Saturday – Hooked (Philly)

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Very, very excited to present a new experience in a new venue…



The Philly Debut of
MICHAEL THE LION (Soul Clap Records, Razor-N-Tape)

DEL (Do You Wanna Boogie, 5 Magazine)

SHAWN RYAN (Universal Cave, Superprince)

Playing the classic sound – from past to present.

Saturday, March 7th

at Franky Bradley’s
1320 Chancellor St.

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Friday – Output NYC

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I’ll be assuming animal form and playing a set as my Michael The Lion alter-ego at Output in NYC this Friday. Joining me will be many of my fellow travelers on the Soul Clap mothership – Soul Clap themselves, “Disco” Tom Noble and Inkswel. Should be a pretty damn good night.

Friday, 13 February 2015
10PM – 05AM

Soul Clap (Open to Close)

The Panther Room:
Inkswel [BBE Records/ Rush Hour/ Hot Shot]
Tom Noble [Superior Elevation Records/ PPU Peoples Potential Unlimited/ Beats In Space]
Michael the Lion [Soul Clap Records]

74 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Tickets – $30

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The Funk Train In Boston

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This Friday, the Funk Train will be rolling into Boston and I’ll have some special guests in tow. Amy Douglas will be singing Funk Train live, Goulet will be slingin’ tunes and the one and only Cosmo Baker will be doubling up with me on the wheels as we dish out the finest disco, funk, soul and house.

Here are the details:

Michael The Lion’s Funk Train

Cosmo Baker, Amy Douglas, Goulet
w/ DJ Apt One aka Michael The Lion (Soul Clap)
Good Life
28 Kingston St. Boston, MA
$5 before 11, $10 after
Jan 9th, 2010.

Related: Michael The Lion – Funk Train 12″, The World of Michael The Lion Mix

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New Michael The Lion Mix for Soul Clap

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“This mix is made up of tunes that are the musical lineage or the musical forbears of the Michael The Lion persona. Over the years I have produced tons of tracks and edits as DJ Apt One and with my group RCMP – many of which came to ultimately make up the basis of the Michael The Lion sound. These are those tunes, combined with some Michael The Lion songs, including Funk Train.”


1. Frank Ocean – Pyramids (DJ Apt One Disco Dub)
2. Diana Ross – Love Hangover (DJ Apt One Edit)
3. Michael The Lion f/ Amy Douglas – Funk Train
4. Michael The Lion f/ Sammy Bananas – 909s and Herb
5. RCMP – Men’s Rhythm
6. Michael The Lion & FSQ – Vibe Out
7. DJ Apt One – RC Groove
8. Archie Bell – Any Time Is Right (DJ Apt One Edit)
9. Michael The Lion – Side of Life
10. Nicos Gun f/ Sammy Bananas – Dirty Girl (DJ Apt One Remix)

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Michael The Lion on Soul Clap – Funk Train feat. Amy Douglas

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I’m very happy to finally announce the new single from my funky alter-ego Michael The Lion – a vinyl-only joint on Soul Clap called “Funk Train.” This one has been in the works for a while, but it’s well worth the wait. Heavy bass-driven funk with the amazing Amy Douglas on vocals and yours truly playing a whole buncha instruments including the guitar he got for his Bar Mitzvah back in 1996. Mixing by the singular mister Sammy Bananas.

When we last checked in with Michael The Lion, he was remixing Todd Edwards and Robert Lux on Young Robots, so the bar was kind of high for the next release. Enter Soul Clap, some of the globe-trottinest, funk-lovinest, beard-havinest dudes. Amy had worked with them before, my sometime collaborators FSQ had worked with them before, so this one comes fully out of their “Crew Love” concept. My tune (and the A-side, a sublime cut by Juice Belushi) were staples on the Crew Love summer tour, and the boys graciously asked me to lend my cut to this 12″. Really, really, very truly honored to be a part of the fam.

In a strange twist – this record actually came out in early October … and SOLD OUT on presales alone, so we shelved the advertising push until we had a record to sell. So I’d suggest that you cop this record ASAP, because if it sold out once with no advertising, who knows about the second time around!

Many thanks for all the support as always!

Soul Clap’s Summer Jamz
Michael The Lion f/ Amy Douglas “Funk Train”
Juice Belushi f/ Nephrok “Paradise”
Juno / Crew Love Store

PS. You can take a look at a sweet video how the record was pressed at Soul Clap HQ’s pressing facility.

