'Love Can Make It Happen' might be one of DJ Sneak’s most intimate productions to date, centred around an ever-evolving vocal loop and strings up top combined with percussive elements. Next up, 'Going Back To It' taps into classic Chicago house territories with rolling chords riding up and down the scales as drums and a bassline aim to get you to dance.
On the flip, 'Full Cycle' is an example of how Sneak is a possible master of loops - they roll on endlessly, interplaying as tribal drums and vocal stabs pump up the energy.
Last of all is 'Pockets' with its vocal panning about the mix and drum-driven groove to round out a record that aims to put him back in the spotlight.
DJ Sneak has been synonymous with house music since the late-80s. The Puerto Rico-born Chicago mainstay was part of the development of the mid-90s house sound, appearing on labels like Cajual, Relief, and Strictly Rhythm and collaborating with artists such as Daft Punk.
After a short hiatus from the scene, he is back house tracks, the latest of which comes on Dam Swindle’s Heist Recordings.
DJ Sneak ‘Back To Love’ EP is out now on Heist Recordings.