About the curator - Matt McCalpinMusician/Teacher/Songwriter/Producer/Music Collector. Matt McCalpin lives a life committed to music. He was born with a guitar in his lap, and soul in his heart. A funkified odyssey that began with an accomplished education from Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, has refined into a relentless amount of music created, stages played, students taught, and friendships formed. Currently Matt lives in Michigan with his wife, kids, and pup. When not spending time with his family, he is avidly collecting music, performing, recording, and producing the funk band Medicinal Groove. "Music is the best!"
2 September 2021
Top shelf J Dilla & Madlib instrumentals plus tracks that they have inspired – featuring artists like J Dilla • Madlib • Flying Lotus • Knxwledge • Georgia Anne Muldrow • Count Bass D • Karriem Riggins • MF DOOM
8 July 2021The bass line and production on this track are undeniably hot. Mishell Ivon is dropping vocals with some sass here. Bringing a funky, synthy, get up and groove vibe and choice tones all around.
8 July 2021On the surface this hip little groover is catchy and dancy. But the Wanderlings give you much more than just that. You also get a pungent percussion break equipped with cuíca, and a fierce guitar solo. Accessible, yet tasty.
29 May 2021
This fat, tasty track has a mystic warmth to it. It feels real good.
28 May 2021
The work of Frank Zappa spans three decades and contains 60 plus albums. On top of all that, he is completely unique compared to most rock musicians that came out of the 60’s and 70’s. A “Where to Start” playlist seems very necessary for one to dive into the ingenious world of Zappa.
27 May 2021
Soothing, heartfelt songs from a blend of genres for taking relaxing deep breaths – featuring artists like Feist • Daniel Norgren • Joni Mitchell • John Lennon • Blake Mills • Mndsgn • Madison Cunningh • Dirty Projectors
17 May 2021
Fat drums and an almost afrobeat style B section…this grooves nice.
1 May 2021
This is basically the Avengers of modern day funk.
24 April 2021
This is a nice laid back groover with crispy, tasty style.
12 April 2021
Fribush came outta nowhere sounding like a seasoned B3 champ, and he’s got Charlie Hunter riding shotgun.
7 April 2021
This playlist is a constant quest for deep, unique funk. Ghost Funk Orchestra embodies this concept to the utmost. Get hip to them because their stuff is always tasty as a mf.
1 April 2021
This garden is funky. Georgia Anne Muldrow is an essential groove poet. Always fresh. Always energetic.
23 March 2021
Derek Frank’s fresh take on this fave Stevie tune is funky, good stuff!
15 March 2021
“Fall With Me” just dropped and it’s soulful, swirling tasty stuff.
12 March 2021
Sometimes an artist comes with a track so stankin’ that it’s funky fresh beyond doubt.
1 March 2021
NO GIMMICKS is a smooth slapper that’ll have you fetching your boombox asap.
16 February 2021
Bam! It’s the real deal. A soulful, soothing, oscillating song that yet again showcases Mono’s gifted songwriting artistry alongside his bold bass work.
9 February 2021
This track is so blazing-hot-fresh you can smell it through your speakers.
1 February 2021
Floatin’ upon a booming groove with a devious funk-flavor.
25 January 2021
It’s spacey, fresh, sax-loaded goodness.
11 January 2021
Lee Fields is the truth and The Expressions are raw funk.
4 January 2021
Frazer has a sound that is sweet soul to the utmost. This is a feel good groover of a track.
28 December 2020
The latest from #KingButch is a tactful type of funk. The grasp on their own sound is evident.
20 December 2020
This is just pure funky, well-written, well-recorded, tasty goodness.
12 December 2020
This debut track sways nicely. smei sings unconcerned, but collected. The beat is choice.
7 December 2020
This track will have you moonwalking in the moment.
30 November 2020
This track is fresh bumping production with a Portugal sunrise smile.
24 November 2020
Runaway bumps you to your soul. It’s got all the fixins including some crispy hi-hat work.