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Live Radio Recording – The P Show

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This past summer I played the almighty P Show with my man DJ Soulist in Paris. Shoutouts to Le Mellotron radio for having me – their studio is in the pilot’s house of a river boat moored on the Seine. Really awesome place to hang out and play some tunes. The recording was just posted. Have a listen. Lots of unreleased goodies.

Anna Adamis & Gabor Presser – Ringsad El Magad No.2
Amerie – One Thing [Organ] Edit by Mr K]
Mary J Sly – Everyday People (DJ Apt One Edit)
Stetsasonic – dbc let the music play instrumental
Kool & The Gang – Take The Weight (Nick Bike Edit)
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band – What Can You Bring Me?
Quantic vs. Sunshine Anderson – Heard It All Before (Platurn Edit)
Eddie Kendricks – He’s A Friend (Dimitri from Paris Super Disco Blend)
AM-FM – You are the one
Warsaw Afrobeat Orchestra feat. Bosq – Only Now (Bosq Remix)
Isaac Hayes – Run Fay Run
China Burton – You Don’t Care (About Our Love) 12″
Coke Escovedo – I Wouldn’t Change A Thing
The Spinners – I’ll Be Around (DJ Apt One Edit)
Rufus Thomas – Sophisticated Sissy (DJ Apt One Edit)
Jungle Fire – CHALUPA
The Sol Power All-Stars – Afrika Afrika
Michael The Lion feat. Amy Douglas – Funk Train
Bohannon – Let’s Start The Dance (Deep Sang Edit)

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Three Philly Events This Week

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Keeping busy around town this week.

Tonight, I’m at Marathon (19th and Market) from 5-10PM with DJ Royale for Center City Sips on some chilled out patio type ish.

Friday afternoon I’m having DJ Royale drop by my “DJ Apt One and Friends” residency in the band shell The Oval (across from the Art Museum) from 5:30-8:30.

Friday evening its the return of Hot Mess at Silk City with special guest Reed Streets alongside DJ Dav and yours truly.  As always, Hot Mess is free until 12 if you RSVP to

Check the sidebar on the right for dates, times, addresses and all that good stuff.

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Paris This Week

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dandy paris

A few Euro shows/events this week. First, this afternoon at 4PM Paris time (10AM EST) I’ll be on The P Show with DJ Soulist. We’ll be broadcasting live on as we DJ on a boat (yes a boat) on The Seine. You can live stream our DJ sets at or catch them later as they are posted in the site’s archive.

Friday, I will be playing an all-nighter at Le Dandy for La Belle Amie’s closing party. Joining me will be my good buddy DeeDeeHey from Venice Beach. Expect lots of new, unreleased jams from my Michael The Lion project, including my new single on Soul Clap Records.

Friday, June 27, 11:55 PM
Le Dandy
26 rue Pierre-Fontaine, 75009 Paris, France

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Pittsburgh This Weekend

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cantina gold

Hittin’ up the motherland this Friday for the new Cantina Gold Series. Great lineup at that spot this summer – Diamond D, Grandmaster Flash, Stretch Armstrong, Brenmar, Rich Medina and yours truly. Really excited to rock with my brother Edgar Um as well.

I did an interview with Pittsburgh scene mag NakYouOut about the event and about some things I’ve got going on in the near future, including more Michael The Lion releases, on the almighty Soul Clap records.

NakYouOut – The Apt One Interview

Gold Series w/ DJ Apt One
Round Corner Cantina
3720 Butler St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201
GOLD SERIES :: every Friday at Round Corner Cantina

This Fri May 30th, DJ Apt One [Young Robots: Philadelphia] with Edgar Um [Honcho/Pgh Bro Club/VIA: Pittsburgh] and Gold Series resident DJ Bamboo

$5 cover after 10PM
$5 Champagne special 9pm-2a

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Live at Hot Mass Pgh

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Happy to be able to share a live recording of my super late, super deep, super fun set at Hot Mass in Pittsburgh a few months back. This was a truly great and amazing party and I played lots of new Michael The Lion material and old RCMP material.

You may have read that this is one of the country’s best and most unique parties (it’s in a bath-house). And that is not an incorrect assessment.

Additionally, there are other live recordings from recent tour dates in Seattle (Jack at The Eagle) and San Francisco (GoBang at The Stud) and a mixtape by Reed Streets I contributed to up on my Soundcloud.

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