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Matthew Ellison


Matthew MCR Ellison II Is The Future of Funk. Matthew is the inventor of Detroit Funk-Jazz Fusion/Neo-Detroit FUNK. The music is a combination of Techno, House, Jazz, Funk and Underground Hip-Hop Breakbeats. The compositions/recordings are created using live and electronic instruments (Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Synthesizers and Drum Machines). There are no samples or computers used. All of the instruments are played and performed by Matthew who also produces, mixes and does his own recordings. Matthew also does all the artwork/cd designs/illustrations for his productions as well.

Matthew MCR Ellison II is a native of Detroit, MI. Matthew is a multi-instrumentalist and visual artist who grew up influenced by the many different musical sounds of Detroit (Techno, House, Undergound Electronic Music, P-FUNK). He was also influenced by James Brown, Prince, Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Juan Atkins, Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, Mad Mike Banks, D'Angelo, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Herbie Hancock, Jimi Hendrix, Donald Byrd, Rick James, Pete Rock, The Crusaders, John Coltrane, Kool and the Gang, Kraftwerk, The Roots, Jaydee (J-Dilla), Slum Village, Erykah Badu, Jazz and Underground Music.

Matthew has always had a vision of inventing a new form of Jazz-FUNK/Fusion. A new style of music that has a heavy Techno/House vibe, the scientific element of Jazz and a Groove that's 1000% Funk. His music is funkier than two skunks with bad breath eating boiled eggs and chitlins. Listen and you will agree.

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Albums by Matthew Ellison

Album Motor City RawFunk by Matthew Ellison

Motor City RawFunk

Electric Otto's Funk Factory


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