DJ Apt One



DJ Apt One is and has been on the forefront of many important movements in dance music over the last ten years. With his signature funk-influenced style, he has left his mark across the musical spectrum, sometimes under pseudonyms such as RCMP and Michael The Lion.

He was a part of the multi-genre style of DJing that catapulted his adopted Philadelphia to the pinnacle of the DJ world in the early 2000s. His years of seasoning as a DJ have seen him play all styles imaginable all across the US and Europe.

As a part of the duo RCMP, his work foreshadowed the emergence of Nu-Disco before the genre even had a name. As alter-ego Michael The Lion he is pushing the boundaries of funk in modern dance music.

He is an internationally renowned disco edit-maker, appearing on alongside the likes of Todd Terje and Tom Moulton. He has officially remixed global stars as diverse as Wiz Khalifa, Teddy Pendergrass, Todd Edwards and Gregor Salto.

He is also is one of the OGs of “Moombahton” – the polyglot global EDM movement that saw DJ Apt One find fame on the BBC, NPR and elsewhere along with pioneers Dave Nada, DJ Sabo, Dillon Francis and more.

He is also a founder and executive of Young Robots Records, and has put out debut records by Solidisco, Nicos Gun, Fashen and more.

DJ Apt One has shared stages with some of the best talents of this generation, including The Rub, Diplo, Tittsworth, Juan Maclean, Treasure Fingers, Nick Catchdubs, Gigamesh, Big Freedia, Blaqstarr, DJ Sega, Sammy Bananas, Spank Rock, Dave Nada, Wale, Dillon Francis, Peanut Butter Wolf, De La Soul, !!!, RJD2, Bonde do Role, DJ Neil Armstrong, The Hood Internet, Anna Lunoe, The Budos Band, The Flaming Lips, Flosstradamus and more..


-DJ Apt One – RC Groove (PYT Records, 2013)
-ShazaLaKazoo & Chernobyl – Zica Memo (Ft. Suppa Fla) – Zica Memo (DJ Apt One Remix) (Downpitch, 2012)
-DJ Apt One – Fich So Saxy EP (Young Robots, 2012)
-Gregor Salto – Bouncing Harbor (DJ Apt One Remix) (Downpitch, 2012)
-Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – Wake Up Everybody (DJ Apt One Re-Edit) (Harmless / Philly Int’l, 2012)
-Nicos Gun – We Could Die Remixes (Young Robots, 2012)
-RCMP – RCMP II Remixes EP (Young Robots, 2012)
-RCMP – RCMP II EP (Young Robots, 2011)
-Peter Dragontail & Maggie Horn – Crazy Bout You (DJ Apt One Remix) (Young Robots, 2011)
-DJ Apt One – Fich So Saxy (Sol Selectas, 2011)
-Matty C – Action (DJ Apt One Remix) (11-Inch, 2010)
-DJ Apt One – Bang The Bass (Party Guy Records, 2010)
-RCMP – USA Groove (Young Robots, 2010)
-DJ Apt One – Show Me What You Got Digital Single (11-inch Records, 2010)
-Philadelphyinz – Moombahton de Acero EP (Young Robots, 2010)
-Philadelphyinz – Moombahton de Acero Vol 2 EP (Young Robots, 2010)
-V/A – Moombahton de Acero Vol 3 EP (Young Robots, 2011)
-Skinny Friedman – Hundred Dollar Salad (DJ Apt One Remix) (Young Robots, 2010)
-RCMP – RCMP EP (Flamin Hotz Vinyl, 2009 / Young Robots, 2010)
-RCMP – Mustache Love EP (Young Robots, 2010)
-Lyrical God – Let The Beat Ride (DJ Apt One Remix) (Level Two Music, 2010)
-The Kickdrums – Love Is a Drug (DJ Apt One Remix) (2008)
-Philadelphyinz – Pittsburgh Club Anthem (2008)
-Cassettes Won’t Listen – Freeze and Explode (Philadelphyinz Remix) (RCRD LBL, 2008)
-fONKSQUISh f/ Billy Bass Nelson – Planets (DJ Apt One Remix) (Burlesque of North America, 2010)
-fONKSQUISh f/ Denise King – Funky Reprise (DJ Apt One Remix) (unreleased)
-Wiz Khalifa – Say Yeah (Philadelphyinz & Relative Q Remix) (2008)
-Archie Bell – Any Time is Right (DJ Apt One Edit) (The Rub, 2009)
-Zilla Rocca – Nada (DJ Apt One Remix) (2008)


