(Cajual, Credence, Subliminal, Strictly Rythm)
FABRIC compilation and tour
With over 20 years of DJing and more than 20k records in his vinyl collection, one of the world’s most talented house hero’s, DJ Sneak, steps into the Fabric arena lending his genius tune selection, deck wizardry and pure love of house music to the brand new Fabric 62 compilation. Sneak’s mix is ripe with a plethora of carefully selected contemporary house nuggets with echoes of Chicago and the Jackin’ House sound he loves, drizzled with elements of techno and dusted with overtones of big band swing fun too, it’s all here and mixed to perfection! Sneak performed and recorded the mix live without the use of any computers - indeed a testament to how tight this monstrous house jock really is!
In 1983, Carlos Sosa AKA DJ Sneak, moved to the city of Chicago from the island of Puerto Rico, where his early musical experiences and influences were rooted in salsa, merengue and Latin orchestras. Chicago, like Puerto Rico, is a city rich with musical styles and sounds. In Chicago, Sneak found inspiration in underground house music, Warehouse parties and "old school" mix tapes from the early pioneers - Farley Jackmaster Funk, Ralphi Rosario, Steve Hurley and local radio station shows played on WBMX.
Sneak earned his nickname rocking graffiti-tags and began working at retail stores as an airbrush artist, which kept him out of trouble and allowed him to make important local industry contacts. .
In 1992, using the fundamental studio pieces, Sneak began recording tracks with an unusual new style. In 1994, while still working at local store Gramophone Records, Sneak met Cajmere (Green Velvet) owner of Cajual and Relief Records. Cajmere released three of Sneak's catalyst tracks, which helped to bring Sneak international recognition, and with it, a global DJing career.
In 1995, Sneak's new sound revolutionized house music with inspirational sounds and rhythms never heard. The disco filtered house grooves became Sneak's signature sound. Innovator to many, Sneak's love for music inspired others like Daft Punk, Basement Jaxx, Armand Van Helden.