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The Foreign Exchange #360Video - ''Call It Home'' Live at Southland Ballroom

by +FE on May 6, 2016 at 7:30 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange #360Video - ''Call It Home'' Live at Southland Ballroom

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The Foreign Exchange #360Video - ''Disappear'' Live at Southland Ballroom

by +FE on April 14, 2016 at 9:24 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange #360Video - ''Disappear'' Live at Southland Ballroom
The Foreign Exchange perform their track "Disappear" for a packed house at Southland Ballroom in Raleigh, NC. New to #360Video? Click/tap and drag to explore the stage and venue.

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Photos of The Foreign Exchange at Terminal West, Atlanta GA

by +FE on November 29, 2015 at 12:47 PM · Comments
Photos of The Foreign Exchange at Terminal West, Atlanta GA
Photos of The Foreign Exchange's live concert at Terminal West, Atlanta Ga on November 6, 2015, courtesy of NiaTate Photography.

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On Tour With The Foreign Exchange | Full film

by +FE on November 23, 2015 at 2:56 PM · Comments
On Tour With The Foreign Exchange | Full film
Nicolay and Phonte met on the message boards of Okayplayer.com in 2002. Before they spoke a word on the phone, they would record their debut album Connected as The Foreign Exchange. Now the Grammy nominated group is touring the world and toting one of the best live shows in soul music. The music documentary series Suite Sessions followed the band during their west coast swing of the Love In Flying Colors tour. We go behind the scenes with music curator DJ88 and local music venue owner hris LaPorte as they bring the soul band to Las Vegas for the first time.

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The Foreign Exchange - Body (Official Video)

by +FE on October 29, 2015 at 3:42 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange - Body (Official Video)
+FE Music proudly presents the official music video for Body, directed by Kenneth Price.

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The Foreign Exchange - Can't Turn Around (Nicolay's Houstyle Takeover Mix)

by +FE on September 14, 2015 at 7:33 PM · Comments
Remix by Nicolay. The original version of "Can't Turn Around" is available on the album Love In Flying Colors, out now on +FE Music.

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The Foreign Exchange - Asking For A Friend (Stro Elliot's Roller Rink Rework)

by +FE on September 1, 2015 at 4:19 PM · Comments
Remix by Stro Elliot. The original version of "Asking For A Friend" is available on the album Tales From The Land Of Milk And Honey, out now on +FE Music.

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The Foreign Exchange - Asking For A Friend / On A Day Like Today (Re-Edit)

by +FE on August 3, 2015 at 9:44 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange - Asking For A Friend / On A Day Like Today (Re-Edit)
"Asking For A Friend" is the first single taken from The Foreign Exchange's upcoming album, Tales From The Land Of Milk And Honey. The full single bundle is available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon and available for streaming on SoundCloud and Spotify now and includes "Asking For A Friend" as well as non-album B-Side "On A Day Like Today (Re-Edit)". Tales From The Land Of Milk And Honey drops 8/21/15 on +FE Music and is available for pre-order now.

"THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE - ASKING FOR A FRIEND / ON A DAY LIKE TODAY (RE-EDIT)" LISTEN

"Asking For A Friend" (P. Coleman, M. Rook, L. Ferguson, C. Rodgers)

Lead vocals: Phonte
Background vocals: Tamisha Waden, Carmen Rodgers, Phonte, Pirahnahead, and Diviniti
All instruments: Nicolay and Zo!

Produced by Phonte and Nicolay for The Foreign Exchange Music, LLC and Zo! for Chapter 3hree, Verse 5ive Music, LLC

"On A Day Like Today (Re-Edit)" (P. Coleman, M. Rook)

Lead vocals: Phonte
Background vocals: Phonte and Shana Tucker
All instruments: Nicolay

Produced by Phonte and Nicolay for The Foreign Exchange Music, LLC
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The Foreign Exchange - Asking For A Friend (Official Video)

by +FE on August 2, 2015 at 12:14 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange - Asking For A Friend (Official Video)
+FE Music proudly presents the official music video for Asking For A Friend, directed by Kenneth Price.

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Nicolay - The Secret

by +FE on June 8, 2015 at 8:08 PM · Comments
Nicolay - The Secret
"The Secret" is the second lead track from Nicolay's new solo album 'City Lights Vol. 3: Soweto', in stores now on +FE Music.

"NICOLAY - THE SECRET" LISTEN

All instruments by Nicolay
Lead and background vocals by Phonte

Produced by Phonte and Nicolay for The Foreign Exchange Music, LLC
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Nicolay - The Brightest Star / Afterglow

by +FE on May 18, 2015 at 9:04 AM ·
Nicolay - The Brightest Star / Afterglow
"The Brightest Star" is the first single taken from Nicolay's upcoming solo album, City Lights Vol. 3: Soweto. The full single bundle is available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon and available for streaming on SoundCloud and Spotify now and includes the single edit of "The Brightest Star" as well as non-album B-Side "Afterglow". City Lights Vol. 3: Soweto drops 6/9/15 on +FE Music.

"NICOLAY - THE BRIGHTEST STAR / AFTERGLOW" LISTEN

All instruments by Nicolay

"The Brightest Star" (Phonte Coleman, Nicolay)
Vocals by Carmen Rodgers and Phonte

"Afterglow" (Phonte Coleman, Nicolay)
Vocals by Tamisha Waden and Phonte; Flute by Tim Smith

Produced by Phonte and Nicolay for The Foreign Exchange Music, LLC
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More photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour in Rotterdam

by +FE on October 23, 2014 at 3:35 PM · Comments
More photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour in Rotterdam
Truly outstanding photography documenting The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour stop at BIRD in Rotterdam, courtesy of our good friend Pascal Garnier.

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Photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour in Paris

by +FE on October 19, 2014 at 1:46 PM · Comments
Photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour in Paris
Some great photographs of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour stop in Paris at Bizz'Art, taken by Nataly Andria and courtesy of We Bloomish.

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Photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour in Amsterdam

by +FE on October 15, 2014 at 8:07 AM · Comments
Photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour in Amsterdam
Check out this photo gallery of The Foreign Exchange closing out the European leg of their Love In Flying Colors Tour at People's Place in Amsterdam.

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Photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour in Rotterdam

by +FE on October 7, 2014 at 6:32 AM · Comments
Photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour in Rotterdam
The Foreign Exchange played Rotterdam for the very first time as part of their Love In Flying Colors Tour, and Gersom Naarden was there to document the evening for Hiphop In Je Smoel.

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The Foreign Exchange - Dreams Are Made For Two (Official Video)

by +FE on September 22, 2014 at 11:29 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange - Dreams Are Made For Two (Official Video)
+FE Music proudly presents the official music video for Dreams Are Made For Two, directed by Kenneth Price.

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Photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour in Oakland CA

by +FE on September 1, 2014 at 9:48 AM · Comments
Photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour in Oakland CA
More excellent photos courtesy of our friend Crillmatic, this time of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour stop at The New Parish in Oakland CA.

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Photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour in San Francisco CA

by +FE on September 1, 2014 at 9:24 AM · Comments
Photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour in San Francisco CA
A great set of photos taken at The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour stop at Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, courtesy of our good friend Crillmatic.

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Photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour in Orange County

by +FE on July 21, 2014 at 4:31 PM · Comments
Photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour in Orange County
The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour visited the Constellation Room at The Observatory in Santa Ana CA and Eye Recap Photography was there to document the proceedings.

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Photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour in San Diego CA

by +FE on July 19, 2014 at 1:40 PM · Comments
Photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour in San Diego CA
Photos of The Foreign Exchange's first ever show in San Diego CA, courtesy of Chris Brake.

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'Right After Midnight' live on Fox 5 TV in Las Vegas

by +FE on July 16, 2014 at 1:14 PM · Comments
'Right After Midnight' live on Fox 5 TV in Las Vegas
The Foreign Exchange perform their song Right After Midnight live in the Gibson Showroom at Fox 5 TV in Las Vegas.

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Photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour in New Orleans LA

by +FE on July 6, 2014 at 4:48 PM · Comments
Photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour in New Orleans LA
A great set of photographs taken at The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour stop at Tipitina's in New Orleans, courtesy of Infinite Ink.

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The Foreign Exchange's Tiny Desk Concert at NPR

by +FE on July 4, 2014 at 4:07 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Tiny Desk Concert at NPR
"While on a world tour to support their fourth album, Love in Flying Colors, The Foreign Exchange stopped by the Tiny Desk to rev up a Friday afternoon. I've followed Phonte Coleman and Nicolay in their 10 years as a band -- and it's evident their writing and production are honest and downright pungent at times. But when it's time to perform, it's all about fun.

Backed by keyboardist Zo! and percussionist Boogie, Phonte, never short for words, lays down some quick ground rules. He then proceeds to interpret lyrics to meld three stripped-down highlights from their latest LP, including one of our top sleepers from last year.

Enjoy this Tiny Desk Concert that also serves as a church sermon and stand-up act"

(by Bobby Carter for NPR)

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Photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour in Columbus OH

by +FE on June 6, 2014 at 4:33 PM · Comments
Photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour in Columbus OH
Great photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour stop at Woodlands Tavern in Columbus OH, courtesy of Katalina Freedom.

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Photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour in Cape Town SA

by +FE on June 6, 2014 at 11:55 AM · Comments
Photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour in Cape Town SA
Photos of The Foreign Exchange's 2014 live performance at Zula Sound Bar in Cape Town (South Africa), courtesy of Basement Pixels.

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Photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour in Johannesburg SA

by +FE on June 5, 2014 at 5:02 PM · Comments
Photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour in Johannesburg SA
Check out these amazing photos of The Foreign Exchange's sold out debut performance in South Africa at Bassline in Johannesburg. Photos courtesy of JHBlive and Burning Mime Studios.

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Photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour in Washington DC

by +FE on May 19, 2014 at 10:16 AM · Comments
Photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour in Washington DC
The Foreign Exchange's Washington DC date of their Love In Flying Colors Tour took place in a sold-out Howard Theatre and our good friend Keith Estep was there to capture the magic. Photos courtesy of SoulBounce.

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More photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour in Richmond VA

by +FE on May 13, 2014 at 11:09 AM · Comments
More photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour in Richmond VA
Photos of The Foreign Exchange's 2014 live performance at The Canal Club in Richmond VA, courtesy of The Cheats Movement.

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Photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour in Richmond VA

by +FE on May 12, 2014 at 10:18 AM · Comments
Photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour in Richmond VA
A fantastic set of photos documenting The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour stop in Richmond, courtesy of Robert Fields for Legg Work Photography.

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More photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour in Brooklyn NY

by +FE on May 9, 2014 at 11:21 AM · Comments
More photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour in Brooklyn NY
Photos of The Foreign Exchange's 2014 live performance at Music Hall Of Williamsburg in Brooklyn NY, courtesy of Joann Gomez.

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Photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour in Brooklyn NY

by +FE on May 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM · Comments
Photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors Tour in Brooklyn NY
Great photos of the Love In Flying Colors Tour stop at Music Hall Of Williamsburg in Brooklyn NC, courtesy of Eddie Pearson for Giant Step.

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Photos of The Foreign Exchange at Art Of Cool Festival, Durham NC

by +FE on April 28, 2014 at 9:36 AM · Comments
Photos of The Foreign Exchange at Art Of Cool Festival, Durham NC
Great photos of The Foreign Exchange's performance at the Art Of Cool Festival in Durham NC, courtesy of Allison Mathews.

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Zo! - We Are On The Move (Black Coffee Remix) / A Choice Of Weapons

by +FE on March 4, 2014 at 8:36 AM · Comments
Zo! - We Are On The Move (Black Coffee Remix) / A Choice Of Weapons
"We Are On The Move (Black Coffee Remix)" b/w "A Choice of Weapons" is the new single in promotion of Zo!'s ManMade album. The single bundle is available for purchase on iTunes now and includes the Black Coffee Remix of "We Are On The Move" feat. Eric Roberson & Phonte as well as non-album B-Side "A Choice of Weapons" feat. Nicholas Ryan Gant & Carmen Rodgers. ManMade is available now on +FE Music.

