Can this company do no wrong? Having recently signed dance-rock act Greenskeepers and DJ/Vocalist Collette, and after watching Kaskade soar up the charts to Number One on the Billboard charts this past week, OM records now becomes the “Clear Channel Communications of House Music” by securing under their reigns one of America’s true innovators, DJ Sneak, and monopolizing all that is good with dance music today. Somehow, the boys at OM have managed to squeeze out a new mix compilation entitled “House of OM”, featuring Mr. Carlos Sosa himself. With just one listen, it is easy to tell that this disc should have been called “House of Sneak”. Bringing the inspirations of Salsa, Meringue, and Latin to Chicago from his homeland of Puerto Rico, and innovating a new techy, filtered Disco sound along with them, DJ Sneak continues to revolutionize House music with his quirky, instant classics, such as this. With the help of Lawnchair Generals, Joeski, Troydon, C-Pen, Johnny Fiasco, Inland Knights, and others, his unique “Sneaky style” comes bleeding through with shining colors emblazoned. From Garage to Disco to Latin house, DJ Sneak covers all the bases in spectacular fashion. I dip my hat to you, Sir.-- review by Carl Noone, Jr.
This mix starts off a little slow, if you like a lot of acapella type vocals where none of the words mean anything, you'll like the first two minutes of this CD. Once the beat gets going though, it definitely starts moving you. From then on Sneak takes you on an eclectic rollercoaster ride of picture perfect mixes, vocally what I like to call "Sunday Morning" house, techy synth driven "1am" house, and that bouncy Chicago style house we all know and love (he actually has rollercoaster samples in it which is fitting). My only other qualm with this mix is that the programming toward the end leaves something to be desired, he slides in his own track "Funky Rhythm" which is not a bad track but sounds totally out of place there and makes me want scan to the next CD in my changer, a good mix will leave me groovin' from start to finish. My favorite track on this CD is track 9 "November Jazz" by Roomsa Ft. Lady Sarah, the mix into it is very driving and the sax gets those jazzy juices flowin'. I give it 4 out of 5 stars because of the end, other wise it's a great mix.-- review by Nick Garcia