Grammy® nominated producer Nicolay, fresh on the heels of his nomination in the Best Urban/Alternative Performance category celebrates the Holidays with Vikter Duplaix with a remix of Duplaix's new single Electric Love.
Source: Vikter DuplaixThe Netherlands raised / North Carolina based Nicolay, one-half of the artistic collective known as The Foreign Exchange, was nominated this year by The Recording Academy in the Best Urban/Alternative Performance category. The Los Angeles based Duplaix, who hails from Philadelphia, is known in international circles as a Producer/Artist and DJ who earned Grammy® recognition in the same category in 2008.
As a celebration of the holidays, Vikter Duplaix and Nicolay are teaming up to offer the remix for free beginning Christmas day exclusively at VikterDuplaix.com.
Continue reading Nicolay shares Grammy glitter with holiday gift remix of Vikter Duplaix's Electric Love
The Foreign Exchange is up for four Blind I For The Kids 2009 End Of The Year Awards!
Source: Blind I For The KidsThe Foreign Exchange is nominated for Album Of The Year (Leave It All Behind), Best Collaboration and Song Of The Year (the Grammy nominated single ''Daykeeper'' with Muhsinah), and Best Video (''I Wanna Know'', directed by Matt Koza) in Blind I For The Kids' 2009 End Of The Year Awards. The polls close New Years Eve, and you can vote as many times as you like. The results will be published on New Years Day.
Click here to vote for The Foreign Exchange in Blind I For The Kids' 2009 End Of The Year Awards
Source: allmusicA big thanks to allmusic for including City Lights Vol. 2: Shibuya among their Favorite Electronic Albums of 2009! To check out their entire selection, click here.
Nominated for "Daykeeper" off their latest project Leave It All Behind, The Foreign Exchange, comprised of Nicolay and Phonte (Little Brother) feels the love. The group that came to existence via the Okayplayer message boards has received warm reception from domestic and international crowds. The overall success of this album in and outside of their "traditional" fan base has been somewhat surreal. Compared to Connected, Leave It All Behind is a more soulful R&B inspired album. Criticized by some for being too R&B, Foreign Exchange remains unaffected by these negative observations and continue to make music they can trust and believe in.
Continue reading The Foreign Exchange: Leaving The Old Behind (via Okayplayer)
Born and raised in Holland, Nicolay was trained to learn how to use classical instruments and has worked to become a music producer since his youthful days.
"My motivation is based on making music and music-related things," Nicolay said. "I've always been the type of person to mess with instruments and recording devices for hours on end."
Continue reading Nicolay: Never Losing His Way (via The Indiestry Magazine)
Meeting each other through the popular website forum Okayplayer.com, the two would exchange music and lyrics through e-mails and make their dynamic debut album, Connected (2004), before meeting each other face to face. Phonte, a member of the group Little Brother, and Nicolay, producer extraordinaire from the Netherlands, have blessed the masses with some amazing work, so much that at press time the duo was nominated for a Best Urban/Alternative Performance Grammy for the single "Daydreamer" from their second release, Leave It All Behind (2008).
Continue reading Connecting with The Foreign Exchange (via SOBO Magazine)
Source: Soul TracksEven though The Foreign Exchange's sophomore album Leave It All Behind officially came out in 2008, it is still getting lots of love, even as 2009 closes out. First there was the Grammy nomination for "Daykeeper"; now popular soul-music site SoulTracks has selected the album among their Best CDs of 2009:
The Foreign Exchange: Leave It All Behind -- Arguably one of the best albums of the decade; not since Sweetback's debut has electronic music sounded this soulful and seductive (L. Michael Gipson)Click here to check out the rest of SoulTracks' Best CDs of 2009.
Last week, me and Nic's lives were forever changed as The Foreign Exchange's "Daykeeper" (feat. Muhsinah) was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Urban/Alternative Performance category.
We haven't come forward with a personal press release or statement of any kind because truthfully, the past week has been a whirlwind of events and its taken us awhile to really wrap our heads around all that's happened.
Needless to say, we are both filled with feelings of shock, wonder, amazement, nervousness, humility, and extreme gratitude.
We have prepared a short video (with the help of our frequent collaborator Matt Koza), that describes the FE story and gives an overview of our journey from random obscurity to fully independent Grammy nominated artists. Consider this our pre-Grammy acceptance speech...lol. We encourage all of you to pass this along and spread the word, as we feel our story is a big inspiration to artists everywhere. Every once in a blue moon, the good guys do win.
We thank all of you for our continued support, and wish you a safe and blessed holiday season.
'Te and Nic
Click here to watch The Foreign Exchange's Grammy video!
But that's exactly where Nicolay - the independent Dutch producer and musician who helps create the sound for R&B/hip-hop group The Foreign Exchange - received the news last week that he and vocalist Phonte, of Raleigh, had been nominated for a Best Urban/Alternative Performance Grammy for their song "Daykeeper."
"We've just been going nuts for the last week, man," Nicolay said, sitting in his living room with his wife, Aimee Flint, who serves as The Foreign Exchange's "director of operations," handling business dealings, promotion and a million other things.
We are proud and humbled to announce that "Daykeeper", the first single taken from The Foreign Exchange's sophomore album, Leave It All Behind, has been nominated for a Grammy award! "Daykeeper" (feat. Muhsinah) is nominated in the category "Best Urban/Alternative Performance". The Grammy winners will be announced on January 31st, 2010. For more information and to see who we are up against, visit www.grammy.com.
We'd like to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone that has supported The Foreign Exchange family, and we hope that this serves as proof that you CAN succeed on your own terms. God bless.