"ZO! - WE ARE ON THE MOVE (BLACK COFFEE REMIX) / A CHOICE OF WEAPONS" LISTEN

We Are On The Move (Black Coffee Remix):

Lead vocals: Eric Roberson
Background vocals: Gwen Bunn, Phonte & Sy Smith

Remix produced by Black Coffee

A Choice Of Weapons:

Lead vocals: Nicholas Ryan Gant
Background vocals: Carmen Rodgers and Phonte
All instruments: Zo!

Produced by Zo! for Chapter 3hree Verse 5ive Music and Phonte for The Foreign Exchange Music, LLC
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The Foreign Exchange - Better (Official Video)

by +FE on January 28, 2014 at 11:02 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange - Better (Official Video)
+FE Music proudly presents the official music video for Better, directed by Kenneth Price.

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Zo! - We Are On The Move (Official Video)

by +FE on January 7, 2014 at 11:45 AM · Comments
Zo! - We Are On The Move (Official Video)
+FE Music proudly presents the official music video for We Are On The Move, directed by Kenneth Price

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Zo! - ManMade | Full Documentary

by +FE on December 31, 2013 at 8:21 AM · Comments
Zo! - ManMade | Full Documentary
Producer and multi-instrumentalist Zo! (of Foreign Exchange Music) brings his ManMade album tour to Las Vegas.

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More photos of The Foreign Exchange live at Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh NC

by +FE on November 25, 2013 at 7:29 PM · Comments
More photos of The Foreign Exchange live at Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh NC
More photos of The Foreign Exchange's Love In Flying Colors album release concert at Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh NC, this time courtesy of our good friend Chris Charles of Creative Silence.

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Photos of The Foreign Exchange live at Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh NC

by +FE on October 29, 2013 at 1:47 PM · Comments
Photos of The Foreign Exchange live at Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh NC
Great photos of the Love In Flying Colors release show at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh NC, courtesy of RDP3 Photography.

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The Foreign Exchange - Right After Midnight feat. Sy Smith

by +FE on September 26, 2013 at 9:42 AM · Comments
Track from The Foreign Exchange's fourth studio album Love In Flying Colors, in stores now on +FE Music.

"THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE - RIGHT AFTER MIDNIGHT feat. SY SMITH" LISTEN

Lead vocals: Phonte
Background vocals: Sy Smith & Phonte
Guitar: Chris Boerner
All other instruments: Nicolay

Produced by Phonte and Nicolay for The Foreign Exchange Music, LLC
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The Foreign Exchange - Call It Home / Pity

by +FE on August 27, 2013 at 12:00 AM · Comments
"Call It Home" is the first single taken from The Foreign Exchange's upcoming fourth album, Love In Flying Colors. The full single bundle is available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon now and includes the single mix and instrumental version of "Call It Home" as well as non-album B-Side "Pity".

"THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE - CALL IT HOME / PITY" LISTEN

Lead and background vocals: Phonte
All instruments: Nicolay
Additional background vocals on "Call It Home": Jeanne Jolly

Produced by Phonte and Nicolay for The Foreign Exchange Music, LLC
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The Foreign Exchange - Call It Home (Official Video)

by +FE on August 26, 2013 at 2:33 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange - Call It Home (Official Video)

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Him

by +FE on August 19, 2013 at 10:08 AM · Comments
Him
Love In Flying Colors in stores 9/24/13 on +FE Music.

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Her

by +FE on August 14, 2013 at 8:19 PM · Comments
Her
Love In Flying Colors in stores 9/24/13 on +FE Music.

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Zo! - Count To Five (Official Video)

by +FE on May 29, 2013 at 9:28 AM · Comments
Zo! - Count To Five (Official Video)
+FE Music proudly presents the official music video for Count To Five, directed by Kenneth Price

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Zo! - ManMade Sampler

by +FE on May 3, 2013 at 12:08 AM · Comments
"ZO! - MANMADE SAMPLER" DOWNLOAD

1. ManMade Sampler:
a. ManMade Intro
b. Count To Five feat. Gwen Bunn
c. Making Time feat. Phonte & Choklate
d. Out In The World feat. Choklate & Phonte
e. Tell Me Something New feat. Jeanne Jolly
f. We Are On The Move feat. Eric Roberson
g. ManMade Outro

Produced by Zo & Phonte for Chapter 3hree, Verse 5ive/The Foreign Exchange Music, LLC
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Zo! - The Train feat. Sy Smith

by +FE on April 9, 2013 at 10:04 AM · Comments
"The Train feat. Sy Smith" is taken from Zo!'s upcoming release ManMade, in stores May 21 on +FE Music.

"ZO! - THE TRAIN feat. SY SMITH" DOWNLOAD

All instruments by Zo!
All vocals by Sy Smith

Produced by Zo! for Chapter 3hree Verse 5ive Music, LLC

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The Reworks wallpapers

by +FE on February 21, 2013 at 8:10 AM · Comments
The Reworks wallpapers
Get ready for the upcoming release of +FE Music: The Reworks with a variety wallpaper designs brought to you courtesy of good our friends at Peche Designs of Australia!


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The Foreign Exchange - So What If It Is

by +FE on January 28, 2013 at 12:00 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange - So What If It Is
"So What If It Is" is The Foreign Exchange's new single from their "+FE Music: The Reworks" remix compilation. Spanning 2 discs, the specially priced set features remixes from Nicolay, Zo! 4hero, ?uestlove & James Poyser, and serves as a primer for +FE Music's upcoming releases: "ManMade" by Zo! and The Foreign Exchange's long-awaited 4th LP, "Love In Flying Colors."

"THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE - SO WHAT IF IT IS" DOWNLOAD

All instruments by Nicolay
All vocals by Phonte
Additional background vocals by Carlitta Durand and Damaris Fletcher

Produced by Nicolay and Phonte for The Foreign Exchange Music, LLC
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Create Your Space: Nicolay of The Foreign Exchange

by +FE on December 5, 2012 at 11:21 AM · Comments
Create Your Space: Nicolay of The Foreign Exchange
During this summer, The Conscious Tip was lucky enough to catch Nicolay with The Hot At Nights live in both Chicago and Kansas City. It was interesting to see Nicolay headlining his own tour but he was definitely up for the challenge. With the assistance of the eclectic trio The Hot At Nights, the show was full of energy from start to finish. We got a chance to catch up with Nicolay after the show in KC and discussed a variety of topics. Props to Nicolay, one of the most humble artists out.

Filmed by: Julian Davenport & Whitt Dubois
Edited by: Whitt DuBois

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More of The Foreign Exchange in Hollywood

by +FE on November 8, 2012 at 11:01 AM · Comments
More of The Foreign Exchange in Hollywood
More photos of The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour show in Hollywood, courtesy of our friends at Word Is Bond.

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The Foreign Exchange in Hollywood

by +FE on October 28, 2012 at 11:34 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange in Hollywood
The Foreign Exchange played one of their three final Authenticity Tour shows at the Key Club in Hollywood, and our good friend and photographer Kris Perry was there to document the proceedings!

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Phonte - Gonna Be A Beautiful Night (Official Video)

by +FE on September 24, 2012 at 11:54 AM · Comments
Phonte - Gonna Be A Beautiful Night (Official Video)
+FE Music proudly presents the official music video for Gonna Be A Beautiful Night, directed by Kenneth Price

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The Foreign Exchange in Detroit

by +FE on September 17, 2012 at 10:09 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange in Detroit
Some great photos of The Foreign Exchange's opening set at Chene Park in Detroit, courtesy of Crystal Bailey.

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Debórah Bond - Say It (Nicolay Remix)

by +FE on August 7, 2012 at 10:00 AM · Comments
Debórah Bond - Say It (Nicolay Remix)
The name Debórah Bond should definitely ring a bell with fans of The Foreign Exchange. The DC-based singer has been a supporting vocalist on several show dates of their recent Authenticity Tour, and is a frequent +FE Music collaborator. Debórah released her third album, "Madam Palindrome", in 2011, and when she asked Nicolay to remix one of the album's cuts, he was more than happy to oblige. The result is presented here as a FREE download.

You can find the original version of "Say It" on the album "Madam Palindrome" by Debórah Bond

"DEBORAH BOND - SAY IT (NICOLAY REMIX)" LISTEN | DOWNLOAD

All vocals by Debórah Bond
Remix, instrumentation and programming by Nicolay (2012)

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Nicolay with The Hot At Nights in Cincinnati

by +FE on August 7, 2012 at 9:13 AM · Comments
Nicolay with The Hot At Nights in Cincinnati
Nicolay and The Hot At Nights bringing the Shibuya Session to Cincinnati. Photos by Cooper Spencer Images.

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Phonte - Eternally (Official Video)

by +FE on July 23, 2012 at 11:23 AM · Comments
Phonte - Eternally (Official Video)
+FE Music proudly presents the official music video for Eternally, directed by Kenneth Price

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Nicolay with The Hot At Nights in Kansas City

by +FE on July 19, 2012 at 9:43 AM · Comments
Nicolay with The Hot At Nights in Kansas City
Some great shots from Nicolay with The Hot At Nights live at the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, courtesy of Diallo French.

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Nicolay with The Hot At Nights in Toronto

by +FE on July 18, 2012 at 4:29 PM · Comments
Nicolay with The Hot At Nights in Toronto
Some photos of the recent Toronto performance by Nicolay with The Hot At Nights, courtesy of our friends at Bad Perm.

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Nicolay with The Hot At Nights live in Columbus (Soundboard recording)

by +FE on June 28, 2012 at 7:47 AM · Comments
At the top of July, Nicolay and The Hot At Nights will embark on their second run of Shibuya Session shows across North America. What better way to commemorate this than to share the complete streaming audio of one of the shows of their January/February tour!

Recorded directly from the soundboard at Scarlet & Grey in Columbus OH on January 30, 2012.

01. Shibuya Station
02. Rain In Ueno Park
03. Satellite
04. Meiji Shrine
05. The Inner Garden
06. Happiness
07. Crossing
08. Bullet Train
09. The Answer
10. Wake Up In Another Life/Introductions
11. Departure
12. Sweeter Than You
13. Eyes To The Sky/All Roads

Nicolay - synthesizers/keyboards/vocoder
Chris Boerner - 8-string guitar
Matt Douglas - saxophone
Nick Baglio - drums/keyboards

Sit back and enjoy the ride!



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Laughing At Your Plans live in Raleigh

by +FE on June 18, 2012 at 4:22 PM · Comments
Laughing At Your Plans live in Raleigh
Laughing At Your Plans from Authenticity performed live at The Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh NC.

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The Foreign Exchange in Raleigh

by +FE on June 18, 2012 at 8:16 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange in Raleigh
Some amazing photos of The Foreign Exchange's homecoming show at The Lincoln Theater in Raleigh, courtesy of Lauren Michelle Photography.

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The Foreign Exchange in Boston

by +FE on June 14, 2012 at 8:53 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange in Boston
Some great shots from The Foreign Exchange's first ever show in Boston.

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More of The Foreign Exchange at Capital Jazz Festival

by +FE on June 12, 2012 at 5:33 PM · Comments
More of The Foreign Exchange at Capital Jazz Festival

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The Foreign Exchange at Capital Jazz Festival

by +FE on June 12, 2012 at 8:31 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at Capital Jazz Festival

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Phonte - The Life Of Kings (Official Video)

by +FE on April 24, 2012 at 11:26 PM · Comments
Phonte - The Life Of Kings (Official Video)
Phontigallo gets a little help from MomTigallo in the official video for "The Life Of Kings".

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More of Nicolay with The Hot At Nights in Washington DC

by +FE on February 21, 2012 at 9:07 AM · Comments
More of Nicolay with The Hot At Nights in Washington DC
Some more photos capturing the Washington DC performance by Nicolay and The Hot At Nights, courtesy of Keith Estep Photography.

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Nicolay with The Hot At Nights in Columbus

by +FE on February 13, 2012 at 2:04 PM · Comments
Nicolay with The Hot At Nights in Columbus
Photos of Nicolay with The Hot At Nights performing live at Scarlet & Grey in Columbus OH.

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Nicolay with The Hot At Nights in Raleigh

by +FE on February 11, 2012 at 10:05 AM · Comments
Nicolay with The Hot At Nights in Raleigh
Nicolay with The Hot At Nights live at The Pour House in Raleigh.

