DJ Sneak: Five Reasons He's a House Gangster

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DJ Sneak (AKA Carlos Sosa) doesn't need an introduction if you know house music.

Sneak has been running around bragging that he's a house gangster for a while now. And that's a pretty bold claim.

What is a house gangster though? Isn't that a term more fitting of violence-glorifying rap music? Is there a place for gangsters in a house music scene which has always been about PLUR or Peace Love Unity Respect?

Well it turns out that these days, when a major schism is happening between the underground house music scene and commercial EDM, gangsters might just be what's needed to save dancefloors.

Go catch DJ Sneak at Mansion on Thursday alongside Miami's own Jesse Perez. But first, check the cut for Crossfade's five reasons DJ Sneak is a house gangster.

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He Represents
DJ Sneak might have been born in Puerto Rico, but he was raised in Chicago, the birthplace of house music. And he continues preaching the gospel of Chicago house to this day with every DJ set he plays and record he releases.

He's O.G.
Sneak came up with the second wave of legendary Chicago house producers like Derrick Carter, Cajmere and Paul Johnson -- the pioneers of that '90s jacking house sound all the kids are rediscovering today, thanks to the sound's global revival. Sneak is an original house gangster.

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1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL

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WANKSTA. Honestly, how many more people are going to fall for his bullshit. I have never seen so many lemmings in my life. It's all about marketing people, if he was all about the love, why would he have a clothing line. It's gotten old already.

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Frank Castle

whats funny is that he talked about armand van helden and yet his old records sound like a armand type of

Frank Castle
Frank Castle

there is no such thing as house gangster...he is fucking stupid and sucks as a dj..if u want to be a gangster go to hip hop you fat shit


@gmore601 It's not because he has a clothing line that he is a sell out, you shouldn't jump to conclusions like that. Off course a lot of this house gangster stuff is marketing but he doesn't do that for the same reasons as david guetta or SHM would do, and even if he does want to make a little money for himself I wouldn't blame him, he worked hard enough and played a great part in making REAL, ORIGINAL house music big. And yes, with this new EDM shit going on, a strong house gangster figure alike person might just be what the scene needs in order to keep it alive. So shut the fuck up if you don't know what you're talking about.


@Donnie Donnie Whats even funnier is that you are proving his point.....

The whole reason he shit talked AVH is because he WAS one of the purveyors of the underground, and now hes playing pure cheese commercial shit so he can remain relevant.


@Donnie Donnie You obviously don't know shit about the house and electronic music scene. Ever heard Sneak even play? I'm tired of these small minded douchebags like you, go fuck yourself.


@Donnie Donnie Butt hurt SHM fanboy detected.

If you actually think he "sucks as a Dj," then you have no clue what you are talking about.

There is no such thing as EDM either.

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