Hi G, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Hi! Yeah I’m good, busy with music and life but really good thankyou.
So your EP Transit – what’s the story behind the title?
The story behind the title, is about Commuting and going through transitions in my life, which are two very close things to me.
Any plans to release a video for any of the songs from the EP?
Yes I do, I’m collaborating with an amazing filmmaker and a close friend called Antonio Celloto. We won’t be doing a music video for just one song but a film for the whole EP.
Antonio wrote the script of the film around the music, so it will be really interesting and exciting to see how it comes out.
How was the recording and writing process?
The recording process was actually really great, I recorded all the tracks on my phone. So I could easily record from friends houses, on trains, at house party’s and pretty much sampled everything I could.
So I didn’t have to designate specific times and periods to record. So I think you can probably feel a lot of my emotions and feelings change in the music, because I recorded the EP over a long period of time.
What role does London play in your music?
I’m not from London, I’m from a small town called Epsom in the suburbs. But London does play a massive role within my life, as I’m always commuting there to collaborate and work with other musicians and bands.
London is quite fast paced for me, I generally prefer the suburbs as it’s more relaxed and I have more time to think, enjoy the space and take everything in. I feel London is very in your face at times, but there’s positives and negatives to that.
How have Bonobo and James Blake influenced your music?
I’ve been listening to Bonobo since college, I’m just a massive fan of his music, it really resonates with me a lot. The same with James Blake, I really like artists where I put there music on and I can completely indulge myself within the world they’ve created. I love music that helps me forget and remember at the same time. Like feeling nostalgic but with a sense of hope.
What aspect of movement did you get to explore on this record?
The aspect of movement on this record was everything, I got to travel a lot whilst making the EP at the same time. There’s something really inspiring to me with being on the move and being able to create at the same time. I like being in my bedroom to record live instrumentation but most of the producing, editing and sound design is done when I’m travelling on trains or buses. I find a lot of train or bus journeys a good amount of time for concentrating and creating, I have quite an active mind, so it helps keep that busy.
Any plans to hit the road?
At the moment not really, I’m in no rush to be honest. it’s still really early days for this project and I’m enjoying recording a lot at the moment. Being on tour is a completely different world, so I don’t want to sacrifice what I’m enjoying for something that I’m not too sure about.
But In the future I definitely will be, I’m just still building my team around me and finding the right people who I can trust to play and represent my music.
I have a certain vision and I don’t want that vision to get blurred because I’m being pushed to tour or gig. I see that happen to a lot of artists and musicians, especially in London because there’s pressure to always be constantly exposing yourself to people. For me I’m not really about that life, I’m not willing to lose my vision for a project I dearly love and see longevity in.
What else is happening next in G9 Luv’s world?
Well actually I have an EP Launch / Exhibition on the 4th May 2018 that I’m putting on at Green Lens Studios.
The whole theme of the night is about Commuting and what that means to the artists involved. There will be four amazing photographs participating, Luar Klinghofer Bar Dov, Chiara Mac Call, Victoria Young, Andreea Stroie.
I’m also super lucky to have on board filmmaker and musician Antonio Celotto, who will be making a film to my EP which will be shown at the exhibition. He has been a massive influence to me as a musician and as a human being, so I’m so excited to be collaborating with him.
The EP will then be released the following week on the 11th May, which is a big can of cool beans. The EP will be released through Siegus, who are an Independent Record Label who are helping me out loads at the moment, which I’m super grateful for. They are amazing!
I have a few collaborations and live shows coming up with an amazing producer and really good friend Zaflon. As well I’ve been working and collaborating with the french rapper Kaonefy and I’ve just started working with Nova Hall, who is amazing. So yeah some exciting things happening.
Other than that I should be releasing more new music throughout the year and just enjoying myself, but you’ll have to wait and see.
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