Aural History

DJ Sneak

A retrospective look at some of DJ Sneak's best releases.
 

Here at Ministry of Sound, we are very excited to welcome back the legend of ‘Gangster House’ that is DJ Sneak. In anticipation of this, we decided to revisit some of the producer’s most important releases. 

DJ Sneak – “Back"

A percussion-laden collision of vocal snippets, disco samples, phased beats and funk bass. Sneak added new levels of energy by stripping back the music whilsadding a layer of jacking snares. Vintage Sneak doing what he does best. 


DJ Sneak & Murk – “To The Bassline” Feat. Dreadlion & Leslie Cartaya 

Released on Exploited in 2014, this is DJ Sneak's first release on the label. “To The Bassline” is a  collaboration with Murk (Oscar G and Ralph Falcon) and features the unmistakable rolling house beat of DJ Sneak in unison with Leslie Cartaya’s sultry vocals.

 

Roger Sanchez feat. GTO - "Troubleman" (DJ Sneak Remix)

 


Released on Stealth Records, This one sees Sneak on remix duties for fellow house pioneer Roger Sanchez and once again proves Sneak’s ability to completelytransform vocals and match them seamlessly with his G-House aesthetic. 


Riva Starr & DJ Sneak - "In Da House Tonight"


The combination of UK based producer Riva Starr and DJ Sneak proved to be yet another successful one. This stomper,released just over a year ago on Snatch records has been tearing up dancefloors ever since, being supported by a range of artists from David Guetta to Shadow Child. 


Duke Dumont - "Street Walker" (DJ Sneak Remix)

 

Rising star Duke Dumont was lucky enough to receive a remix from DJ Sneak as part of the Turbo Miami Lifestyle Compilation. Featuring repetitive vocal samples and hard hitting kicks this instantly became another house banger from Mr. Sneak. 


DJ Sneak – “You Can’t Hide From Your Bud”

 

Released way back in 1997, “You Can’t Hide From Your Bud” was one of Sneak’s early bangers. Featuring a slightly more stripped back sound and garagey percussion in the intro, this groove quickly develops into a disco house anthem. Definitely one for all the original house purists out there. 


Armand Van Helden - "Psychic Bounty Killaz Pt.2" ft. DJ Sneak

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This is quite simply a collaboration of two of dance music’s biggest mavericks. Armand Van Helden’s trancey power chords combined with Sneak’s vocal sampling, both laid over a stonking house beat is certainly not one to be missed. A pretty mad name for a tune as well, so respect for that.


DJ Sneak - "Marijuana"

 

This certainly reinforces Sneak’s reputation as a Gangster of the House world. Featuring samples talking about cocaine smuggling and the smoking of marijuana, laid over smooth lounge piano chords and 4X4 kicks, this has all the ingredients of a Sneak classic.


The 2 Bears - "Work it Out" (DJ Sneak Remix)

 

Another remix by Sneak here, taken from Doorly’s mix compilation for Southern Fried Recordings. Taking UK duo, The 2 Bears, unmistakable nodder, Sneak lays down a classic remix worthy of smashing any dance to pieces. 


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Words: Louis Curran


17 Sep 2014