I’d imagine this song best played at a shady night club somewhere just outside of Berlin. Don’t ask me why. Something about those vocals in the background and deep bass remind me of shouting in the dark on a basement dance floor. Vague whispers to nobody special, cigarettes lit up in a freezing cold dark. But, alas, it was made by a producer from sunny San Diego.
The real killer beat kicks in at 2:00; the noise will pierce your speakers. This is a song with lots of kick to really enjoy a night out at a Saturday house party; it makes sense, then, that the artist is still in college. Different Sleep is Rafa Alvarez, a 19-year-old producer from San Diego who’s currently studying music business in Chicago. The track comes off a compilation mix called West in Dust. You can download it for free on Bandcamp.
You can enjoy the rest of Rafa’s tracks on SoundCloud. Be sure to listen to his Infinite EP out now on Svengali.