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DJ Sneak

voc, perc, *1969 US, Puerto Rico
Producer of Dance
A.k.a. Carlos Sosa Blu Belly Bandit Bubba Beats D.T. (2) Jack Da Ripper Rice & Beans Track Assassin

One of the second wave of influential Chicago house producers and a member of the vanguard of late-'90s American house producers, DJ Sneak wasn't born in the Windy City but began listening to house soon after his family arrived from Puerto Rico in the early '80s. Because he could speak no English, Sneak gravitated to instrumental music (as well as graffiti art), and became inspired by Chicago legends such as Marshall Jefferson and DJ Pierre. Many of those early innovators had left Chicago for the East Coast by the late '80s, when Sneak was ready to start in the business; by 1992, however, Cajmere had begun a resurgence in the city's classic sound by starting up Cajual Records. Sneak aided in the revolution with a series of singles on Cajual's sister label, the harder-oriented Relief Records. Besides other productions for Strictly Rhythm, Henry St., ZYX, 83 West and Feverpitch (several of which feature Armand Van Helden on co-production, building on the Latin vibes of their heritage), DJ Sneak has also released mix compilations including 1996's Kinky Trax Collection and the following year's Buggin' Da Beats. He also worked in the Gramophone Records store in Chicago. Founder of the independent vinyl labels Defiant (1993), Magnetic (2001) and Oomph (2002) as well as Leg (1995) for promo releases plus digital only labels Sneaks House (2008) and Sneak Tip Music (2008). In 1995 he established his own record store called "Sneak Beats" in Toronto (Canada) which sold underground house music on Vinyl and CDs from their store and by mail order. It closed down approximately 10 years later.

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Percussion
  • Backing Vocals
Genres
  • Dance
  • Electronic
  • Hip-Hop/Rap
Plays With
RareTwo Inc.
Popular Tracks   
Untouchable Funk on Untouchable Funk EP by DJ Sneak & Demuir
Burnin' - DJ Sneak Main Mix on Homework by Daft Punk
Throw Your Hands on Dancin' EP by DJ Sneak
Show Me The Way on Polyester by DJ Sneak
Booty Call - Radio Edit on Booty Call by Fast Eddie & DJ Sneak
Keep On Groovin' - Pitch Disco Mix on Keep On Groovin' by DJ Sneak
Sticky Sheeit - Hodges Remix on Live In Tokyo by Various Artists
Back & Forth - Original Mix on Back & Forth by DJ Sneak & Jesse Perez
Burnin' - DJ Sneak Mongowarrier Mix on Homework by Daft Punk
Tech Y La - DJ Sneak Remix on Tech Y La by Guardate

