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GRAMMY® Week: The Foreign Exchange At The 6th Annual Roots Jam Session in Hollywood

by +FE on January 31, 2010 at 8:57 AM · Comments
GRAMMY® Week: The Foreign Exchange At The 6th Annual Roots Jam Session in Hollywood

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GRAMMY® Week: The Foreign Exchange At The 6th Annual Roots Jam Session in Hollywood

by +FE on January 31, 2010 at 7:48 AM · Comments
GRAMMY® Week: The Foreign Exchange At The 6th Annual Roots Jam Session in Hollywood
The Foreign Exchange (Phonte + Nicolay with YahZarah) perform their Grammy-nominated single Daykeeper with The Roots at their Annual Roots Jam Session in Hollywood.

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GRAMMY® Week: KiSs-N-Grind (Grammy Edition)

by +FE on January 30, 2010 at 12:31 PM · Comments
GRAMMY® Week: KiSs-N-Grind (Grammy Edition)

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GRAMMY® Week: The Foreign Exchange at KiSs-N-Grind

by +FE on January 30, 2010 at 9:24 AM · Comments
GRAMMY® Week: The Foreign Exchange at KiSs-N-Grind

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Wilmington musician headed for the Grammy awards (via Star News Online)

by +FE on January 30, 2010 at 8:45 AM · Comments
Wilmington musician headed for the Grammy awards (via Star News Online)
For any performer, there's always that moment just before he steps out on stage, into the spotlight.

For the Dutch-born, Wilmington-based musician and producer who calls himself Nicolay, that moment is now. It just depends on how bright the spotlight is going to be.

If The Foreign Exchange, Nicolay's R&B/hip-hop collaboration with Raleigh vocalist Phonte, wins a Best Urban/Alternative Performance Grammy for the song "Daykeeper" on Sunday, it's going to be blinding.

If they don't, well, it's still going to be pretty bright.

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GRAMMY® Week: Luda & Roberta Flack Toast Music to their Years

by +FE on January 30, 2010 at 7:48 AM · Comments
GRAMMY® Week: Luda & Roberta Flack Toast Music to their Years
Multiple GRAMMY® winners Ludacris and Roberta Flack hosted milestone gathering that truly was music to their years
GRAMMY® winning superstars Ludacris and Roberta Flack met yesterday on the set of his top secret video shoot in Hollywood to gather a diverse group of music makers who, like themselves, were celebrating career milestones in 2010!

Joining Ludacris and Ms. Flack in Hollywood were current GRAMMY-nominated artists Hiroshima and The Foreign Exchange. Nominated for Best Pop Instrumental Album for the aptly titled "Legacy," genre- and culture-bending Hiroshima is celebrating its 30th year making music heard 'round the world. First time GRAMMY nominees The Foreign Exchange are celebrating their fifth collaborative year, as well as their nomination for Best Urban/Alternative Performance for "Daykeeper," the lead track from their latest CD Leave It All Behind.

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GRAMMY® Week: The Foreign Exchange's Nomination Celebration in Los Angeles

by +FE on January 28, 2010 at 5:38 PM · Comments
GRAMMY® Week: The Foreign Exchange's Nomination Celebration in Los Angeles

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GRAMMY® Week: The Foreign Exchange's Grammy Nomination Celebration at Elevate Lounge, Los Angeles CA

by +FE on January 28, 2010 at 10:26 AM · Comments
GRAMMY® Week: The Foreign Exchange's Grammy Nomination Celebration at Elevate Lounge, Los Angeles CA

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Update regarding our BBE releases

by +FE on January 25, 2010 at 10:34 AM · Comments
You may have noticed that our BBE releases Connected (by The Foreign Exchange), City Lights Vol. 1.5 and Here are now officially out of print, and for a good reason: As of January 1st 2010, the rights to our BBE releases reverted back to us, the artists. The doors are now open for us to start using better and more fan-friendly ways of getting the music in our back-catalogue to you. In other words, great music for a great price, from the artists directly to the listener.

Hard copies of the aforementioned albums will be increasingly hard to find in stores and online until they will be completely sold out. We were able to obtain some of the very last copies for the Nicolay Music webstore. Please note that this is the very last of our BBE stock and once its gone... it's gone.

