EXCLUSIVE! Q&A with Downtown Party Network
Saulty and Bradka, are the two behind Vilnius based Downtown Party Network tag team, combine together more than 15 years of DJ and production experience. Their original and remix productions have been signed by the likes of Get Physical Music, Eskimo, Noir, Needwant, Compost, Future Classic, Silence Music, Best Kept Secret to name a few and their music are a firm favourite with DJs and producers such Groove Armada, Tensanke, Dixon, Ame, Aeroplane, The Revenge, Jamie Jones, Kolombo, Sasha and many others.
We caught up with Saulty from Downtown Party Network to chat about his new release on Traxsource and much more…
1) Firstly, thanks for taking the time out to catch with us. Tell us where you are and how you are feeling right now.
At the moment I’m in a beautiful health-resort in my home town called Druskininkai (Salt-town), Lithuania. Relaxing, generating new ideas for a project, spending as much time in nature as I can, lot’s of walking and so on. So I’m feeling very good, being out from all that city madness.
2) Obviously, the topic for today is your new ‘In the Air / Call On Me’ EP on Dirt Crew – tell us in your words a little bit about how it came to be and what you were trying to convey to your listeners…
Call On Me was done some time ago, it actually had to be a follow up of “The Animal Planet” EP which was released in Spring 2013 on Best Kept Secret. But at that time “Space Me Out” was in progress so all the energy was spent working on that project. When “Space Me Out” was released in October 2013 it was time for a brother track for “Call On Me” and “In The Air” was born. Actually both tracks are what I miss in dance music these days. That old school sound which is not cheese, it’s not new, but it’s different compared to all that trendy sounds.
3) Where does your name emanate from what’s its meaning & why did you choose it?
The answer is in Tim Lawrence’s book “Love Saves the Day”.
4) What keeps you motivated after all this time?
Taking part in this crazy adventure… Every release, every gig, every person you meet. Doing what you want to do.
5) Which is your favorite cut from the release and why?
I really like to play a lot of slower sets so “Call On Me” always finds a place. And “In The Air” is perfect for building up the atmosphere. Anyway, they are both groovy and catchy so you can dance to them, listen to them, climb up a mountain & do your thing.
6) What/Who inspires you?
Sun, Moon, Wind, Sea, Rain, Old Friends, Meeting New Friends, Music, Food, Mood, Day, Night, Good, Bad, Trips, Fishing, Walking, Driving… Everyday’s environment.
7) What’s next for you?
Downtown Party Network latest release ‘In the Air / Call On Me’ is out now on Traxsource.