Mellow Madness is a DeeJay radio show that focuses on Soul, Funk, Jazz, various International, Psyche and other genres and has an emphasis on original press vinyl records. The show is hosted by Michael Murphy but periodically has guest appearances from local DJs and even the occasional world famous record collector.
The host, Michael Murphy, has been a DJ in Richmond for over 15 years and got involved through an interest in Hip Hop and Dance music. He was part of the tag team duo Sleek and Ruckus in the mid 90s but continued working with other groups, notably The Infectious Organisms in the late 90s. Over the years Michael has DJed in many cities, including the opportunity to DJ at SXSW in Austin, Texas in 2007.
"While growing up in Richmond I was into Rock, Punk and Heavy Metal as a kid, but developed a taste for Hip Hop during my teenage years. A lot of the golden era Hip Hop beats were produced with samples of soul and funk records from the 60s and 70s. Once I started discovering the original sample sources for all of my favorite hip hop songs, I quickly realized that there was a whole other world of older music that I was not aware existed. My tastes over the years have branched out to many other types of music besides 60s and 70s Soul and Funk. On any given Sunday on Mellow Madness you might hear Deep Soul 45s, Brazilian Sambas, International Psyche Rock, Disco Boogie, Black Jazz, Post Punk, Afro Funk, Psychedelic Folk, Roots Reggae, and a lot more."
Mellow Madness is on Sunday afternoons between 1 & 3pm, and an archive of previous shows can be found at
Join us for two hours of Mellow Madness. Today we'll have visits from veteran RVA rapper MadSkillz as well as Keli Strawbrige of the band Kings.