101 with Peter Portman

When it comes to uprising talents, Peter Portman is undoubtedly one of the leaders of the new wave of producers from Serbia and all over the region. Peter proved his skills at an early age when he won the regional MTV Adria DJ competition. That gave him the boost and confidence to dig deeper into the music world. He manages to create an unique fusion of high energy and emotions while performing behind the decks. He always leaves the dance-floor surprised and at the same time satisfied with his carefully selected house and techno music that embraces world culture through memorable grooves and melodies. 

Peter also produces under different aliases as Petru & Little P where he still experiments with different genres. As a DJ his versatile techniques secured him a spot to play alongside with Ten Walls, Nick Curly, Philipp Straub, Mene, Bono Goldbaum and many more. His most notable releases on Patent Skillz, Parabola and Neptuun City, were played by the likes of UMEK, Wax Worx, Sam Paganini, John Belk, Calavera & Manya and others. He started 2016 with winning another DJ competition, Burn Residency contest, which got him to successfully represent his country on the island of Ibiza. Focusing on music selection and production, Peter Portman, is definitely a name worth remembering.


What’s your favorite piece of gear – something you couldn’t live without?

Something that I really couldn’t live without is external charger for the phone. Man I have a really big problems with battery life on my telephone.

Which do you prefer – playing at enormous festivals or intimate clubs?

I prefer both, even better if they are open aired in the summer.

Which is the most mesmerising club that you’ve ever played at?

I can’t really pick only one club, cause every club has its own story. What matters most is the crowd and its energy on the dance floor.

What is your best and worst experience at a gig and why?

Best one: Electroboot Vienna, a boat party really big stuff, you should check it out! Also my farewell party for Burn Residency Ibiza, where I played for 12 hours. It was amazing to see all the love and support from my friends and people who love my sound.

Worst one: I must say I didn’t yet felt that on my skin, I mean I try always to put myself in the stasis of 300% playing, mixing & reading the crowd.

Do you have any interests besides music?

Yes, I do, a little bit… reading development books and some PC games from time to time, but mainly it's just the music & rhythm.

Do you enjoy sunset or sunrise sets? 

Sunrise sets are my favourite ones, often when it's cloudy, I try to pick a tune that will bring back the sunshine, and put smiles on faces of the crowd. Pure LOVE.

What do you like and what do you hate about the music industry? 

I like music industry because, on an everyday basis, something new is happening, some new artists are coming up, new gadgets for production etc. On the other side, I hate it because we don’t have a music industry in Serbia.

If you could pick any artist to do a b2b set, who would it be?

I would choose 3 guys, and that would be: Carl Cox, Loco Dice & Mathias Kaden

What’s your biggest fear? 

I don’t have one.

What’s the funniest thing that ever happened to you on a gig?

There was a lot of funny things, but there was one thing that came to my mind. It was back in Slovenia where I have met one girl at an after-party, and till today, I still don't know her name. Damn. If you are reading this drop a message!

Could you pick one timeless track?  Maxi Priest – Close To You 

Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers? 

Thanks, SOLVD for having me! Develop yourself, work as hard as you can, put in all efforts. Be in Present. Always. I will give my best to ride on this wave as much as I can, more experienced than before. So expect some new tracks and mixes. Ciaoo!!! 

By Saša, edited on 14 June 2018