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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour 2011 at The 8x10, Baltimore MD | May 21 2011

by Aimee Flint on February 26, 2011 at 10:47 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange (Phonte + Nicolay) with Zo!, Sy Smith and live band

Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 8:00 PM
The 8x10, 10 E Cross St, Baltimore MD 21230 | (410) 625-2000

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour 2011 at The State Theater, Falls Church VA (DMV) | April 22, 2011

by Aimee Flint on February 26, 2011 at 10:30 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange (Phonte + Nicolay) with Zo! and live band

Friday, April 22, 2011 at 8:00 PM
The State Theatre, 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church VA 22046 | (703) 237-0300

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour 2011 at Summit Music Hall, Denver CO | March 14, 2011

by Aimee Flint on February 26, 2011 at 9:58 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange (Phonte + Nicolay) with live band

Monday, March 14, 2011 at 8:00 PM
Summit Music Hall , 1902 Blake Street, Denver CO 80202 | (303) 487-0111

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A 'Slight' Recap Of The Foreign Exchange's Acoustic Album Recording (via The WareHouse)

by +FE on February 25, 2011 at 10:50 AM · Comments
This past weekend in Durham, North Carolina, the good folks at The Foreign Exchange held a private concert for around 30 of SOME OF their closest fans. It also doubled as a recording for a future 'live' album that they plan on releasing for their FANS to enjoy. I was lucky enough to be able to attend this event. This is going to be my 'ramblings' on the event that took place on Sunday February 20th around 6:00 P.M.



Unfortunately, I was NOT able to take my camera inside and NORMALLY that would put a damper on my personal spirits as I HATE TALKING ABOUT EVENTS without visuals. However FE had cameras ALL AROUND and some photos were 'leaked' out so I do have some visuals to work with. Before you say it, these are people I consider MY FRIENDS too at this point so I was not about to go 'rogue' and start disrespecting their rules. So no, I don't have many pictures of my own on this go around. I know I said I planned to take some. I got something better though. The experience. I mean after writing about their music  here on the blog & seeing them perform, I STILL am blessed to have seen this event. So it is a MORE THAN FAIR TRADE OFF for me. Besides, when I tell you that there were cameras EVERYWHERE...I am not lying. When that happens, I will post some up here and link you to the rest. @ the rest of the photos coming out.


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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour 2011 at Magic Stick, Detroit MI | May 8, 2011

by +FE on February 24, 2011 at 3:08 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange (Phonte + Nicolay) with Zo!, Sy Smith and live band

Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 7:00 PM
Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward, Detroit, MI 48202

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour 2011 at Grog Shop, Cleveland OH | May 7, 2011

by +FE on February 22, 2011 at 7:16 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange (Phonte + Nicolay) with Zo!, Sy Smith and live band

Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 8:00 PM
Grog Shop, 2875 Euclid Heights Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106

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Fight For Love T-Shirts available now in the +FE Music Store!

by +FE on February 22, 2011 at 1:17 PM · Comments
As given out to the attendees of The Foreign Exchange's private acoustic concert in North Carolina! This "Fight For Love" T-Shirt was designed (by Peche Designs) and manufactured (by Port Merch) exclusively for +FE Music. Women's and Men's T-Shirt available in black with white design. Get yours today!

For more details and to buy, click here to visit the +FE Music store

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The Foreign Exchange Records Acoustic Album In Front Of Small Audience (via Music.MyNC.com)

by +FE on February 22, 2011 at 8:13 AM · Comments
Sunday evening, I was reminded of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, where the film's stenciled white rabbit graffitied around Brooklyn pointed the way to a secret performance from the fictional, enigmatic indie rock band Where's Fluffy?

But standing on Washington Street in Durham, instead of Fluffy, letter-size sheets of paper emblazoned with The Foreign Exchange's signature plus sign pointed the way to an exclusive, invitation-only performance from the R&B band at SoundPure Studios.

As the clock ticked closer to 6 p.m., a line of 30 or so people who traveled from as far as Cleveland for the event formed outside the Durham recording studio. And as the line began to snake down Washington, the air of mystery grew with anticipation of what to expect of the evening ahead.

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How I Got To Meet My Favorite Band in Five Days (or, An Evening with The Foreign Exchange) (via Scott's Groove Locker)

by +FE on February 22, 2011 at 7:58 AM · Comments
We highly recommend you read this excellent recount of The Foreign Exchange's private concert in Durham NC.
On a whim I submitted an email last week to an open call contest for a private FE concert. I figured, what could it hurt? I never win anything anyway. I would have loved to see them again because I learn something new every time I see them live, but come on: it's an open call to thousands of fans, spread out over multiple social networks, taking place five days after the call, all the way in North Carolina. Let's be extremely conservative and call it a one in ten thousand shot. This is a Grammy-nominated group we're talking about here.

