10 Questions With “Devotion” Artist MODAPIT

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10 Questions With “Devotion” Artist MODAPIT

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There are few EDM artists on the scene right now as intriguing or enigmatic as MODAPIT. Known for their striking sound and elusive identity MODAPIT has a cult following that’s quickly growing thanks to incredible tracks like “For You”, “Through My Mind”, and “Out Of Control”. And as if all that wasn’t enough, their upcoming debut album Devotion looks set to well and truly blow people’s minds.

With 12 incredible tracks from their EDC Las Vegas debut, this album is set to explore exciting new styles and provide a truly “cinematic” experience to fans. Alongside each single fans will get the chance to experience a series of stunning music videos directed by David Borges. When watched together these videos form a beautiful story about the reality of trauma and the process of healing from it.

Of course, this is all built upon a foundation of truly groundbreaking music. With tracks ranging from dancefloor hits to dark techno beats, Devotion is an album that covers a broad range of styles and approaches all while retaining a powerful throughline. Ultimately the album bridges the space between mainstream techno and avant garde concept album in a way that feels utterly fresh.

Naturally, here at Nexus we were excited to learn more about this fascinating project which is why we sat down with MODAPIT to ask ten burning questions both about their upcoming work and the process behind it.  To learn more, read the full interview below.

Q: Before we dig in, what's next for you?

To be frank, we’re already thinking about the next batch of music that I have in the vault. All the songs for Devotion were made in May of 2022, so as a musician, it’d be silly to think that I haven’t been constantly producing new music this entire time. I’m very excited about the release of Devotion but I’m constantly thinking about what’s next and making sure that I’m ready for the answer to that question. I can’t say much about what’s in the bank for unreleased music, but we have official remixes and almost another album worth of singles ready to go. We’re also currently working on a collaboration with fashion designer, Jonny Cota. We’ve been talking quite a bit lately about working together, what it would look like, and what we can accomplish together, so that’s something exciting that I’m looking forward to. The first thing we have coming out with them is custom Modapit boots. 

Q: What are your thoughts on the meaning of success, and how do you define success for yourself?

As a musician, success equals the level of impact I can leave behind when I’m no longer in this world. I want to be able to reach people on a spiritual level and introduce people to things and ideas that they might have never heard before. I feel like it’s important to give back to the world when you’re given a platform and I have every intention of doing so as Modapit grows. If I can pick up a Grammy and headline Coachella someday, that’d be incredible, as well. 

Q: What's the most ridiculous thing you've ever bought?

Leather overalls… I love them.

Q: What's the most memorable fan encounter you've ever had?

I haven’t met or am not sure if I plan to meet people in person because of the anonymity but I did get an Instagram message recently from a fan that expressed gratitude for coming into their life when they weren’t doing too well and they described how my music made them feel better and THAT is something I truly make music for. I want people to feel uplifted and supported and inspired by the music and art that I am expressing.

Q: Where and when would you go if you could travel back in time to any moment in history?

I’d be curious to see some dinosaurs, or the pyramids being built. 

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Q: If you could only listen to three songs for the rest of your life, which ones would you choose?

“Innerbloom” by Rufus Du Sol, “See You Again” by Tyler, The Creator, and “Otomo” by Bonobo. This was insanely hard to answer. 

Q: What is your philosophy on happiness, and how do you strive to maintain a sense of happiness and well-being?

Without giving away too much, I’ve done some very significant things in music before Modapit but I’m not sure if I was ever proud of what I was doing until now. When you can take a step back and say, “I think I did something cool here,” whether people love it or not, can add a lot to your overall happiness. Being able to affect other people’s lives positively provides a ton of happiness for me. Like that Instagram message, for example. I think true happiness is a spiritual experience and a positive perception of everything you do in life. I think doing things that matter to me and positively affect people, is my path to happiness. 

Q: How do you see dance music evolving in the future?

I can see people getting more creative and I think it’s happening right now. Live shows for rappers and EDM artists are getting so crazy. Gesaffelstein, Kendrick Lamar, and Odesza are examples of people I feel are setting standards in their respective industries. They’re creating long-term value for consumers to latch on to for longer periods. Even imprints like Afterlife, are putting so much effort into their creativity, it shows and people love it. I saw a video of the Afterlife showcase in Mexico and you would’ve thought it was a Drake concert with how people were rushing into the venue to see those artists. I think younger artists will start catching on to artistic directions and I think we’re going to start seeing insanely creative acts coming in the next few years. 

Q: If you could switch lives with any other celebrity for a week, who would it be?

Britney Spears… I need to know what’s going on there.

Q: What's the weirdest thing you've ever Googled?

“Am I a vampire?”… I think it’s a legitimate question.

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