The soul thumping sounds of “Awa” are superbly sculptured with progressive soul progressions, melodic soulful keys and chords and exquisite studio engineering. Another timeless Ralf GUM masterpiece that deserves its rightful place in our collection of Soulful House sounds.

Foliage Records are excited to welcome the esteemed Ralf GUM for a debut release, a collaboration with US Soulstress Monica Blaire. The stunning result is “AWA”, a song some 3 years in the making.

Influential’, ‘inspiring’ and ‘gamechanger’ perfectly sum up Ralf GUM. Pioneer in the House Music scene, GUM has been at the forefront of the genre since 1990. Never swaying from his passion, he is globally renowned for shaping and innovating extraordinary productions and DJ Sets. With Harmony, Soul & Groove at the center of GUM’s ethos, he has created a distinctive, rich sound that is captivating a generation.

Detroit singer, songwriter, and MC Monica Blaire is truly a unique alternative soulstress. Extremely versatile and very talented, her passion for music has led to amazing collaborations with artists such as R&B singers Dwele & Vanessa Williams, Denuan Porter from D12, Wajeed from the Platinum Pied Pipers and most recently a wonderful solo album released on Mahogoni Music produced by label owner and legend Moodymann.

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