now that’s a pretty horrible name for a dj, methinks.
over the years i have used a lot of dj names. before 1995 i didn’t use a special name, for it wasn’t necessary. when i started spinning in clubs in spain, i used my “own” name. you should know that at the time, people knew me as “dave snuiter”. the story behind it: in ’93 i worked at this record distributor and the boss thought i was a bit of a funny bloke. not funny ha ha, mind. he called me “rare snuiter”, which is dutch for “weirdo”, sort of. “rare snuiter” is a mouthfull, so he started calling me “snuiter”. when i started working for the spanish branch of the company, they made the contract [along with 500 business cards] to the name of “dave snuiter”. so from then on, my last name was “snuiter”.
anywayz, in ’96 i started deejaying together with david lapof, who is now the proud owner of hitop records. we were playing strictly drum&bass using the name “mulletheadz”, which was a bit of piss-take. we sent the logo to goldie’s metalheadz by fax. it was the metalheadz logo with a mullet attached to it, drawn by me. they never answered.
when i moved to barcelona and went back to spinning on my own, i used the name “unhygienix”. i took it from alex garland’s the beach – the cook was called “unhygenix” which i found very funny [it sounded like an astérix character]. as i was playing all kinds of dirty beats i thought it was a good name. unfortunately, nobody else did.
in ’98 i moved back to the netherlands, and started working for a dj booking agency. one of the dj’s i was working for was hepcat, who invited me to play at a couple of the sub united parties. they liked the stuff i played, but strongly opposed to the name i used. in the end i thought it would be better to ditch it, also because nobody could remember the name or spell it right.
i was also using another name for drum&bass purposes: “racer d”, which came from a cartoon series, dexter’s laboratory. i actually still like that name. the thing is i was getting less and less invitations to play at drum&bass parties, so i stopped using it. later on my buddy steve green invited me to play with him at the holnd fstvl and we thought it would be funny to use silly names like “dj friendly” (as in “dj-friendly vinyl”) and “dj booth” (as in, well, “dj booth”). “dj booth” is the name i have been using to this day [also: “frank booth”, who is the evil character played by dennis hopper in blue velvet], although now i’m seriously thinking of simply using the luba moniker.
i don’t know, i’m not too good with names. but i do know “dj fancy gangsta” is really not one i should use.