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Formerly known as DJ Apt One, Philadelphia based Michael Fichman now goes under the moniker Michael The Lion, he is staple within the Philly music scene and is involved with among others the Soul Clap Records and the Razor N’ Tape crews. His productions showcases his warm and fuzzy feelings for disco, soul and funk.

This exclusive mix done for us here at Discobelle includes lots of his own edits and productions alongside some disco classics to create a funked up, soulful and practically unstoppable mix that will make sure to turn your listening session into a partyfilled affair wherever you may be.

The mix also includes two new songs from the forthcoming Michael The Lion vinyl EP which will be released via Soul Clap Records in April. One of the songs is the amazing “Get It On” (featuring Amy Douglas on vocal duties) and can be downloaded for free below.

Brooklyn’s disco haven, Razor-N-Tape, are back with their latest slab courtesy of Michael The Lion (aka DJ Apt One). His latest collection of DJ friendly edits kicks off with “Anytime,” a funky, sing-along heater with heavy percussion and jangly keys. Next up, “The Don” takes things international with a cheeky little disco groove, latin vocals and vintage synth riffs while “Get More” is a hard-funk treatment of a classic Teddy Pendergrass tune. Wrapping things up, Michael enlists the talents of fellow Brooklynite, Sammy Bananas, to rework Herb Albert’s most “hypnotizing” effort to date on “909s and Herb.”

Cop the 12″ HERE.

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Just before the weekend we heard from one of our Brazilian friends – Porto Alegre based producer/dj Chernobyl – and he gracefully offered us this new single that he did in cooperation with Belgrade duo Shaza La Kazoo and Suppa Fla.

“Zica Memo” is released today on Gregor Salto’s own label Down Pitch, it’s a carnivalflavoured Balkan tune that comes backed with remixes from Wiwek and DJ Apt One. The single also includes a big remix from labelowner, master of funky house and dj superstar Gregor Salto.

RCMP

Jun 15 2009

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We did a post about RCMP back in February when their tracks made us dream of summer. Now their debut, the “RCMP EP”, is about to drop on Flamin Hotz in a joint venture with Young Robots (street date is June 23rd, vinyl only and it comes backed with remixes from Cousin Cole and Pumpkin Patch). This track “Ibiza, PA” is on that warm, fuzzy tip with discohouse elements of epic proportions.

“RCMP is the creation of DJ Apt One and Relative Q. They make dance music for those who yearn to be unpretentious and animalistic creatures of the discothè€que. DJ Apt One, Philadelphia DJ and member of Philadelphyinz, joined with Pittsburgh’s Relative Q in the Spring of 2008 to assemble several remixes. Ultimately, the two saw a mutual understanding of the visceral power of the musical bond between Cold War Europeans and their robot slaves. Studio experimentation led them to record “Mustache Love”, a track which brought a symphony of synths, conga players and strings to bear in a classic, but forward-thinking compositional style. Soon, the sound infiltrated some of the most influential discothè€ques in the world. It is rumored that babies conceived to this song are being groomed to lead a number of former Soviet republics. Their collaboration produced the body of work that is now known as the RCMP EP. Notable for its sophistication (“Mustache Love”), its cathartic emotional content “(Ibiza, PA”), its soaring grandiosity (“The Bird AKA Ignition”) and its brain-melting infectiousness (“USA Groove”), RCMP has been leaving dance floors aglow in pheremones, sweat and love.”

RCMP – Ibiza, PA (YSI)

RCMP – Ibiza, PA (zShare)

BONUS: Here’s the promo mix which features all the tracks off the EP.

RCMP – RCMP EP Promo Mix (zShare)

Tracklist after the jump.

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