DJ MDA has been DJing for 27 years. He started out at the age of 14 after spending hours listening to pirate radio stations. He became so fascinated by the whole concept of DJing that his parents bought him his first set of decks which was an all-in-one setup by Citronic that came in its own case. He began to spend hours buying records and practicing on his decks, and started playing at family parties. Through listening to pirate radio MDA got hooked on the sounds of Electro and Hip Hop, and then on to the sounds of Acid and Chicago house. He started to frequent the rave scene by going to illegal house parties, and then going to events such as Sunrise, Biology, Raindance, Spiral Tribe to name but a few. He got so caught up in the whole scene he decided he wanted to play out, and thought by getting on pirate radio he could live out his dream. He chose a simple DJ name, his initials, and started to send off demo tapes to pirate radio stations. Hence his time on Friends FM.