With a slew of releases already under his belt this year including, Zhong on Axtone, Better Not and Savage on Spinnin’ If Only on Heldeep as well as remix of Grapevine for Tiesto himself, China’s finest CARTA makes his well overdue debut with original single Bring It Down on Musical Freedom.
Honing a signature sound moulded by the UK’s electronic scene where he studied, CARTA has taken his sound across the pond garnering a legion of fans upon his return to China. Now, CARTA is a global DJ heavyweight with his own show educating 8 million listeners on China’s biggest station Hit FM Radio as well as being China’s first DJ to make it into the DJ Mag Top 100. Meanwhile, the fellow DJ support continues to fly in from Martin Garrix, Timmy Trumpet, Afrojack, Dimitri and many others.
With additional backing coming from Tiesto, new single Bring It Down boasts throttling drum lines and astronomical breakdowns making for the ultimate house crossover anthem. Add to this slots already played at EDC Las Vegas, with more including Mysteryland, Creamfields UK plus more to be announced, and CARTA has paved the way for a huge summer ahead.
CARTA was only 14 years old when he laid hands on his first controller, a moment which would unknowingly lay the foundations for his future in music. Born of Italian and Chinese ethnicity in Hong Kong and raised in Shanghai, CARTA enriched himself by adopting a groovier, garage infused musical signature during his years spent in the UK studying.
When he returned to Shanghai in 2014, CARTA established himself as a solid force in the electronic music and nightlife scene in just a year’s time. He garnered both the support of all the local DJs and captivated fans young and seasoned with his high-energy live performances.
CARTA has increased his musical influences through residencies in China’s top nightclubs and features in almost all large venues in Shanghai, to kicking off one of the largest EDM festivals in China at Budweiser’s Storm Festival in 2015, with industry-leading international acts. In 2016, the road to success became even more solid when it was announced that CARTA not only would be performing on the mainstage of Electric Jungle Music Festival in Southern China but also produce the Chinese-influenced festival anthem “Aranya”.
Building off of his momentum in China, CARTA went global in 2017 and continued working and performing with major international artists at festivals like Tomorrowland in Belgium, Ultra Music Festival stages in China, Singapore, Bali, and Hong Kong, and Amsterdam Dance Event in Amsterdam. Through his weekly radio show with Hit FM Radio, China’s largest foreign language radio station, CARTA extends his influences to an audience of over 8 million listeners by educating them on electronic music and providing a platform for other electronic artists to break into the Chinese market. Recognizing his potential and talent, Tag Heuer invited CARTA to be Friend of the Brand and requested his music to be used for their Greater China promotional videos.
CARTA is known for his highly energetic presence as well as his passion to grow in his ever- evolving sound. Always open for every positive influence, he strives to key up his skills and musical knowledge where possible. Being named China’s first DJ to enter DJ Mag’s Top 100 and Asia’s 2017 No. 1 DJ is just the beginning.
2018 was the best year so far for this Shanghai based artist. He played at major festivals around the world including Ultra Music Festival Miami’s 20th Anniversary, Creamfields UK Mainstage, EDC Japan, Tomorrowland, Creamfields Shanghai, We Are Electric and many more, raised to #73 in the Dj Mag top 100 and released many tracks supported by artists like Tiësto, Martin Garrix, Timmy Trumpet, Afrojack, Dimitri, Chocolate Puma and many more.
2019 kicked of pretty well with a remix for Tiësto’s ‘Grapevine’ released on Musical Freedom and his collab with Chinese artist Nickthereal called ‘Savage’, released on Spinnin’ Records. In February Carta had his first release on Heldeep together with “Love For Justice” called “If Only” which received a lot of support!
In April, Carta was invited by BMW to participate on the Road to Coachella program. This year’s main artist was Dj Khalid with the Free Spirit tour.
Influencers from all over the world participated like Dj Khalid himself, Paris Hilton, Brooklyn Beckham and many more.
Further in 2019 you can expect releases on Musical Freedom, Spinnin’ Records and Axtone and many more.
Besides all this, Carta is confirmed for shows like EDC Las Vegas, Mysteryland, Creamfields UK, Tomorrowland and many more.