Matt McCalpin

Musician/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!"

Funk Soul Jazz Renewal

11 May 2022

The history of a legendary Funk Soul Jazz style that nobody saw coming. 90’s & 2000’s deep cuts, featuring artists like: Soulive, John Scofield, Medeski Martin & Wood, The Greyboy Allstars, The New Mastersounds, Charlie Hunter, Lettuce

Scary Pockets Top 22

9 May 2022

Matt & Andrew’s top 22 SP picks aka the dopest Scary Pockets playlist!, featuring artists like: Scary Pockets, India Carney, Madison Cunningham, Kenton Chen, Judith Hill, Mario Jose

Matt & Andrew Take Cover

28 April 2022

Collab list of covers that do justice to the og’s but also shine on their own Featuring artists like: • Scary Pockets • Erykah Badu • HAIM • Khruangbin • The White Stripes • Los Colognes • Fugees • The Black Keys

It’s Let’s Do This

18 November 2021

Hot tracks that’ll make you motivated af to get stuff done – featuring artists like Louis Cole • A Tribe Called Quest • The Whispers • Delvon Lamar Organ Trio • The Pharcyde

Dilla & Madlib’s World (Beats)

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

Sapphire Tea – Mishell Ivon

8 July 2021

The 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. 

Makin’ My Move – Easy Wanderlings

8 July 2021

On 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.

skyway (get it over) – LostNoise

29 May 2021

This fat, tasty track has a mystic warmth to it. It feels real good.

Peaches En Regalia — Where to Start with Frank Zappa • a playlist by musicto

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.

Deep Relaxing Tracks

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