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Phonte - The Good Fight

by +FE on February 9, 2012 at 3:15 PM · Comments
Phonte - The Good Fight
+FE Music proudly presents the official music video for The Good Fight, directed by Kenneth Price

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Nicolay with The Hot At Nights in Nashville

by +FE on February 9, 2012 at 2:53 PM · Comments
Nicolay with The Hot At Nights in Nashville
Some great photos of Nicolay with The Hot At Nights at The Listening Room in Nashville, courtesy of 2Lsonacloud and Ramiah Branch Photography.

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Nicolay with The Hot At Nights in Washington DC

by +FE on February 8, 2012 at 5:55 PM · Comments
Nicolay with The Hot At Nights in Washington DC
An excellent set of photographs documenting Nicolay's sets with The Hot At Nights at Bohemian Caverns in Washington DC, courtesy of our friend Lauren P.

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Nicolay with The Hot At Nights in Louisville

by +FE on February 8, 2012 at 9:31 AM · Comments
Nicolay with The Hot At Nights in Louisville
Some fantastic footage of Nicolay with The Hot At Nights recreating their Shibuya Session EP live at The Rudyard Kipling in Louisville KY, courtesy of Funk It.

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The Hot At Nights - ACSlater (Nicolay Rework)

by +FE on January 23, 2012 at 7:48 PM · Comments
The Hot At Nights - ACSlater (Nicolay Rework)
Nicolay and The Hot At Nights are about to hit the road to perform the music from their recent Shibuya Session EP and more in cities across the US. To celebrate the kick-off of their tour, we are happy to present you with a free exclusive download of Nicolay's lengthy rework of The Hot At Nights' track "ACSlater". Thank you for listening, and we hope to see you out there at one of the shows! For a complete schedule, please visit our events section.

You can find the original version of "ACSlater" on the album "Nice Talk" by The Hot At Nights.

"THE HOT AT NIGHTS - ACSLATER (NICOLAY REWORK)" LISTEN | DOWNLOAD

Original version performed by The Hot At Nights and produced by Chris Boerner
Remix, additional instrumentation and programming by Nicolay (2011/12)

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Phonte - Dance In The Reign (Official Video)

by +FE on January 5, 2012 at 12:12 PM · Comments
Phonte - Dance In The Reign (Official Video)
+FE Music proudly presents the official music video for Dance In The Reign, directed by Kenneth Price

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More of The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in St. Louis

by +FE on December 28, 2011 at 8:39 AM · Comments
More of The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in St. Louis
Some more photos of one of the most memorable Authenticity Tour stops, at 2720 Cherokee in St. Louis.

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in New Orleans

by +FE on December 14, 2011 at 9:21 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in New Orleans
Photos of The Foreign Exchange's last show of the year: the Authenticity Tour stop in New Orleans.

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Houston

by +FE on December 6, 2011 at 8:45 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Houston
Check out a few great shots from The Foreign Exchange's sold out Authenticity Tour stop in Houston!

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Austin

by +FE on December 6, 2011 at 8:20 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Austin
Some great photos of The Foreign Exchange's debut performance in Austin TX.

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Behind the scenes at the Shibuya Session

by +FE on December 1, 2011 at 10:21 AM · Comments
Behind the scenes at the Shibuya Session
On September 20, 2011 Nicolay and The Hot At Nights recorded their Shibuya Session at Sound Pure Studios in Durham NC. Assistant engineer Greg Abate took some great photos.

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Nashville

by +FE on November 21, 2011 at 3:02 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Nashville
Some great photos of The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour stop in Nashville.

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Birmingham

by +FE on November 17, 2011 at 4:25 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Birmingham
Some excellent photos of The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour stop in Birmingham AL, courtesy of our good friends at BamaLoveSoul.

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in St. Louis

by +FE on November 17, 2011 at 10:05 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in St. Louis
Check out some great photos of The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour stop in St. Louis.

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Nicolay with The Hot At Nights - Shibuya Session EP

by +FE on November 7, 2011 at 10:30 PM · Comments
+FE Music proudly presents the "Shibuya Session EP", a collaboration between Nicolay and the Raleigh-based exploratory jazz trio The Hot At Nights, led by 8-string guitar virtuoso (and The Foreign Exchange guitarist) Chris Boerner with Matt Douglas on sax/woodwinds and Nick Baglio on drums.

The EP was recorded at Sound Pure Studios in Durham NC and features new interpretations and arrangements of eight instrumental compositions from Nicolay's 2009 album "City Lights Vol. 2: Shibuya".
"SHIBUYA SESSION EP" LISTEN | DOWNLOAD

Tracklisting:

01. Shibuya Station
02. Rain In Ueno Park
03. Satellite
04. Meiji Shrine
05. The Inner Garden
06. Crossing
07. Bullet Train
08. Departure

Produced by Nicolay and Chris Boerner

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Off The Shelf #8: Collective Efforts - "Until My Life's Gone (Nicolay Remix)"

by Nicolay on October 20, 2011 at 9:47 AM · Comments
'Off The Shelf' is the name of a recurring series on +FE Music. For each episode, Nicolay digs into his archives to present you with a gem that has never been released, or that has otherwise been forgotten about.
Time flies.

That's the short version of the reason why the follow-up to "The Dutch Masters Vol. 1" (2005) never came to be. I started working on it in 2007 for a planned 2008 release, but the re-emergence of The Foreign Exchange and all that came with it soon took all of my time and attention, not to mention the fact that my musical direction was shifting. And so the material that I had intended to use for The Dutch Masters Vol. 2 ended up on the shelf.

Until now! In the upcoming episodes of my Off The Shelf series, I am going to set this material free one track at a time. This episode: "Until My Life's Gone (Nicolay Remix)" by Collective Efforts

nicolay_cover_f1.jpg Original cover art by Sean Kernick, 2007/08.

When I first arrived in the States, in the Spring of 2006, I did an extensive tour of DJ-sets across the country to "introduce myself" and to promote the album I was about to release, Here (BBE; 2006). One of those shows was in Atlanta, where I opened up for my fam J*Davey. Also performing was a local group called Collective Efforts. They sounded good and, equally important, were some genuinely good people. After that I would run into them each time that I visited Atlanta, and we stayed in touch.

I did this remix for them in early 2007, and it has always been a personal favorite of mine. I honestly don't remember if it ever came out around that time. Either way, I was going to include this on DM2 as the first track. So here it is, with a shout out to Collective Efforts. Enjoy, and please spread the word if you like what you hear. And check back in two weeks for the second track from DM2.

Thank you for listening,
Nicolay

Visit Collective Efforts on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Collective-Efforts/7493495361

"UNTIL MY LIFE'S GONE (NICOLAY REMIX)" DOWNLOAD

Vocals by Ben Hameen, J Mil and Bambu
Cuts by DJ Creashun
Remix produced by Nicolay
2007

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More of The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Charlotte

by +FE on September 24, 2011 at 8:44 AM · Comments
More of The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Charlotte

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DJ Flash presents The Best Of Phonte (Mixtape)

by +FE on September 24, 2011 at 12:00 AM · Comments
DJ Flash presents The Best Of Phonte (Mixtape)
The Phonte mixtape to end all Phonte mixtapes. 70 tracks, 78 minutes, covering the past 10 years of my career all mixed and selected by DJ Flash.

For those who need a Phonte crash course, start here.

Thank you for listening. And if you're a long time fan, thank you for re-listening,

Phonte

"DJ FLASH presents THE BEST OF PHONTE" DOWNLOAD

Mixed and selected by DJ Flash

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More of The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Charlotte

by +FE on September 23, 2011 at 8:54 AM · Comments
More of The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Charlotte
Some more photographs of The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour stop in Charlotte, this time courtesy of our good friend Stephen Charles of CharlesMedia.

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Charlotte

by +FE on September 14, 2011 at 10:01 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Charlotte

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The Foreign Exchange on The State Of Things on NPR/WUNC-FM (Interview + Live set)

by +FE on September 2, 2011 at 5:25 PM · Comments
While a young Phonte Coleman was growing up listening to the soulful sounds of artists like Luther Vandross and Chaka Khan in Greensboro, NC, Nicolay Rook was being reared on a similar catalog of musicians in the Netherlands. That musical kinship drew Coleman and Rook to each other on okayplayer.com, an online hip-hop message board, in 2002. The two never met in-person until after they'd put the finishing touches on their critically-acclaimed first album, "Connected." Today, their band, The Foreign Exchange, boasts three albums, a record label imprint and a Grammy nomination. Rook has since relocated to Wilmington, NC to be closer to his bandmate, but he and Coleman continue to work through a long-distance relationship. Host Frank Stasio talks with The Foreign Exchange about the benefits of collaborating in the digital age and gets treated to a live, in-studio performance.

Listen now, or download below.

"THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE ON THE STATE OF THINGS" DOWNLOAD

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The Foreign Exchange at One MusicFest

by +FE on August 31, 2011 at 7:26 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at One MusicFest
Check out some great photos of The Foreign Exchange's performance at One MusicFest in Atlanta, courtesy of our good friend Paul Abraham.

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More of The Foreign Exchange at One MusicFest

by +FE on August 30, 2011 at 8:24 AM · Comments
More of The Foreign Exchange at One MusicFest

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Phonte feat. Elzhi - Not Here Anymore (Prod. 9th Wonder)

by +FE on August 23, 2011 at 9:10 AM · Comments
Phonte feat. Elzhi - Not Here Anymore (Prod. 9th Wonder)
+FE Music proudly presents "Not Here Anymore", the first single from Phonte's upcoming solo album, Charity Starts At Home. The single features Elzhi and production from 9th Wonder.

Charity Starts At Home will drop 9/27 on +FE Music. Thank you for listening!
"NOT HERE ANYMORE feat. ELZHI" LISTEN | DOWNLOAD

Featuring Elzhi
Produced by 9th Wonder

Cover design by Chris Charles of Creative Silence Photography

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More of The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Sacramento

by +FE on August 12, 2011 at 8:53 AM · Comments
More of The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Sacramento

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Oakland

by +FE on August 9, 2011 at 8:51 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Oakland

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More of The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in San Jose

by +FE on August 8, 2011 at 9:35 AM · Comments
More of The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in San Jose

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Nic's Groove live from Portland

by +FE on August 3, 2011 at 10:14 AM · Comments
Nic's Groove live from Portland

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in San Jose

by +FE on August 1, 2011 at 10:01 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in San Jose

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Portland

by +FE on July 28, 2011 at 1:28 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Portland
Photos (courtesy of our friend Vitamin Dee) of The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour stop in Portland.

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Seattle

by +FE on July 28, 2011 at 12:00 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Seattle
Check out some great shots of The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour stop in Seattle, courtesy of our longtime friend Vitamin Dee!

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Sacramento

by +FE on July 26, 2011 at 4:03 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Sacramento
Some great photographs of The Foreign Exchange's first ever show in Sacramento CA.

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Zo! - ...just visiting three

by +FE on July 12, 2011 at 12:00 AM · Comments
Zo! - ...just visiting three
+FE Music proudly presents the new EP of covers from Zo!, "...just visiting three."

Enclosed in the "...just visiting three" zip file is a digital pdf booklet complete with all the album credits, information on the album's vocalists and contributors, as well as information on the originals.
"...JUST VISITING THREE" LISTEN | DOWNLOAD

Tracklisting:

01. Black Cow feat. Phonte and Sy Smith
02. Let It Go feat. Nicholas Ryan Gant
03. Driving feat. Sy Smith
04. Marzipan feat. Eric Roberson and Phonte
05. Everything She Wants feat. Phonte
06. Same Ole Love feat. Jeanne Jolly
07. Playing Your Game, Baby feat. Anthony David

Produced by Zo! and Phonte for Chapter 3hree Verse 5ive Music/The Foreign Exchange Music, LLC

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Dear Friends Exclusive Photo Collection

by +FE on June 27, 2011 at 12:17 PM · Comments
Dear Friends Exclusive Photo Collection
A stunning collection of over 150 beautiful photos taken by our good friend Tobias Rose of Kompleks Creative at the acoustic concert at SoundPure Studios that was recorded and filmed for the CD/DVD "Dear Friends: An Evening With The Foreign Exchange".

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An On-The-Road Exclusive Tour Video with The Foreign Exchange

by +FE on June 20, 2011 at 2:49 PM · Comments
An On-The-Road Exclusive Tour Video with The Foreign Exchange
Compiled from still shots and live concert footage from their 2011 AUTHENTICITY tour, this 27-minute video provides an insider's look at one of the hardest working and most entertaining bands in modern music. Watch, laugh, dance and sing along with Phonte, Nicolay and their colorful cast of characters! Filmed in DC, Philly and Baltimore.

