So what is this mix all about,...... Friends, Family & Me is a promotional mix put together for Summertime. It has been mixed and arranged by Joe Long and features a handful of his own productions. In addition to his own tunes, the mix has a number of other tracks produced by label mate Aaron Anderson. as well as other songs sprinkled throughout the mix by very close friends. Hence the name of the title. Tracks by bay area artist/friends Roman Nunez, Mario Dubbz of Housewarming Music, Stranger Danger, and Luke Murray of Adoptive Funk. On top of that, it would only be fitting to include a pair of tracks by the San Francisco "Godfather" of House, Jay-J Hernandez, who Joe spent years learning some ins and outs of production and house sound from at the infamous Moulton Studios.
Rather than discussing his background, more importantly to Joe, was to have a mix that he knew every person who made every track on this compilation. Shifting the paradigm from competition to collaboration. It is lonely at the top if no one is there with you. He wanted to do all that he could to promote everyone around him that is making great music, so they can all come up together.
The mix features deep, funky, soulful house. With some tracks featuring samples from classic Marvin Gaye, to Gil Scott Herron, to John Coltrane, a Temptations sample remix competition. even a Rihanna mash up. Give this mix a shot and also google these other artists to see more of the great sounds they are bringing to the house music genre.
Much more important to showcase folks you care about, with that said, enjoy this deep house mix that features tunes by those near and dear. Watch for a volume 2 coming at you very soon as well, as 1 hour mix just scratches the surface of tunes we are twisting on.