16 November 2020
Otis is a force of scorching hot funk. A musician/producer with a PhD in soulful syncopation stacking.
11 November 2020
It seems like a good time to boogie. A fine time to believe in yourself and what it is that you do. Especially if you throw this hot track on. Medicinal Groove creates funk for your health. Go ahead and feel it.
3 November 2020
It feels real and funky with synth laden goodness and a thick rhythm section foundation. Just don’t worry about a damn thing for a couple minutes while it plays.
27 October 2020
This week’s track is authentic, genuine jubilation. The Motivations have created a feel that brings a smile to your groove. We all know heavy is good, but sometimes light and carefree is a nice type of funk too.
20 October 2020
Barstow, although simple on the surface, is moving and glowing with texture. It’s a smiling track. The train is rolling along but there isn’t a parlor piano at play, it’s a warm, fully functioning Juno with funky accompaniment.
12 October 2020
It’s just a hot track worthy of being played at a high volume, but all this needn’t even be said because we all know Kraz knows what he’s doing.
5 October 2020
Hot track alert. It’s the latest from Ginger Root. This song feels fresh and spacey-deep.
28 September 2020
Unwind. Take a breather. Radon is here to groove you. This enigmatic, newly arriving band brings all the feel, chill, and groove-pocket that one could ask for.
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22 September 2020
This record was made in 1972 so it goes without saying that the overall sound is as cushy as possible. Truly a tune that deserves your attention and participation in dance and or sing-along form…
14 September 2020
This treasure of a track is everything you want from a laid back feeling soul tune. It’s just for real funky.
1 September 2020
Another funkified grand slam via Color Red Music and Session Resurrection with this 2020 release from Zbonics. This track burns.
25 August 2020
It’s a smooth little groover that lands a spaceship in its intro, then proceeds to lay down a flavorful soundtrack for you to stride on.
18 August 2020
Plenty can be said about Brazilian soul legend Tim Maia. Or you can just blast this track crazy loud to understand the man and his music in an instant. It’s feel-good-funk at it’s finest.
11 August 2020
It’s Orgone. Present day upholders of the funk. Picture On The Wall is a fresh, stand-out type of groove from their vast catalog…
5 August 2020
Sometimes certain music can knock you out upon first listen because of its uniqueness and energy. That’s what is happening here…
28 July 2020
The summer heat is here and this groove from Manycolors is breezy af. Bangs has that push and pull, wavy-stutter rhythm to it, but with buoyant, dream-like melodies rounding it all out…
20 July 2020
This groove can serve as an “interlude” for this playlist. What is it about funk from the midwest being so deep? Is it the long winters? Who could say, but it is what it is…
8 July 2020
Y’all know Mokaad? Few ensembles were dropping funk arrangements this high level in 2012. This house party worthy track is like five tracks in one…
30 June 2020
There is something pure and honest about this mellow groover of a track from HOMESHAKE. It swirls and waves so nice. It’s like a cozy type of funk…
22 June 2020
If this vigorous, fiery, four-on-the-floor funk track doesn’t make you wanna rise, then feel free to stay seated. But there’s some church organ led soul going on that is simply indisputable…
1 June 2020
Turn this track up louder than usual…
19 May 2020
Throwback this time around because let’s be real, there’s so much funk to be had…
12 May 2020
This hot soul track waves, wobbles, and gets you motivated in a peaceful type of way. There is good symmetry of a care free feel, while maintaining a positive message…
5 May 2020
Life is wild, keep smiling. That’s first rate advice. The world could learn a lot from MonoNeon..