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Richmond VA

by +FE on June 19, 2011 at 8:46 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Richmond VA
Check out some cool shots from The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour stop in Richmond VA, courtesy of our friends at VCU SHHO!

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The Foreign Exchange - All The Kisses (feat. Paris & Amber Strother of KING)

by +FE on June 14, 2011 at 12:00 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange - All The Kisses (feat. Paris & Amber Strother of KING)
+FE Music proudly presents "All The Kisses (featuring Paris & Amber Strother of KING)", a brand new studio track taken from the upcoming live CD/DVD "Dear Friends: An Evening With The Foreign Exchange".

"Dear Friends" drops 6/28 on +FE Music and will be available on iTunes as a specially-priced video bundle.

"ALL THE KISSES feat. PARIS & AMBER STROTHER of KING" LISTEN | DOWNLOAD

Lead vocals: Phonte
Backing vocals: Paris & Amber Strother of KING
All instruments: Nicolay

Produced by Phonte and Nicolay for The Foreign Exchange Music, LLC
All The Kisses feat. Paris & Amber Strother of KING by theforeignexchangemusic
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More of The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Philadelphia

by +FE on June 10, 2011 at 9:19 AM · Comments
More of The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Philadelphia
Yusuf Muhammad sent us his great shots of The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour stop at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

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More of The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Columbus

by +FE on June 9, 2011 at 8:05 AM · Comments
More of The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Columbus
More photos of The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour stop in Columbus OH, this time courtesy of Docuvent Photography.

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Philadelphia

by +FE on June 7, 2011 at 4:12 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Philadelphia
More photos from the Authenticity Tour, this time of the World Cafe Live show in Philadelphia. Photos courtesy of our friend Stephanie Renee of Soul-Sanctuary.net

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Laughing At Your Plans (from Dear Friends: An Evening With The Foreign Exchange)

by +FE on June 1, 2011 at 2:10 PM · Comments
Laughing At Your Plans (from Dear Friends: An Evening With The Foreign Exchange)
Clip taken from the upcoming live acoustic CD/DVD "Dear Friends: An Evening With The Foreign Exchange", available June 28 2011 on +FE Music. Directed and edited by John Elliot Gray.
Recorded and filmed live at SoundPure Studios in Durham NC on February 20 2011

Phonte: Vocals - Nicolay: Acoustic guitar - Jeanne Jolly: Vocals - Sy Smith: vocals - Zo!: grand piano - Chris Boerner: Acoustic guitar - Kush El-Amin: Acoustic bass guitar - Tim Scott Jr.: Drums

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Columbus

by +FE on June 1, 2011 at 7:51 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Columbus
Watch The Foreign Exchange perform at Scarlet & Grey Cafe in Columbus OH for the Authenticity Tour.

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Columbus

by +FE on May 26, 2011 at 4:51 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Columbus
Some more photos courtesy of our friend Paris Bihari, this time of The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour stop in Columbus OH.

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Highlights from The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Detroit

by +FE on May 24, 2011 at 2:31 PM · Comments
Highlights from The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Detroit
Watch highlights of The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour stop at Magic Stick in Detroit, courtesy of our friend Tafari Stevenson-Howard.

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Detroit

by +FE on May 19, 2011 at 10:20 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Detroit
Some great photos of The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour and Zo!'s homecoming in Detroit, courtesy of our friends SoulBounce and Tafari Stevenson-Howard.

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Cleveland

by +FE on May 12, 2011 at 2:53 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Cleveland
Some excellent shots of The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour stop at Grog Shop in Cleveland, courtesy of our friend Paris Bihari.

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Highlights from The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Chicago

by +FE on May 11, 2011 at 11:55 AM · Comments
Highlights from The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Chicago
Enjoy some highlights from The Foreign Exchange's first Authenticity Tour stop at Double Door in Chicago.

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The Foreign Exchange Band Introduction and more live from Indianapolis

by +FE on May 11, 2011 at 11:00 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange Band Introduction and more live from Indianapolis

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Indianapolis

by +FE on May 10, 2011 at 10:45 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Indianapolis
Some great photos of The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour stop in Indianapolis, courtesy of our good friend Fave.

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Chicago

by +FE on May 8, 2011 at 6:56 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Chicago

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The Return Of The Mack and more live from Falls Church

by +FE on May 8, 2011 at 3:50 PM · Comments
The Return Of The Mack and more live from Falls Church
The Foreign Exchange pay hommage to not one but TWO '90s classics during the encore of the Authenticity Tour stop in Falls Church VA.

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The Foreign Exchange - The Last Fall (Official Video)

by +FE on May 2, 2011 at 11:50 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange - The Last Fall (Official Video)
+FE Music proudly presents the official music video for The Last Fall, directed by Matt Koza & Bruce Pinchbeck

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Falls Church

by +FE on April 25, 2011 at 9:30 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Falls Church
Some great shots of the Authenticity Tour kick-off concert in Falls Church, courtesy of our friend Stephanie Renee of Soul-Sanctuary.net.

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Falls Church

by +FE on April 25, 2011 at 8:32 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour in Falls Church

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Zo! & Phonte feat. Tigallo the Tay God - Return Of The Mack

by +FE on April 20, 2011 at 1:53 PM · Comments
Zo! & Phonte feat. Tigallo the Tay God - Return Of The Mack
Good Peoples,

On a breezy Sunday afternoon in North Carolina, me and my brother Zo! took to the studio to clown around and pay homage to one of the greatest late 90's white people club songs ever.

Enjoy!

Peace,
Phonte
"RETURN OF THE MACK" LISTEN | DOWNLOAD

Piano and Guitar: Zo!
All vocals and maracas: Phonte
Snaps: Phonte & Zo!
Additional swagged out vocals: Tigallo the Tay God

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Behind the scenes at the Last Fall videoshoot

by +FE on April 15, 2011 at 7:29 AM · Comments
Behind the scenes at the Last Fall videoshoot

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Authenticity Live From Denver (Streaming audio) (via Red Bull Music Academy Radio)

by +FE on April 11, 2011 at 3:57 PM · Comments
Courtesy of the homie DJ Low Key and our good friends at Red Bull Music Academy Radio: Streaming audio of The Foreign Exchange's recent show at Summit Music Hall in Denver CO.... Straight from the soundboard and in its entirety! Enjoy, and thank you for listening.

Phonte · Lead vocals | Nicolay · Keyboards/Samples/Acoustic guitar
with
Sy Smith · Vocals | Jeanne Jolly · Vocals | Zo! · Keyboards | Chris Boerner · Electric/Acoustic guitar | Kush Elamin · Bass | Chris "Biscuit" Bynum · Drums



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The Foreign Exchange at The Boom Bap, Nashville TN

by +FE on April 11, 2011 at 12:39 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at The Boom Bap, Nashville TN

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

by +FE on March 19, 2011 at 10:57 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour 2011 at Summit Music Hall, Denver CO

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Gordon Gartrell Radio Episode 20

by +FE on March 16, 2011 at 4:35 PM · Comments
Gordon Gartrell Radio Episode 20
In this episode, Phonte discusses his New Year's reconciliation with longtime friend 9th Wonder, working with Lil B the Based God, his thoughts on OFWGKTA, and why he doesn't attend Epic Annual Nigga Events. #SWAG
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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour 2011 at Summit Music Hall, Denver CO

by +FE on March 16, 2011 at 1:57 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour 2011 at Summit Music Hall, Denver CO

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Zo! - Greater Than The Sun (Official Video)

by +FE on March 16, 2011 at 11:47 AM · Comments
Zo! - Greater Than The Sun (Official Video)
+FE Music proudly presents the official music video for Greater Than The Sun, directed by Phil The God

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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 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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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour 2011 at La Bellavilloise, Paris (France)

by +FE on January 22, 2011 at 1:49 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour 2011 at La Bellavilloise, Paris (France)
More great footage of The Foreign Exchange performing in front of hundreds of wonderful Parisians!

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Red Bull Music Academy Radio: Fireside Chat with The Foreign Exchange

by +FE on January 21, 2011 at 12:19 PM · Comments
Check out this great podcast courtesy of our friends at Red Bull Music Academy Radio, who had a fireside chat with The Foreign Exchange while they were in London.
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Sy Smith and The Foreign Exchange perform Prince's Crazy You live in Paris

by +FE on January 20, 2011 at 5:49 PM · Comments
Sy Smith and The Foreign Exchange perform Prince's Crazy You live in Paris

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour 2011 at Paradiso, Amsterdam (Holland)

by +FE on January 19, 2011 at 11:27 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour 2011 at Paradiso, Amsterdam (Holland)
More amazing photos of The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour 2011 show (and Nicolay's homecoming) at Paradiso, Amsterdam (NL), this time courtesy of photographer Vera van Impelen.

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour 2011 at Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld, Cologne (Germany)

by +FE on January 15, 2011 at 9:25 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour 2011 at Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld, Cologne (Germany)

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour 2011 at Cargo, London (UK) [Second night]

by +FE on January 14, 2011 at 7:05 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour 2011 at Cargo, London (UK) [Second night]
Photos of The Foreign Exchange's second (and once again, sold out!) night at Cargo in London.

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour 2011 at Cargo, London (UK) [Second night]

by +FE on January 13, 2011 at 12:16 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour 2011 at Cargo, London (UK) [Second night]
Another great video courtesy of the SpectrumLDN crew, this time documenting The Foreign Exchange's second (and once again sold out) night at Cargo in London. Starring The Foreign Exchange with Zo!, Sy Smith, AB and live band!

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour 2011 at Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld, Cologne (Germany)

by +FE on January 13, 2011 at 6:35 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour 2011 at Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld, Cologne (Germany)
Our friends from Czech music website Cream.cz drove from Prague to Cologne (Germany) to see The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour 2011 at Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld, and took some great photos.

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour 2011 at La Bellavilloise, Paris (France)

by +FE on January 12, 2011 at 2:41 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour 2011 at La Bellavilloise, Paris (France)

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour 2011 at Paradiso, Amsterdam (Holland)

by +FE on January 11, 2011 at 12:40 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour 2011 at Paradiso, Amsterdam (Holland)

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour 2011 at Cargo, London (UK) [First night]

by +FE on January 11, 2011 at 9:04 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour 2011 at Cargo, London (UK) [First night]
Some great footage of the very first (and sold out!) show of the European leg of the Authenticity Tour 2011 at Cargo in London (UK), starring The Foreign Exchange with Zo!, Sy Smith, AB and live band!

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour 2011 at Cargo, London (UK) [First night]

by +FE on January 7, 2011 at 3:23 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity Tour 2011 at Cargo, London (UK) [First night]

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First Sunrise | A short film by Kenneth Price with music by Nicolay

by +FE on November 19, 2010 at 9:29 AM · Comments
First Sunrise | A short film by Kenneth Price with music by Nicolay
Synopsis: An American teaching in Japan finds acceptance through a journey to witness the first sunrise of the year over the Pacific Ocean.

Director: Kenneth Price | Producer: Benedict Fancy | Re-Recording Mixer: Justin Drust | Score: Nicolay - City Lights Vol. 2: Shibuya

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Behind the scenes at the ''Maybe She'll Dream Of Me'' videoshoot

by +FE on November 16, 2010 at 12:01 PM · Comments
Behind the scenes at the ''Maybe She'll Dream Of Me'' videoshoot
Go behind the scenes of The Foreign Exchange's videoshoot for Maybe She'll Dream Of Me by way of some great photography courtesy of our good friend Stephen Stewart.

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The Foreign Exchange - Maybe She'll Dream Of Me (Official Video)

by +FE on November 15, 2010 at 3:22 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange - Maybe She'll Dream Of Me (Official Video)
+FE Music proudly presents the official music video for Maybe She'll Dream Of Me, the first single taken from The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity album.

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity release concert in New York

by +FE on November 10, 2010 at 8:23 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity release concert in New York

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity release concert in New York

by +FE on November 2, 2010 at 1:05 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity release concert in New York

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity release concert in New York

by +FE on November 2, 2010 at 8:48 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity release concert in New York
Photos of The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity release concert for CMJ Music Marathon 2010 at B.B. King's Blues Club, New York, taken by our good friend Andreas Hale.

