Flux Interview

Music Mondays has a deep history with rare underground creatives and sometimes after long periods of time its good to catch up with creatives that we haven't spoken to in some time. This week we sat down with Hyper-Punk veteran Flux to discuss everything you'd want and more, dive into this MM exclusive article and uncover what makes Flux a special underground creative.


Jay: Good day and welcome to The Flux interview! Today, we have the pleasure of chatting with a prominent Hyper Punk musician. Can you please introduce yourself and tell us a bit about your musical journey so far? Where did music start for you?

Flux: Yo, I'm Flux. I'm from B.C. Canada. I started off mainly doing music videos and that led into me making beats. That's been my main focus for the last five years. I've also been doing my own song releases and music videos on the side as well. I've been having a blast with it. 

Jay: Where did the name Flux come from?

Flux: In the beginning, I kept changing my name for everything. From a crypto name, to a gaming name, so I wanted to choose a name that I stuck with forever. So I ended up choosing "flux" because it means to "go with the flow" kind of. 

Jay: Who are some of your biggest influences?

Flux: Definitely lil peep. Both musically and style wise. More musically, heylog. I'm also very influenced by GRIMES in terms of aesthetics. Thats the main three right now. 

Jay: So Young Visionaries have known about you since 2018. We've had the pleasure of seeing you grow from just the emo rap style to a more versatile style within the Hyper realm. Can you share with us what draws you to this genre and why you chose it as your musical focus?

Flux: When I first started out in this music journey, I was just into the party scene more, into the skateboard scene, smoked a ton of pot. As I got more into music and the scene of music, and into the year 2020, I got into just spending every day on the computer. Without even realizing it, I started to change in so many ways. My music just started to change with me. From the skatepark to my room on the computer, made a huge difference. 

Jay: Now, your songwriting and production are always shining starts in your songs. How do you approach the songwriting and production process? 

Flux: So it's evolved with time, but right now I'm in a Freestyle type zone. Basically I'll make a bunch of beats, gather them, then I'll try to record over them. From there it either gets deleted or I finish the idea. So it's experimenting. I used to plan and write for a large portion of time. 

Jay: Collaboration undoubtedly plays a significant role in music. Speaking of which, are there any particular artists or producers in the Hyper pop scene or punk scene that you admire or draw inspiration from?

Flux: I love just about anyone who has worked with Overcastas. Brakence, Eric Doa. I'd love to work with them if I get the chance. Same with Heylog. That whole kind of scene. I love the people I work with now too. Misfit Clique has been sick to collaborate with. Shoutout Misfit Clique. 

Jay: Can you talk about any personal or collective experiences that have significantly shaped your musical style and message?

Flux: When I first graduated high school, especially, I just had I'll bit of trouble finding out who I was as a person. I was still trying to find out what kind of crowd I fit into. I struggled a lot between what I was taught my whole life and what was just me. Having to deal with that made me insecure and anti-social. I just wanted to help people through my music, know that they aren't alone.

Jay: Do you believe that punk music still carries the same weight and relevance today as it did during its early days? Why or why not?

Flux: Musically, definitely. As for the culture, I'm just not sure because I haven't been immersed into that scene as much as I used to be or as much as I'd like to be. Punk music is still totally relevant. 

Jay: Are there any specific issues or causes that you feel particularly passionate about advocating for through your music?

Flux: The main thing is that I believe that everyone deserves love. I think everyone should be equal. So I support any equality issues. Politically, I don't align to any side. I support causes that aim to improve people's way of life. 

Jay: I've seen both scenes of music that you jump into grow a sense of community. How do you engage with your fans and create a connection with the community? 

Flux: When I first started out I was super active on socials. Posting on Instagram every day, Tik-Tok videos every day. Over time I've gotten a bit more personal. I might not post on socials as often, and I try to be more active in things like Discord. I make a point to check in every single morning and reply to any messages. I started a Minecraft server so that anyone in my community that wants to engage on a deeper level, hang out, and play games could join. I think it's really important to develop relationships with people on a personal level rather than just blasting messages out online. 

Jay: You've definitely put in your time to grow a community and its a great thing. We would love to know, what's next for Flux?

Flux: Next, I'll be dropping a song each month for the rest of the year. Already scheduled, so I have some time to plan some videos, photo-shoots, things of that nature. That will be fun. I also start school for the first time in seven years. Really nervous, but excited about it all. 

Jay: We are excited to hear what's to come. Before we go, do you have any tips for aspiring musicians?

Flux: Main tips would be to develop real relationships with people, and it's so hard to do in this day and age. So be careful. The people that have been there since day one, though, keep them close. Shout-out to Young Visionaries, Misfit Clique, and shout-out to any upcoming artists out there that are trying to make it. Just keep grinding, because it's a long, long journey. 

Jay: A Wonderful Flux Interview, Thank You. 

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Written By JAYD3D!: linktr.ee/jaydedofficial