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    Found Festival 2014 - shout for Sneak from The Line Of Best Fit

    Found Festival 2014 – shout for Sneak from The Line Of Best Fit

    The day’s momentum grows and grows, and when Chicago’s DJ Sneak takes the main stage around 7, the crowd is putty in his hands. He delivers the standout set of the day; an hour of solid gold, four to the floor excellence from the self-professed ‘house gangster’.

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    Riverside Festival Glasgow: 2014 [Video]

    Riverside Festival Glasgow: 2014 [Video]

    Check the ‘after-movie’ of the Sunday from Riverside Festival 2014 in Glasgow, where Sneak played back-to-back with Cajmere!

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    Electric Frog and Pressure Riverside Festival - Evening Times Review

    Electric Frog and Pressure Riverside Festival – Evening Times Review

    There was legendary performances from the likes of Chicago’s Derrick Carter, Francois K and headliners Laurent Garnier and Jamie Jones earlier in the afternoon, with fans heading to the Riverside Museum in Glasgow to enjoy two stages of premier electronic tunes – for a second day. DJ Sneak’s rare back-to-back performance with Cajmere on stage 1 delighted the crowd as the charismatic pair played a tremendous selection of Chi-town house music.

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    DJ Sneak's Birthday Beats with Mark Farina and Amine Edge & DANCE

    DJ Sneak’s Birthday Beats with Mark Farina and Amine Edge & DANCE

    The original house gangster’s birthday with Mark Farina and Amine Edge & DANCE was a night of epic proportions!

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    Pacha Insane 2013 Closes with Sneak, Derrick Carter & Mark Farina

    Pacha Insane 2013 Closes with Sneak, Derrick Carter & Mark Farina

    Essential Ibiza headed down to Insane for the 2013 closing party at Pacha, Ibiza. Making their third appearance of the summer were DJ Sneak, Derrick Carter and Mark Farina in their back-to-back-to-back formation.

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    Insane Night At Carl Cox's 12th Space Residency Ending Party

    Insane Night At Carl Cox’s 12th Space Residency Ending Party

    An article by Essential Ibiza on the insane party celebrating the end of Carl Cox’s 12th residency at Space!

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    Moody Warehouse Music available on 12″ Coloured Vinyl

    DJ Sneak - Moody Warehouse Music - Vinyl

    “This project is all about my mood when playing in warehouses and unusual venues. This set of tracks were made to hit these type of places and events. My whole vibe on these tracks is “Strictly Underground Dirty Moody House Rhythms” lots of bass > grooves > melodies > and hard hittin’ Sneak Beats. This is music for real DJs, the ones that can walk into a party no matter where and make that place bounce!” – DJ Sneak

    Buy Moody Warehouse Music Volume 1 on Vinyl
    Buy Moody Warehouse Music Volume 2 on Vinyl

    Both 12″ are limited edition coloured vinyl

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    Change Underground Interview: TRUTH, INTEGRITY, TALENT

    DJ Sneak - Change Underground interview

    Sneak’s interview for Change Underground has been receiving a lot of positive feedback on social media. It tackles a lot of issues head on as Sneak speaks the truth from his side of the table. Read the full text below:

    Cool to have you with us Sneak. Your tour schedule is off the chain at the moment. We read you’d played 9 gigs in a week recently. Where are some of the hottest and happening dance floors for you in the world right now?

    That’s always been Europe, the festivals are well on their way and there are lots of them that will have me come drop the beats. As I am now based in Ibiza for the summer, I find this place can create some of the best vibes, still loving to play at Sankeys Ibiza, super cool spot.

    Tell us what your new Moody Warehouse project is all about? What’s coming up?

    Well this is a selection of tracks that I had put together in different moods > lots of cool stuff came out musically so I decided to release them as a 2ble Ep. Dirty, nasty, moody warehouse House music is what we all need. (more…)

    Magnetic: DJ Sneak – Moody Warehouse Music Vol. 1

    DJ Sneak - Moody Warehouse Music 1

    ‘Moody Warehouse Music’ is the brand new 2 part release series from original House Gangster DJ Sneak, primed to set dance-floors (and fields!) ablaze this Summer season and heralds the 50th release for Sneak’s Magnetic Recordings!