Track list and 30sec audio provided by


Band Members
Discography


Title Artist Year Type
Back & ForthDJ Sneak & Jesse Perez2019Album
3D PrintDJ Sneak2018Album
Acid EP Part 1DJ Sneak VS Tripmastaz2018Single
3D PrintDJ Sneak2018Album
"Acid" EPDJ Sneak Vs Tripmastaz2017Album
Best Of Vol. 1Tripmastaz, DJ Sneak, Kid Enigma2017Album
1 For The MuchachosDJ Sneak & Demuir2017Album
Just Play The Music EPDJ Sneak2016Album
Moody Warehouse Music Volume 1DJ Sneak2014Album
Moody Warehouse Music Volume 2DJ Sneak2014Album
Show Me The Way / Feels GoodDJ Sneak2014Album
Night DishDJ Sneak2014Album
To The BasslineDJ Sneak & Murk2014Single
Deepest TripDJ Sneak2014Album
Night Dish EPDJ Sneak2014Album
Meteors Over RussiaDJ Sneak2014Album
In Da House TonightRiva Starr & DJ Sneak2013Album
Body Talkin'DJ Sneak2013Album
Gangsters ParadiseDJ Sneak2013Album
Best Of Robsoul Recordings Volume 2 - DJ SneakDJ Sneak2012Compil.
Wickedy Sounds RemixesDJ Sneak2012Album
Necessary EvilsDJ Sneak2012Album
Dirty SneakersDJ Sneak2012Album
Signature Sounds Of DJ Sneak Vol. 1DJ Sneak2012Album
Best Of DJ Sneak Vol.1DJ Sneak2012Album
Fallin' Beats EPDJ Sneak2011Album
Sally Go' RoundDJ Sneak & Monoman2011Album
The CYH Remixes Vol.1DJ Sneak & Ian Pooley2011Album
What You Been Missing EPDJ Sneak2011Album
Essential Sneak Vol.4DJ Sneak2011Album
Magnetic Illusions 2DJ Sneak2011Album
Snatch! 018DJ Sneak2011Album
Second Encounter EPDJ Sneak & Chris Simmonds2011Album
The Edits & Remixes IIMatthias Meyer / DJ Sneak feat Monoman2011Album
Breakdown AcidDJ Sneak & Phil Weeks present Bubba Beats & Kid Piston2011Album
After TouchShlomi Aber & DJ Sneak2011Album
Sur America EPDJ Sneak2011Album
Fabric 62DJ Sneak2011Album
Coming With Da SoundsDJ Sneak2011Album
Still My ThingDJ Sneak2011Album
Special K RemixesDJ Sneak2011Album
Tribal SexyDJ Sneak2011Album
KaotikaDJ Sneak2010Single
Essential Sneak Vol.3DJ Sneak2010Album
Keep GroovinDJ Sneak2010Album
Something About Chicago EPDJ Sneak2010Album
Southern BoyDJ Sneak2010Album
LoveDJ Sneak2010Album
The Freakin' Sneak E.P.DJ Sneak2010Album
Delta Trippin'DJ Sneak2010Album
Brobofet Rise Of Da MongoloidsDJ Sneak2010Album
Southern BoyDJ Sneak2010Album
Southern BoyDJ Sneak2010Album
The Game, The Science & The Daily Dew E.P.DJ Sneak2009Album
Back In The BoxDJ Sneak2009Compil.
Back In The Box (Sampler 04)DJ Sneak2009Album
Back In The Box (Sampler 05)DJ Sneak2009Album
Back In The Box (Sampler 03)DJ Sneak2009Album
Back In The Box (Sampler 01)DJ Sneak2009Album
Droppin KissesDJ Sneak vs Hervé2009Album
Back In The Box (Sampler 02)DJ Sneak2009Album
House Of House Part BDJ Sneak2009Album
The Lost Dat Tapes Vol. 1DJ Sneak2009Album
Dancin N Shakin1200 Warriors, DJ Sneak2009Album
Come On EPDJ Sneak2009Album
House Of House Part ADJ Sneak2009Album
VariousDJ Sneak, Phil Weeks, Joss Moog2009Album
Acido EPDJ Sneak2009Album
Getting Crazy In The Ghetto E.P.DJ Sneak2009Album
Essential Sneak Vol.2DJ Sneak2008Album
The Dry Rub EPDJ Sneak2008Album
Special House BlendDJ Sneak2008Album
Pick It Up EPDJ Sneak2008Album
House Beaters Vol 1DJ Sneak2008Album
On The Sneak TipDJ Sneak2008Album
Big Man's Love E.P.DJ Sneak2008Album
Pimpdoggy Chronicles EPDJ Sneak2008Album
Bounce Back EPDJ Sneak2008Album
The Doing It In Frisco My Way EPDJ Sneak2008Album
Get DownTodd Terry All Stars Feat. Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez, DJ Sneak, Terry Hunter & Tara McDonald2007Single
ThefunkrockdiscopartythingDJ Sneak2006Album
Realtime Jackin'DJ Sneak vs. Mastik Soul2006Album
Funk EroticaDJ Sneak2006Album
