Chicago-based producer Rafa Alvarez, aka Different Sleep, turns the acoustic guitar-heavy “No Honor” from New York duo Blind Benny into a smooth ambient affair. Airy, dreamy synth stabs interweave with a mellow garage-type beat while Jade’s silky, whispering vocals lure you further into the…
The Chicago-based beatsmith, Different Sleep (aka Rafa Alvarez) goes completely wild on this one. He sent me a text message a few days ago that simply read, “I got a juke track coming…”, and now I’m sitting here a few days later, listening to this ghetto house banger over and over and over again.
Different Sleep — “Drive Me Crazy (feat. Soleman)”
Chicago-based Rafa Alvarez and his Different Sleep project is a refreshing mix of things to take in. The track above has him sampling Drake’s “Trust Issues” jam; something most definitely worth appreciating, especially if you enjoy spinning Drake as much as I do. Right now though, you’re going to want to jump into the ambient nature of “Trust Issues” with a listen of “Drive Me Crazy” and possibly go exploring the wonderful works at the SoundCloud link below. Tyler also hints at an Absent Fever release on his blog (!).
Rafa Alvarez brings us the slow flow, playing under the super dope moniker Different Sleep. The up-and-coming producer is originally from San Diego, but he is now studying Music Business at Columbia College here in Chicago. Take a look at his soundcloud and listen to some more deep jams from this post-dubstep beat wizard.