A newly established electronic music project ‘Antidote’ has kicked-off with DJ performances from iconic locations of Vilnius city, Lithuania. The last episode was captured in Vilnius locomotive repair depot alongside politically charged, handpicked musical selection of local young talent Deividas Jaroška.
The project seeks to gather various DJs to perform one hour set in uncommon locations that would reflect diverse cultures. Through video material, it is aimed to provide deep senses of understanding of surrounding environment exclusivity, true beauty, and synergy with the artist selected music. The goal of the project is to reveal impressive locations of Lithuania and promote the electronic music scene.
The antidote was born during the lockdown when project initiator and producer Edmundas Pučkorius has realized that his roof had become a positive escape from everyday routine. Lately obtaining recognition allows accelerating the project even further:
“Gradually, the trust of the artists, public, and various institutions emerges toward our team. Perhaps it works since we call it “passion project”: the whole team (around 15 professionals) participate voluntarily without any budget. It does not bother us at all, we still manage to reach our goals. We can reveal that we’ve planned, or already captured, electronic music performances from well-known locations in Lithuania, which will be interesting to spectate not only for Lithuanians but for the ones who plan to visit the country as well.”
Project film director Linas Mažonas complement Edmundas:
“project is truly run by passion. There are several producers, professional videographers, and videomakers that work on content creation purely from the love for this music genre. We would like to show that electronic music is not produced to be played only at the parties. It’s an art form, which is equivalent to any other art form. Video format and interesting locations help us to spread the message.”
Through the summer, Antidote will surprise with audiovisual content that will allow everyone to experience significant objects of Lithuania. From crucial infrastructure points to cultural heritage – the project will try to cover the most iconic places. “Go Vilnius” director Inga Romanovskienė notes that
“even the well-known locations blossoms when you provide them a new context. We wish that those audiovisual stories will allow Vilnius citizens to rediscover their city from a different angle, and inform the world about creative and open Vilnius.”
The project started with three DJ performances from Europa BC, Victoria BC, and Brazzi Studio rooftops. The fourth episode brings us to Vilnius locomotive repair depot, where Jaroška shared not only music but also insights regarding the electronic music scene. The full interview was aired through communicating partner LRT.LT.
“Vilnius Connect” representative Martynas Burba also shared personal thoughts:
“When we started implementing changes in Vilnius railway station territory, we’ve always wanted to open up industrial space for various events lead by creative and brave people. Spectacles, movies, talks, and music performances were already held in the Railway Museum, Railway station, but now, artsy activities spread even further – to unique Railway turntable territory. It forms an object of attractions right by the old town of the city.”