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The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity release concert in New York

by +FE on October 28, 2010 at 10:25 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Authenticity release concert in New York

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The Foreign Exchange perform Maybe She'll Dream Of Me and Eyes To The Sky Live @ Best Buy

by +FE on October 25, 2010 at 9:42 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange perform Maybe She'll Dream Of Me and Eyes To The Sky Live @ Best Buy
Phonte, Nicolay and Darien Brockington perform their current single and (USA Today Pick Of The Week) Maybe She'll Dream Of Me, live at Best Buy (Union Square, NYC).

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The Foreign Exchange at Best Buy Union Square, New York NY

by +FE on October 24, 2010 at 5:45 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at Best Buy Union Square, New York NY

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Merc80.com interviews Aimee Flint (Part 3)

by +FE on October 21, 2010 at 12:32 PM · Comments
Merc80.com interviews Aimee Flint (Part 3)

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Merc80.com interviews Aimee Flint (Part 2)

by +FE on October 19, 2010 at 10:01 AM · Comments
Merc80.com interviews Aimee Flint (Part 2)

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Zo! playing the Talkbox on The Foreign Exchange's Don't Wait

by +FE on October 14, 2010 at 9:00 AM · Comments
Zo! playing the Talkbox on The Foreign Exchange's Don't Wait

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Thank You For Listening | A short film about The Foreign Exchange

by +FE on October 13, 2010 at 12:41 PM · Comments
Thank You For Listening | A short film about The Foreign Exchange
To coincide with the release of our new album Authenticity, we hope you will enjoy the short film Thank You For Listening; shot and directed by Sandrine Orabona (videographer for Michael Jackson's 'This Is It') and Anke Thommen. This short piece sums up the story of +FE, as well as incorporating live show footage, candid interviews and behind the scenes footage of Phonte, Nicolay, YahZarah, and the rest of the +FE Music family. For anyone wanting to get hip to the music and story of The Foreign Exchange, this video is the perfect entry point.

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Gordon Gartrell Radio Episode 19

by +FE on October 11, 2010 at 10:01 AM · Comments
Gordon Gartrell Radio Episode 19
In this special 10/10/10 episode, Phonte discusses the Bishop Eddie Long scandal, the failures of the Black church, and why every kid needs an occasional ass whippin'.
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Merc80.com interviews Aimee Flint (Part 1)

by +FE on October 8, 2010 at 8:52 AM · Comments
Merc80.com interviews Aimee Flint (Part 1)

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Zo!'s SunStorm CD Spectacular in Atlanta (Part 2) (via Grown Folks Music)

by +FE on October 2, 2010 at 4:52 PM · Comments
Zo!'s SunStorm CD Spectacular in Atlanta (Part 2) (via Grown Folks Music)

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Zo!'s SunStorm CD Spectacular in Atlanta (Part 1) (via Grown Folks Music)

by +FE on October 2, 2010 at 2:51 PM · Comments
Zo!'s SunStorm CD Spectacular in Atlanta (Part 1) (via Grown Folks Music)

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Zo!'s SunStorm CD Spectacular in Atlanta

by +FE on September 24, 2010 at 10:40 AM · Comments
Zo!'s SunStorm CD Spectacular in Atlanta

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Zo!'s SunStorm CD Spectacular in Atlanta

by +FE on September 24, 2010 at 9:25 AM · Comments
Zo!'s SunStorm CD Spectacular in Atlanta

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Zo!'s SunStorm CD Spectacular in Atlanta

by +FE on September 24, 2010 at 9:04 AM · Comments
Zo!'s SunStorm CD Spectacular in Atlanta

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Zo! and +FE Music instore at Mood's Music, Atlanta GA

by +FE on September 24, 2010 at 7:46 AM · Comments
Zo! and +FE Music instore at Mood's Music, Atlanta GA

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Zo! and +FE Music instore at Mood's Music, Atlanta GA

by +FE on September 23, 2010 at 9:40 AM · Comments
Zo! and +FE Music instore at Mood's Music, Atlanta GA

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The Foreign Exchange at Numbers, Houston TX

by +FE on September 20, 2010 at 10:30 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at Numbers, Houston TX

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The Foreign Exchange at The Door, Dallas TX

by +FE on September 19, 2010 at 10:09 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at The Door, Dallas TX

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LA Stereo interviews The Foreign Exchange (Part 2)

by +FE on September 15, 2010 at 8:45 AM · Comments
LA Stereo interviews The Foreign Exchange (Part 2)

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+FE Music Catalog wallpaper

by +FE on September 9, 2010 at 11:35 AM · Comments
+FE Music Catalog wallpaper
We are especially proud of this wallpaper design courtesy of Kompleks Creative displaying the album cover art of the titles that are currently available through +FE Music!


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Authenticity wallpapers

by +FE on September 7, 2010 at 1:22 PM · Comments
Authenticity wallpapers
Get ready for the upcoming release of Authenticity with four wallpaper designs brought to you courtesy of our friends Peche Designs of Australia and Kompleks Creative!


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Gordon Gartrell Radio Episode 18

by +FE on September 2, 2010 at 11:56 AM · Comments
Gordon Gartrell Radio Episode 18
In this episode, Phonte laments the death of one of his favorite record stores, explains the tragedy that is Montana Fishburne, and gives tips on Twitter etiquette.
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The Foreign Exchange - Maybe She'll Dream Of Me

by +FE on September 1, 2010 at 6:56 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange - Maybe She'll Dream Of Me
+FE Music proudly presents "Maybe She'll Dream Of Me", the first single taken from The Foreign Exchange's upcoming third album, Authenticity.

Authenticity will be available 10/14 on +FE Music. Thank you for listening!

"MAYBE SHE'LL DREAM OF ME" LISTEN | DOWNLOAD

Produced by Nicolay and Phonte for The Foreign Exchange Music, LLC
Vocals by Phonte
All Instruments by Nicolay
Piano by Zo!
Recorded and Mixed by Phonte at The Peanut Gallery and by Nicolay at The Beach House, Wilmington, NC

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LA Stereo interviews The Foreign Exchange (Part 1)

by +FE on August 30, 2010 at 9:06 AM · Comments
LA Stereo interviews The Foreign Exchange (Part 1)

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Garth Trinidad interviews The Foreign Exchange (Part 2)

by +FE on August 19, 2010 at 8:45 AM · Comments
Garth Trinidad interviews The Foreign Exchange (Part 2)
Part 2 of Garth Trinidad's interview with The Foreign Exchange prior to the release of their new album, "Authenticity". Sandrine Orabona - director/editor, Anke Thommen - producer, David Waldman - director of photography.

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Garth Trinidad interviews The Foreign Exchange (Part 1)

by +FE on August 17, 2010 at 7:29 AM · Comments
Garth Trinidad interviews The Foreign Exchange (Part 1)
Part 1 of Garth Trinidad's interview with The Foreign Exchange prior to the release of their new album, "Authenticity". Sandrine Orabona - director/editor, Anke Thommen - producer, David Waldman - director of photography.

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Zo!'s SunStorm CD Spectacular in Washington DC

by +FE on August 16, 2010 at 10:23 AM · Comments
Zo!'s SunStorm CD Spectacular in Washington DC

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The Foreign Exchange performs Daykeeper at Amoeba Music, San Francisco CA

by +FE on August 2, 2010 at 10:17 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange performs Daykeeper at Amoeba Music, San Francisco CA

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SunStorm wallpapers

by +FE on July 27, 2010 at 3:20 PM · Comments
SunStorm wallpapers
Two sleek SunStorm wallpaper designs by Kompleks Creative.

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The Foreign Exchange at Yoshi's Jazz Club, San Francisco CA

by +FE on July 26, 2010 at 10:42 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at Yoshi's Jazz Club, San Francisco CA
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.

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The Foreign Exchange at Amoeba Music, San Francisco CA

by +FE on July 26, 2010 at 9:08 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at Amoeba Music, San Francisco CA
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!

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The Foreign Exchange at The Roxy Theater, Hollywood CA

by +FE on July 25, 2010 at 3:25 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at The Roxy Theater, Hollywood CA

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+FE Music artist portraits by JJ Casas of MotionScope Studies

by +FE on July 24, 2010 at 9:08 AM · Comments
+FE Music artist portraits by JJ Casas of MotionScope Studies

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Behind the scenes at Zo!'s videoshoot

by +FE on July 8, 2010 at 10:02 AM · Comments
Behind the scenes at Zo!'s videoshoot
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.

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Zo! - This Could Be The Night (Official Video)

by +FE on July 6, 2010 at 12:00 PM · Comments
Zo! - This Could Be The Night (Official 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.

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Zo! - This Could Be The Night feat. Eric Roberson, Darien Brockington & Rapper Big Pooh

by +FE on June 28, 2010 at 11:55 PM · Comments
Zo! - This Could Be The Night feat. Eric Roberson, Darien Brockington & Rapper Big Pooh
Truly a family affair, the first single from Zo's forthcoming SunStorm LP features Darien Brockington and fellow Grammy-nominee Eric Roberson going back and forth over a bouncy, two-step groove topped off with a cameo from Rapper Big Pooh. Enjoy, spread the word, and as always....thank you for listening!


"THIS COULD BE THE NIGHT feat. ERIC ROBERSON, DARIEN BROCKINGTON & RAPPER BIG POOH" LISTEN | DOWNLOAD

Produced by Zo! for Chapter 3hree, Verse 5ive Music, LLC
Vocals by Eric Roberson, Darien Brockington, and Rapper Big Pooh
All Instruments by Zo!
Jive talk by Scorpeze of Windimoto
Recorded and mixed by Zo! at East Wing Studios, Silver Spring, MD and Phonte at The Peanut Gallery

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Phonte gets over

by +FE on June 24, 2010 at 12:29 PM · Comments
Phonte gets over
Phonte sends love out to the entire Roots crew and discusses the making of How I Got Over.

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SocietyHAE interviews The Foreign Exchange

by +FE on June 24, 2010 at 12:17 PM · Comments
SocietyHAE interviews The Foreign Exchange
Team SHAE hung out backstage at The Roots Picnic and TastyKeish kicked it with Grammy nominated group The Foreign Exchange after their performance!

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The Foreign Exchange at AFRAM Heritage Festival, Baltimore MD

by +FE on June 21, 2010 at 3:46 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at AFRAM Heritage Festival, Baltimore MD

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In The Studio with Nicolay (via WiNKsound)

by +FE on June 21, 2010 at 8:19 AM · Comments
In The Studio with Nicolay (via WiNKsound)
Grammy Award nominated Hip Hop and R&B producer Nicolay, known for his work with The Foreign Exchange and nominated for their song "Daykeeper", invites you in for a tour of his home studio. In this segment Nicolay explains his Pro Tools rig which he uses to record live instrumentation such as analog synths like the Moog Prodigy and acoustic guitars and bass as well as to program his beats . Also learn how Nicolay performs his hits on stage with a live setup including Serato, Ableton Live, the APC40 and a Yamaha Motif.

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Zo! - Greatest Weapon Of All Time feat. Sy Smith

by +FE on June 15, 2010 at 2:31 PM · Comments
Zo! - Greatest Weapon Of All Time feat. Sy Smith
The official single for Zo's 'SunStorm' album doesn't drop for a few more weeks, but we at +FE Music decided to give a little something to hold you over until then. Here's "Greatest Weapon Of All Time" featuring our good friend Sy Smith, also taken from the 'SunStorm' LP which drops 7/27. Thank you for listening, and enjoy!

"GREATEST WEAPON OF ALL TIME feat. SY SMITH" LISTEN | DOWNLOAD

Produced by Zo! for Chapter 3hree, Verse 5ive Music, LLC
Vocals arranged and produced by Sy Smith
All Instruments by Zo!
Recorded and mixed by Zo! at East Wing Studios, Silver Spring, MD and Grant Nichols at Rumbo Studios, Winnetka, CA

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What's In My Bag? with Phonte (via Amoeba Music)

by +FE on June 14, 2010 at 9:24 PM · Comments
What's In My Bag? with Phonte (via Amoeba Music)

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The Foreign Exchange at B.B. King's, New York NY

by +FE on June 14, 2010 at 5:27 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at B.B. King's, New York NY
Thanks to our friend Lady Vee for sharing these videos of The Foreign Exchange's recent performance in New York!

