DJ Sneak

DJ Sneak

Real Name:
Carlos Sosa
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.

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.

DJ Sneak Discography


RR 771-1 DJ Sneak Blue Funk Files (EP) Relief Records RR 771-1 US 1996 Sell This Version
5379882 DJ Sneak Dancin'(CD, Album) Urban 5379882 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
none Allstars Crew, Devious (3), Devise, Dj Katch, Dj Sneak, Lkr, Raceless, Warcry (7), Waxmaster Wayne Allstars Crew, Devious (3), Devise, Dj Katch, Dj Sneak, Lkr, Raceless, Warcry (7), Waxmaster Wayne - Allstars Demo Collection '99 (10 Years Of Hip Hop)(CD, Promo) Eckō Unltd. none Australia 1999 Sell This Version
ZMAG 02 DJ Sneak Magnetic Illusions (Album) Magnetic Recordings (2) ZMAG 02 US 2001 Sell This Version
ZMAG 015LP DJ Sneak Housekeepin (Album) Magnetic Recordings (2) ZMAG 015LP US 2004 Sell This Version
ZMAGDLP001A DJ Sneak House Of House Part A(11xFile, MP3) Magnetic Recordings (2) ZMAGDLP001A US 2009
ZMAGDLP001B DJ Sneak House Of House Part B(10xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Magnetic Recordings (2) ZMAGDLP001B US 2009
MAGD015 DJ Sneak Magnetic Illusions 2(10xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Magnetic Recordings (2) MAGD015 US 2011
MAGD022 DJ Sneak Signature Sounds Of DJ Sneak Vol. 1(10xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Magnetic Recordings (2) MAGD022 US 2012

Singles & EPs

DR101 DJ Sneak Sneaky Traxx Defiant DR101 US 1993 Sell This Version
DR 102 DJ Sneak Beetz-N-Noizez EP (EP) Defiant DR 102 US 1994 Sell This Version
RR707 DJ Sneak Blue Funk EP (EP) Relief Records RR707 US 1994 Sell This Version
SHCDEF 120 DJ Sneak Booty Call (Maxi) Strictly Hype Recordings, Defiant SHCDEF 120 US 1994 Sell This Version
CAJ 214 DJ Sneak Funkadelikrelic Cajual Records CAJ 214 US 1994 Sell This Version
CAJ 220 DJ Sneak Moon Doggy E.P. (EP) Cajual Records CAJ 220 US 1994 Sell This Version
RR 746 DJ Sneak Blue Funk III Relief Records RR 746 US 1995 Sell This Version
T 101 DJ Sneak The Polyester E.P. (EP) Henry Street Music T 101 US 1994 Sell This Version
ET - 006 DJ Sneak Platform E.P. Vol 2 (EP) 83 West Records ET - 006 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
DT-1636 DJ Sneak Da Pimpdoggy (EP) Downtown 161 DT-1636 US 1995 Sell This Version
AVO-9 DJ Sneak Recycled Loops AV8 AVO-9 US 1995 Sell This Version
ET-003 DJ Sneak Platforms E.P. (EP) 83 West Records ET-003 US 1995 Sell This Version
SR12402 DJ Sneak Sneak Essentials Volume 2 Strictly Rhythm SR12402 US 1995 Sell This Version
JX 011 DJ Sneak Outrageous EP (EP) Jinxx Records JX 011 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
RR 722 DJ Sneak Blue Funk II Relief Records RR 722 US 1995 Sell This Version
SR 12390 DJ Sneak Sneak Essentials Volume 1 Strictly Rhythm SR 12390 US 1995 Sell This Version

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January 14, 2016
LOL. Sneak sure knows what he's talkin about. Too Real 2 be fucked with!!! Why whould he waist his time with fakers and people gone soft in order to get rich. Sneak is a real Blackgolddigger and Blackgoldmaker! Hands down a Straightup HouseG!


December 24, 2013
edited over 2 years ago
While I acknowledge that DJ Sneak is quite important to house music, I must admit though that he has one of the worst personalities of any electronic musician out there. For those who don't know, Sneak is quite active on Twitter; and by active I mean he does nothing but get himself into beefs. People who have fallen target to his rage range from commercial folks like Steve Angello and Deadmau5 to underground favorites like Joris Voorn and Seth Troxler. Anybody else who will try to question him or point out hypocrisy will only result in getting blocked (a pussy move coming from a self-described House "Gangster"). Heck, his problem is so bad he might as well be called the Kanye West of House Music, or Electronic Music as a whole.


August 17, 2011
Sneak is a house music legend. Probably my favorite house producer, and that is not something I say lightly. And he hasn't lost a step in 18 years. Hopefully there's another 18 years of sweet house brilliance to come.

Some Sneak Essentials:
Babylon Fallin' / In Da Clouds (Da Original Dub) / Come Together / Dancin' / How Sexy / Love / Show Me the Way / Just A Goody Party / Reachin' / Orchestrated Groove / Digital Love by Daft Punk (lyrics) / Throw Your Hands / All Over My Face 08 / Sneakwaves (Main Mix) / Some More / Set Me Free (DJ Sneak Mix) by Doc Martin / Jus Right (DJ Sneak Remix) by Josh Wink / Gone Daft (DJ Sneak Remix) by Kruse & Nurnberg / The Truth (DJ Sneak's Filthy Dub) by Lawchair Generals / Uptown Hoedown (DJ Sneak's Tribute Mix) by Robb Swinga / Feel The Same (DJ Sneak Dub) by Triple X (XXX) / You Are The One (DJ Sneak Remix) by Winx / Since 1993 / Intergalactic Disco by Le Knight Club vs. DJ Sneak / Intergalactic Disco (DJ Sneak's Version) by Le Knight Club vs. DJ Sneak / Shake It Down (Sneak's Shaken Beats Mix) by Laidback Luke & A-Trak / and many, many, many more

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