Sunny Levine is a California-based record producer, songwriter, film composer and artist, mostly known for his work as a producer for artists including Pete Yorn, Scarlett Johansson, Ariel Pink's Haunted Grafitti, Happy Mondays, Mickey Avalon, Alekesam, Mozella, Shaun Ryder, Asa Soltan, Lenka, Orelia, Keepaway and Hugh Masekela.
Sunny grew up surrounded by music. His father is renowned record producer STEWART LEVINE (Simply Red, Minnie Riperton, Dr. John, B.B. King, the Crusaders, Jamie Cullum, etc.), his uncle is rap producer QD3 (Ice Cube, 2 Pac, L.L. Cool J) and his grandfather is QUINCY JONES.
He made his mark on the Los Angeles music scene as a founding member of the satirical hip hop group THE TRILAMBS and as lead singer of the band MAATA HAARI. In 2009 LA tastemaker and DJ Bruno Guez, through his QUANGO label, released Sunny's solo album entitled LOVE RHINO to much critical acclaim. This was followed by 2013’s HUSH NOW, released on his own label in collaboration with denim brand Citizens of Humanity.
As a producer and writer Sunny stays true, original and quirky while keeping his eyes and ears tuned to a timeless audience. Looking to make music that will survive the test of 15 minute fads and relentless trendings. His strongest talent is the marrying of weirdos to pop potential without compromise.
He composed the score and supplied original songs for the motion picture CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER starring Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, Elijah Wood, and Emma Roberts. He also works closely with designer Scott Sternberg to develop the ethereal soundtracks for the BAND OF OUTSIDERS runway fashion shows. Since 2012, he has curated all the musical content for CITIZENS OF HUMANITY’s live presentations, ad campaigns and short films.
Yes, before you ask thats his real name :-) Sunny has a fantastic studio set up in Venice, CA and is a pleasure to write and record with ...