    “This project is all about my mood when playing in warehouses and unusual venues. This set of tracks were made to hit these type of places and events. My whole vibe on these tracks is “Strictly Underground Dirty Moody House Rhythms” lots of bass > grooves > melodies > and hard hittin’ Sneak Beats. This is music for real DJs, the ones that can walk into a party no matter where and make that place bounce!” – DJ Sneak

    Available from:
    Beatport
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    Armed and dangerous with 4 giant bullets, ‘Moody Warehouse Music Vol 1′ opens with the steamy Latin house flavoured ‘Going Get Got’, featuring an infectious “Gonna make you hot…” vocal hook over a feel good filtered groove. Turning up the thermostat, the tribal edged ‘Gone Gong’ pulsates with mad, driving percussive beat science and a haunting tribal chant. ‘Jam Hot’ is a slice of jackin power-house, giving a nod to Beats International’s classic ‘Dub Be Good To Me’, with a vocal sample riding over an insane hi-hat driven groove, dirty bass stabs and topped with an eerie breakdown. Closing this this mighty package with a bang, ‘Jaqc Da Bass’ rides through the gates of dawn fully loaded with an incessant jackin’ groove and takes no prisoners, as Sneak toys with beats and acoustics, shooting the energy levels off the scale!

    DJ SNEAK | THE BUDCAST | EPISODE 14

    DJ Sneak - The Budcast 14

    Episode 14 of DJ Sneak’s Budcast is a live 3 hour recording from London in December 2013, where Sneak played for Faith at The Garage.

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    Soundwall Interview: BE CREATIVE, CHALLENGE YOURSELF

    DJ Sneak - Soundwall

    Sneak recently spoke with Italian dance music website Soundwall about Puerto Rico, Chicago, Twitter, Magnetic Recordings, Glastonbury and everything else in-between!

    For more than 20 years DJ Sneak has been almost a synonym of a special kind of house music, pasionaria, straight from the heart. In order to protect the integrity of his music, he pushes forward a quiet revolution, yet maintaining the attitude of the real House Gangster. As an immigrant from Puerto Rico, he moved to the Chicago suburbs in search for experience and started his career early on, growing up very rapidly thanks to his hard work. Nowadays he has a lot of upcoming projects, also with his label the Magnetic Recordings: ‘Moody Warehouse Music Vol 2‘ will be out on Beatport promo on August 18th and the full release on September 1st. This record provides his personal perspective on such unconventional spaces, embodied by the careful track selection. For those interested in seeing his live dj sets this summer will provide plenty of opportunities, especially in Ibiza where he will take part in Carl Cox’s ‘Music is Revolution‘, hosted every Thursday at Space. DJ Sneak is a very generous man and does not spare himself: even over a brief chat he was able fully to convey his personality and the elements that contributed to his rise in the scene up until today.

    You were born in Puerto Rico, do you ever go back there and is there ever any influence from Puerto Rico in your music?

    Come on now, it’s what puts the soul n rhythm in my beats, Puerto Rico is with me wherever I go! Musically I was very inspired by the Puerto Rican sound of Salsa, in the 1970’s, even though I was only a kid, I knew the music, my uncles and mom used to play them all day around our family home. Incredible times for me. Later in Chicago I became another kind of pupil to a new sound in the states, mostly in Detroit and Chicago. I was there when it all started to evolve from disco into warehouse music, now best know as House Music.

    You have received many awards in your career, or for sure, you have achieved important goals as a dj. Which of these has made you most proud of? (more…)

    DJ SNEAK | VINYLCAST | EPISODE 14

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    Vinylcast Episode 14 recorded live, at Turbo in Toronto back in May 2000.

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    DJ Sneak’s perfect BBQ tips for Skiddle

    DJ Sneak Cook Off

    Never short of an opinion or two, DJ Sneak gets passionate about one of the loves of his life, the barbecue. Ahead of his upcoming gig for LWE at Tobacco Dock on August 9th, the one and only DJ Sneak regales Skiddle’s Mike Boorman in brilliant detail about all things BBQ; a topic so close to his heart that it caused a bit of a row with fellow BBQ-nut Seth Troxler after one cook off. We found out what the Chicago DJ believes is essential for an outdoor cooking spectacle.

    Firstly, we know how much you like barbecues, so we would like some tips from you about how it should be done.

    It’s really simple, no stress at all shall be involved in any part of the BBQ. One cannot cook when upset or stressed or all parties involved will suffer. A BBQ requires great tools, charcoal grill, real organic or veg charcoal and some of the best meat you can find at your local butcher. Never use prepackaged supermarket meat.

    In summary, what do you think makes the perfect barbecue?

    Love, music and fun all combined make the best of BBQs. There are lots of ways of doing it but this is my way. Plenty of good food, good vibes, lots of drinks and great weather… always works best for me. (more…)