10Trax: The Black Madonna breaks down her ultimate rebel girl anthems

The Black Madonna pays tribute to some of her favourite rebellious women in this week's 10Trax takeover.

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The Black Madonna is one the finest DJs working today. She’s also one of the most out-spoken, a long time advocate of LGBTQ+ causes and feminism alike, shes’s almost as loved for her opinions as for her skills behind the decks. On International Women’s Day this year, Smirnoff announced a multi-million pound project to promote equality in electronic music with The Black Madonna at the helm. In honour of the campaign and also just because we’re pretty gassed to host her selections for a week we present The Black Madonna’s 10Trax takeover, dedicated to rebellious women the world over.

Loleatta Holloway – ‘Love Sensation’

“Loleatta is hands down the greatest dance vocalist of all time. She sets the bar with an almost unbelievable number of perfect records, of which this is one.”

Robyn – ‘Dancing On My Own’

“I was so honoured to work with Robyn the year and this is one of my favourite songs from her discography.” 

The KLF and Tammy Wynette – ‘Justified and Ancient’ 

“This record was a gateway for me. An unlikely collaboration and even unlikelier pop hit, this was one of the first dance songs I ever loved.”

Jessica 6 – ‘Down Low’ 

A perfect song from a perfect group.”

Bikini Kill – ‘Rebel Girl’

“How many songs can you say truly changed your life? This is surely one for me.”

Mia X – ‘You Don’t Wanna Go 2 War’

Mia X remains the one of the most underrated MC’s of all time. First lady of No Limit, she’s like no other.”

Honey Dijon featuring Seven Davis Jr. – ‘Houze’ (Deetron Extended Remix) 

Honey D is a living legend who somehow manages to astound and grow to greater and greater heights as an artist each year. Phenomenal woman!”

K-Hand – ‘Remember When’ 

‘I’m self appointing myself as the president of the Kelli Hand fan club, and as president I designate this as one of the top K-hand jams of all time. “

Tina Turner – ‘Nutbush City Limits’

“The mother of all mothers: Tina. What more needs to be said? Nothing.”

Loretta Lynn – ‘Fist City’

“A blue Kentucky girl after my own heart, Loretta and I share many things in common and I remain as in awe of her now as I was when I was a little girl in the Bluegrass State.” 

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