By David Peter Simon | December 27th, 2012
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.