LEAF XCEED started out under a simpler name, LEAF, as the trademark or insignia I would personally place on all of my works of art, dating back to childhood hand-drawn comics and eventually animated cartoon slideshows. As time went by, LEAF turned into LEAF XCEED and I was joined by multiple friends who also wanted to contribute in terms of music, software, art, comics and even literature. However, most all of the other kinds of content were not pursued, and what was left was my personal passion, music — hence, LEAF XCEED Music Division.
It was in 2007 when I first started composing digital arrangements and compositions in the MIDI format. That was the very beginning of LEAF XCEED Music Division’s rise to a certain amount of prominence since I moved on to using a legitimate digital audio workstation to compose my music. Given a few years of consistency and growth, LEAF XCEED Music Division had been around on YouTube, Newgrounds and many other websites known mostly for my video game remixes.
By the release of Website Releases II at the tail end of 2011, the consistency was lost due to other pursuits and endeavors, as well as planning for the next step LEAF XCEED Music Division was to take. In 2013, the official announcement was released that converted LEAF XCEED Music Division from being my moniker for my compositions to a full-fledged weblabel, expanding to other artists other than myself with the intention of building a community of passionate musicians headed towards the same end.
LEAF XCEED Music Division is all about the expression of music from video games or inspired by video games, and the bringing of all the unknown, unheard pieces of music from the less popular video games back into the limelight in the form of arrangements and remixes.
I, or we, intend to bring to you the soundtrack of the underground, in its entirety for the world to hear, appreciate and enjoy.
~Ramon Roberto T. Nario, head of LEAF XCEED