A Junglist Platoon founding member and RESPECT Resident, DJ Clutch, aka Steven Valenzuela, experienced the club sounds of hardcore jungle tekno spun by the pioneer DJ.s of the L.A. Jungle scene. His focus turned from clubbing to promoting the music with his fellow Junglist Platoon, while collecting & spinning the vinyl that fueled the movement. Many crews have come & gone in Los Angeles over the years, yet Clutch and the Platoon have maintained their presence and influence on the L.A. scene. Clutch has held a monthly Residency at club RESPECT since March of 1999, which continues to be L.A.’s favorite Drum and Bass weekly.