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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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    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
    Traxsource
    Stompy

    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!

    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!

    Stage 1
    Jamie Jones
    Derrick Carter
    DJ Sneak b2b Cajmere
    Sunday Circus

    Stage 2
    Laurent Garnier
    Visionquest (Lee Curtiss, Ryan Crosson, Shaun Reeves)
    François K
    Lord Of The Isles
    Melting Pot

    http://www.riversidefestivalglasgow.com

    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 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.

    If you could invite three people in the world to your next barbecue, who would they be and why?

    I’m not a BBQ snob, I like to invite people who are great to talk to while I cook, I love to entertain and like to be entertained as well.

    I love to invite people and their families, especially kids cause I have a few myself and it’s nice to see kids be kids around the grown ups, reminding us of the untainted perceptions of how we should act, speak or live… they’re free spirits.

    What do you think is the ideal sound track to a barbecue?

    Well, I really think dub reggae sets the mood right, add a bit of Nightmares On Wax music, a pinch of Mark Farina’s mushroom jazz, and then take it to the next level with some Jazzy Jeff mixes followed by some tunes by Greg Wilson; finish up with some Doc Martin west coast house music (or maybe Sneak’s latest release on Magnetic Recordings, which comes out on August 18… see below).

    Do you think that using an oven to part cook the meat before putting it on a barbecue is cheating?

    Definitely not – some of the best ribs & BBQ meats are often started in the oven to help the cooking process. Great ribs fall off the bone: this can only happen by slow cooking them first in an oven then on grill for the flavour and taste of the charcoal.

    Anyway I know where this question came from – I know who won the cook off and it was not the person that made this comment. Even his team mates all agreed I took the title.

    In which country do you think there are the best barbecues?

    I would have to say the USA – it is BBQ country. Everybody has a way of doing things and the grilling tools are endless now. If you’re looking for a specific type of grill or tools they are often on sale at amazon. The US makes the best BBQ’s in the world, they covered this market long time ago.

    Not to say that some places like Spain or Argentina are not to be included in this topic but I can only speak on what I have witnessed and tasted at the many RIBS & BBQ Festivals all around the States and Canada.

    Who are the other DJs on the scene that do good barbecues?

    Anybody can buy meat and slap it on a grill, but I have only encountered a few members of the DJ trade that love the grill as much as I do. I’m keen to see and try other’s if I get invited.

    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…)

    DJ SNEAK | VINYLCAST | EPISODE 13

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    Vinylcast Episode 13 recorded live, at the Jai Bar in Montreal back in December 2001.

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