Third time’s the charm! DJ Sneak is back in New York, and he’s dropping a four-hour extended set at a very special Pop-up party just for the Gray Area fam! Join us July 9, on The Roof at Superior Ingredients, for a performance from Chicago’s House Gangsta and Gray Area resident Luna Mar set against breathtaking vistas of the Manhattan skyline.
Before Sneak was a global influence, he was a product of the infamous second wave of Chicago’s powerhouse producers. After his family immigrated to the States from Puerto Rico in the 80s, he immediately took to local music. Since English wasn’t his first language, he felt innately drawn to instrumental music—namely, house music. In 1996, he released his breakthrough album, Blue Funk Files, on Green Velvet’s notable Relief Records. And the whole world began to dance.
His musical approach was somehow both classic and innovative. He unabashedly injected house music with his trademark filtered disco sound and just a splash of Latin flair. In this way, he would go on to influence some of the biggest stars in house music. Daft Punk, Basement Jaxx, and Armand Van Helden have all outwardly praised him as a significant inspiration. It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say Sneak’s contribution to the scene has been immense.
Warming things up is Gray Area's own Luna Mar, who's become one of New York's most trusted and sought-after DJs. Her intelligent selections, ability to captivate a dancefloor, and positive, uplifting vibes have led her to share the stage with Todd Terry, Roger Sanchez, and Cloonee.
Sneak has long been a staple in Ibiza and the worldwide festival and club circuit. Recently, he’s also impressively taken total creative control of himself as an artist. He wholly owns his deep catalog of masters and meticulously curates his performance schedule. So, when given a chance, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to see a proper legend command the dancefloor. DJ Sneak always creates peak dancefloor moments when he performs, so come through to witness one of house music’s legendary figures tear up the decks in Brooklyn.