While enjoying a quick break from their hectic touring schedules, Phonte and Nicolay of The Foreign Exchange take a moment to reflect.
Source: SubsoniqOn Saturday March 7, 2009, The Foreign Exchange (Phonte + Nicolay) with Yahzarah, Darien Brockington, Zo! & The ELs played an intimate live session for Sirius/XM Radio in front of only a handful of lucky fans. Subsoniq (Sirius XM Radio) will air a live performance from The Foreign Exchange (Nicolay and Phonte) that was recorded at the Sirius XM studios in Washington DC on March 7th. The live show will air this Sunday March 22nd at 10pm. Tune in to hear this truly impressive show that mixes progressive soul and hip hop flawlessly. Throughout FE is backed by a full band, within an intimate atmosphere, which is perfect for Phonte's stage stories which we guarantee will have the Subsoniq listeners laughing their asses off! A show not to be missed this week on Subsoniq! Non-Sirius XM subscribers can get a free online trial by visiting www.listen.xmradio.com. If you missed the airing of The Foreign Exchange's Sirius XM Radio live session last week, here's your chance to listen to it in its entirety as our friends of Subsoniq have put the complete session up for download through their website. Big up to K-Murdock, KB and Monica and everyone else that made the performance possible.
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Phonte, Nicolay, YahZarah, Zo! and Darien Brockington sit down with SoulBounce to talk shop about Twitter, The Foreign Exchange music, upcoming projects from the entire crew, what would happen if Barack Obama cut a record with Auto-Tune and why they would never do a reality television show. You already know the comedy that comes with Phonte speaking.
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MySpace Music presents Beyond the Sound featuring The Foreign Exchange live on stage. FREE ADMISSION! First come, first served. Doors open at 7pm. Early show starts immediately after.
Sunday, April 19, 2009 atDouble Door Inn,
RestInBeats.com gets behind the scenes with The Foreign Exchange in an exclusive Live performance at XM Sirius Radio in Washington, DC
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Red Bull Music Academy Workshop Session with The Foreign Exchange at Remix Hotel, Miami FL | Mar 26, 2009
Singer-songwriter Phonte (Little Brother) and producer Nicolay, known collectively as the Foreign Exchange, head to Remix Hotel Miami 2009 for a special Red Bull Music Academy Workshop Session on Thursday, March 26 at 12 p.m. in the Oval Ballroom
Thursday, March 26, 2009 atRemix Hotel,
In this hour-long session, Phonte and Nicolay of the Foreign Exchange will discuss their collaborative origins through the online hip-hop community Okayplayer.com--and how they completed their critically acclaimed first album, Connected, without ever meeting face-to-face.
Phonte and Nicolay will also discuss the production behind their latest release, Leave It All Behind , as well as the upcoming City Lights .
This session is open to Remix Hotel Miami All Access pass holders only. Get your All Access pass today!
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There's no better occasion to put a well-deserved spotlight on Aimee Flint - director of operations and "woman-of-a-thousand-and-one-hustles" for Nicolay Music as well as The Foreign Exchange - than her birthday!
Photo by Sedrick Miles and originally uploaded by Nicolay Music.
Aimee Flint is without a doubt one of the hardest working women in music and, along with Phonte and Nicolay, one of the driving forces behind The Foreign Exchange's "Leave It All Behind" campaign and tour(s). She books the shows, drives the van when needed, provides snacks, hot tea and a vast array of cold medicin, sells the merch, arranges the interviews, gets the stage ready, takes pictures and video, makes sure we stick to our schedules, cuts the checks and does countless other things. We truly could not pull it all off without her.
A thousand-and-one thank yous and a very happy birthday, Aimee!
[If you'd like to wish Aimee a happy birthday yourself, you can hit her up on Twitter (@AimeeFlint) or Facebook].
In keeping with that promise, the Foreign Exchange -- a duo consisting of Phonte, from the North Carolina hip-hop outfit Little Brother, and Dutch producer Nicolay -- delivered an incredible night of dreamy R&B/hip-hop.<
The Foreign Exchange live experience is nothing like that of Little Brother's. While they share 1 obvious similarity and the same revolving door of guest collaborators, the 2 bands exist as completely separate entities. A Little Brother show can be described as a high energy, throw your backpack in the air hip-hop celebration. Foreign Exchange shows on the other hand, aim toward the grown and sexy crowd. One could call Foreign Exchange the mature older brother who maintains some hip-hop sensibilities.