Sunny Levine is a California-based record producer, songwriter, film composer and artist, mostly known for his work as a producer for artists INCLUDING Shabazz Palaces, PETE YORN, SCARLETT JOHANSSON, ARIEL PINK'S HAUNTED GRAFITTI, HAPPY MONDAYS, ALEKESAM, Too $HORT, SHAUN RYDER, 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), 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. He has an ongoing collaborative project called BOSS SELECTION which features a guest artist on each song (Brenda Russell, James Gadson, young dad, pete yorn, oreliA, RASHIDA JONES, ETC..
As a producer and writer, Sunny stays true to innovation and quirk as he keeps his eyes and ears tuned to a timeless audience. He makes music that will survive the test of 15 minute fads and relentless trendings, marrying the deepest weirdos to pop potential without compromise.
He composed original MUSIC for NUMEROUS FILM + TV PROJECTS INCLUDING THE FILM CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER, VICE WORLD OF SPORTs, AND THE END OF VIOLENCE (BY WIM WENDERS).
SUNNY is one half of the duo Alekesam