Demuir has been causing a buzz both sides of the pond with his fresh Jackin’ House grooves from which he is rapidly carving himself a huge reputation when it comes to creating quality House Music. As his new TruSkool album drops on DJ Sneak’s Magnentic Recordings, we check in with the head bobbin’ Canadian to find out more.
Despite an extensive resume that undoubtedly marks him as one of the true house music OGs, DJ Sneak is not new to controversy when it comes to his statements and opinions within the scene.
Yesterday, the head of the I’m A House Gangster label and an old school house pioneer caused quite the stir when he posted a picture on Instagram mocking the current campaign to save fabric nightclub from closure.
The image, which is a mockery of the #savefabric campaign that is currently encouraging music fans from all over the world to sign a Change.org petition to keep the London institution open, depicts the venue’s logo with a different hashtag underneath that reads #idontcare.
fabric is known to be weaved into the London clubbing community as one of the true nightlife beacons of the international house and techno industry. The petition was launched recently following a temporary license suspension by the local council and Met Police due to two recent deaths connected with drug usage.
The #savefabric petition, which has received the backing of innumerable artists around the world, has collected over 86,000 supporters as of publishing time, and will be delivered to the Mayor of London and the Islington Borough council as proof of the club’s importance in the local and international community.
At a time where the nightlife industry should all come together as a community to support the future of fabric, DJ Sneak’s words have left some to wonder if he genuinely doesn’t care about the fate of the London club or is simply trying to take advantage of an unfortunate situation. While due to his track record some may have found no surprise with his comment, DJ Sneak did release Fabric 62 on Fabric Records in March 2012 and has played the venue before.
Following the backlash from his original Instagram post, Sneak took to Facebook to post the following statement. Let there be absolutely no mistake that voicing an opinion is completely fine, and holding opinions contrary to those of others is also not a problem, but considering the overwhelmin issues the electronic music industry has faced over the decades, it is shocking to some that a true house music pioneer such as Dj Sneak would hold this view on he subject of fabric London’s closing.
DJ Sneak and The Martinez Brothers (TMB) had some words to exchange on every DJ’s favorite platform to showcase their gangsta side….Twitter. Are we surprised at all here? Sneak is infamous on voicing his opinions on how he “really” feels making him the toughest DJ on social media hands down. It is rumored that the initial blast on TMB were because they failed to play at one of Sneak’s party in Ibiza which he openly denies. A few blows were thrown back & forth (see details below) with their tweet buttons and the NY Duo’s feelings were eventually hurt as they openly expressed their sadness that someone they once looked up and respected is now grilling them on Twitter for the world to see. This 15 minute of relevancy from DJ Sneak needs to stop, however, it is always fascinating to see him burn down another bridge. The big question remains, who will be next??
Japan experienced a phenomenal year in regards to dance music. For starters, Japan’s cabinet removed the “anti-dancing” law providing a major boost for the nightlife environment in the country. But even prior to the ban being lifted, that didn’t stop Japanese clubs from hosting world-class talent such as Loco Dice, Delano Smith, and an arsenal of their own residents. This week is no different, with Origami Nightclub hosting the Original House Gangster, DJ Sneak.
DJ Sneak will be making his debut at Origami this Sunday December 28th, and like always he’ll be bringing his world-renowned house grooves. It’s a good thing that the law was lifted, because I anticipate that the dance floor won’t stop moving during his set. Sneak will also have support from local artists Iori Wakasa (Deep Tech Records, eMBI Music), You Forgot, and U-T before the madness of his set ensues.
Origami may not be the biggest club, but nonetheless it is still a hot spot in Tokyo amongst the likes of Air and superclub Womb. An intimate setting that provides quality bookings that help progress a scene with much room to grow. Some quality house music sounds like a perfect way to prepare for the new year in the amazing city of Tokyo. This one comes highly recommended to anyone that finds themself in the Eastern part of the world.