DJ Sneak was born in Puerto Rico, but he moved to Chicago in the early 1980s — just in time to become part of the massive house movement that got its start in the Windy City and had spilled across the planet by the late '90s. He didn't speak English when his family first immigrated, so graffiti and instrumental music were where Sneak first sunk his roots in American culture. His early musical influences — salsa, merengue and Latin tunes of that ilk — are still evident in his energetic, sensual house mixes, and like any DJ of his caliber, he's got a couple of record labels under his belt (Defiant Records and Magnetic Recordings). His lyrics were featured in the Daft Punk song "Digital Love," from the 2001 LP Discovery — and he's more than made a name for himself on the worldwide scene since then, spinning frequently in Ibiza and appearing at Ministry of Sound and Cream events. Sneak manages to be both carefree and stylish in his blends; his disco-house mixes will fill the dance floors of Beta when he makes a very special Denver appearance on Saturday, October 1.
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