Michael The Lion & Amy Douglas with DJ Bruce at House of Yes NYC

Apt One @ September 20th, 2017 ... · No Comments

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Amy and I will be reprising our performance from the summer of 2016 – doing some of our recent material and some old joints too. This all takes place at one of the most inviting and fantastic parties in NYC, House of Yes. To top it off, DJ Bruce will be there to round out a “Funk Train” style lineup. Keep an eye on the dress instructions, this party is for real.

House of Yes presents
Prohibition Disco
Tickets: bit.ly/2w6Veot

::: Vintage Looks are Required for Entry :::
Dress to the nines. Be the bees knees. More inspiration here: http://pin.it/p60BQEH

::: Music :::
Michael The Lion
DJ Bruce
David Kiss
Amy Douglas (live)

Saturday, October 7
Oct 7 at 10-4
2 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11237

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

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Locomotive Disco – London This Saturday

Apt One @ September 18th, 2017 ... · No Comments


Happy to make my first return to the UK in five years, and none better to rock with than my Soul Clap Records family. Jack Priest and I will be turning the disco screws in Hackney this Saturday. Best not miss it.

Locomotive Disco

Michael The Lion (Soul Clap, Razor-N-Tape, USA)
Jack Priest (Wolf+Lamb, Soul Clap, UK)

September 23rd, 2017

Oslo Hackney
1A Amhurst Road, E8 1LL London, United Kingdom

Limited free passes available at oslohackney.club

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Midnight Magic – Sea of Love Remixes

Apt One @ September 13th, 2017 ... · No Comments

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Very excited to tell you about a new remix for one of the world’s great disco bands, Midnight Magic. Had a hard time remixing my label-mates, the original material is so good it’s hard to top, but I’m happy with the result. Includes a dub version as well. Remixes from my good friends Nark and FSQ round out the record – it’s tops all around.

Find out where to buy or stream it at all the digital outlets HERE.

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The Funk Train Returns to Philly With Andy Pry of Tiki Disco

Apt One @ July 17th, 2017 ... · No Comments

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The Funk Train pulls back into Philly this Friday with one of New York’s most renowned disco selectors – Andy Pry of the legendary Tiki Disco.

Fresh off stops in Miami and DC, and still blowing steam from Eli Soul Clap’s visit to the last Philly edition… it’s time to refuel and get it on as we celebrate the new EP and single on Soul Clap Records.


The Funk Train – Philadelphia Edition
f/ Andy Pry (Tiki Disco, NYC)
& Michael The Lion (Soul Clap, Razor-N-Tape)
@ Front St. Cafe – 1235 Front St.
10PM, $5 Cover.

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Michael The Lion – Michael The Lion EP (Soul Clap Records)

Apt One @ June 30th, 2017 ... · No Comments

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Happy to announce the release of the self-titled Michael The Lion 12″ EP, which has been trickling out to various vinyl outlets over the past week. This record is the culmination of a few years worth of tinkering and experimentation with the Michael The Lion project – live instruments and voice alongside classic disco textures – all with a positive vibe. Wonderful lyrics and melodies from Amy Douglas and a fire remix from Bosq, whose work I’ve long admired. Uplifting vibes for a time when lift is sorely needed.

A digital release, with a special pair of remixes from DJ Bruce is now out as well!

Buy it at the following fine retailers:


Crew Love Store (US) | Bandcamp | Juno | Halcyon | Phonica | Kudos Records

iTunes | Juno | Beatport | Traxsource | Amazon

PS. Thank you to Amy Douglas, Ben Woods, Rick Gabriel, Jeff Fry, Sam Posner, Lora Reehling, Soul Clap Eli, Soul Clap Charlie and Del for their help getting this record together!

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Friday – Funk Train DC Featuring Cyclist

Apt One @ June 20th, 2017 ... · No Comments

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The Funk Train rides back into DC this Friday with Canada’s finest along to conduct. Cyclist of Toronto’s legendary Beam Me Up parties will be along to make sure there’s extra vibration at the station!

Michael The Lion’s Funk Train - featuring Cyclist (Beam Me Up, Toronto)
Eighteenth St. Lounge
1212 18th St N W.
Washington, DC
Saturday, June 23rd, 10PM-3AM.

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Kraak & Smaak featuring Michael The Lion at Coda Philly

Apt One @ May 22nd, 2017 ... · No Comments


This Friday is my birthday, and what a nice birthday gift it is to get to share the stage with Kraak & Smaak in my hometown. I’ve long had a trans-atlantic admiration for these guys, and over time, we’ve ended up working on the same labels and with the same agencies – birds of a feather flock together. Looking forward to making it super funky.

Friday, May 26, 2017
Kraak & Smaak World Tour
f/ Special Guest Michael The Lion
Coda – 1712 Walnut St.
Free before 12AM, $15 after

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Hooked Returns To Philly This Saturday

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


This weekend, we’re back up to our old tricks – Del, Shawn and I will be bringing you disco classics and the music they inspired at FB’s.

///HOOKED Vol. 10

MICHAEL THE LION (Soul Clap Records, Razor-N-Tape)
DEL (Do You Wanna Boogie, 5 Magazine)
SHAWN RYAN (Universal Cave, Superprince, Razor-N-Tape)

Playing the classic sound – from past to present.

Saturday, April 29th
at Franky Bradley’s
1320 Chancellor St.

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Funk Train Hits Philly, BK and DC

Apt One @ February 7th, 2017 ... · No Comments


The Funk Train rolls through the Northeast Corridor this coming month – three nights of disco, house and funk with some amazing talent. Eli from Soul Clap, Andy Pry of Tiki Disco, DJ Bruce of DJ Palace and M//R of L.I.E.S. will be joining me on these dates. Check the flier for details!

Do. Not. Miss. It!

A portion of the proceeds from Philly, NYC and DC will be donated to ACLU of PA, DJs For Climate Action and the Union of Concerned Scientists, respectively.

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Funk Train Philadelphia featuring Eli of Soul Clap

Apt One @ February 1st, 2017 ... · No Comments


February 24th, my traveling Funk Train event pulls into its fourth city, my home town of Philadelphia, for a special one-time event. Bringing Soul Clap honcho Eli aka Bamboozle in for a rare Philly set in an intimate setting. Announcements soon coming on two Funk Train events on the East Coast in March!

Party for a cause. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the ACLU of Pennsylvania.


Philadelphia Edition

feat. BAMBOOZLE of the duo SOUL CLAP
Michael The Lion (Soul Clap Records, Razor-N-Tape)

Friday, Feb 24th, 9PM-2AM
Front St. Cafe, 1253 N. Front St., Philadelphia

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