Artist SpotlightDJ Cartier

Fri Aug 25 2023

DJ Cartier is one of the most active, influential and exciting DJ’s in the UK Garage scene. Hailing from Windsor, Cartier has been mixing UK Garage since the tender age of 12. Fast forward to present day and he is at the fore front of the UK Garage scene, travelling the worlds nightclubs and festivals showcasing his outstanding technical ability and understanding of the full spectrum of Garage music. A DJ Cartier set is not your usual mix of anthems that might be expected. Instead, it’s a perfect balance of classics, upfront and underground garage meaning any crowd he plays to leaves with a feeling of not only nostalgia but also excitement about the current form of the genre he loves so much! Many years of holding down the main UK Garage show on Rinse FM every Saturday afternoon allowed Cartier to not only define the current trends of the genre but also break key UK Garage artists with his focus on the new underground music being played. This show, paired with his explosive Bars With Carts mixtape series which showcased the best lyricists in the Garage scene has meant that Cartier has developed a loyal following, resulting in his club shows always attracting numerous fans from around the country. 2017 saw the powerhouse Ministry Of Sound approach Cartier to ask him to mix their compilation ‘Garage XXV’ which was a celebration of 25 years of the genre. This was of course an offer he couldn’t refuse and also a confirmation that his prominence in the scene was continuing. Now with numerous festivals, club nights and international promoters knocking on his door, the future continues to look bright for Cartier with a resurgence in UK Garage across the UK, he is in prime position to spearhead the development of the genre over the coming years, obtaining more fans and accolades as he goes.