Michael is a City Planner, lecturer and researcher at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design. He specializes in quantitative research and spatial analysis. He is also the founder of 24HrPHL, a community engagement and resource organization in the Philadelphia nightlife arts and culture community. He has almost 20 years experience as a DJ, record producer, label owner and event promoter. He has toured the world multiple times over and has released records with Soul Clap, Razor-N-Tape, Defected and other labels under the names Michael The Lion and DJ Apt One. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, he has called Philadelphia home since 2001.