EDC 2012: House Music Beef With DJ Sneak Plays Out in Steve Angello's DJ Set

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In early spring, a Twitter beef erupted between DJ Sneak, a Chicago house music legend, and Steve Angello, one-third of the DJ supergroup Swedish House Mafia.

Sneak called SHM's music "fake shit" and said they "do not play house music" -- as in, real house music.

On Friday, in front of a huge crowd at Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Angello seemed to respond:

The L.A.-based DJ, whose sound is decidedly melodic and trancey compared to Sneak's thick, funky, bass-line-driven music, played a track that sampled this phrase: "DJ on two turntables."

During the Twitter spat the Swedish spinner was accused of playing the same sets on different occasions -- essentially just pressing "play." That didn't seem to be the case last night on the "Cosmic Meadow" stage.

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Sneak, of course, is of the school that believes house comes from the American inner city, a product of Latino and African American grooves that you can hear in diva samples and Latin percussion. What he was saying, essentially, was that we don't need three guys from Sweden who stand around CD players to teach us about house music.

There's no right or wrong here, however: Angello's vision of dance music echoes the early days of rave-house, which featured pulsing pianos and hand-raising build-ups. That's legit. In fact, Angello's breakout hit was a redux of just one of those songs, Robin S' "Show Me Love."

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Mike C was at EDC
Mike C was at EDC

Yea, too bad I was at the first half of Steve Angello's set at CosmicMEADOW at EDC a few days ago, and I left in the middle of it because he literally wasn't touching the decks for minutes on end, and then even when he did, I'm fairly positive he was just bending his elbow to make it look like he was doing something. I saw his hands, and they weren't turning any knobs. It saddens me because I'm fine with someone being a great producer. Just produce. You don't have to DJ. But maybe at least you should try to learn how.


Angello,s in it for the money. Sneaks in it for the love.


 Steve's ass is so loose from all the whoremongers who profit, jerk off to and defend his brand of fake house music, there should be room for one more.  Wait.... I see Felix the Housecat coming!


The author is so biased and has his head so far up steve angello ass it is scary

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