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The Soul Funky Train

DJ Matty Dread

A Mobile DJ Party Wherever You Go

Whether you're on the road, in your living room or on one of the fabulous Cape Cod beaches, if it's a Thursday afternoon, you can dial in to The Soul Funky Train on WOMR at 92.1 FM, 91.3 FM or on the web at womr.org.  From 1 to 4pm yours truly takes over the Provincetown studio to deliver a program full of classic tracks new and old.  While the live show focuses on a driving beat to keep the dancefloor bumpin', the radio version takes advantage of the opportunity to stretch out a little and indulge in some deeper album cuts and the latest releases by emerging artists.  Requests are always welcome, and I love hearing that you're out there having a good time, so feel free to call the studio at 508-487-2619 or 800-921-9667.  Between the broadcast and the webcast, WOMR gives me the ability to be at a whole bunch of cool places at the same time!  I absolutely thrive on the energy of all the party people on the Cape and around the world.  For a taste of what the show is all about, you can access Soul Funky Train setlists.

The Right Sound For The Right Time

Over 10 years on the air at WOMR, the show has changed quite a bit.  This has helped to keep the content and delivery stay fresh on a weekly basis.  In the beginning, the show was on the overnight from Sunday to early Monday morning and had a jazzy feel to it.   After a few years, I migrated to 9 to midnight on Saturdays, and the program changed to suit.  Now that I'm on a weekday afternoon the program has morphed again.  Whether it's helping workers get through a long day on the job, or getting party people in the mood for a night on the town, the show in its present incarnation keeps a high-energy vibe that is fueled by adrenaline and heavy doses of caffeine.  In the off season, the show changes a bit to reflect the ambience of the outer cape without the all the activities of summer.  The metabolism slows down to get through the quiet winter months at the end of the sandbar.

In my time at WOMR my taste and knowledge of music has evolved.  Since the dawn of the current millenium, a whole scene has blown up devoted to the sound of 60's and 70's funk and soul.  These bands are not merely paying tribute to the old masters, but driving the beat into the future.  Also, there are DJ's who dedicate themselves to finding little known deep funk tracks from original artists.  When I was getting started on the radio, I didn't have any DJs that I looked up to as role models and inspiration.  Now I do.  I can take bits and pieces of what others are doing, add my take on the material, and come up with a distinctive brew of my own. 

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