Now on the international map, Carta’s influences range from Swedish House Mafia to progressive house icons like Fedde Le Grand and others from the last decade. After returning to Shanghai in 2014, he established himself as a force in the electronic music and club scene. Between an initial residency at top Shanghai nightclub M18 and regular spots at all of the big venues in Shanghai, he garnered support from local DJs and built up a loyal fanbase with his high-energy live performances.
British transplant Spencer Tarring also made his name in Shanghai. After early band experience and founding his own label, he helped spearhead the furious expansion of Shanghai’s dance music scene. Formerly known as DJ Spenny, Tarring honed his sound at his residency at the infamous Shanghai super club M1NT – twice winning Shanghai’s ‘Best DJ’ award.
With wobbly synths and a choppy vocal hook, this energetic creation feels raw, like a great demo that shouldn’t be messed with – like some of the best breakbeat and electro tracks of the early 2000s. Add Carta’s progressive stylings and it becomes a perfect addition to the imprint’s impressive back catalogue.