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The Foreign Exchange at B.B. King's, New York NY

by +FE on June 12, 2010 at 11:50 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at B.B. King's, New York NY

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The Foreign Exchange at B.B. King's, New York NY

by +FE on June 11, 2010 at 10:34 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at B.B. King's, New York NY
Our good friend Richard Louissaint took some phenomenal photos of The Foreign Exchange and Jesse Boykins III live at B.B. King's, New York.

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The Foreign Exchange at The Roots Picnic, Philadelphia PA

by +FE on June 10, 2010 at 11:19 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at The Roots Picnic, Philadelphia PA
The Foreign Exchange was honored to be part of The Roots Picnic in Philadelphia at the invitation of The Roots themselves. Photographer extraordinaire Mel D. Cole captured the +FE family's Picnic experience.

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The Foreign Exchange at The 8x10, Baltimore MD

by +FE on June 5, 2010 at 8:53 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at The 8x10, Baltimore MD

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The Foreign Exchange with special guest Sy Smith at JazzReggae Festival

by +FE on June 3, 2010 at 8:40 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange with special guest Sy Smith at JazzReggae Festival

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UCLA JazzReggae Festival in Los Angeles CA

by +FE on June 3, 2010 at 9:16 AM · Comments
UCLA JazzReggae Festival in Los Angeles CA

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More of The Foreign Exchange at Masquerade, Atlanta GA

by +FE on June 2, 2010 at 10:39 AM · Comments
More of The Foreign Exchange at Masquerade, Atlanta GA
Photographer Lynsey Weatherspoon shared some great photographs of The Foreign Exchange's performance at Masquerade in Atlanta with us, and we thought we'd share them with you!

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The Foreign Exchange at Masquerade, Atlanta GA

by +FE on May 24, 2010 at 9:08 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at Masquerade, Atlanta GA
The Foreign Exchange played The Masquerade in Atlanta last friday and photographer Paul Abrahams was there to capture some of the magic.

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Pandora Concert: The Foreign Exchange live in San Francisco

by +FE on May 19, 2010 at 8:39 AM · Comments
Pandora Concert: The Foreign Exchange live in San Francisco
The Foreign Exchange's show at a sold-out Yoshi's Jazz Club in San Francisco last September was professionally filmed by a crew from Pandora for the Pandora Video Series. The resulting footage is some of the Leave It All Behind era's best yet! Directed and edited by Charlotte Buchen for the Pandora Video Series

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The Foreign Exchange's road to the 2010 Grammys

by +FE on May 3, 2010 at 12:11 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's road to the 2010 Grammys
During Grammy week 2010, The Foreign Exchange (Phonte + Nicolay with YahZarah) performed a short "acoustic set" at the 2nd Annual Pre-Grammy Brunch. Sandrine Orabona (cinematographer of Michael Jackson's This Is It) and crew captured the performance and sat down with the trio to discuss The Foreign Exchange's long and winding road to a Grammy nomination. Narrated by KCRW's own Garth Trinidad, and featuring Phonte, Nicolay, YahZarah with special guest Questlove of The Roots sitting in on drums.

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The Foreign Exchange at E.J. Thomas Hall, Akron OH | Apr 17, 2010

by +FE on April 20, 2010 at 1:43 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at E.J. Thomas Hall, Akron OH | Apr 17, 2010

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The Foreign Exchange at Double Door, Chicago IL | Apr 15, 2010

by +FE on April 19, 2010 at 8:02 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at Double Door, Chicago IL | Apr 15, 2010

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The Foreign Exchange LIVE on WGN TV | Apr 15, 2010

by +FE on April 15, 2010 at 5:25 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange LIVE on WGN TV | Apr 15, 2010
Watch The Foreign Exchange perform House Of Cards LIVE on WGN TV!

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Gordon Gartrell Radio Episode 17

by +FE on March 17, 2010 at 2:17 PM · Comments
Gordon Gartrell Radio Episode 17
In this episode Phonte breaks the myth of sexism in the music industry, explains why he's 'old and over it' in regards to discussing hip-hop, and why bad music is like gay porn.
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More of The Foreign Exchange's Valentine's Day Show

by +FE on February 24, 2010 at 3:55 PM · Comments
More of The Foreign Exchange's Valentine's Day Show

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The Foreign Exchange's Valentine's Day Show

by +FE on February 23, 2010 at 6:54 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Valentine's Day Show
Stephen Charles attended The Foreign Exchange's Valentine's Day Show at Cat's Cradle (Carrboro NC), and came back with some amazing photographs.

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The Foreign Exchange's Valentine's Day Show

by +FE on February 16, 2010 at 2:03 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange's Valentine's Day Show

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Photos of The Foreign Exchange's GRAMMY® Week

by +FE on February 4, 2010 at 7:31 AM ·
Photos of The Foreign Exchange's GRAMMY® Week

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GRAMMY® Week: The Foreign Exchange at the 2nd Annual Pre-Grammy Brunch

by +FE on February 2, 2010 at 10:15 AM · Comments
GRAMMY® Week: The Foreign Exchange at the 2nd Annual Pre-Grammy Brunch

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GRAMMY® Week: The Foreign Exchange at the 2nd Annual Pre-Grammy Brunch

by +FE on February 1, 2010 at 12:43 PM · Comments
GRAMMY® Week: The Foreign Exchange at the 2nd Annual Pre-Grammy Brunch

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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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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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Two Port City musicians hoping for Grammy awards (via WWAY NewsChannel 3)

by +FE on December 21, 2009 at 4:20 PM · Comments
Two Port City musicians hoping for Grammy awards (via WWAY NewsChannel 3)

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The Foreign Exchange on their Grammy nomination

by +FE on December 14, 2009 at 11:26 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange on their Grammy nomination
Friends and Family,

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.

Peace,

'Te and Nic

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The Foreign Exchange at Red Bull Soundclash, Raleigh NC

by +FE on November 17, 2009 at 8:54 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at Red Bull Soundclash, Raleigh NC

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The Foreign Exchange vs. The Love Language at Red Bull Soundclash

by +FE on November 13, 2009 at 10:57 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange vs. The Love Language at Red Bull Soundclash

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The Foreign Exchange at The 8x10, Baltimore MD

by +FE on November 5, 2009 at 8:30 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at The 8x10, Baltimore MD

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Zo! - ...just visiting too

by +FE on November 3, 2009 at 9:02 AM · Comment
Zo! - ...just visiting too
We are proud to present the new EP of covers from our longtime friend, collaborator, and bandmate Zo!, "...just visiting too."

Working on this record has been a labor of love for everybody involved, and we hope it serves as a teaser for Zo's upcoming full-length SunStorm, dropping next summer on +FE Music.

Enclosed in the "...just visiting too" zip file is a digital pdf booklet complete with all the album credits, information on the album's vocalists and contributors, as well as information on the originals.

Enjoy the music, pass it around to a friend, and as always thank you for the support. We hope this record makes your transition into the holiday season much easier.

Thank you for listening. Team FE marches on!

One Love,
'Te and Nic

"...JUST VISITING TOO" LISTEN | DOWNLOAD

Tracklisting:
1. Perfect Angel feat. Yahzarah
2. Nights Over Egypt feat. Carlitta Durand
3. Crazy You feat. Sy Smith
4. Holding You, Loving You
5. My Flame feat. Phonte
6. Somethin Special feat. Yahzarah
7. The Highways of My Life (Pts. 1&2) feat. Darien Brockington
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The Foreign Exchange at B.B. King's Blues Club, New York

by +FE on October 30, 2009 at 6:48 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at B.B. King's Blues Club, New York
Big shout out to Oddisee for the great footage!

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The Foreign Exchange at B.B. King's Blues Club, New York

by +FE on October 29, 2009 at 9:13 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at B.B. King's Blues Club, New York

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The Foreign Exchange at Black Cat, Washington DC

by +FE on October 26, 2009 at 1:56 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at Black Cat, Washington DC

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The Foreign Exchange at B.B. King's Blues Club, New York NY

by +FE on October 25, 2009 at 8:44 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at B.B. King's Blues Club, New York NY

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The Foreign Exchange at B.B. King's Blues Club, New York NY

by +FE on October 24, 2009 at 8:59 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at B.B. King's Blues Club, New York NY

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The Foreign Exchange at B.B. King's Blues Club, New York NY

by +FE on October 24, 2009 at 8:49 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at B.B. King's Blues Club, New York NY

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City Lights Vol. 2: Shibuya wallpapers

by +FE on October 21, 2009 at 12:29 PM · Comments
City Lights Vol. 2: Shibuya wallpapers
Four gorgeous Shibuya-themed wallpaper designs by Tobias Rose of Kompleks Creative!

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The Foreign Exchange - I Wanna Know (Official Video)

by +FE on October 6, 2009 at 7:46 PM · Comment
The Foreign Exchange - I Wanna Know (Official Video)

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The Foreign Exchange at The Roxy Theatre, Hollywood CA

by +FE on September 23, 2009 at 6:49 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at The Roxy Theatre, Hollywood CA

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The Foreign Exchange at Nectar Lounge, Seattle WA

by +FE on September 21, 2009 at 12:11 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at Nectar Lounge, Seattle WA

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The Foreign Exchange at The Roxy Theatre, Hollywood CA

by +FE on September 20, 2009 at 10:43 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at The Roxy Theatre, Hollywood CA

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The Foreign Exchange on Jodine's Corner Podcast

by +FE on September 18, 2009 at 11:13 AM · Comments
Jodine's Corner is back with a funk-filled podcast featuring the dynamic duo, Phonte and Nicolay aka The Foreign Exchange

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The Foreign Exchange at Nectar Lounge, Seattle WA | Sept 15, 2009

by +FE on September 17, 2009 at 1:24 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at Nectar Lounge, Seattle WA | Sept 15, 2009

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The Foreign Exchange at Yoshi's Jazz Club, San Francisco CA | Sept 12, 2009

by +FE on September 14, 2009 at 2:15 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at Yoshi's Jazz Club, San Francisco CA | Sept 12, 2009

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The Foreign Exchange at Yoshi's Jazz Club, San Francisco CA

by +FE on September 13, 2009 at 12:10 PM · Comments
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The Foreign Exchange preview several 'Shibuya' tracks on Friday FaveCast

by +FE on September 11, 2009 at 11:29 AM · Comments
Some good music for your player...
Phonte and Nicolay aka The Foreign Exchange join Fave as special guests for the newest edition of his Friday FaveCast. They discuss Nicolay's new album, 'City Lights Vol. 2: Shibuya', the formation of their Foreign Exchange Music imprint, and much more.

Click here to download the MP3 or here to listen via the Friday FaveCast site. Playlist after the jump.

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Nicolay - City Lights Vol. 2: Shibuya (Sampler)

by +FE on September 2, 2009 at 3:50 PM · Comment
Sample some songs from Nicolay's new album...
nicolay-shibuya_sampler_small.jpgClick the link below to download your copy of the City Lights Vol. 2: Shibuya sampler!

If you haven't done so already, you can still download the first single taken from the album, 'Lose Your Way feat. Carlitta Durand', for FREE by clicking here.

"CITY LIGHTS VOL. 2: SHIBUYA (SAMPLER)" DOWNLOAD



The sampler includes snippets of the following tracks::

01 Shibuya Station
02 Crossing
03 Omotesando
04 Meiji Shrine
05 Shadow Dancing
06 Bullet Train
07 Saturday Night feat. Carlitta Durand
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The Foreign Exchange - House Of Cards (Official Video)

by +FE on August 26, 2009 at 11:27 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange - House Of Cards (Official Video)

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Off The Shelf #7: Little Brother/The Foreign Exchange BBC Radio 1 LIVE Session (2005)

by Nicolay on August 25, 2009 at 4:30 PM · Comments
Off The Shelf #7: Little Brother/The Foreign Exchange BBC Radio 1 LIVE Session (2005)
'Off The Shelf' is the name of a recurring series on +FE Music. For each episode, Nicolay digs into his archives to present you with a gem that has never been released, or that has otherwise been forgotten about.
In celebration of the 5th anniversary of the release of The Foreign Exchange's debut album 'Connected', we have a very special 'Off The Shelf' installment for you today!

At the end of January 2005, on the heels of a sold-out performance at London's Jazz Cafe, Little Brother/The Foreign Exchange (consisting of Phonte, Rapper Big Pooh, Nicolay, Yahzarah, Darien Brockington and DJ Flash) recorded a live-in-studio session for Gilles Peterson's Worldwide show on BBC Radio 1 (United Kingdom). Originally, the BBC Radio 1 only aired the two Foreign Exchange tracks, 'Come Around' and 'Sincere', but we are now presenting this session in its entirety. Enjoy!