We'd like to thank BBE for helping us get started, and we wish them all the best in the future. Stay tuned for more updates soon, and thank you for your support!
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The Foreign Exchange On Grammy Nomination, Music And More (via Soul Sessions blog)

by +FE on January 25, 2010 at 10:19 AM · Comments
Hands down, The Foreign Exchange was one of the most genius singer - producer collaborations to happen to urban music in the early 2000s. The trans-Atlantic duo, who first met on the popular online message board, Okayplayer, is categorized best as R&B meets contemporary electronic meets hip hop. The first ingredient is Nicolay, a Dutch producer from the Netherlands who hones in on his talent of concocting original composition. The second ingredient is Phonte, rapper slash singer, and one half of the acclaimed hip hop group Little Brother. The rest is history.

I first grew fond of The Foreign Exchange after hearing the 2004 debut album, Connected, which featured a host of appearances including Rapper Big Pooh (of Little Brother), YahZarah, Darien Brockington and Median. Tracks like "Nic's Groove", "Happiness" and "Be Alright" were on constant rotation. Now, six years and one album later, The Foreign Exchange are practicing their acceptance speech. Their sophomore album, Leave It All Behind, is nominated for a 2010 Grammy for Best Urban/Alternative Performance for the track "Daykeeper" which features one of my favorite jazzy soul sistas', Muhsinah. I was more than delighted to catch up with Nic and Phonte and talk to them about The Foreign Exchange, their exciting nomination, and what's in store for the future.

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GRAMMY® Week: KiSs-N-Grind The Grammy Edition feat. 2010 Grammy Nominees The Foreign Exchange and more at Club 740, Los Angeles CA | Jan 29, 2010

by +FE on January 23, 2010 at 10:43 AM · Comments
Live on stage: 2010 Grammy Nominees Eric Roberson, The Foreign Exchange, Robert Glasper & Bilal, plus special guests | DJ's Questlove and Rashida | Hosted by Vikter Duplaix

Friday, January 29, 2010 at 9:00 PM
Club 740, 740 S Broadway (Corner of 8th & Spring St), Los Angeles CA 90014

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GRAMMY® Week: The Foreign Exchange's Official Grammy Nomination Celebration at Elevate Lounge, Los Angeles | Jan 27, 2010

by +FE on January 15, 2010 at 2:51 PM · Comments
Party with Phonte, Nicolay & friends as they celebrate their 2010 Grammy nomination!
Hosted by Phonte | DJ Sets by Nicolay, Anthony Valadez and DJ Destoyer

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 10:00 PM
Elevate Lounge, 811 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90017

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Three Blind I 2009 End of The Year Awards for The Foreign Exchange!

by +FE on January 7, 2010 at 11:03 AM · Comments

The Foreign Exchange swept the Blind I 2009 End of The Year Awards, winning three of the four categories in which they were nominated: Album Of The Year (Leave It All Behind, with 40% of the vote), Best Collaboration (Daykeeper feat. Muhsinah, with 28% of the vote) and Song Of The Year (Daykeeper feat. Muhsinah, with 35% of the vote). Thank you to everyone that voted!

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GRAMMY® Week: 2nd Annual Pre-Grammy Awards Brunch at W Hollywood, Hollywood | Jan 30, 2010

by +FE on January 3, 2010 at 4:37 PM · Comments
KCRW and MojaMoja present the 2nd Annual Pre-Grammy Brunch hosted by Garth Trinidad raising awareness for Oxfam. Featuring intimate performances by international and urban alternative artists The Foreign Exchange, Little Dragon, Nneka, Alice Smith & Quetzal Guerrero!
The Foreign Exchange, Little Dragon, Nneka, Alice Smith and Quetzal Guerrero

Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 12:00 PM
W Hollywood, 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

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+FE Music Valentine's Day Show at Cat's Cradle, Carrboro NC | Feb 14, 2010

by +FE on January 3, 2010 at 11:28 AM · Comments
Celebrate Valentine's Day together with The Foreign Exchange!
The Foreign Exchange with YahZarah, Darien Brockington, Zo! and live band

Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 8:00 PM
Cat's Cradle, 300 E Main Street, Carrboro NC 27510 | (919) 967-9053

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