MOVEMENT ON DREAMS. STAND UNDER NONE. “I think the suns comin’ out”, says 22 year old Derek Smith. He is positive his positivity will bring him something positive. “The two things I base my life around and continue to stay passionate about are music and “the secret”. I know that thinking about what you want will bring you…what you want. I know what I want and I know i’m going to get what I want. Once I figured that out there wasn’t much to be unhappy about. I’m not kidding when i say, i’m never not happy. I’m always smiling and people notice that. They literally tell me that I make them feel good just being around. I don’t think there is a better compliment. With my music I take that feeling and turn it into a sound. I know i could write “break up” songs, or “the worlds got me down” songs but I honestly don’t think about those things. I ONLY think happy thoughts…and i can promise you, it works.” Derek has been pursuing music at a serious level since age 14. “My first instrument was a Fender strat my dad got me for christmas when i was 9. I didn’t really know anything about music at that point so the guitar didn’t interest me much. I’m totally serious when i say this…the band “HANSON” gets full credit for getting me into music. I grew up with an older sister, and I just remember all her friends coming over and going crazy over these dudes. Zac Hanson (the drummer) seemed to get the most girls so naturally…i chose to play drums. From that moment on, all I wanted to do was play music and tour. I played in a bunch of bands growing up (the semester, sideline heroes…) and then joined “Four Letter Lie”. We were signed by the time I was 18 and did nothing but tour. I love drums but I always wanted to interact with the crowd more. While touring I started to freestyle. I’m a funny dude so making people laugh wasn’t ever a problem. I could go on forever just rhymin whatever was in front of me. People started tellin me to record some tracks and the rest is history.”
Mod Sun recently released a free mixtape for download titled “Let Ya Teeth Show”. It features 11 brilliant new songs. “It’s got party-anthems, dreams-come-true songs, get high tracks, and really just captures that “the suns out!” vibe.” CLICK TO DOWNLOAD “LET YA TEETH SHOW”
Mod Sun released his first full-length cd titled, “I’ll Buy Myself”, on January 31st 2009. It featured 11 songs, all of which were beats made by Dylan. The songs were written and recorded over a 8 month span from May to December 2008. Every song was recorded in his bedroom and produced by him and only him. He did it all by himself…hence the name of the record.
“I downloaded some programs, bought a keyboard, bought a mic, and started to go at it. That was about four years ago now. Along the way i didn’t “create” my sound, I found my sound.”
MODERN SUNSHINE CLOTHING. Modern Sunshine clothing is the merchandise for MOD SUN. Most of the designs feature quotes from MOD SUN songs. Others just look good. A whole new line of clothing and accessories will be released summer 09’. Visit the online store for more info. (www.modernsunshine.bigcartel.com
for tunes, jamz, and shows: http://www.myspace.com/modsun
His name is Derek Smith but he often goes by Dylan Smith.