Apple Juice Kid

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Apple Juice Kid
Birth name Stephen Levitin
Occupation(s) Producer, DJ, drummer
Associated acts Wale, Camp Lo, Azealia Banks

Stephen Levitin (aka Apple Juice Kid) is a music producer and eight-time beat battle champion. Winner of the iStandard NYC Beast of the Beats, Apple Juice Kid's production has been heard on songs by Mos Def, Azealia Banks,[1][2] Wale, Camp Lo[3] and MC Lyte. He has released several jazz remix albums with support from Okayplayer including Miles Davis Remixed and Frank Sinatra Remixed.

Apple Juice Kid is also recognized as an accomplished DJ and drummer. Sponsored by the music software companies Ableton[4] and Reason, 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.[5][6]

Levitin co-founded the Beat Making Lab, an innovative class in the Music Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[7] His latest projects include a DJ event with drummers called Big Beat Dance, and developing Beat Making Labs internationally with the support of PBS.[8][9][10][11]



  • 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)


  • 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) - (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 Placements[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 Lazer - Rewind
  • Pittsburgh Slim feat Dirt Nasty - Popular with the Ladies
  • YahZarah Feat Raheem DeVaughn - Come 2Me
  • Curtis Santiago - Prod Apple Juice Kid and Curtis Santiago - iBoo
  • 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


  1. ^ Cragg, Michael (January 2, 2013). “New Music: Azealia Banks – BBD”. The Guardian. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  2. ^ Jones, Lucy (January 2, 2013). “New Music - Azealia Banks, BBD”. NME. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  3. ^ Howe, Brian (April 1, 2009). “Freebass 808 – Sky Ocean”. Pitchfork. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  4. ^ “Creative Diversity: 5 Live Packs from International Ableton Artists”. Ableton website. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  5. ^ Austin, Lucky (October 19, 2012). “Apple Juice Kid at Chop Shop Tonight”. Creative Loafing Charlotte. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  6. ^ Apple Juice Kid Archived June 11, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.. Hopscotch Music Festival 2012 Lineup. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  7. ^ Stasio, Frank and Alex Granados (December 20, 2012). “Beat Making Lab”. The State of Things (North Carolina Public Radio). Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  8. ^ Freelon, Pierce (June 26, 2012). Open Beats Rock Brazil”. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ Schacht, John (October 5, 2012). “UNC Professors Bring Beat Making Lab to Africa”. Shuffle Magazine. Retrieved February 3, 2013.

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