Lakota Silva - Pop: The MixTape (CD)
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At 24, Just Music’s freshest game-changer, Lakota Silva, is reengineering radio, breaking down, and entirely rebuilding what enchanting music’s all about.
Armed with a ten track magazine filled with talent that courses through her entire being, Lakota’s one voice, one dancer, one film maker, one music maker guaranteed to hold your senses ransom each time the Pisces powerhouse takes aim.
Her debut solo album, POP- The MixTape, already an iTunes chart squatter, Lakota’s fascination with the entire entertainment matrix kicked into high gear from a very, very early age. “Dance, drama, art – I did it all at school,” she recalls. The need to express and immerse herself in all things creative equalled a calling, something she could not, not do. “It’s all a part of who I am. My art and I are one.”
As the eldest of three siblings, and raised by a single mother, Lakota set about taking ownership of destiny early on. “I did all the things at school that were free,” she says. “I sang in the choir my entire school career. I also love achieving. Growing up I took every opportunity afforded me.” Lakota won a scholarship to Reddam House, a school respected for its arts curriculum. “I did it all,” she says. “Dance, drama, art, I even joined the school’s jazz band!” All of which is now serving her well as she spreads her wings beyond her already three massive hit singles, “Do Re Mi”, “Sweatt” and “Revelation”.
Before this, Lakota cut her hit-making teeth adding vocals to the likes of LOCNVILLE’s monster hit “Closer” and putting down rhymes with Pascal & Pearce and Classy Menace, in-between appearing the formers’ videos for “Six Second Poison”. Having since graduated from South Africa’s only dedicated university for film, AFDA, Lakota loves scripting, choreographing and performing for video almost as much as she waxes lyrical.
At the end of 2012 she stood on stage, in front of 50 000 screaming Justin Bieber fans and loved every second it of it when LOCNVILLE opened for him and “Closer” was the groups massive hit Lakota helped make great. “I was so ready!” she recalls. “My mantra’s always been to do my best or not at all.”
Entirely professional and incredibly proficient, every single aspect of Lakota’s career is owned, honed and harnessed to be the very best she can be. “It’s all consuming, but completely rewarding and important to me that my destiny’s dictated by me,” she reveals.
With cultural roots that run all the way to Madeira, her Portuguese lineage is important to her too. “I’m Cape Town born and raised, but my bigger family’s European,” Lakota points out. “My grandmother sponsored a trip in my gap year, after school, to see and experience her world. It was a precious gift.”
Between overseas adventures, graduating and taking all of her hard earned money from being a part time au-pair, and investing it all in studio and video production, Lakota’s body of independently-produced work impressed major record labels so much so she ultimately got to choose who she’d love work with. “I set up and did my own showcase when my first four tracks and video for “Do Re Mi” were ready,” she recalls. “I even had artwork made for the song covers.”
Mixed, mastered and ready for mass consumption 2012 and 13 were the years Lakota, then known as Silva, built a launch pad from which her multiple hits have since been launched. Counting Cape Town producer Ameen Harron and KZN’s Sketchy Bongo as her go-to guys when it comes to realising her musical vision, both, along with a few single creatives have played a roll in POP-The MixTape’s creation and formed a part of Lakota’s road ahead.
Lakota Silva "POP - The Mix Tape" running order
1. Welcome (Intro)
2. Do Re Mi
9. Tinka Tonka
10. Where Dreams Go (Outro)
- South Africa
- Just Music
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Welcome (Intro)
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Do Re Mi
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Revelation
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Ricochet
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Sweatt
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Sunshine
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Teeth
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Sticky
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Tinka Tonka
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Where Dreams Go (Outro)
- Audio Format
- PCM Audio
- Date Released
- 2015-08-01 00:00:00
- Video Disabled
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