27 April 2020
Yes! It’s Cory Wong. A true upholder in the current status of groove music. Cory has plenty of notable achievements, associated acts, and a lot of music released…
21 April 2020
Ladies and gentlemen, The New Mastersounds. You cannot have the last 20 years of good-gritty-soul-funk music without them…
15 April 2020
Mac Ayres is a prime example of what a soul music artist is today. This track is optimal to cozy up and boogie to…
7 April 2020
There hasn’t been a throwback track added to the playlist in a few so lets do this. This scorching boogie beauty is by Average White Band circa 1978…
2 April 2020
Ahh the sweet, beauteous sounds of well textured funk. This hot track from Slakah The Beatchild aka Beatchild aka Slakadeliqs is a winner in the world of soul-boogie-art…
24 March 2020
Sometimes it is good to have an off-kilter type of thing in your grooving. In truth, it’s always a good thing…
10 March 2020
“Let’s create some happy days.” What a concept. What a fresh track. The latest from groove champion Cory Henry has got the real deal feel…
4 March 2020
Damn. Tom Misch is constructing some of the most sincere music around today. Any which way you slice it, or whatever you want to call it, it always sings brightly and earnestly. What Kinda Music is his latest output with the fearless Yusseff Dayes on drums. Together these two have formed a deep, dark, and gritty track that is potent with individuality…
11 February 2020
Retreat! Back to 1976 when funk-soul recording sessions were pure hot fire. Roy Ayers is certainly atop the list of musical heroes in history that transitioned gracefully from the jazz world over to funk…
29 January 2020
Hot track alert. This is not your typical electro-boogie dance song. This is Dux: an artist on the move. He’s undoubtedly space bound, or from outer space…
22 January 2020
Hip track alert from the latest Turkuaz album. Fight The Fire is the last song on the record but it’s absolutely worth sticking around for. It has a great symmetrical blend of feel-good but no-nonsense weight to it…
13 January 2020
This weeks hot track has but one lyric. But who could argue a statement that is so accurate? Mocky is a brilliant musician who has written and or produced a substantial amount of unique music…
7 January 2020
Sometimes a song title truly describes the track. Sometimes a track is so fresh, it needn’t have the vocals. LA based multi-instrumentalist, producer, and music-crafter Kosie has found a striking balance of sounds…
17 December 2019
This Groove You throwback is necessary for so many reasons. Minnie Riperton is perhaps best known for her five-octave vocal range and doing that Mariah Carey thing before Mariah Carey did it…
10 December 2019
If you’re a raw chiller, you can dig on this track. Richard In Your Mind may be considered more of a “Psych Rock” band but alas there are no rules for this playlist…
3 December 2019
This track is such a lush, glowing groover. The sounds and songs that LA’s TriOrca have created on their debut album Missing are magnetic…
26 November 2019
Jimmy Olson is a force. This track exhibits his funky individuality as an artist, songwriter, and keyboard warlock. “Ava’s” unique piano melody pulls at the heartstrings while simultaneously…
19 November 2019
I’m not too sure if the cat is out of the bag yet on Doug Shorts, but it’s bound to be. At least for real-deal boogie enthusiasts it will be. This track is undeniably hot…
12 November 2019
This new album from Neal Francis is pure soul. “How Have I Lived” is a fave track from the record and why wouldn’t it be? Vocally he’s playing it cool, meanwhile the band is boiling hot and tone-time traveling with 70’s era swagger in modern time…
5 November 2019
Throwing back to 1973 because that’s how I play it sometimes. This Betty Wright track is classic funk at it’s finest…
29 October 2019
Attention all groove connoisseurs, this ones for you. If your thinking, how did an artist achieve such a proper D’angelo vibe?…
25 October 2019
Throwback alert. This is what proper funk from the 80’s sounds like. Do not judge these groovers by where they may be at today…just get on board with how heavy this recording is and celebrate that it exists. If this track doesn’t rock your dance party you may want to invite new guests…
25 October 2019
Hot track alert. This song will pick you up and simultaneously relate to how you’re feeling. A tricky balance to achieve I know, but Dreamcast does it for you here. It’s like being able to dance but you don’t have to attend the party. Nonchalant, deep, groovy goodness. Smile and let it rain down upon you…