David Schifino has been playing the underground rave circuit as DJ Venom since the early '90s, after cutting his teeth as a hip-hop battle DJ. Finding the hard-core techno scene a better fit, Venom took hip-hop's turntablism and applied it to techno, resulting in a unique electro-booty mash-up. Over the course of his career, he's released an astonishing 71 mix tapes and CDs and built a formidable cult following. Having recently adopted a very goth-punk look, Venom continues to skirt expectations of what a rave DJ should look and sound like. Catch him this Friday, October 21, at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom.