3. Say How You Feel (feat. Phonte & Carlitta Durand)
In April of 2009, Phonte and Carlitta were both in town for a video shoot with my brovah and good friend, DJ Roddy Rod. If I remember correctly, the shoot was on a Saturday and I was mad that I couldn't make it to the group video shoot at night because I had a two shows with The ELs scheduled on the same day. But when Sunday came around, the two of them made sure to stop by the house to hang out for a little while. The day was interesting because being that I lived in a 17-story building, the apartments didn't have thermostats that controlled 'heat' and 'air conditioning'. So therefore, the entire building would have to be 'switched over' to heat when the weather typically got cold (around Oct/Nov) and would switch to a/c when the weather typically warmed up, which was normally around April. Well... the air conditioning had not yet switched over to a/c and the day that Phonte and Carlitta decided to come over, the temperature was in the upper-90's... and I lived on the 15th floor. So the heat in the apartment that day was damn near unbearable, the humidity was up, and it was just plain uncomfortable. Realizing this, I stopped up at Target in order to get a fan big enough to accommodate kats... The problem was, OTHER folks in the area had the same idea that I did, which equated to a "late arrival" (about 1pm). When I got to Target, the big floor fans were GONE and the only fans they had left were a couple of small joints that were gonna do NO good in the heat we were gonna be smothered in. But, I bought one of them anyway and took it back home. By the time I got there, Phonte and Carlitta were already in the spot and sitting in the living room. We plugged in the fan, sat very still and checked out a couple of movies... aaaaand as expected, that little ass fan was moving NO air around in the apartment.
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Come celebrate and experience the release of SunStorm with Zo!, Phonte, Nicolay, Rapper Big Pooh, Eric Roberson, and Darien BrockingtonZo! & The Foreign Exchange Sound+System feat. Rapper Big Pooh, Eric Roberson, and Darien Brockington
Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 8:00 PMU St Music Hall , 1115A U Street NW, Washington DC 20009 | (202) 588-1880
Zo! breaks down the makings of all of the tracks on his new album, SunStorm.1. Greater Than the Sun (feat. Phonte)
For those of you who have listened to Little Brother's Getback album, the closing track "When Everything Is New" was initially supposed to be the intro joint for THIS album. After hearing the recorded hook sung by Phonte, Big Pooh requested that he call me and ask that I let the song go to them for their album... I remember answering that "no-brainer-question-of-the-year" before Phonte had even finished what he was gonna say.
Continue reading Studio Campfire Stories: Greater Than The Sun and Greatest Weapon Of All Time (SunStorm Week Day 2)
Two sleek SunStorm wallpaper designs by Kompleks Creative.
Source: Kompleks Creative
Source: Soul UKWell folks the wait is over. It is now July 27th and you can all get your hands on one of the most anticipated albums of the year, Zo!'s Sunstorm.
The Detroit producer / multi-instrumentalist has been honing his craft for years releasing EP's along the way, however it was hooking up with Phonte (and the rest of the Foreign Exchange crew) that really saw the tables turn and saw Zo! gain some much deserved attention. After working with FE on their Grammy nominated Leave It All Behind album, and releasing the free EP ...just visiting too, all was on course for him to become a member of the +FE Music label and release his full-length debut.
Continue reading Soul UK reviews SunStorm
Continue reading SunStorm Week!
More great photographs courtesy of JJ Casas and the MotionScope Studies crew, this time of The Foreign Exchange's second show at Yoshi's Jazz Club in San Francisco last friday.
The Foreign Exchange visited San Francisco's Amoeba Music last week for an instore mini-performance. Photographer JJ Casas of MotionScope Studies and his crew were there to document the goings on. Enjoy!
The first single taken from Zo!'s upcoming SunStorm album, This Could Be The Night, is now available on iTunes! The iTunes single contains the following tracks:
01. This Could Be The Night feat. Eric Roberson, Darien Brockington & Rapper Big Pooh (Album Mix)
02. This Could Be The Night feat. Eric Roberson, Darien Brockington & Rapper Big Pooh (Video Mix)
03. This Could Be The Night (Instrumental)
Click here to purchase the single on iTunes
You can listen to This Could Be The Night now, download your FREE copy of the song, or watch the video.
SunStorm is available for pre-order in the +FE Music Webstore.
Behind-the-scenes access to Zo!'s videoshoot for This Could Be The Night, in the form of some great photos courtesy of SoulBounce (wassup, Butta!) and Gravity508 of Sneakshot.
Zo! feat. Eric Roberson, Darien Brockington & Rapper Big Pooh - "This Could Be The Night" Official Music Video
The official music video for the first single taken from Zo!'s upcoming album SunStorm, in stores July 27th on +FE Music. Directed by Matt Koza and featuring Zo!, Eric Roberson, Darien Brockington and Rapper Big Pooh.
The Foreign Exchange makes Atlanta connection; new album in the works (via Atlanta Hip-Hop Music Examiner)
Continue reading The Foreign Exchange makes Atlanta connection; new album in the works (via Atlanta Hip-Hop Music Examiner)
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Instore & Mini-Performance with The Foreign Exchange at Amoeba Music, San Francisco CA | Jul 23, 2010
Come see The Foreign Exchange with YahZarah and Darien Brockington for a special LIVE in-store performance at Amoeba Music SF + FREE + All AgesThe Foreign Exchange with YahZarah and Darien Brockington
Friday, July 23, 2010 at 6:00 PMAmoeba Music, 1855 Haight Street, San Francisco CA 94117 | (510) 549-1125