April was a big month for music with no fewer than 3 original releases and 2 re-issues.
Sneak joins fellow House Gangster Riva Starr as a vocalist on ‘In Da House Tonight’, released on Snatch! Records. The track wears it’s heart on it’s sleeve, talking about the impact of House on a packed sweaty dancefloor with people getting crazy. Remixes come from an all-star cast of HG’s with Phil Weeks and Tripmastaz getting involved, and a Gangster Dub from Sneak himself. Heavy.
Sneak is back on DJ Mes’ Guesthouse Music with another knockout 4 tracks of Chicago House goodness. Kicking things off ‘House That Jack Built’ sets the tone and cements that this EP is focused on turning the jack-factor up to 11. There’s plenty of the disco-filtered house sound that Sneak made his own too, and the EP leaves no doubt as to exactly who is the strongest!
New DJ Sneak EP on I’m A House Gangster, and a re-issue of the classic ‘The Polyester EP’ on Henry Street Music.
The ‘I’m A House Gangster’ movement goes from strength to strength and now unveil their new record label. As the figurehead of the IAHG collective, it’s fitting that the first release comes from DJ Sneak who lays down four tracks that perfectly reflect the House Gangster sound – raw, jacking House that looks directly back to it’s Chicago roots. The tracks are aimed squarely at the dance floor and are sure to be a mainstay at the upcoming IAHG events.
New releases this month on Sub Level, Crosstown Rebels and DJ Sneak Classics…
Originally released on Plumb Music in 1997, Body Talkin’ (originally called ‘Feel Your Body Talking’) is back on DJ Sneak Classics with a fresh set of remixes from DJ Mes, Arturo Garces, Bluntz & Roachez and DJ Sneak himself on his ‘House Gangster Remix’.
DJ Sneak and DJ Soydan. Old-school and new-school. House legend and young pretender to the throne. It’s a pretty tasty collaboration. Following 2010’s ‘The Latin Kardes EP’ on Soydan’s Yakuza imprint, the pair team up again, this time on Sneak’s heavy hitting Magnetic for a six track EP of Chicago-inspired jazzy, jacking beats. The collaboration is testament to Sneak’s passion to support both the underground and the stars of the future.
Two new pieces of music were releases this month, and they both absolute bangers! – ‘Battle’s Over’ gets included on the Watergate X release, and Sneak’ mix of Todd Edwards ‘Save My Life’ gets a rewind on i Records.
Today I’m bringing back a remix track from 2008, Loco Dice – Pimp Jackson Is Talkin’ Now!!! (DJ Sneak’s Southside Pimp Remix), which was released on Dice’s label Desolat. If you aren’t up to date then you should know that OneBeat is on the Richie Hawtin CNTRL Tour. Richie has brought long time friend to join the tour, Loco Dice and just last week, Hawtin also invited DJ Sneak to hop on board.
October was another month where re-issues and remixes were the order of the day – Sneak remixed ‘Master Of Time’ by Frames ft J-Dub on Blotter, Todd Terry and Hector Moralez brought their magic touches to Wickedy Sounds, and 2 Strictly Rhythm classics got makeovers.
The folks over at RCRD LBL have a free downlad of Frames – Master Of Time ft. J-Dub (Sneak’s Timeless Dub) up for grabs.
September was a month dominated by remixes and re-issues of classic Sneak with some previously hard to find gems making it to digital or getting a vinyl re-press.
DJ Sneak has managed to achieve an EP with dizzying effects. After listening you find yourself breathing a huge sigh of contentment, and then go on to listen again and again. Simply breathtaking.
As usual at the end of each month we present a little round up of what Sneak’s been working on recently. This month’s big releases were an EP for Desolat (covered in detail here) and the ‘Best Of Robsoul’ collection (covered here). The rest of the August has been about remixes…
Respected blog site Plain & Simple have reviewed the latest collection of Sneak’s finest moment, this time released on Robsoul Recordings…
Review from Juno Download: “Not much has changed in DJ Sneak’s inimitable world since he emerged in the mid-90s. He still has a love of sampling catchy piano solos – audible on “Evil Women” – and as most of the tracks on Necessary Evils demonstrate, he does filtered disco house better than anyone else. However, […]
The excellent Magnetic Mag review ‘Fake DJ’ by Camoflaug3, featuring the DJ Sneak mix everyone is talking about
Just like June, July has seen Sneak banging out new remixes for Todd Terry (INHouse) and Total Science (Basshead Music), while also collaborating with Analog People In A Digital World for their debut LP on Hysterical. All the info below…
August 17th 2012. Mark the date in your diary to get your hands on the ultimate collection of Sneak tracks released on Robsoul Recordings. Phil Weeks’ Parisian house imprint are releasing a monster 6 album series which also features DJ W!LD, Chris Carrier, Joss Moog, Fries & Bridges and Phil Weeks himself, alongside DJ Sneak. Sneak’s installment will be the second in the series and includes 9 tracks.
June is a big month for new Sneak releases, here’s a quick rundown of what you can find in-store on Plant 74, Circus Recordings, Ed Banger and Hysterical Records.
The second instalment of ‘Best Of DJ Sneak’ on Guesthouse has landed. With four EPs on Guesthouse in recent years, the link to DJ Mes’ label has always been a strong one for Sneak. Featuring another 8 tracks on the San Francisco label, it’s a perfect taste of what Sneak and Guesthouse have cooked up together. And as you know by now it’s always about real house music – tracks with with dope beats, vocals, rhythm and melodies.
With four EPs on Guesthouse in recent years, the link to DJ Mes’ label has always been a strong one. That’s why it’s exciting to see that ‘Best Of DJ Sneak’ is now out, showcasing some of the joints that have dropped on the San Fran imprint.
Taken from the first ever Magnetic release back in 2001, another Sneak classic ‘Wickedy Sounds’ get a fresh lease of life, featuring remixes from house stars new and old – Johnny Fiasco, Andrea Oliva, Tuccillo and David Glass