Thanks for listening,

Nicolay

"LITTLE BROTHER/THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE BBC RADIO 1 SESSION" DOWNLOAD

Vocals by Phonte, Rapper Big Pooh, Yahzarah and Darien Brockington | Keyboards by Nicolay | DJ Flash on the decks | January 2005



Tracklisting:

01 Speed (Little Brother)
02 The Way You Do It (Little Brother)
03 Come Around (The Foreign Exchange)
04 Sincere (The Foreign Exchange)

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The Foreign Exchange "House Of Cards"/"I Wanna Know" videoshoot (Part 2)

by +FE on August 18, 2009 at 3:40 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange "House Of Cards"/"I Wanna Know" videoshoot (Part 2)

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The Foreign Exchange "House Of Cards"/"I Wanna Know" videoshoot (Part 1)

by +FE on August 18, 2009 at 7:11 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange "House Of Cards"/"I Wanna Know" videoshoot (Part 1)

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The Foreign Exchange at Athenaeum, Indianapolis IN

by +FE on August 17, 2009 at 7:21 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at Athenaeum, Indianapolis IN

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Off The Shelf #6: Ilwil feat. Jameze - "So Far" [Prod. Nicolay]

by Nicolay on August 4, 2009 at 10:05 AM · Comments
Off The Shelf #6: Ilwil feat. Jameze - "So Far" [Prod. Nicolay]
We've come so far...
This week's 'Off The Shelf' installment was actually requested through Twitter. You may know the song "So Far" in the instrumental version that is included on City Lights Vol. 1.5, or in the remix version that is included on The Dutch Masters Vol. 1, but the original vocal version is a little less known. The song, performed by Ilwil (Donwill and Ilyas) featuring Jameeze, was recorded around 2002, during what you could call our Okayplayer days. I'm sure that we posted it up on The Lesson, and Ilwil included the original version on their 'Beat Thieves Vol. 1 Mixtape', that is no longer in print.

Donwill and Ilyas are better known as two thirds of the group Tanya Morgan, the third third being another one of my Okayplayer homies, mc/producer Von "First Date" Pea. Their latest album, Brooklynati, is in stores right now and is a must-have if you like your hip hop fresh. Don't sleep!

Thanks for listening,

Nicolay

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Verses by Donwill and Ilyas | Hooks by Jameeze | All instruments and programming by Nicolay | 2002

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Son Of Soul Podcast 66 includes "Lose Your Way"

by +FE on July 31, 2009 at 10:12 AM · Comments
Something soulful for your player
Here's a nice podcast courtesy of Greg Clifford aka The Son Of Soul. Good looking out on including 'Lose Your Way'!



Playlist:

Root Soul - On & On (Feat. Shea Soul)
Oezlem - I Won't Lose You
Camboso feat. Jocelyn Brown - Love Alibi (Soulpersona Remix)
Chanan Hanspal - It's Only Just A Garden (Kay Suzuki Remix Without Intro)
Sygaire & Defcon - The Latest (feat. Capitol A)
Theophilus London - Want U For Myself (feat. Peter Hadar)
MaSiRah - Find A Way
Domu & Yannah Valdevit - City Madness
Yam Who? - Summertime (NSM Summertime '09 Instrumental Mix)
Sa-Ra Creative Partners - I Swear (feat. Noni Limar)
Shafiq Husayn - Dust & Kisses (feat. Noni Limar)
Marc Mac - Radio Heroes (feat. T.R.A.C)
DJ Spinna - Lights Out (feat. John Robinson)
Shafiq Husayn - Cheeba (feat. Bilal)
Quantic and His Combo Barbaro - The Dreaming Mind Part 1
Robert Glasper - All Matter (feat. Bilal)
Nicolay feat. Carlitta Durand - Lose Your Way
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Nicolay - Lose Your Way feat. Carlitta Durand

by +FE on July 28, 2009 at 2:11 PM · Comments
Nicolay - Lose Your Way feat. Carlitta Durand
See me smiling in the city lights...
We proudly present you with the first single taken from the upcoming Nicolay album "City Lights Vol. 2: Shibuya", in stores September 15 on +FE Music.

"LOSE YOUR WAY feat. CARLITTA DURAND" LISTEN | DOWNLOAD

All vocals: Carlitta Durand
All instruments: Nicolay
Lyrics and vocal arrangement: Phonte

Produced by Phonte and Nicolay for The Foreign Exchange Music, LLC
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Off The Shelf #5: Nicolay & Ugene - "Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)"

by Nicolay on July 21, 2009 at 8:03 AM · Comments
Off The Shelf #5: Nicolay & Ugene - "Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)"
'Off The Shelf' is the name of a recurring series on +FE Music. For each episode, Nicolay digs into his archives to present you with a gem that has never been released, or that has otherwise been forgotten about.
Today, I am another year older, and what better to commemorate this than with a particularly festive 'Off The Shelf' download, aimed for the dancefloors!

In the previous installment of this series, I broke down the story of how I first met the lovely and talented Moon Baker, many years ago. That story really isn't complete without acknowledging another good friend of mine, the amazingly talented Dutch singer and keyboardist Ugene.

My bandmates and I had seen Ugene perform on a late night television show one night in '95 or '96, and we were all floored. A voice like Ugene's, you just don't hear everyday, especially in The Netherlands. It took us a while to track him down, but we eventually got a hold of him and somehow persuaded him to sing and play with us for a while. Fortunately for us, he ended up playing with us for several years. Most of my favourite memories from those days involve sharing the stage and the rehearsal studio with Ugene and Moon, who formed an incredible vocal tandem together.

To make a long story short: Ugene and I recorded this cover version of the Quincy Jones produced Donna Summer track "Love Is In Control (Finger In The Trigger)" in April of 2005. It was originally intended for a compilation album on an indie label, but they didn't use it and so the track ended up on the shelf.

Ugene is another artist that deserves any and all attention. He's currently working on a new project with a formation that actually includes two other friends of mine from Europe, Krewcial and Gus. Click here to watch one of their recent videos.

Until next time, and as always... thanks for listening,

Nicolay

"LOVE IS IN CONTROL (FINGER ON THE TRIGGER)" DOWNLOAD

Vocals and keyboards by U-Gene | Vocoder, keyboards and all other instruments and programming by Nicolay | April 2005

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?uestlove/The Foreign Exchange/Zo!/Carlitta Durand - Purple Flip

by +FE on July 9, 2009 at 8:51 AM · Comments
I don't care where we go, I don't care what we do...
"PURPLE FLIP" DOWNLOAD


Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson- Drums, Samples
Nicolay- Fender Rhodes, acoustic piano
Zo!- Korg synth, additional rhodes
Phonte and Carlitta Durand- Vocals

This is the first in a series of random goodies that we will be periodically dropping off in your mailboxes. (Who loves ya, baby?)

We recorded this over a month ago specifically for a ?uestlove tribute party dedicated to The Purple One himself. Other than passing it off to a few DJ friends who vowed to keep it on some secret squirrel, "bet you aint up on THIS!" status, no one has ever heard it. In the wake of the incredible loss we suffered on June 25 however, this joint took on somewhat of a deeper meaning.

We decided to share it with our fans not only as a token of appreciation, but also as a way of paying respect to one of our last living musical geniuses.

Let's not wait until tragedy strikes before we show love and gratitude to our heroes, people. Give them their flowers while they live.

This one's for you, Mr. Nelson. You are loved and appreciated.

Enjoy!

One Love,
'Tay and Nic
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The Foreign Exchange at The Roxy Theatre, Hollywood CA

by +FE on June 26, 2009 at 11:56 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at The Roxy Theatre, Hollywood CA

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The Foreign Exchange at The Roxy Theatre, Hollywood CA

by +FE on June 26, 2009 at 11:39 AM · Comments
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The Foreign Exchange instore at Amoeba Music, Hollywood CA

by +FE on June 25, 2009 at 12:00 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange instore at Amoeba Music, Hollywood CA

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The Foreign Exchange at Revival Bar, Toronto (Canada)

by +FE on June 24, 2009 at 12:21 PM · Comments
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Off The Shelf #4: Moon Baker - "Stay" (prod. Nicolay) and more!

by Nicolay on June 23, 2009 at 4:30 PM · Comments
Off The Shelf #4: Moon Baker - "Stay" (prod. Nicolay) and more!
'Off The Shelf' is the name of a recurring series on +FE Music. For each episode, Nicolay digs into his archives to present you with a gem that has never been released, or that has otherwise been forgotten about.
Around 1995, I was playing bass in a Dutch P-Funk outfit called Groovin' Pict. It would be an understatement to say that I could write a book about the many adventures of this group and its various formations, but that is a different story altogether. Back then, one of our rival bands had a new female singer called Moon Baker, who was both gorgeous and incredibly talented, and after hearing and seeing her in action, we all knew that we had to get her to join our ranks. To our delight, we were eventually able to persuade her to come sing with us, and Moon and I ended up playing music together in different configurations of the group until around the year 2000.

Fast forward to 2004. Moon called me up one day and told me she was at long last going to start working on her solo debut, and she wanted me to be the album's main producer. Over the course of two years, we worked on and off on writing, arranging and recording her album, titled "ABC Of Romance". It was released in 2007 by Supertracks Records, and knowing that, the term 'Off The Shelf' should not be taken literally in this particular context. However, I think that the release was limited to The Netherlands, Germany and Japan, so I don't think you'll mind if I drop one of my favourite songs that we did together, "Stay". If you like this track, you can find the full Moon Baker album "ABC Of Romance" on iTunes, Amazon and CD Universe.

Not only is she a phenomenal singer, but Moon is an amazingly humble, down-to-earth and sweet person. In my opinion, she hasn't yet gotten the full recognition that she deserves. I'll continue to do whatever I can do on my end to change that. If you dig the music, make sure that you spread the word! As always, thank you for listening,

Nicolay

"STAY" DOWNLOAD

Vocals by Moon Baker | All instruments and programming by Nicolay, 2005/06


BONUS:

"ABC OF ROMANCE (NICOLAY REMIX feat. KAY)" DOWNLOAD

Vocals by Moon Baker | Rhyme by Kay | Saxophone by Candy Dulfer | All other instruments and programming by Nicolay, 2007

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Off The Shelf #3: United Soul feat. Yahzarah & Phonte "Soulclap" (Nicolay Remix)

by Nicolay on June 9, 2009 at 3:49 PM · Comments
Off The Shelf #3: United Soul feat. Yahzarah & Phonte "Soulclap" (Nicolay Remix)
'Off The Shelf' is the name of a recurring series on +FE Music. For each episode, Nicolay digs into his archives to present you with a gem that has never been released, or that has otherwise been forgotten about.
I am pretty sure that the fellas of United Soul (an R&B duo from Philadelphia that since changed their name to U.City) didn't end up using this remix, but I know they liked it, and so does my wife Aimee, who suggested it for the next installment of Off The Shelf. Just a smooth joint to cuddle up with your significant other to, done sometime in '05. Shoutouts to U.City, Yahzarah and Phonte. Enjoy, and thanks for listening!

Nicolay

"SOULCLAP (NICOLAY REMIX)" DOWNLOAD

Vocals by United Soul, Yahzarah and Phonte | All instruments and programming by Nicolay, 2005

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The Foreign Exchange at Revival Bar, Toronto (Canada)

by +FE on June 5, 2009 at 2:31 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at Revival Bar, Toronto (Canada)

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The Foreign Exchange at Charles H. Wright Museum, Detroit MI

by +FE on June 5, 2009 at 8:30 AM · Comments
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Off The Shelf #2: The Last Poets feat. Keith Murray "Dakari (Nicolay Remix)"

by Nicolay on May 26, 2009 at 3:20 PM · Comments
Off The Shelf #2: The Last Poets feat. Keith Murray "Dakari (Nicolay Remix)"
'Off The Shelf' is the name of a recurring series on +FE Music. For each episode, Nicolay digs into his archives to present you with a gem that has never been released, or that has otherwise been forgotten about.
Things don't always work out as you would hope, and the reasons why usually have little to do with music, and all the more with the people "behind the scenes", as the following example illustrates. Of course, not everyone in the music industry is a shark, but it certainly is my personal experience that the good people are exceptions that prove the rule.

