About Funk Yeah!
What about this whole Funk Yeah!?
Each month Funk Yeah will showcase/present/deliver you the best in the funky and jackin tunes coming out of the underground house music community.
Make sure you browse around and check out all the pages. There are Interviews, Track listings from the show, links, FREE mixes and more.
You want in on showcasing your tracks?! Funk Yeah! Hit us up with your tunes!
Who is J Matthews?
Short Version: J Matthews is the owner and co-host of this show. Go here to learn more about him.
Long Version: J Matthews has been a DJ for 12+ years and continues to do so until his arms get tired. Most of his life, he has resided in the 612 (thats Minneapolis, MN) where he has been influenced by such local DJ stars such as Chuck Love, Alexander East, E Tones, Jevne, Jack Trash, and hundreds of other local DJs (Seriously, there are hundreds, if not thousands in this city).
J Matthews is a resident DJ at First Avenue Nightclub in Minneapolis, MN. He is also co partier of HotDish, a monthly party that goes balls to the walls to bring the the funkiest and jackinest house music to the Electronic Dance Community in the Twin Cities. His partner in crime for these events is Nate Laurence (Spatula City Records, Guesthouse Music, Flapjack Records, and more). Both J Matthews and Nate Laurence go out throughout the city and DJ various clubs, parties and raves under the HotDish moniker as well.
J Matthews has also spent 3 years on the East Coast (Boston, MA) where he was deeply influenced in the deeper side of underground house music (no pun intended there). In Bean Town, he was highly influenced by the local, national, and international talent of underground deep house. But his roots ached of the Minneapolis Vibe and culture. So he moved back home (plus its wicked expensive to live out there).
Be a friend, come say hi. You can reach J Matthews via all this crap below:
YellowPages (ha, just kidding)
And for your listening enjoyment, have fun with this. Its best if you download it, burn in on a CD, and crank it on your way to work. Im not responsible for any accidents that you get into though.
Who Is DJ XEL?
Short Version: DJ XEL is the co-host and Chicago native of this show.
Long Version: With over 20 years as a DJ veteran, Native Chicagoan DJ XEL currently lives in Minneapolis where he’s known to get the party jumping with his diverse music selection and signature sound that blends old school funk and disco infused with new school flavor. Recently named co-host of the international radio show “Funk Yeah! FM” with J Matthews on ChicagoHouseFM, DJ XEL always looks for new and creative ways to bring music and people together.
Influenced by masters including Hot Mix 5, Frankie Knuckles, Ron Hardy, Mark Farina, and Derrick Carter as well as DJ Sneak, Cajmere, DJ Colette, DJ Heather, DJ Psych-Bitch, 3 Degrees, Doc Martin, DJ Spen, and DJ Oji, to name a few, DJ XEL looks to innovate new sounds while staying well-grounded in the history and legacy of Chicago house music.
Dont be shy about it. Go connect with DJ XEL on these different channels:
Check out a recent mix right here: