When one thinks of the future of dance music, they usually don’t look to Cullowhee for inspiration. Fortunately for the rest of the world, John-Luke Carter, also known as Mokita, ditched his small-town upbringing for Nashville and is now bringing his art to the world on the highest level possible.
Mokita started as a classically trained pianist, playing in church and honing his craft for years. He then moved on to guitar and eventually tried production where his ideas could finally come to life. Moving to Nashville in June of 2015 was the catalyst for the Mokita project; he was able to do the near-impossible by making a name for himself in Music City by incorporating thunderous drums with vocal samples and a future-pop leaning mindset.