This feature makes it very clear: I’m all about the vibes of Matty P. His blends of Boogie, Disco, Sophistafunk, Electro, Latin Freestyle, Italo-Disco, Detroit Techno, Classic Chicago House and Modern Soul mesmerizes me. Matty alongside Domenica, Atlee Treasure and Frankie Crescioni will soon welcome partygoers to the first “Spread Thick” night at Kremwerk. Takes place this Thursday, April 17th. As I mention in the interview below with Matty P, it has me super hyped! You will find me there, vibin’ tough. Now, onto our conversation..
DD Anyone interviewed here on Disco Droppings has my stamp of affection. But I do have to say, you Matty P stand out as a gem. I was so into your first set at Kremwerk a short while ago. I kept going up to Austin while you were playing like, “Listen to this! This is so rad!” Since then I’ve had your mixes on repeat, especially “Modern Funk & Boogie Classics”. I play it at work, driving around, in such a variety of environments, and it always just works. We’ve been getting to know each other a bit and yea, it’s a pleasure! Just gonna’ shower you with compliments first off.
MP Hey! Glad you like the vibes.
DD What’s a day in the life of Matty P?
MP Well. Starts off in the early to mid morning when I wake up and ends late at night when I go to sleep. Lots of pizza making and musical activities in the middle, with at least 1 episode of Seinfeld usually. I like to keep it simple.
DD How do you visualize “Spread Thick”? The night debuts this Thursday (April 17th) at Kremwerk; featuring Domenica, Atlee Treasure, Frankie Crescioni and yourself. What kind of mood do you plan on creating? This is the night I’ve been anticipating the most so far. :))
MP I have a long history of producing and directing underground “dances” all over the US, from loft parties in Chicago to dank warehouse parties out in philly. With “Spread Thick” I guess I’m trying to recreate those anything goes types of vibes where people from all types of scenes can come together to hear some fresh jams and get freaky.
The musical direction for the night is based around funk and the countless sub genres that go with it, but we won’t be limiting our selections to just that. The plan is just to keep it as sensual and erotic as humanly possible while still keeping it classy and sophisticated. “Talk classy, act nasty.”
DD Can you share a few tracks that encapsulate your current vision?
MP My favorite track at the moment is “Charlene” by a new Miami based group called Psychic Mirrors. This track is unbelievable, it sounds like It could be from 1983 or 2083, I can’t see it leaving my box anytime soon.
My all time favorite jam. “Soft Hoop” by Metro Area. Got that cosmopolitan street vibe that makes sense coming out a boombox in a dark alley on skid row or at a private cocktail party in a penthouse in Manhattan.
DD You were kind enough to share an upcoming Social Lovers vinyl release with me, “Call Me Up/So Right”. This is a collaboration with a few artists yes? I’ve been listening to those as well as this Side A/B tape release. Didn’t that sell out right away?
MP Yep. Social lovers is a studio group a handful of friends and I put together a few years ago in LA. I don’t know if it completely sold out right away, but it definitely went faster than I would have ever guessed. The 7″ single comes out April 29th on Cherries Record,then we’re hopefully putting out a 12″ EP in the late summer or early fall.
DD Do you feel like the music you’re putting out there and playing is more than a look to the past? I think some people could just call it retro. But your vibes seem to exist in a more timeless space..
MP I’d like to think so! Boogie has definitely passed the test of time and is currently getting better and better. You can’t really go wrong with a 4 on the floor beat and a smooth sexy bassline.
DD And lastly, how would you describe your current crew of sorts..
MP Bunch a’ good for nothin knuckleheads, I’m currently looking for a new crew.
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