The Los Angeles underground rave culture was in its infancy when DJ Rob G was inspired by the techno-breakbeat music emerging out of England. By 1994, Rob had fully embraced this new genre called ‘Jungle’ and changed his DJ name to Machete.
As DJ Machete, Rob helped put his crew, Junglist Platoon, on the map with gigs at nearly every Jungle party in the Greater Los Angeles area. A brief residency with Los Angeles mega-promoter Insomniac, plus a noted mention in URB Magazine's NEXT 100 Issue (1998) garnered much attention. Machete was also named LA’s #7 Best DJ by LA Weekly (2016).