Years DJing: I bought my first set of turntables and a mixer—Gemini PT-2000s and a shitty Numark—in 1999. I guess that means I've been DJing for 17 years? That doesn't seem right. How old am I? How long has the abyss been staring back at me?

Genre: Anything that makes a party get active. I play a lot of different genres, but I always say I'm a hip-hop DJ—but that's because the guys who taught me how to DJ in Ann Arbor and Detroit were hip-hop DJs from the time before there were enough hip-hop records to play a whole party.

Where you can catch me regularly: I play at Holocene a couple times a month for Snap! '90s Dance Party and most Tribute Nights. I play at Revelry, Tube and Fortune on a regular basis.

Craziest gig: It was inevitably either a Hot Mess or a Massive some time between 2009 and 2011. We did some really weird shit in Chinatown back in those days that I probably shouldn't discuss further for legal reasons.

My go-to records: Volume 10, "Pistol Grip Pump"; Frankie Beverly and Maze, "Before I Let Go." Everything else I play is to prepare people for "Pistol Grip Pump" or "Before I Let Go."

Don't ever ask me to play…: Anything unless you write the request on money. As a rule of thumb, don't talk to me when I'm DJing for a duration longer than a high-five unless we are already good friends. I'm busy and I know what I'm doing.

NEXT GIG: Doc Adam spins at Snap! '90s Dance Party at Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St., with Colin Jones and Freaky Outty, on Friday, Nov. 25. 9 pm. $5. 21+.