The Creator State: Rafael Lopez
SEASON 2, EPISODE 8: November 7, 2019

Rafael Lopez:

Alf Alpha and Super Sonido Sistema 

Rafael Lopez knows when to press play. 

As a DJ, music producer, and artist based in Palm Desert, California, he’s known as Alf Alpha. He creates and performs hip hop and electronic dance music for nightclubs, festivals, TV and film, and parties…sometimes from the inside of one of his 70’s era Volkswagen busses, customized and retrofitted as mobile DJ booths. 

Alf Alpha began his career as a DJ while attending the University of California, Riverside, where he played soccer for the Highlanders and was a founding member of the UCR Chapter of the Hip Hop Congress. 

Following an album release in 2009 and self-released beat tape the following year, Alf Alpha was invited to perform at the annual Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival in 2011 and has been an artist at the festival every year since his debut. 

Alf Alpha is a DJ for the Los Angeles Football Club and brands across the globe, and he is also an educator, sharing his time and talents with high school students during six-week DJ workshops.


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