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!"

It Ain’t Your Sign It’s Your Mind – Roy Ayers Ubiquity

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…

Blue Star – Dux

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…

Fight The Fire – Turkuaz

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…

You Can’t Rush The Funk – Mocky

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…

Gentle Swag – Kosie

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…

When It Comes Down To It – Minnie Riperton

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…

Shooting Star – Richard In Your Mind

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…

The Stroll – TriOrca

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…

Ava’s Song – Jimmy Olson

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…

Get With The Program – Doug Shorts

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…