Summer Tour Wraps in NYC at House of Yes this Saturday

Apt One @ September 4th, 2018 ... · No Comments


A summer of good times wraps up for me this weekend at the singular House of Yes in Brooklyn. As always, it will be extravagant, there will be costumes, and it will be fun as hell.

House of Yes presents
Free before 11pm with RSVP | Tickets $15-30

Change your hair, change your life.

: : : DRESS CODE : : :

Wigs, headpieces, fabulous creativity!

: : : MUSIC : : :

Michael The Lion
Zephyr Ann
The Wig
Sue Avenue

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High Fashion Photo Booth
Beauty Parlor
Delirious Hair Design Sculpture Salon
Aerial Hair Spectacles
Performance Art Mayhem
Big Wigs

21+ | No Re-Entry
*Free before 11pm with RSVP only on Eventbrite*

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The Changer (FSQ Remix) Now Out on Soul Clap Records

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My label-mates FSQ have put together the first of what will be two whole LPs of remixes from the Soul Clap Records catalog. My tune The Changer from last year’s Michael The Lion EP got the remix treatment on this one. Out now wherever fine digital music is sold.

All proceeds from the sale of the record go to the family of the late S’aD “The Hourchild” Ali of FSQ, who passed away recently and is dearly missed.

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Good Company at The Dolphin (Philly)

Apt One @ April 5th, 2018 ... · No Comments


Joining my mellow lil’dave of illvibe Collective at the Dolphin this Friday with the outer space jams and the inner spiritual groovers. Last Philly party for a bit – see you there!

Good Company

Michael The Lion (Soul Clap Records, Razor-N-Tape, Defected)
lil’dave (Eavesdrop Radio, illvibe, OSAGE)

The Dolphin – 1539 S. Broad St, Philadelphia
Friday April 6th, 10-2


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Friday – Hooked Returns to Philly’s Liaison Room

Apt One @ March 29th, 2018 ... · No Comments


The spirit of the boogie is back! Philly’s disco classics party – showcasing the classics and all they inspired – returns to Liaison Room for its quarterly dip into the soulful waters. We will also be celebrating the release of Shawn Ryan’s new Superprince EP on Razor-N-Tape! Can’t wait to see y’all there – next one isn’t until the summer – don’t miss it.



music by residents:
Michael The Lion | Soul Clap Records • Razor-N-Tape
Shawn Ryan | Universal Cave • Superprince • Razor-N-Tape
DEL | Do You Wanna Boogie? • 5 Magazine

@Liaison Room
1253 N. Front St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122
(enter through Front St. Cafe)
FREE b4 11pm | $5 after

We do not tolerate intolerance | Respect the vibe ♥

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Michael The Lion, Shawn Ryan and Elvin T for One Night Only

Apt One @ February 6th, 2018 ... · No Comments


We don’t always get to do what we want, but on one night in February we are gonna be Livin It Up together.

Getting together with two of my closest buddies to play great dance in a cozy room in Philly with no cover.

Michael The Lion (Soul Clap, Razor-N-Tape, Defected)
Shawn Ryan (Universal Cave, Superprince, Razor-N-Tape)
Elvin T (Let’s Play House, Rizumu)

Feb 23
Upstairs at Kung Fu Necktie
Front & Thompson Streets, Philadelphia
No Cover

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Soul Clap Winter Residency in Brooklyn This Friday

Apt One @ January 29th, 2018 ... · No Comments


Amy Douglas and I will be in Brooklyn this weekend singing the hits, I’ll be playing some plates, and Midnight Magic, The Illustrious Blacks and Bamboozle will be there too. Totally unreal lineup in a great space.

Soul Clap Records Winter Residency
Feb 2nd, 11PM-4AM.
C’Mon Everybody
325 Franklin, BKNY

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2017 Year In Review

Apt One @ December 19th, 2017 ... · No Comments


This was a really exciting year. My self-titled EP came out on Soul Clap, and we licensed a fantastic remix by Bosq to Defected Records. Amy Douglas and DJ Bruce turned in stellar vocals and remixes, respectively. I had the honor of remixing Midnight Magic. I got to play some really fun parties in the UK, Miami, NYC, Pittsburgh, DC and beyond. Funk Train has started to grow in DC, NY and Philly. Most importantly, I got to share it with lots of great friends and my family as well. I got to watch many of my friends achieve some great things in their careers – it’s been very satisfying.

I’m happy that some of these things were recognized by some of the music outlets I like most. Juno named the Bosq Remix of Get It On and my remix of Midnight Magic as two of its top 30 disco tracks this year, and Traxsource named me one of their top 100 indie dance artists for the second year in a row.

Next year should be a fun one too! Amy Douglas and I are working on a lot of new music and I have plenty of other fun projects in the works. Thank you for all the support from Soul Clap, Razor-N-Tape, Diggin Deeper, Giant Cuts, Defected Records and anybody else who has put out my music recently. Thanks to Brent from Rogue Agency and Sammy my mix engineer. Thanks to Jeff Fry for great graphic design on all the Funk Train fliers and thanks to everybody who has listened to my music, come to see me play or supported me in any way!

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Funk Train NYC with Rich Medina and Amy Douglas

Apt One @ December 5th, 2017 ... · No Comments

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This Friday the Funk Train goes “I-95 intergalactic” as my Philly brother Rich Medina joins me in NYC for a night of disco anthems, funk, soul and house. He and I will be rocking short sets and going back and forth all night. Amy Douglas will join us at peak time to do a short set of our recent jams, including Get It On and Funk Train – and also preview some material from our in-progress EP.

Can’t miss!

Michael The Lion’s Funk Train
Michael The Lion (Soul Clap / RazorNTape / Defected
Rich Medina (BBE / Jump’N'Funk)
Amy Douglas Live! (Soul Clap / Hot Creations / Defected)
Friends and Lovers
641 Classon Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238
Friday, Dec 8th, 2017, 10PM-4AM

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Funk Train Returns To DC With Jarrett Tebbets (Hot Mass, Pgh)

Apt One @ October 24th, 2017 ... · No Comments

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All aboard – the Funk Train rolls back into DC after recent stops in the UK and New York. This time, Hot Mass disco chief Jarrett Tebbets will be heading in from Pittsburgh to grace the wheels on the Eighteenth St. Lounge patio. And wouldn’t you know it, he and I will be doing a home-and-home series, with a Michael The Lion set at Hot Mass in November (check the sidebar for the details).

Michael The Lion’s Funk Train
Michael The Lion f/ Jarrett Tebbets (Hot Mass, Pgh)
Eighteenth St. Lounge
1212 18th St. NW
Washington, DC

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Michael The Lion f Amy Douglas – “Get It On” (Bosq Remix) – Now Out on Defected Records

Apt One @ October 11th, 2017 ... · No Comments


The Bosq remix of “Get It On” from the Michael The Lion EP (feat Amy Douglas) is now out on Defected Records Amsterdam 2017 Compilation. Couldn’t be more excited to be associated with one of the marquee dance music labels in the world today. Thanks to Soul Clap Records for making this happen.

Grab yourself a copy of the remix to buy or stream here:

You can also find the EP in its entirety wherever fine vinyl or digital music is sold.

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