A Junglist Platoon founding member, DJ Clutch, AKA Steven Valenzuela, experienced the club sounds of break beat techno spun by the pioneer D.J.s of the L.A. jungle scene, R.A.W., CRS, & Oscar Da Grouch. Over time his focus turned from clubbing to promoting the music with his fellow Junglist Platoon brethren while collecting & spinning the vinyl that fueled the movement. Many crews have come & gone in Los Angeles over the past few years yet Clutch and the Platoon have maintained their presence and influence on the L.A. scene. After the addition of a few key members to the crew in 1998, club RESPECT was established in 1999. RESPECT continues to be L.A.s longest running jungle club. Sharing a rotating residency at RESPECT with No Face, Scooba, Machete, Drone, and Oscar Da Grouch. DJ Clutch has played along side the likes of Grooverider, Bailey, and Dom and Roland to name a few. Look out for studio productions with engineer Sense on the Cal-Tek and Ridem labels. With forth-coming tracks on the back burner, 2006 looks to be a promising year for Clutch and crew.