MDK FLA’s Chaos Are Chaotic Good See How

On March 17th 2021 MDK FLA decided to start making music. He had zero experience before that day. Couldn’t read music, play any instrument, and hadn’t sung since his days in the St. Casimir’s choir. Undeterred, he started by writing his first beat on a Chrome extension. It was awful. Yet there was a pleasure in the creation of it that sparked his interest. He continued on. Eventually creating and releasing a string of not great EP’s on the major streaming services. Bad as they were his. Then he began on albums of increasing quality.

The new album Chaotic good has 12songs on it. Lots of synths, distorted guitars, deep rich bassline,s and some interesting beats. Some discordance here and there to indicate meaning.

More revelations were made in a recent interview with Mister Styx on Musicarenagh about his musical growth


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What is your stage name
I go by MDK FLA

Is there a story behind your stage name?

Well, MDK are roughly my initials and FLA is where I live. My friends want it to mean murder death kill really really badly, but sorry fellas, that’s not the vibe I’m going for.

Where do you find inspiration?
It’s already pre-loaded. Music has been central to my life for as long as I can remember. I don’t get hung up on what kind of music it is, if it’s good I’m only robbing myself of the experience. And is there a better feeling than finding a new song you just fucking love? The first time I heard Four Horsemen by Metallica or the first time I heard Hit Em Up by Tu-Pac or the first time I heard In the Meantime by Spacehog or Smooth Sailing by QotSA. All of those songs are fucking amazing. The amount of enjoyment I have gotten out of them is almost immeasurable

What was the role of music in the early years of your life?

My first album I ever had was a hand me down copy of the The Police’s Greatest hits. I wore that thing out. The tape actually broke. It was so ethereal and beautiful. I was heavy into Sci-Fi books at the time and they set the mood so perfectly. All the while, every time I got into my dad’s truck to go somewhere he’d be playing Motown. That stuff is ingrained deep in my musical taste. I spent a lot of time in that truck with him.

MDK FLA’s Chaos Are Chaotic Good See How

Are you from a musical or artistic family?

I am. My mom is quite the artist. She paints these beautiful landscapes.

Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
Industry. Gross

How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
How does anyone learn anything? Started doing it.

What was the first concert that you ever went to and
Haha. It was The Steve Miller Band. My friends and I recently found pot and just freaking loved The Joker so we went. It was a good show. We had a great time.

How could you describe your music?
My sound reflects my inputs. At base though it’s Synths, guitars, and bass. I like sharp guitars over funky bass with some synth doin’ some synthy stuff. I haven’t done my own vocals yet but I plan to. Currently writing lyrics. The problem is my equipment isn’t up to the samples I can get. So when I cross that bridge I’ll start in on that.

Describe your creative process.

I just need to sit down to write. So far my creative process has been driven by desire. Meaning I want to do it. I know it might not always be like that. Things we love sometimes become a chore. But so far, a year and a half in, it’s been nothing but fun.

What is your main inspiration?

The music I have listened to and loved my whole life. I can hear elements of ‘my’ bands in most of my songs. Not that I do it on purpose. I never sit down and say let’s write a Pink Floyd song or a QotSA song or a Daft Punk song or whatever. It just naturally arises from the process. How could it not? How do you know something you’ve never know. Completely original thought is a myth.

What musician do you admire most and why?
That’s tough. Kurt Cobain was an event in my life. I remember the first time I saw the video for Smells Like Teen Spirit. I walked into the house from school and reflexively turned on MTV. As the TV flipped on there were these… cheerleaders and the fucking song. I usually walked straight past the TV to the fridge to get something to eat but I dropped my book bag and sat on the floor in front of the TV mesmerized by this unbelievable awesomeness. I was hooked. Then he killed himself.

MDK FLA’s Chaos Are Chaotic Good See How

Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?

I don’t think so. But it’s hard to see from so up close. Imagine my music is wall-sized painting. I am standing almost with my nose to it. I see all the fine details and tiny errors, but I can’t see it all at once. I’m too close. Others are further away and can see the whole thing if they choose to look. But they don’t see the tiny imperfections or maybe even the meaning in certain areas.

Who do you see as your main competitor?

I have no competitors. Only fellow artists

What are your interests outside of music?

I’m a big sports guy. I like the typical American sports guy sports. Football, Basketball, Baseball. I still play video games every so often but instead of FPS I mostly play RTS now. I also love to cook. I think cooking is a single skill that make your life measurably better, and longer.

What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?

My equipment. Easily. I’m doing this on my laptop and a set of headphones, that’s it. If I ever get my hands on some decent stuff then maybe I can really do the things that I want to do. Although learning with so little is advantageous as you find ways around things in the process of learning the thing in question as a side effect.

If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?

Music Industry. What Industry? Dinosaurs designed to siphon wealth from creatives.


What are your plans for the coming months?

I just finished writing my 7th album ‘Elixir’ (check it out on SoundCloud). It’s out for mastering now with Joe P at 2TrackMastering, and should be out on Spotify, Apple, Deezer and all the rest in about two months or so, maybe three.

Do you have any artistic collaboration plans

I haven’t felt confident that I could deliver something worthy of someone else’s time and effort until I completed Elixir. I feel confident now. I look forward to working with others.

What message would you like to give to your fans?

Never give up. If you’re alive it’s not too late


Mister Styx
Mister Styx
Entertainment freak || Facts only || Mechanical Engineer by profession, i guess i can do blogging part time right? Right, there we go, thats where it all started

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