GET FAMILIAR: MILA V
As a small, independent brand, almost all our business is based on personal relationships. One longterm friend of the brand is the Multi-disciplinary artist Mila V, who has just released her first single and music video for the track entitled "The Craze". After posting the project on our blog, we sat down with her in Amsterdam's Westerpark to tune in, catch up and get familiar with what her relationship towards music is like.
Being from such a dance inspired sound, the new single being released while the clubs are closed almost makes a completely new space for the sound to exist?
I liked going to Garage Noord, but I think mostly I am lucky to have friends like Mairo, who would take me to wherever he was DJ’ing, and had some of the best times of my life.
The latest single has such great potential for a live performance, when can we expect to hear such a thing from you?
I’m doing a Future Intel live set stream show on Thursday, I would love to give an all round visuals and everything live performance to an actual crowd, so hopefully I can soon.
Future Intel? Can you tell us more about the show?
Its on the 29th of April at 22:00 and I will be doing a mixture of things that are on my EP and some older productions but also fragment of new demos. I will also be doing my own visuals and it will be a mixture of instrumental live set and singing.
I think what holds us together in the first place is not the creative work, but the love and wanting to see others grow and do well, but stemming from that a lot of us support each other and work together which is very cool.
You are now also managed by Mo, how does having management change your creative output?
I don’t think it changes my creative output but I think what I like about working with Mo is that you have someone to bounce ideas of and also someone who is really in this with you together and can make sure there’s a structure in place that is sometimes harder to stick to by yourself.
How did the move to London affect your creativity, being in a new space after being in one that you grew up in must change your perspectives?
I think my move to London affected my creativity cause there were so many new impulses and people, I was really young and I did not know anyone so it was also quite daunting and overwhelming in the beginning, but I would not have missed it for the world and all the people I met and the things I did have inspired my a lot.
I think what I really like about Amsterdam is that it’s relatively small but still operates on an international level. It’s easier to get things off the ground here.
Who do you dream to work with in the future and in terms of collaboration, who have you been working with lately?
I have been working on a collaborative project with Mayo, she’s a really sick producer, more EBM vibes and slower BPMs. And also I have made two Italo tracks with Rimer London that are really different from my own stuff but really fun!
What can we expect to see from you in the future?
More music, more visuals, more shows. I’m ready to keep growing and built my own little world.
Photography by Andre Amponsah
Words by Passion Dzenga