Salsa ElektrikaDJ Sneak2006Album
The Last MessageDJ Sneak2006Album
Soneros Del RitmoDJ Sneak vs. Mastik Soul2006Album
SessionsDJ Sneak2006Album
Essential Sneak Vol.1DJ Sneak2006Album
Loop De LoopDJ Sneak2005Album
House Of OmDJ Sneak2005Compil.
InsideDJ Sneak2005Album
Funky RhythmDJ Sneak2004Album
The GasDJ Sneak2004Single
HousekeepinDJ Sneak2004Album
Que PasaDJ Sneak2004Album
Pound For Pound Round 2DJ Sneak2003Album
Summer SongDJ Sneak2003Album
DJ SneakDJ Sneak2003Album
Pound For Pound Volume 1DJ Sneak2003Album
I Dropped My GlowstickDJ Sneak2002Album
Wash Yer BootyMark Farina Vs Freaks & DJ Sneak2002Album
Mo'ning Liks EPDJ Sneak Presents Groove Source2002Album
Club Classics 43Armand Van Helden / DJ Sneak / Three Drives2001Album
Far Off / The Big JuicyDJ Sneak2001Album
Smokey Hill StreetDJ Sneak2001Album
Magnetic IllusionsDJ Sneak2001Album
Sneak's Juju BeatsDJ Sneak2001Album
Fix My SinkDJ Sneak feat. DJ Bear Who ?2001Album
The Rhythm SlaveDJ Sneak2000Album
Dancin' Therapy E.P.DJ Sneak2000Album
Bootyshakin'DJ Sneak1999Album
Allstars Demo Collection '99 (10 Years Of Hip Hop)Allstars Crew, Devious, Devise, DJ Katch, DJ Sneak, Raceless, Warcry, Waxmaster Wayne1999Album
Anthems Volume 1DJ Trajic / DJ Sneak / DJ Work!1998Album
Message Of Love 98DJ Sneak1998Album
Intergalactik DiskoLe Knight Club Vs DJ Sneak1998Album
The Sugar Daddy E.P.DJ Sneak1997Album
Dancin'DJ Sneak1997Album
BrokenKiller Loop Featuring DJ Sneak1997Album
Mad Bombers EPDJ Sneak + Special Agents1997Album
Keep OnKiller Loop Featuring DJ Sneak1997Album
Polyester 3DJ Sneak1997Album
Special KDJ Sneak1997Album
My Brother's Keeper ProjectDJ Sneak1997Album
You Can't Hide From Your BudDJ Sneak1997Album
Buggin' Da BeatsDJ Sneak1997Album
Rice And Beans, Please!DJ Sneak1996Album
The Kinky Trax CollectionDJ Sneak & Princess Julia1996Album
Psychic Bounty Killaz / Instinctive PleasureArmand Van Helden & DJ Sneak / Brian Harden1996Compil.
Keep On Groovin'DJ Sneak1996Album
Blue Funk FilesDJ Sneak1996Album
Sneak Essentials Vol. 1. 2. 3.DJ Sneak1996Compil.
EPDJ Sneak1996Album
Hardsteppin Disko SelectionDJ Sneak & Armand Van Helden1996Album
Beautification Of House / Circuitry ControlJack Da Ripper / DJ Sneak1996Compil.
Psychic Bounty KillazDJ Sneak & Armand Van Helden1996Album
Blue Belly Bandit E.P.DJ Sneak1996Album
The Polyester E.P. Volume 2DJ Sneak1996Album
EP & MoreDJ Sneak1996Compil.
Powerplant Revisited (Page One)Roy Davis Jr. / DJ Sneak1996Album
Sneak Essentials Volume 3DJ Sneak1996Album
Sneaky Traxx IIDJ Sneak1996Album
Different Shapes And Sizes (In Da Clouds)DJ Sneak1996Album
Platform E.P. Vol 2DJ Sneak1995Album
Da PimpdoggyDJ Sneak1995Album
Platforms E.P.DJ Sneak1995Album
Circuitry ControlDJ Sneak1995Album
Sneak Essentials Volume 2DJ Sneak1995Album
The Future Sound Of Chicago - Cajual ReliefCajmere & DJ Sneak1995Album
The Polyester E.P.DJ Sneak1995Album
EPDJ Sneak1995Compil.
Blue Funk IIDJ Sneak1995Album
Blue Funk IIIDJ Sneak1995Album
Sneak Essentials Volume 1DJ Sneak1995Album
Outrageous EPDJ Sneak1995Album
Stupid Dog / Tone ControlDJ Sneak / Lester Fitzpatrick1995Compil.
I Feel Love / Ezeckiel 25-17Donna Summer / DJ Sneak1995Album
Recycled LoopsDJ Sneak1995Album
On The Sneak Tip EPDJ Sneak1995Album
Moon Doggy E.P.DJ Sneak1994Album
Blue Funk EPDJ Sneak1994Album
FunkadelikrelicDJ Sneak1994Album
Booty Call"Fast" Eddie Smith / DJ Sneak1994Album
Beetz-N-Noizez EPDJ Sneak1994Album
Sneaky TraxxDJ Sneak1993Album
The Big JuicyDJ SneakAlbum
Same Ol' SongDJ SneakAlbum
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