Rafa Alvarez is Different Sleep, the 22 year old producer who was born in San Diego and recently graduated from college in Chicago. He is signed to indie label Friends of Friends (Shlohmo, Salva, Nadastrom, Deru, Keep Shelly in Athens etc). Different Sleep is known for his dreamlike production, often harnessing influence of footwork/juke,bass music and the softer side of electronic music. His style takes listeners to a lovely place between dreams and being awake. In 2014 he released his Conflict EP with the label and is now prepping his next release for early 2016.