BIYO is a case study in restraint. Together they create a world in where silence and space are the most powerful music tools. The Nashville-based duo continue to create deconstructionist-pop: a distinct bend of traditional pop music where high-end sounds and techniques are purposefully warped and distorted, creating a bounce that's undeniably theirs and undeniably new. Their skills span farther than just their own releases; with production credits from artists like Milly Roze and Cappa, their sound continues to grow and evolve.
When one thinks of the future of dance music, they usually don’t look to Cullowhee, North Carolina for inspiration. Fortunately for the rest of the world, John-Luke Carter, also known to his fans as Mokita, ditched his small-town upbringing for Nashville, Tennessee 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. The trends in music ride in and out faster than anything, but luckily for Mokita, he’s on a wave that has yet to hit our horizon.