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, 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..
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