BOSS SELECTION ft. ORELIA “would’nt it be wild”

new from SOONHEY

a taste from the upcoming debut release from Boss Selection (a collection of original music curated and produced by Sunny Levine)
This song features Orelia

her twitter @OreliaWorld

I have worked with her before on an EP a few years back and recently we recorded a duet for the film Celeste and Jesse forever that plays over the end credits. She is one of my very favorite natural talents. all the things she reminds me of she has never heard, which is the best… This is the first time we have ever worked on something up tempo like this. it seems to really suit her. more to come from her, me and us togethers………

the opening line is “I met him on an airplane, we were really going places”

This record was made with the help of Los Angeles clothing brand Citizens of Humanity, the album in its entirety is available in the brand magazine that goes out to a select bunch of folks. coming soon to the rest of yall. Very excited and proud of these new tunes and the various collaborations.
cheers
-Sunny
Stay tuned for more of the Boss Selection coming very very soon.
-Sunny

In 2006 a man named Elliot Rashman gave me the opportunity to come to the north of England and produce the Happy Mondays album Uncle Dysfunktional. It would be the follow up to the 1992 album “Yes Please”. Its a wild story in its own right. especially right then i had so much to prove and put my whole heart into trying to make a special piece of work. I worked for a while before i ever met Shaun and he became this mythical wild beast from his old image and stories. when i met hime we got on like a house on fire as they say. when it came time to mix the record i asked if i could try and get Howie B to mix it. When i was 12 years old the same Elliot Rashman gave me a pre release cassette copy of SKYLAB 1. it changed me forever. i then met Howie and watched him work once when i was 15 and he was doing a remix of a simply red song, blew my mind again, and gave me a role model outside of the hip hop cats i had been looking up to. got to work with Howie when i was 18 and he came out to mix some pieces that i had been working on with Ry Cooder for the score to the film End of Violence directed by Wim Wenders. over the years i kept in a wee bit of touch with Howie but never really spent much time. i wrote him an email and then he took a train to Manchester and hung with me and Shaun for a night. We stayed up till the wee small hours, listened to our record so faar and record what became “0161’ers northern soul weekender”. i went back to LA, finished up some tracks and put Mickey Avalon on “Deviants” (i had been working on his debut album that was about to come out). him and Shaun seemed like they needed to be on a track together….
then i went to London and hung with Howie for a few weeks while he mixed the album. it was one of the best times ive ever had. felt like things had really come full circle from my trip hop boyish dreams, and there iwas spending evryday with Howie B while he mixed these jams in a wild way in a great mix room in Hoxton.
it was the best….
after a bunch of bullshit i was asked to remix it a bit cleare and more “pop” from Howie’s stems. i was really just a kid and didnt have the balls to tell everyone to fuck off and stick with Howies mixes, becasue they really were perfect. i would never let it go down like that now… the record as it was got some love and all but alot of the coolness got overlooked. the fact that its mixed by Howie, has Ry cooder playing gtr ona tune, has Mickey and Shaun doing a very creepy duet, has a cover of “Rush Rush” (a Blondie song from Scarface!)
no one has ever heard these original mixes, seemed like time to put it up…
it is a crazy record tho, im not trying to act like it aint crazy…

although it was not in fact released on Factory records it was assigned a factory number by Tony Wilson before his death.
FACT500

Durutti Column, sounding so good as the weather chills and slight winter sets in a little… heres a bunch in case u want some

(Source: Spotify)

"ON & ON & ON"

we keep on putting ourselves in harms way

better that than living at an arms length

its not adventures if you choose your own

zombies catch you if you stay home

why don’t you ease on down

show me what your working with

we ‘aint over bound 

it all goes on and on and on

razor slow

shining on my dime

rainy day

ticker tape parade

it takes precedence 

more than id like

what you gonna do

it all goes on and on and on

i keep on banking on some fantasy

it aint hard to believe

I.R.S. comin down on me

clipper ships full of jewelry

i been to heaven it just wasn’t for long

i think ill probably go to space

why don’t you ease on down

show me what your working with

we aint over bound 

it all goes on and on and on

razor slow

shining on my dime

rainy day

ticker tape parade

it takes mad precedence 

more than id like

what you gonna do

it all goes on and on and on

http://vimeo.com/72216881

https://soundcloud.com/sunnylevine/on-on-on?in=sunnylevine/sets/hush-now

"NO OTHER PLANS" (DAEDELUS REMIX)

ill be so free

ill make no other plans

it hasn’t always moved at that pace

the records don’t match the tapes

somebody holler if i make my case

I’m sure its just a matter of taste

nobodies sayin’ nuthin’ at all

baby, why don’t you break down the walls

a little something to brace the fall

somebody help me place my call

ill be so free

ill make no other plans

ill be so free

ill make no other plans

and i wonder what id do with all that time

how about we ignore a couple of things

and get way too deep into details

i know you think you need the chase

otherwise you feel out of place

now that its face to face

did you find a little too much space

all i can say, all i can see

is things going swimmingly 

don’t look up, don’t look down

to the side or around

just keep your eyes with me

ill be so free

ill make no other plans

ill be so free

ill make no other plans

somebody holler if i make my case

the records don’t match the tapes

a little something to brace the fall

somebody help me place my call

ill be so free

http://vimeo.com/72213986

https://soundcloud.com/sunnylevine/no-other-plans-daedelus-remix?in=sunnylevine/sets/hush-now

"PEOPLE & PLACES"

people and places

smiling faces

turn around and see

if you follow me, i would like those things

i always feel you so well

going thru humans, like stages and stairs

all long the way of getting somewhere

teach some new folks our old inside jokes

thinking they were built for them

french gals with rhinos and casimirs

this place been haunted for years

you don’t  even think about it

it don’t cross your mind

you don’t  even think about it

it don’t cross your mind

when i drift out to sea

you never liked what i saw or believed in what id say

honey, i know i got some demons of my own

trying to keep it all at bay

trying to lock them fools away

i called every single one of y’all babe, theres a place in my heart

but, i gotta stop rocking your chain

you don’t  even think about it

it don’t cross your mind

you don’t  even think about it

it don’t cross your mind

if you follow me, i would like those things

i always feel you so well

you don’t  even think about it

it don’t cross your mind

you don’t  even think about it

it don’t cross your mind

http://vimeo.com/72221028

https://soundcloud.com/sunnylevine/people-places?in=sunnylevine/sets/hush-now

"GO WITHOUT"

Im looking where to go

Everybody building railroads

i guess ill never know

come at it slow like a stage coach

that city don’t have no manners

all that anti me propoganda

if it made a lick of sense, id admire you kander

like, why don’t you go and make some new standards

thats all i wanna know

its all i wanna think about

thats all i wanna know

i don’t wanna go without

go without

how high, or world weary could i seem if you were leaning next to me

ill bet that your lost in your head

I’m solid in things

I’m lucky i don’t know that everyones trying to play it close

ill keep you on my mind baby 

till you fall back in line maybe

thats all i wanna know

its all i wanna think about

thats all i wanna know

i don’t wanna go without

go without

if we were playing chess little girl

wouldn’t you spend a night on each word

i know i done my best little girl

just waitin out west in the world

Im looking where to go

Everybody building railroads

i guess ill never know

come at it slow like a stage coach

thats all i wanna know

its all i wanna think about

thats all i wanna know

i don’t wanna go without

go without

http://vimeo.com/72078456

https://soundcloud.com/sunnylevine/go-without?in=sunnylevine/sets/hush-now