At the end of 2004, I was contacted by a fairly well-known indie hip-hop label's A&R (Artist & Repertoire) director (who shall remain anonymous). The guy was working on a new project with legendary group The Last Poets, and he wanted to see if I could remix a song called "Dakari" track that also featured Keith Murray. The remix was intended for a 12" single to promote the album, and would potentially even be included on the album as they were not too thrilled about the beat that was used for the original track. Eager to expand both my range and my resume, I thought it would be a good opportunity for me to reach a new audience, and we came to an agreement that worked for all parties involved. I finished the remix in January of 2005.

To make a long story short, the A&R guy never held up his end of the agreement, and never made good on the agreed compensation, using every excuse known to man before falling off the map and abandoning the entire project. And so the remix never came out. Until today! Big up to The Last Poets (Umar Bin Hassan + Abiodun Oyewole) and Keith Murray.

Enjoy, and thanks for listening,

Nicolay

"DAKARI (NICOLAY REMIX)" DOWNLOAD

Vocals by Umar Bin Hassan, Abiodun Oyewole and Keith Murray. (Unfortunately, I was never told who the young lady on the hook is) | Remixed by Nicolay, January 2005

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Off The Shelf #1: Nicolay - "Nautilus" (A tribute to Bob James)

by Nicolay on May 12, 2009 at 10:17 AM · Comments
Off The Shelf #1: Nicolay - "Nautilus" (A tribute to Bob James)
'Off The Shelf' is the name of a recurring series on +FE Music. For each episode, Nicolay digs into his archives to present you with a gem that has never been released, or that has otherwise been forgotten about.
In July of 2006, I was approached by people representing world renowned jazz keyboardist Bob James. They were working on putting together a project, to be called 'Sampling Bob James: The Nautilus Project', on which several DJ's and producers would present their take on one of the most sampled tracks in hip-hop history, 'Nautilus', from Bob James' 1974 album 'One'. To my delight, I was invited to be one of the contributors, but instead of sampling the original, I chose to 'cover' it and re-create the track from scratch.

They really liked my version of 'Nautilus', but the project has remained unreleased. My version did end up online, by way of a viral video. Ever since, people have been asking me for a high quality version, so... here it is! Enjoy, and please... spread the word. You are more than welcome to share the link or the file itself.

Thank you for listening,

Nicolay

"NAUTILUS" DOWNLOAD

Written by Bob James | Arrangement, instruments and programming by Nicolay, December 2006

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The Foreign Exchange at Cat's Cradle, Carrboro NC | Apr 17, 2009

by +FE on April 27, 2009 at 10:11 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at Cat's Cradle, Carrboro NC | Apr 17, 2009

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The Foreign Exchange at Cat's Cradle, Carrboro NC

by +FE on April 27, 2009 at 7:30 AM · Comments
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The Foreign Exchange - Take Off The Blues (Official Video)

by +FE on April 21, 2009 at 11:26 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange - Take Off The Blues (Official Video)
The Foreign Exchange proudly present the video for the second single taken from Leave It All Behind

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The Foreign Exchange at MySpace Beyond The Sound | Double Door Inn, Charlotte NC

by +FE on April 20, 2009 at 11:36 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at MySpace Beyond The Sound | Double Door Inn, Charlotte NC

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Gakcity.com backstage with The Foreign Exchange (Part 2)

by +FE on April 15, 2009 at 1:04 PM · Comments
Gakcity.com backstage with The Foreign Exchange (Part 2)
Jeremy Hassell of Gakcity.com interviews The Foreign Exchange backstage at their concert at Highline Ballroom in New York, NY March 8, 2009

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Gakcity.com backstage with The Foreign Exchange (Part 1)

by +FE on April 12, 2009 at 1:53 PM · Comments
Gakcity.com backstage with The Foreign Exchange (Part 1)
Jeremy Hassell of Gakcity.com interviews The Foreign Exchange backstage at their concert at Highline Ballroom in New York, NY March 8, 2009

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FETV : The Foreign Exchange in Miami (Part 2)

by +FE on April 1, 2009 at 3:04 PM · Comments
FETV : The Foreign Exchange in Miami (Part 2)
The continuing adventures of The Foreign Exchange... on a boat.

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FETV : The Foreign Exchange in Miami (Part 1)

by +FE on March 31, 2009 at 3:12 PM · Comments
FETV : The Foreign Exchange in Miami (Part 1)
While enjoying a quick break from their hectic touring schedules, Phonte and Nicolay of The Foreign Exchange take a moment to reflect.

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The Foreign Exchange Live in Session at Sirius/XM Radio | FREE Download

by +FE on March 29, 2009 at 4:44 PM · Comments
On 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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The Foreign Exchange at Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia PA

by +FE on March 28, 2009 at 8:36 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia PA

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The Foreign Exchange at Remix Hotel, Miami FL

by +FE on March 27, 2009 at 1:45 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at Remix Hotel, Miami FL

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The Foreign Exchange talks to SoulBounce.com

by +FE on March 26, 2009 at 8:41 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange talks to SoulBounce.com
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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Behind the scenes with The Foreign Exchange at Sirius/XM Radio

by +FE on March 21, 2009 at 9:49 AM · Comments
Behind the scenes with The Foreign Exchange at Sirius/XM Radio
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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The Foreign Exchange at Highline Ballroom, New York NY

by +FE on March 16, 2009 at 6:45 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at Highline Ballroom, New York NY

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The Foreign Exchange ''Take Off The Blues'' videoshoot

by +FE on March 13, 2009 at 11:24 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange ''Take Off The Blues'' videoshoot

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The Foreign Exchange Live in Session at Sirius/XM Radio

by +FE on March 9, 2009 at 3:34 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange Live in Session at Sirius/XM Radio

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The Foreign Exchange at Highline Ballroom, New York NY

by +FE on March 9, 2009 at 11:30 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at Highline Ballroom, New York NY

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The Foreign Exchange Live in Session at Sirius/XM Radio

by +FE on March 8, 2009 at 10:14 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange Live in Session at Sirius/XM Radio

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The Foreign Exchange at Black Cat, Washington DC

by +FE on March 7, 2009 at 8:21 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at Black Cat, Washington DC

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The Foreign Exchange at Black Cat, Washington DC

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The Foreign Exchange at Black Cat, Washington DC

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The Foreign Exchange at Eden's Lounge, Baltimore MD

by +FE on March 6, 2009 at 11:13 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at Eden's Lounge, Baltimore MD

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Nicolay's lecture at Red Bull Music Academy 2008, Barcelona (Spain)

by +FE on February 26, 2009 at 10:30 AM · Comments
Nicolay's lecture at Red Bull Music Academy 2008, Barcelona (Spain)
On the eve of the release of The Foreign Exchange's 'Leave It All Behind', in October of 2008, Nicolay was invited to Barcelona, Spain to lecture at the world famous Red Bull Music Academy. Watch as he talks in detail about the early beginnings of his musical career and shares his ideas on music production, illustrated by some quintessential tracks from his catalogue.

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Obey Nicolay podcast on Bama Love Soul

by +FE on February 6, 2009 at 10:02 AM · Comments
Big up to DJ Rahdu who posted this podcast at Bama Love Soul.
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The Foreign Exchange at Mixx, Cincinnati OH

by +FE on February 5, 2009 at 2:43 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at Mixx, Cincinnati OH

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The Foreign Exchange at Double Door, Chicago IL

by +FE on February 4, 2009 at 9:51 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at Double Door, Chicago IL

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The Foreign Exchange at Sugarhill, Atlanta GA

by +FE on December 12, 2008 at 11:05 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at Sugarhill, Atlanta GA

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The Foreign Exchange at Teavolve, Baltimore MD

by +FE on November 25, 2008 at 10:46 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at Teavolve, Baltimore MD

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The Foreign Exchange at Highline Ballroom, New York NY

by +FE on November 24, 2008 at 3:41 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at Highline Ballroom, New York NY

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The Foreign Exchange at Highline Ballroom, New York NY

by +FE on November 24, 2008 at 3:30 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at Highline Ballroom, New York NY

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The Foreign Exchange at Black Cat, Washington DC

by +FE on November 23, 2008 at 2:55 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at Black Cat, Washington DC

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The Foreign Exchange at Highline Ballroom, New York NY

by +FE on November 16, 2008 at 2:17 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange at Highline Ballroom, New York NY

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The Foreign Exchange feat. Muhsinah - "Daykeeper" Official music video

by +FE on October 23, 2008 at 1:34 PM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange feat. Muhsinah - "Daykeeper" Official music video

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Leave It All Behind wallpapers

by +FE on October 14, 2008 at 9:26 AM · Comments
Leave It All Behind wallpapers
Enhance your desktop with one of the four beautiful wallpaper designs by Tobias Rose of Kompleks Creative!

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The Foreign Exchange 'Leave It All Behind' Publicity photos

by +FE on September 18, 2008 at 8:13 AM · Comments
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The Foreign Exchange - Leave It All Behind (Sampler)

by +FE on September 16, 2008 at 10:10 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange - Leave It All Behind (Sampler)
"LEAVE IT ALL BEHIND (SAMPLER)" DOWNLOAD

1. Foreign Exchange Leave It All Behind Sampler
a. Take Off The Blues
b. All or Nothing
c. Something To Behold
d. If This Is Love
e. If She Breaks Your Heart

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The Foreign Exchange - Daykeeper feat. Muhsinah

by +FE on September 8, 2008 at 8:05 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange - Daykeeper feat. Muhsinah
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Produced by Nicolay for The Foreign Exchange Music, LLC
Vocals by Phonte and Muhsinah
All Instruments by Nicolay
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Zo! And Tigallo Love The '80s

by +FE on July 15, 2008 at 12:18 PM · Comments
Zo! And Tigallo Love The '80s
Detroit-area born, DC-area based musician Zo! and rapper/singer Phonte of the group Little Brother join together for Zo! and Tigallo Love the 80's, a collection of 80's cover songs. The duo started collaborating back in 2006, starting with their take on Joe Jackson's classic "Steppin Out." Afterwards, they recorded and released covers of Toto's "Africa" and a-ha's "Take On Me" to both critical acclaim and fan approval.

"We started out doing this project just for fun," states Phonte. "But although we did it for fun, this is not a 'joke' record by any means. Me and Zo take our work very seriously, and have the utmost respect for all the artists that we covered."

With nine solo projects to his credit, Zo! has also worked with a number of artists including: Slum Village, Asheru, Kev Brown, Platinum Pied Pipers, and Little Brother. He describes working on Zo! and Tigallo Love the 80's as 'a very detailed process,' and explains just how tedious the recording sessions for the project were.

"Me and Phonte are music fanatics," he says. "We both had a friendly competition and a mutual respect for each other while working on this record, and neither of us wanted to look bad in front of the other one. We really pushed each other to work harder, and in the end it made us both better musicians."

In addition to Zo's production, the duo also reached out to Bay Area producer Trackademicks and Foreign Exchange boardsmith Nicolay for additional remixes of their covers.

"Adding Track and Nicolay to the project really added another dimension," says Phonte. "Their remixes are like brand new songs in themselves and put a totally different twist on our original versions. They're both incredible at what they do."
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The Foreign Exchange feat. YahZarah - "Sincere" Official music video

by +FE on January 21, 2005 at 9:52 AM · Comments
The Foreign Exchange feat. YahZarah - "Sincere" Official music video

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Connected wallpapers

by +FE on August 24, 2004 at 8:53 AM · Comments
Connected wallpapers
The complete set of original Connected-era wallpapers designed by FWMJ

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The Foreign Exchange at Beat Society, Philadelphia PA

by +FE on August 1, 2004 at 4:45 PM · Comments
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The Foreign Exchange at Beat Society, New York NY

by +FE on August 1, 2004 at 4:39 PM · Comments
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The Foreign Exchange at Beat Society, New York NY

by +FE on August 1, 2004 at 4:39 PM · Comments
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The Foreign Exchange in New York City (July 2004)

by +FE on August 1, 2004 at 4:09 PM · Comments
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The Foreign Exchange - Connected (Sampler)

by +FE on May 13, 2004 at 9:19 AM · Comments
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Little Brother/The Foreign Exchange in Amsterdam (NL)

by +FE on April 23, 2004 at 7:19 PM · Comments
Little Brother/The Foreign Exchange in Amsterdam (NL)

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The Foreign Exchange 'Connected' Publicity photos

by +FE on April 23, 2004 at 4:01 PM · Comments
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