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The Foreign Exchange's 'Authenticity' Gets The Theatrical Treatment

by +FE on February 22, 2011 at 6:46 AM · Comments
"Authenticity" is arguably my favorite track from The Foreign Exchange's latest album of the same name. I am, therefore, very pleased to see the newly released video for "Authenticity" be given a serious, theatrical tone after being placed into the hands of director Matthew Cherry. Given the song's overal theme, it's to be expected that the translation of this onto celluloid would lend itself to melancholic overtures. I must say, however, that I am thoroughly impressed with the direction, acting, and overall presentation of this video. Kudos to The Foreign Exchange even if they were not nominated for a GRAMMY this year--next year perhaps?--and kudos to Matthew Cherry for a job well done.
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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour 2011 at August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh PA | May 20 2011

by Aimee Flint on February 21, 2011 at 12:30 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange (Phonte + Nicolay) with Zo!, Sy Smith and live band

Friday, May 20, 2011 at 7:30 PM
August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15222 | (412) 258-2700

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The Foreign Exchange - Authenticity (Official Video)

by +FE on February 21, 2011 at 12:24 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange - Authenticity (Official Video)
+FE Music proudly presents the official music video for Authenticity, directed by Matthew Cherry.

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour 2011 at Double Door, Chicago IL | May 5, 2011

by +FE on February 19, 2011 at 5:02 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange (Phonte + Nicolay) with Zo!, Sy Smith and live band

Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 8:00 PM
Double Door, 1572 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL

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Zo! and Sy Smith at Jazz Cafe, London (UK) | March 6, 20111

by +FE on February 18, 2011 at 5:34 PM · Comments
Zo! and Sy Smith with live band

Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 7:00 PM
Jazz Cafe, 5 Parkway London NW1 7PG, United Kingdom

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Zo! and Sy Smith at Bizz'Art, Paris (France) | March 5, 2011

by +FE on February 18, 2011 at 5:13 PM · Comments
Zo! and Sy Smith with live band

Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 8:30 PM
Bizz'Art, 167, Quai de Valmy (Canal Saint Martin) 75010 Paris (France)

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+FE Radio Valentine's Day 2011 Edition!

by +FE on February 14, 2011 at 10:47 AM · Comments
+FE Radio Valentine's Day 2011 Edition!
+FE Music proudly presents a special Valentine's Day selection of some of the most romantic tracks in our catalogue, handpicked by Nicolay. Enjoy!

Click here to listen now!
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The Foreign Exchange's Wild Tour Story (via 247HH.com & Mid C Media)

by +FE on February 9, 2011 at 7:59 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Wild Tour Story (via 247HH.com & Mid C Media)
Phonte and Nicolay of The Foreign Exchange recount a ''wild'' tour story.

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Behind the scenes at the Authenticity videoshoot (via Broccolicity TV)

by +FE on February 8, 2011 at 12:17 PM · Comments
Behind the scenes at the Authenticity videoshoot (via Broccolicity TV)
Broccolicity TV takes you behind the scenes at the shoot of The Foreign Exchange's upcoming new music video for their song Authenticity in Los Angeles.

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Roundhouse interviews The Foreign Exchange

by +FE on February 8, 2011 at 7:32 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange are critically-acclaimed Hip-Hop duo Phonte Coleman and Nicolay. Their soulful sound has captivated listeners over the course of three exceptional albums, and even earned them a Grammy nomination in 2010. Redtop caught up with them last month whilst they were in London playing their first shows in the capital in over five years.

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New addition to the +FE Music Store: The Foreign Exchange 18'' x 24'' poster!

by +FE on February 4, 2011 at 4:01 PM · Comments
New in the +FE Music Store: A full color 18'' x 24'' poster of The Foreign Exchange. Photography and design by Tobias Rose of Kompleks Creative.

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Gooddayz Magazine reviews The Foreign Exchange at Paradiso, Amsterdam (NL)

by +FE on February 1, 2011 at 9:45 AM · Comments
Upon returning home from last night's Foreign Exchange gig at the Paradiso (Amsterdam) I realized that what I had been witness to was not only a great performance, but also a family reunion of sorts. Mom and Dad Nicolay (as Phonte referred to them) were joined by friends and family to welcome home their multi-talented son Matthijs Rook (a.k.a. Nicolay) and his band of highly gifted musicians and vocalists. Also contributing to the intimate nature of last night's homecoming was the venue. Percentagewise I'd say the attendance was about 50%, which is a good thing as it gave the audience the room to freely move around and fully enjoy the performance. As opposed to the crowded and noisy sold-out concerts that are usually held there! All these circumstances gave the evening a warm and even emotional undertone that elevated the entire experience that much more. The Foreign Exchange show also happened to be my first concert in 2011, and I couldn't have hoped for a better way to start the New Year.

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Lime Magazine reviews The Foreign Exchange at Cargo, London (UK)

by +FE on February 1, 2011 at 8:58 AM · Comments
If you are not into The Foreign Exchange or you have not heard of them then fix up! Truthfully I cannot carry on in the same way that smokers who give up suddenly become the biggest patrons of abstinence. It was only an introduction to The Foreign Exchange by my sister Tochi that initially got me interested.
However once I had heard them I was hooked: once you go Foreign, you never go back. Over in the UK after a prolonged period away to promote their new album Leave It All Behind I got a chance to see them perform at Cargo. Comprising of the ultra charismatic emcee Phonte and the quietly brilliant producer Nicolay, The Foreign Exchange are totally sublime. Their sound is like some ultra expensive velvet as it caresses your senses to a brilliant level but live they take their sound to a whole new experience. Even though Phonte admitted they were absolutely bush wacked after five days of touring over Europe the energy, vibe and vigour with which they performed was off the hook. It was 90 minutes of pure niceness. The highlights had to be when they dropped what seemed like spontaneous digressing jams, that just fully exposed the talent of the whole ensemble in The Foreign Exchange. The group were professional, talented and a joy, it was a great night.

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