Inflyte Radar: LOV

London-based Italian artist LOV has been getting a lot of attention on her collaborative work with  Jackie Hollander and Sifa, which have come on imprints like Nervous Records and Capsule Music.

The latest release featuring her name brings a new three-track EP from J Bossa, titled ’Sway’, which is out now on Shanti Radio and includes remix work from Fka Mash and Amonita alongside the original track.

We spoke to LOV for this month’s Inflyte Radar feature, where we spoke to her about the new EP, her thoughts on working with record labels, and the different culture’s she’s experienced so far.

You’re on our Inflyte Radar this month, tell our readers what you have been up to so far in April?

Hi, I’m very honoured to be featured on Inflyte Radar this month. This month has been absolutely wild – I never imagined our recent ‘Sway’ EP on Shanti Radio would gain so much traction. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, and it’s an incredible feeling knowing people are vibing with it. Currently, I’ve got some exciting collaborations in the works, but shhh, it’s all hush-hush for now. Let’s just say, major moves are on the horizon!

In the past we’ve seen you release music on Nervous Records, Armada Subjekt, and Shanti Radio, how much planning do you put into getting your music signed to a particular label? Or is it more in the hands of fate?

I’ve never put much planning into what labels my tracks got released on, the opportunities always presented themselves as I’ve only been releasing as a featuring vocalist with other artists so far. They always had the project in mind for a specific label.

For my latest release on Shanti Radio it’s been a bit different as I’ve had help from my manager who pitched the EP around and then I had the opportunity to release on it. I’m fortunate to have a solid team backing me, providing the support and direction I need. Grateful doesn’t even begin to cover it.

Which other labels might we see you on in the near future?

I’m not sure yet, but I have a big project being finalised, and I’ll be able to reveal it very shortly, once it’s finished.

What labels are on your ‘bucketlist’, that you hope to work with further down the road?

I would love to release on Innervision at some point, but I’m still working on it. I’ve also been working on a solo album for some time now and it would be amazing to maybe release on Ultra Music, but we’ll see once the project is finished.

You’re Italian, and have lived in both New York and London, what kind of influence has this had on you creatively?

It definitely opened my mind, it made me see how varied and complicated the world is. I moved to New York at 18 on my own without knowing anyone. It was quite intense at first, but it was also amazing as it made me grow up. I thrive on testing my limits, seeking discomfort as the forge of my creativity.

My music mirrors this ethos, stripped-down yet profound, inviting interpretation. Life’s adventures have taught me the power of simplicity and the beauty of an open mind. Stay unbound, stay ready for life’s grand symphony to play out.

How would you compare the club scenes of the three? And do you have a favourite?

I wasn’t particularly fond of the Italian music scene, which prompted my move to the UK. There’s limited space for emerging artists, especially those not singing in Italian. Since I began writing lyrics at 14, I’ve always composed and performed in English.

As I said previously, I lived in New York just as I turned 18 and went there to attend a musical performance course at New York Film Academy on Broadway, so my life was mainly going to the academy, practice, and then go home to practice some more. I would often go for some food maybe and then sleep. I didn’t really experience the New York nightlife “going out clubbing” scene, as I was only 18 and couldn’t get into clubs back then lol, but I remember being so annoyed I wasn’t 21 yet.

And regarding London, I moved here 7 years ago and this city has my heart. Its eclectic pulse and boundless diversity drew me in. London’s club scene vibrates with life, offering endless chances to catch my favourite DJs in action whenever the mood strikes. It’s a perpetual whirlwind of excitement, a wellspring of inspiration that keeps me fuelled and moving forward.

London is definitely the winner for me.

Is there anything else you want to mention before we go?

I would just like to say thank you for the opportunity to have this interview and I can’t wait to share more music soon so please stay tuned.

J Bossa ft. LOV – Sway EP is out now on Shanti Radio.