Hello, all. My name is DJ Shnootz (real name Matt), and my obsession with acid techno and acid trance began in late 1996. Twenty-plus years later, I am still obsessed with acid techno and acid trance.
Of course, I also mix psybient, Goa/psy, hard trance, hardcore/gabber, ragga tek, and even some melodic trance every now and then. In addition, I’ve long been a fan of hardcore punk rock (e.g., Propagandhi, [UK] Subhumans, Dead Kennedys, Bad Religion, etc.), hip-hop (Del the Funkee Homosapien, Jurassic-5, Sage Francis, early Wu, etc.), reggae (Pato Banton, Steel Pulse, Bob, etc.), classical music (Beethoven, Dvorak, Khachaturian, etc.), and many other types of music.
In terms of my work as a DJ, I have always been a vinyl-only guy (the only exception being my psybient sets, as most psybient is released digital-only), though to be clear, I don't knock digital DJs; I just stick to what I know, that's all. Anyway, I started playing parties in southern California in late '99, and over the next few years, I played a few dozen events for Something Fresh, Neosapiens, Believe, Molecule, and a handful of other production companies I can't remember. I took a semi-hiatus between maybe 2005 and early 2009 but then got back into it and developed a modest but wonderfully demented online following, particularly overseas. In the last couple years, I've also begun to play a handful of events again, so we'll see what the future holds going forward.
Anyway, enjoy the mixes. Cheers.