movement (Bernburg)
Jamaican Taxi Sound (Dresden)
Keep it Real Crew (Weingarten)
Kid Gringo (Heckert Empire, Leipzig)
King Step on it (Saalfeld)
Lioness Movement (Stuttgart)
Lucky Punch Sound (Stuttgart)
Love Warrior Sound (Lengfurt)
Mash Up Crew (Berlin)
Pow Pow Movement (Cologne)
Pablo Gunzales (Hakuna Matata, Leipzig/Dresden)
Pandemi Sound (Leipzig)
Patti U (Münster)
Queen Easy (Hamburg)
Ragganoia Sound (Gütersloh/Bielefeld)
Ras Marcus (Bremen)
Renegade Sound (München)
Rockin Vibez Machine (Dortmund)
Rockstone Sound (Magdeburg, Halle, Leipzig)
Scooby Johnson (Dresden)
Selekta Jahmike (Wolfsburg)
Selekta Makoya (Halle)
Selektah Spinback (Leipzig)
Sentinel Sound (Stuttgart)
Sheng Peng Sound (Nürnberg)
Smokin Selecta (Wuppertal)
Sun Fire Sound (Wuppertal)
Sunny Vibez Sound (Hoyerswerda)
Cooperations with international Soundsystems:
Active Rasta Selectors (Skopje, Macedonia)
Blues Party (Paris, France)
Calaloo Sound (Paris, France)
Champion Sound (UK / Trinidad & Tobago)
Championz Sounds (Den Haag, NL)
Dancehall Masak-Rah Crew (Warsaw, Poland)
D-One (Jammasters - Herb a lize it - Groningen, Netherlands)
DJ Mess (Trechnin, Slovakia)
DJ Dutty Fresh (Netherlands)
DJ Goodman (Spin dem Sound Ya!, Paris/Barcelona)
DJ Postman (Genève, Switzerland)
DJ Spice (Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada)
DJ SPY (Haarlem, NL)
DJ Stephen (Trinidad & Tobago, USA)
DJ Tate (London, UK)
Gong Sound (Genève, Switzerland)
Iniman (Caveman Sound, Jamaica)
Juicy Sound (Paris, France)
Mafia Sound System (Macedonia/Serbia)
Mr. Mention (London, UK)
Poison Dart (Antigua)
Real Rock Sound (Schaffhausen, CH)
Reggae Don (Paris, France)
Single Dread Sound (Warsaw, Poland)
Soca Revolution Sound (Goteborg, Sweden)