Michael The Lion Summer Tour

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Hello World! I’ll be all over the globe this summer and bringing the Funk Train along with me – stay tuned to the tour dates in the sidebar of this site (or to my twitter etc.,) for info on additional shows which will be added.

[UPDATE - Schedule now updated to include France and NYC shows!]

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Hooked Returns to Philly This Saturday!!

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The first installment was one of the best parties I’ve had the luxury of playing in Philly. I’m bringing Michael The Lion out of his cage and bringing those disco crates!

///HOOKED Vol. 2


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, May 30th

at Franky Bradley’s
1320 Chancellor St.


Plus, Shawn, Del and I did a 90 minute guest mix on WKDU FM’s “Hot Mix” last week. You can listen to that here:

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Michael The Lion Edits EP (Razor-N-Tape) Out Now!

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The major labels couldn’t back up the presses forever – the Michael The Lion Edits are now available on 12″ wherever fine records are sold!

This record has a little bit of everything. Any Time is an edit of a loft classic that I did almost five years ago. The Don is an italo/eurodisco joint reminiscent of my RCMP days. Get More is my multi-instrumental hard disco-funk take on a Philly classic (I play 4 guitar lines on it). Lastly 909s And Herb is a little collabo with my man 50 grand Sammy Bananas that has turned into a secret heater in Soul Clap’s recent sets.

Very excited and very honored to be a part of this label – which boasts a roster of top class editors like Dimitri From Paris, Ron Basejam and DJ Vas.

Hope you enjoy – listen below and grab a copy at Juno.

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Razor-N-Tape EP Promo Mix and Preview

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I’m very excited to announce that I will be dropping an EP of edits on Razor-N-Tape as Michael The Lion. RNT is one of the best labels around, I’m honored to become a part of their roster, which includes Dimitri From Paris, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Pools and many other top talents.

Record store day has the vinyl presses all jammed up – and we had hoped the record would be out this week, but there’s a bit of a delay. Have no fear, however, because I’ve got a lil’ promo mix for you, recorded live at the ultra-exclusive Michael The Lion Block Party and I’ve got a preview of one of the tunes on the new EP, called “Get More.” Listen, enjoy, and GET ON THE FUNK TRAIN.

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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

Apt One @ January 7th, 2015 ... · No Comments


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

Apt One @ December 17th, 2014 ... · No Comments

“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

Apt One @ November 3rd, 2014 ... · No Comments

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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