-RCMP – White Light Mix (2012)
-DJ Apt One & DJ Bruce – The Ball (2012)
-DJ Apt One – Down and Derby Anniversary Mix (2010)
-RCMP – Scion Radio Channel 2 Mix (2009)
-RCMP – RCMP II Promo Mix (2011)
-RCMP – RCMP Promo Mix (2009)
-DJ Apt One – Best of Philly Disco (2009)
-DJ Apt One – Best of Philly Disco Volume 2 (2011)
-DJ Apt One – Discobits Mixseries Vol. 4 (2011)
-Philadelphyinz – Mixin It Up (2008)
-Philadelphyinz – Bell Ringers Mixtape (2008)
-Philadelphyinz – SXSW Promo Mix for Quannum Projects (2008)
-Philadelphyinz – I’m With Stupid SXSW Promo (2009)
-Philadelphyinz – The Bar Mitzvah (2007)
-DJ Apt One – Food Money Mixtape (2005)
-DJ Apt One – Beer Money Mixtape (2006)


The Rub @ Southpaw (Brooklyn, NY)
Chez Moune (Paris, FR)
Jimmy’s Lounge (Los Angeles, CA)
Control @ Avalon (Los Angeles, CA)
Europa (Brooklyn, NY)
The Stud (SF, CA)
Panic Room (Paris, FR)
Evil Olive (Chicago, IL)
Flashing Lights (Brooklyn, NY)
The Old Miami (Detroit, MI)
SXSW Music Festival (Austin, TX)
MOCT (Milwaukee, WI)
Ottobar (Baltimore, MD)
Windup Space (Baltimore, MD)
Belvedere’s (Pittsburgh, PA)
Brillo Box (Pittsburgh, PA)
The Hideout (Chicago, IL)
B-Side (Cleveland, OH)
Not Mass @ Club Pgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
Mercury (Cleveland, OH)
Bond Club (Las Vegas, NE)
The Sinclair (Boston, MA)
Casba (Indianapolis, IN)
Ambassador (San Francisco, CA)
Vessel (San Francisco, CA)
Market Bar (Nottingham, UK)
Blunt Club @ Yucca (Phoenix, AZ)
Marquee (New York, NY)
Madrone (SF, CA)
Grand Union (London, UK)
First Avenue Main Entry(Minneapolis, MN)
U St. Music Hall (Washington, DC)
Wonderland (Washington, DC)
Rock & Roll Hotel (Washington, DC)
930 Club (Washington, DC)
Milky Way (Boston, MA)
Good Life (Boston, MA)
Detroit Bar (Orange County, CA)
Firehouse 13 (Providence, RI)
Blue Nile (Harrisonburg, VA)
The Eagle (Seattle, WA)
Czar Bar (Kansas City, MO)
O Dining (Omaha, NE)


Philly Fringe Festival
PA Academy of Fine Arts
Design Trust for Public Space
Atomic Design
Franklin and Marshall College
Haverford College
Carnegie Mellon University
Burn Energy Drink
Fairmount Park Commission
Cosmopolitan Casino
160over90 Branding
Frank151 Magazine
Level Two Music
Coca Cola
Sound Foundation
City of Baltimore


BBC Radio 1: Benji B Programme (2/11)
NPR’s All Things Considered: Moombahton – Born In DC, Bred Worldwide (3/11)
Tucker & Bloom – The Bag Messenger Video Blog with DJ Apt One & Cosmo Baker (5/2011)
Heavy In The Streets – DJ Apt One Interview (7/08)
Pittsburgh City Paper – Philadelphyinz Reps the Burgh with Brotherly Love (4/08)



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