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!"

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

Tick Tock

9 June 2022

Musicto V the Algorithm, featuring artists like: Aldous Harding • Blur • Faye Webster • Little May • Orla Gartland • Mazzy Star • Holy Hive

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.