Interviews - BPM Supreme - June 8, 2024
Found on White Label: Modapit Delivers Edgy Tech House Vibes

Ever wondered what goes into crafting those edgy, tech-house sets you can’t get enough of? Then you’ll love our next featured artist found on White Label. From Honolulu and now based in Las Vegas, Modapit traces his musical motivation back to metal bands before falling into dance music with the help of influences like Deadmau5 and Steve Angello.

Get to know more about this rising star and his latest releases in our exclusive interview below.

Tell us about your artist name and how you got it. 

Modapit is just a made-up word. I think I might’ve been listening to Passion Pit at the time and I have no idea where I got the word “Moda” from. I’m Chinese so I had no idea that word actually had a meaning in some languages. It means “fashion” in Spanish and Italian, I think.

Where do you call home? 

I was born and raised in Honolulu, HI, and now reside in Las Vegas, NV.

How do you describe your musical style? 

Most people have described my sets to be like mainstage tech house with like an edgier vibe. I really love the alternative side of music genres so that really shows in my sets, as well. 

What first inspired you to get into music?  

I picked up a guitar when I was 12 years old and I’m 35 now, so I’ve been involved in music for 23 years about. I was exposed to music and performing live through MTV and VH1 back in the day. I was constantly watching those channels and I was just so consumed by it when I was younger. I think seeing the live performances of artists made me really want to pursue performing live. I went to school for audio engineering and that led me down the path of producing. I guess it was a natural progression to get into DJing since you’re directly performing what you’re producing. 

Is there an artist or person who has inspired you most? 

I’m constantly re-inspired every year by new artists. When I was younger, I was obsessed with metal bands and industrial artists like Nine Inch Nails. I love hip hop artists like Kendrick Lamar and Tyler, The Creator. Deadmau5 and deep house artists were my introduction to dance and house music. I have a really hard time pinpointing one inspiration because I pull from so many different directions. But as far as dance music, it was Deadmau5, Justice, Gesaffelstein, Daft Punk, and Steve Angello that inspired me the most – and influence my music to this day.

What’s your favorite piece of music production gear or software? 

I just recently got the Behringer Poly-D. It’s such a cool analog synthesizer. Sounds really warm and big. Really great for dance music and has a lot of “feeling” in it.

What’s your favorite part of the music production process? 

Exporting it (lol).

Any future projects coming we should know about?

I recently partnered with Create Music Group (music distribution) to start my own independent record label called Obsess Label. Right now, I’m currently focused on releasing my own music but Obsess is really interested in curating a new wave of house and techno music in the Americas. Also, I have a new song “Here For You” dropping June 7th on Obsess Label.

Check out Modapit’s music on BPM Supreme White Label.

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