With his fresh and poppy approach to dance music and considerable talent, Mokita managed to conquer a large part of the electronic music realm in the past few years. Still building on the success of ‘Monopoly’, ‘Heaven’ and recent offering ‘When I See You’, the Nashville-based hotshot has returned to Armada Music with his next mouth-watering record: ‘Love Alone’.
Laden with romance and emotion, Mokita’s ‘Love Alone’ dwells on the border of dance music and pop. Sealing the deal with its gentle vocals and tender rhythms, it has all the hallmarks of a song the entire world of music can fall head over heels in love with.
Born John-Luke Carter, Mokita started playing the piano at the age of six. After adding the guitar to his list of skills later on, he eventually ended up in the world of dance music production. Since, the Nashville-based musician has been making waves with a shower of originals and remixes, all serving as a testament to his mastery of the gamut of musical disciplines. ‘Monopoly’ currently marks his most successful song to date – with over 12 million streams on Spotify alone – and ‘Love Alone’ might just set a new high for the talented producer, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
“When I See You“, released via Armada Trice, explores the natural doubts that come in any relationship. Relatable and honest, it’s a sweeter sort of break-up song, offering heartfelt glimmers of hope. “When I See You” certainly plays into the meaning behind his stage name. The word “MOKITA,” which derives from a language called Kivila, known to be spoken in Papua New Guinea, translates loosely as “the truth we all know but agree not to talk about.”
Mokita flexes his piano and vocals skills on the new record, once again positioning himself as a multi-talented artist. Writing, producing, and performing almost all of his tracks, Mokita is quickly lining himself up as a triple threat to watch.
American born artist, songwriter, and producer, John-Luke Carter, aka Mokita, started playing the piano at the age of six. Later on, he added the guitar to his list of skills and eventually ended up in the world of dance music production. He has quickly garnered attention for his ability to blend huge pop hooks with zen-like production.
Since starting the project in 2016, Mokita has quickly gained acclaim for both his original music and remixes, including his single, “Monopoly“, a collaboration with vocalist CADE, which quickly surpassed 10 million on Spotify. The follow-up track titled, “Heaven” further exemplified MOKITA’s talent as a triple-threat musical creator as it was written, produced, and featured solely his vocals.
Mokita has also created official remixes for Cheat Codes, Daya, Tayler Buono, Betty Who and Armin Van Buuren. His third single, titled “Goodbye” is a re-imagination of Third Eye Blind’s 90’s hit single, Semi-Charmed Life featured Republic Records’ artist Maty Noyes and premiered on Billboard.