Vagrant Records

Okay, so a few months ago I heard California Wives song Tokyo and I thought it was a cool, upbeat track but nothing I’d really be interested in listening to more than a few times…maybe I was in a bad mood that day (very rare but possible) but I’m sticking with my original opinion. Cut to a few days ago when I heard the Different Sleep remix of this song for the first time. It has a much heavier baseline with synthy, muffled vocals that I couldn’t get it out of my head. It’s been on heavy rotation since then. I knew nothing about this Different Sleep character so I did a little research ie. I looked intently at the side bar on his SoundCloud. It turns out Different Sleep, a.k.a. Rafa Alvarez, is a 19-year-old artist from San Diego who is currently living in Chi-city and going to school.

A 19-year old student is mixing this hot fire on his study breaks? Alright, I can dig it.

It should be noted that the Vagrant Records label is one of my favorite labels out there right now and I’ll be posting A LOT about the things that their artists are coming out with.