Apple Juice Kid

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Apple Juice Kid
Birth nameStephen Levitin
Occupation(s)Producer, DJ, drummer
Websitewww.applejuicekid.com

Stephen Levitin (aka Apple Juice Kid) is an American[1] record producer. Apple Juice Kid's production has been heard on songs by Mos Def, Azealia Banks,[2][3] Wale, Camp Lo[4] and MC Lyte. He has released several jazz remix albums with support from Okayplayer including Miles Davis Remixed and Frank Sinatra Remixed.[5][6]

Apple Juice Kid is also a DJ and a drummer. He has been a guest DJ on Mark Ronson's East Village Radio. He has performed as a drummer in the studio with Timbaland, and on stage with The Foreign Exchange and The Jungle Brothers.[7][8] Deepak Chopra interviewed Stephen for his One World program.

Levitin co-founded the Emmy Award winning Beat Making Lab, which began as a class in the Music Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[9] His latest projects include DJing, releasing records on VP Records, Ultra Records and developing Beat Making Labs internationally with the support of Apple and PBS.[10][11][12][13]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Sankofa – Five Elements
  • Apple Juice Kid – Plus+,
  • Thema Bryant – Sky
  • Miles Davis Remixed – (illroots/okayplayer) (2008)
  • Camp Lo – Stone and Rob Caught on Tape (Traffic) (2009)
  • Freebass 808 – MoonBass EP with Geechi Suede from Camp Lo (La Universe) (2009)
  • The Remix Project – Live Mixtape band with DJ, Drums, Keys, Bass, Percussion (illroots/okayplayer) (2009)
  • Louis Armstrong Remixed – (illroots/okayplayer) (2009)
  • Frank Sinatra Remixed – (illroots/okayplayer) (2010)
  • Apple Juice Kid: Dance Clash (2011)
  • Apple Juice Kid: Beats of a Revolution (2012)

Singles[edit]

  • Azealia Banks - BBD
  • Wale - Georgetown Press - Folarin
  • Mos Def – 24 Hour Karate School (Blu Roc/DD172) (production with Ski Beatz)
  • MC Lyte – Rockin with the Best (SGI/CMM) (production with Ski Beatz)
  • Wale – My Sweetie (Spray It) – Attention Deficit (Allido/Interscope)
  • Camp Lo feat. Styles P – On Smash (Traffic) (production with Cheeba)
  • Yahzarah – The Tickler (purple reign)
  • Tabi Boney – Rich Kids (Sky Republic)
  • D.Woods (Danity Kane) – Mixtape tracks
  • Pittsburgh Slim – Toy (Def Jam) (production with Ski Beatz)
  • Fresh Daily – Untucked NumChucks (HighWater Music) (production with Ski Beatz)
  • Yahzarah feat. Raheem DeVaughn – Come 2 Me (illroots/okayplayer)
  • Cesar Comanche, Die in your Lap – Gulf2 – (ABB)

Other[edit]

  • Lady Gaga (Remix) – Tramp Face
  • Noisettes and Kanye West (Remix) – Mick Boogie and Terry Urban present Noisettes/Kanye Remixes – Somestimes I am Heartless
  • Freebass 808 feat. Christian Rich – Mick Boogie and Terry Urban present Peter Bjorn and John Remixes – Living Thing
  • The Beast Feat. Nneena Freelon and Freebass 808 – Freedom
  • Camp Lo – Prod Ski and Apple Juice – 2009 NBC Superstars of Dance – Make Me Dance
  • Freebass 808 feat Jovi Rockwell of Major LazerRewind
  • Pittsburgh Slim feat Dirt Nasty – Popular with the Ladies
  • YahZarah Feat Raheem DeVaughnCome 2Me
  • Curtis Santiago – Prod Apple Juice Kid and Curtis SantiagoiBoo
  • 10 Beats with Indigi Music placed on MTV, Vh1, Bravo
  • Speed Network Theme Song – Freebass 808
  • Apple Juice Kid – Plus
  • The Remix Project – Mixtape – Okayplayer/illroots

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MIDSOUTH EMMY WINNERS" (PDF). Emmynashville.org. Retrieved March 5, 2022.
  2. ^ Cragg, Michael (January 2, 2013). "New Music: Azealia Banks – BBD". The Guardian. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  3. ^ Jones, Lucy (January 2, 2013). "New Music - Azealia Banks, BBD". NME. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  4. ^ Howe, Brian (April 1, 2009). "Freebass 808 – Sky Ocean". Pitchfork. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  5. ^ Spadine, Richard. "Producer The Apple Juice Kid Remixes Miles Davis [Free Download]". DJBooth.net. Retrieved 5 March 2022.
  6. ^ "Apple Juice Kid remixes Miles Davis x Louis Armstrong x Frank Sinatra". Soulculture.com. 17 December 2010. Retrieved 5 March 2022.
  7. ^ Austin, Lucky (October 19, 2012). "Apple Juice Kid at Chop Shop Tonight". Creative Loafing Charlotte. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  8. ^ Apple Juice Kid Archived June 11, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. Hopscotch Music Festival 2012 Lineup. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  9. ^ Stasio, Frank and Alex Granados (December 20, 2012). "Beat Making Lab". The State of Things (North Carolina Public Radio). Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  10. ^ Freelon, Pierce (June 26, 2012). Open Beats Rock Brazil". opensource.com. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  11. ^ Howe, Brian (October 31, 2012). Artivists Pierce Freelon and Stephen Levitin Take Their Beat Making Lab to the DRC". Indy Week. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  12. ^ Menconi, David (December 1, 2012). "Congo Beats: A Hip-Hop Mission From UNC Sends Musical Marketing Lessons to Africa" Archived 2012-12-07 at the Wayback Machine. News & Observer. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  13. ^ Schacht, John (October 5, 2012). "UNC Professors Bring Beat Making Lab to Africa" Archived 2013-06-30 at the Wayback Machine. Shuffle Magazine. Retrieved February 3, 2013.