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!"

Fused

23 August 2022

Fusion occurs when two genres slam together to form a heavier genre, or when two genres fuse to form one whole new sound, featuring artists like: Weather Report, Kool & the Gang, Tony Williams, George Duke, Azymuth, Chick Corea, Dr Lonnie Smith, Miles Davis, Mahavishnu Orchestra

This Ain’t the 90’s

23 August 2022

90’s but not from the 90’s Rhymes & Beats, featuring artists like: Naz, Swarfy, Wax Tailor, Jurassic 5, Renegades of Jazz, Quakers, Matt Diamind, KRS One, Jungle Brothers, Kendrick Lamar, Guilty Simpson

Funk Off

21 July 2022

Grooves to make your body move, featuring artists like: Betty Davis, James Brown, Da Chick, Patrice Rushen, Prince, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Sylvers, Tower of Power

Dilla & Madlib’s World (Rhymes)

16 June 2022

A choice selection of Hip-Hop tracks with rhymes and or production by J Dilla and or Madlib, featuring artists like: J Dilla, Madlib, Slum Village, Q-Tip, Common, Quasimoto, MF DOOM, The Pharcyde, Jaylib

Educating Matt, Semester 1: Funk x Metal 101

16 June 2022

2 Different Matts + 2 Completely Different Styles of Music x 1 Playlist = Genre Education, featuring artists like: Animals As Leaders, Willie West, FEVER 333, George Clinton, Loathe, The Meters, Protest The Hero

4 On The Floor

10 June 2022

Why do we love that constant kick drum groove so much?, featuring artists like: Amp Fiddler, Cody Currie, Dux, Otis McDonald, Yuksek, Raw Essence, Dam Swindle, Emmaculate

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