‘Carta’ Makes History As The First Chinese DJ To Rank In DJ Mag’s Top 100. Interview.

By DJ Chloe Fang | Oct 27, 2017

     As EDM lovers celebrated at the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) this year’s festival means a little more for Chinese fans. During the ADE annual award ceremony it was announced that a Chinese DJ, 21-year-old DJ Carta, ranked #92 in DJ Mag’s Top 100. This is the first time a Chinese DJ has ever achieved this.

     From performances at ADE, Jungle, Storm, Tomorrowland, and Ultra, DJ Carta sat down with Billboard Radio China to share his amazing journey.

     Originally born in Hong Kong while growing up in Shanghai, DJ Carta was heavily influenced by Swedish House Mafia. At 14 he laid hands on his first deck, at 16 he left for the UK to improve his craft, just turned 18 he pushed himself into a signing with Spinnin Records as ”nobody cares more about your career than you do. If I don’t push for it, people around can’t help me even if they want to. “says  Carta.

     DJ Carta is also witnessing first hand China’s positioning as the next big EDM scene “The time is right now. Back in 2012 only 4 or 5 DJs come to Shanghai to play; now we have 20 to 30 big festivals on the line, and 5 DJs in one city every weekend. It’s Crazy!”

     Talking about his music and upcoming plans, DJ Carta has just released his new EP “Bring it Back” and is working on several projects including a new pop record that will come out this November.

Photo Credits: Fred Zhang