10Trax: Lao Ra takeover

Seen as our latest issue is all about school days, we spoke to some of our favourite artists and got them to break down their top old school anthems for us. Today, it's the turn of one our favourite new artists: Lao Ra.

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If you haven’t clocked it yet – our latest issue is all about school days. From the naivety of primary school all the way through to those troubled teen years, we spoke to some of our favourite artists about their pasts to get a better understanding of who they are today and where they’re going with their future. In honour of its release, we got some of the artists featured to break down their favourite old school anthems for us. Last week up and coming indie types Anteros did the honours, and today it’s the turn of one of our favourite new artist’s from the INTROS, Lao Ra. Fusing Caribbean rhythms with Colombian flair Lao Ra has been gaining more and more attention over the last year, dropping her latest single ‘Bang Boom’ earlier today. Watch that below and then stick on her playlist takeover for the ultimate Friday night house party soundtrack.

No Doubt – ‘Just A Girl’

Lao Ra: “The first time I saw girl power in action. Since then Gwen has been my spirit animal.”

Madonna – ‘Ray Of Light’

Lao Ra: “My favourite Madonna song ever. She looked so beautiful in the video and was the first time I learned what music production was; William Orbit taught me that.”

Beastie Boys – ‘Intergalactic’

Lao Ra: “My favourite boy band!”

The Cardigans – ‘Lovefool’

Lao Ra: “I had such a girl crush on her!”

TLC – ‘No Scrubs’

Lao Ra: “I still play this song at every house party.”

Spice Girls – ‘Wannabe’

Lao Ra: “Baby and Posh <3”

Micheal Jackson – ‘Scream’

Lao Ra: “Probably my most memorable video from the 90s.”

Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘Give It Away’

Lao Ra: “They were so in your face I couldn’t get enough.”

Destiny’s Child – ‘Say My Name’

Lao Ra: “Late night drunkness with the girls singing our hearts out while we try to recreate the video in the sofa and yes I always play Beyonce.”

Britney Spears – ‘Crazy’

Lao Ra: “Sabrina The Teenage Witch!!”

Featured Image Stella Asia Consonni
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