As we fast approach the end of 2020, we shine a light on a label that has had yet another strong year - the brilliant Foliage Records!
Foliage Records in the Spotlight...
Foliage, set up in 2008 and now powered by the Reel People Music group (the same team behind Papa Records, CityDeep Music and also namesake imprint, Reel People Music) managed to capture what so many labels still struggle to achieve - authenticity
Authenticity, by virtue, comes with exploring new terrain. Blinkers on, looking ahead - making it happen, and boy has Foliage done just that. Whilst some might scramble to diversify their sound, Foliage, on the other hand, has run a steady and true course steered by some of the most illustrious and, in cases, arguably understated producers over the the past 12 years.
Black Coffee, Ziggy Funk, DJ Fudge, Ron Trent, Daniel Rateuke, Atjazz, Art Of Tones, David Harness, Roland Clark, DJ Spinna, Nathan Haines, Josh Milan, Frankie Feliciano. The list goes on, and this all-star lineup is no accident. It has evolved naturally - drawing afro grooves and soulful house closer together, because the two are one of the same. Together they represent the best in culture, the best in creativity, musicality, instrumentality and vocal talent.
These are the fundamentals that make music exciting, that keep it progressive and that keep moving things forward.These are also the fundamentals that have drawn such a high caliber of artists into the Foliage orbit as it continues to expand.
Thanks to its successful ‘Deep Rooted’ compilations (now in its third chapter, most recently curated and served up by Art Of Tones, following predecessors Mood II Swing and The Layabouts) Foliage has been setting out its stall for newcomers to come and catch the label’s vibe through extended various artist snapshots. We recommended exploring these ASAP!
So without any further delay, check out what we’ve got lined up for you: exclusive video content from Atjazz, exclusive charts from Rocco, Manoo, Terry Hunter, Osunlade, Karizma, Moon Rocket, Reel People, Atjazz, Jullian Gomes, Opolopo + Richard Earnshaw.
It’s BIG. It’s Foliage. It’s live. Check it out!