Gig Reviews

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’.


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!


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.


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!


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.


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!


Sneak, Carter & Farina return to Pacha

Sneak, Carter & Farina return to Pacha

Following their set at the opening of Pacha, the three Chicago legends Sneak, Derrick Carter and Mark Farina returned to Pacha on 26th July for another back-to-back-to-back set. DJ Mag were there to check out the action.


Sneak’s Eats – Ibiza BBQ Review

Sneak's Eats - Ibiza BBQ Review

Following the runaway success of 2012’s Circoloco grill-off where Sneak went head to head with Seth Troxler and crew, 2013 saw the charcoal coming out again at Raco for a mini festival of good food, good people and of course good beats. Essential Ibiza went down to check it out and wrote this review…


Pacha Ibiza Opening with DJ Sneak, Derrick Carter & Mark Farina

Pacha Ibiza Opening with DJ Sneak, Derrick Carter & Mark Farina

Musically, Pacha have pitched up their music policy this year with a number of fresh, forward thinking ideas but not forgetting the roots of House Music. The Opening night was no other than Chicago House Legends DJ Sneak : Mark Farina : Derrick Carter playing b2b


Subculture’s 19th Birthday with DJ Sneak [video]

Subculture's 19th Birthday with DJ Sneak [video]

With Harri & Domenic at the helm Subculture has endured like no other club night in the world and is now firmly established as the longest running weekly underground club night on the planet. For their 19th birthday they invited “one of our favourite DJs and truest inspirations” – DJ Sneak


Review of DJ Sneak & Doc Martin at Sound, Hollywood [April 2013]

Review of DJ Sneak & Doc Martin at Sound, Hollywood [April 2013]

New clubs are a big deal in Hollywood because they’re the best places to see and be seen. One of the newest to join Hollywood’s nightlife elite is the underground Sound Nightclub, where Deep House rules until 4am on Friday nights. BPM headed to Sound last Friday to see legends Doc Martin and DJ Sneak blow our mind.


Igloofest 2013 [Video]

Igloofest 2013 [Video]

Sneak recently returned to Montreal’s Igloofest for another party in the snow with 8,000 people. This year’s line-up included Josh Wink and Paolo Rocco. DJMag.ca were also in attendance and made this video featuring action from the gig plus interviews.


The Great DC10 Grill-Off 2012 [+ live victory mix from DJ Sneak]

The Great DC10 Grill-Off 2012 [+ live victory mix from DJ Sneak]

It’s Monday afternoon so naturally we’re on our way to DC10, to Circo Loco, the most underground of parties where top class DJs regularly do battle but today’s DJ battle is unlike any that has taken place in the venue in all its years. Today, DJ Sneak, Seth Troxler, Lee Curtiss and Ryan Crosson are going head to head in a BBQ cook off, it’s Grilla Loco…


Review of Sankey’s Ibiza Closing Party

Review of Sankey's Ibiza Closing Party

Sankeys closing part two sees another stack of awesome talent gathered for our entertainment and another mystery guest to ponder over… The musical menu is looking particularly healthy as Todd Terry plays a special acid set in the Acid House, Sneak and Cajmere return as do Solomun and H.O.S.H. and Miguel Campbell makes another welcome addition, while there is a Wolf & lamb experience in Spektrum and a special guest in the Basement.


Review of DJ Sneak & Mark Farina at Nordic Trax 15th Anniversary [mix + videos]

Review of DJ Sneak & Mark Farina at Nordic Trax 15th Anniversary [mix + videos]

Sneak and Mark Farina took to the decks in Vancouver back in May as part of the Nordic Trax label’s 15th Anniversary celebrations. Scene In The Dark have a great review, which we’ve re-blogged here in it’s entirety alongside some videos, photos and a live recording!


Watch DJ Sneak’s Live Set from Zoo Project Festival

Watch DJ Sneak's Live Set from Zoo Project Festival

A rare treat here – a video of Sneak’s entire set from the Zoo Project Festival at Port Lympne Wild Park on 15th September 2012.


Review of DJ Sneak & Doc Martin B2B at Mint Warehouse Leeds – September 2012

Review of DJ Sneak & Doc Martin B2B at Mint Warehouse Leeds - September 2012

It wasn’t long however till the main room really took off and it could have only meant one thing; Sneak had arrived, was on stage and was dropping his first tune of the night – a jacking remix of the 90s classic, ‘I’ve Got The Power’. As Sneak and Doc worked their way through a memorable six hour, back-to-back, 4 deck set, they took in everything from the classic US sound to darker, deeper, tribal records. Just a few that made it into my recollection of the night include; Black Science Orchestra’s ‘NewJersey Deep’, Flashmob’s ‘Brick House’ and a bouncing remix of MGMT’s ‘Electric Feel’ – all met with a plethora of fist pumps and woops from the crowd.


DJ Sneak at Piknic Electronik Barcelona #4 [video]

DJ Sneak at Piknic Electronik Barcelona #4 [video]

Video highlights of DJ Sneak at Piknic Electrinik Barcelona #4 on 22nd July 2012. Sharing the stage with Tres Manos, Dave Aju and Frivolous. Music playing: DJ Sneak “Nobody Better”


Video of Sneak, Derrick Carter & Mark Farina at Tomorrowland 2012

Video of Sneak, Derrick Carter & Mark Farina at Tomorrowland 2012

Belgium’s Tomorrowland festival in 2012 saw a very special line up as Chicago house legends Sneak, Derrick Carter and Mark Farina teamed up to perform a six-deck, three-mixer spectacular. The trio played on Sunday 29th July as part of the Ovum stage, which also featured Josh Wink, Steve Bug and Shlomi Aber. Check the video here.


DJ Sneak talks to Toolroom TV [Video]

DJ Sneak talks to Toolroom TV [Video]

After his set at this years DJ Mag party in Miami (held at the Shelborne hotel), the guys from Toolroom TV caught up with Sneak for a chat. The video includes clips from the party as well as interviews with Heidi, Fedde Le Grand, Nina Kraviz, Mark Knight and many more. Skip to 2:50 for Sneak’s interview!


Video Of Sneak’s Movement (Detroit) Set Opener

Video Of Sneak's Movement (Detroit) Set Opener

Having recently smashed the Movement festival in Detroit, Sneak has a new video online that shows the energy at this years event, proving yet again that Movement is one of the calendar highlights out there – always supporting the underground and showcasing the true talent in electronic music. The video shows his set opening track.


Miami WMC 2012 Wrap-Up Video

Miami WMC 2012 Wrap-Up Video

With Miami’s WMC 2012 now a blurry memory for many who attended, DJ Sneak has taken time out to compile a video of the best bits to ensure those memories aren’t lost. It was a big WMC for the proud House Gangster, with 15 headline gigs organized by the likes of DJ Mag, Circo Loco, Riva Starr’s label Snatch, Robsoul & Minority Music, Guesthouse, the mighty X-Mix and many more.


TAKE A TRIP – WMC 2011 Day 1

TAKE A TRIP - WMC 2011 Day 1

It was the time of year when everybody takes a trip to South Beach to play, promote and listen to some serious beats. The Fries & Bridges and DJ Sneak first beat down of the week of WMC 2011 was an amazing way to start it all off and it seemed that from there, everywhere we walked, House music was blasting off the speakers. The “Take A Trip” Party was definitely the jump off to the week…


Sneak’s Birthday Beats 2010

Sneak's Birthday Beats 2010

Well, what can I say, this Birthday Beats was one of the most special Birthday events ever and I had the time of my life! It definitely took some work to get things ready and organized in Toronto, but it was all well worth it and I had a great team helping out. It was […]