Born in Guilford, the daughter of a record collector and a professional Cellist, Mica Levi was playing a violin when she was barely old enough to hold one. Music was not just a hobby, but rather the starting point for everything in the Levi household. Classically trained at the Purcell School on a scholarship from the Music and Ballet Scheme, she went on to win a scholarship to study composition at the Guildhall School of Music. During her time there she released her first mixtape Filthy Friends with producers and MC's including Toddla T, Ghostpoet and Man Like Me.
Micachu is an artist in residence at London's Southbank Centre, the youngest individual musician to have ever been granted this unique role.
Mica composed the soundtrack to Under the Skin, a film directed by Jonathan Glazer and starring Scarlett Johansson, released spring 2014. The film is based upon the eponymous novel by Michel Faber.
The score received praise from multiple sources, including the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian / Guardian Observer, Pitchfork, IndieWire, The Hollywood Reporter, and Consequence of Sound. It also landed on the "Best of" lists of Dummy, FACT, and Louder than War.
For the Under the Skin score, Mica won Best Composer at the European Film Awards, a Technical Achievement Award from The London Critics' Circle, and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Music Score. She also received nominations from the British Independent Film Awards for Best Technical Achievement in music, as well from BAFTA for Original Music in Film.