Ron Croudy (a.k.a. Rontronik) is a music producer, DJ, and co-founder of micro-label Töshöklabs. Based in New York City, Rontronik has been creating intelligent dance music (IDM) for over a decade. In 1999, Rontronik debuted his first two tracks on the compilation entitled "Töshöklabs Presents: Dated" under the monikers "technique:concrete" and "Cardboardmen". In August of 2007, Tronik put out his first solo release on Töshöklabs, the "Magma EP". 2008 is slated to be Tronik's biggest year yet, starting with the Töshöklab releases of the "Sparks and Ice EP", "Drones and Random Noise Encounters Volume 1", and "Drones and Random Noise Encounters Volume 2".
Rontronik began seriously making music in 1991 and refers to his particular brand of noisemaking as Abstract Electronica. Ron's love of the sonically extra-ordinary was taken to new heights in 1998, when he co-founded an IDM (Intelligent Dance Music)/Electronica label, Töshöklabs, with his partners Nate and Chad Harrison. The label and its innovative work began to quickly garner attention and in 2001 the label was asked to DJ (we were a part of the exhibition and performed at the opening reception + djed the afterparty) 2001 BitStreams; a multimedia electronic art exhibition at The Whitney Museum of American Art. This was followed by the duo's scoring of "The Genome Project" at the Natural History Museum in New York, an exhibit which featured the exhibit focused on the human genome etc.and matched the intricate nature of Töshöklabs' music.
Born and raised in Flint Michigan, Rontronik graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Life drawing and Graphic Design. Co-founder of Smartbomb Creative Studio, "Tronik spends his days art directing for a diverse clientele and has designed album covers for musicians such as Ghostface Killah, Tribe Called Quest, KRS-One, and Company Flow. In addition to his own music, Rontronik has been deejaying at various Manhattan venues including NuBlu and Fat Baby for years. He currently has a weekly night at Botanica and is in the process of producing his next project for Töshöklabs.