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Wed Aug 1, 2018 at 9:30 PM
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Wed Aug 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM
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Thu Aug 16, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Glaciers Tour · The New Parish, Oakland CA
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Sat Aug 18, 2018 at 7:00 PM
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Nicolay

Artist Biography by Marisa Brown for AllMusic.
Born and raised in the Netherlands, classically trained multi-instrumentalist and producer Nicolay played in a number of hip-hop and R&B bands around his homeland, but it wasn't until 2000 that he decided to start producing his own beats. In 2002 Little Brother MC Phonte Coleman stumbled across one of them on Okayplayer's message board and asked if he could put his rhymes over it, and soon a friendship and a musical relationship were born. This transatlantic collaboration, which they called The Foreign Exchange, led to an album, Connected, in 2004, after which Nicolay continued producing tracks for Little Brother and Cesar Comanche, releasing City Lights Vol. 1.5 first only online and then through BBE Records in 2005. The Dutch Masters, Vol. 1, which featured Nicolay DJing, came out that same year, followed by Here in 2006. In 2008 the producer teamed up with Houston rapper Kay (whom he had also met through message boards and had put on a track on Here) and issued the album Time:Line. The second Foreign Exchange album, Leave It All Behind, came later in the year on the Foreign Exchange label. One of its highlights, "Daykeeper," was nominated for a Grammy, but not before the 2009 release of Nicolay's own City Lights, Vol. 2: Shibuya. The Foreign Exchange label expanded during the early 2010s with additional albums from FE and Phonte, as well as releases from collaborators YahZarah, Zo!, and Median. In 2015, Nicolay released another predominantly instrumental solo album, City Lights, Vol. 3: Soweto. Its material, enhanced with vocal contributions from Phonte, Carmen Rodgers, and Tamisha Waden, was inspired by South Africa dates on the Foreign Exchange's world tour the previous year.
Discography
+ City Lights Vol. 3: Soweto (2015)
+ Love In Flying Colors (The Foreign Exchange) (2013)
+ Shibuya Session EP (with The Hot At Nights) (2011)
+ Dear Friends: An Evening With The Foreign Exchange (The Foreign Exchange) (2011)
+ Authenticity (The Foreign Exchange) (2010)
+ City Lights Vol. 2: Shibuya (2009)
+ Leave It All Behind (The Foreign Exchange) (2008)
+ Time:Line (Nicolay & Kay) (2008)
+ Here (2006)
+ The Dutch Masters Vol. 1 (2005)
+ City Lights Vol. 1.5 (2005)
+ Connected (The Foreign Exchange) (2004)

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+ Nicolay/The Hot At Nights at Georgia Theatre, Athens GA | Aug 1, 2018 FREE SHOW
+ Nicolay/The Hot At Nights at The Mint, Los Angeles CA | Aug 18, 2018
+ Nicolay/The Hot At Nights - Now The Coast Is Clear (Warehouse live session)
+ Nicolay/The Hot At Nights at Harlow's, Sacramento CA | Aug 15, 2018
+ Nicolay/The Hot At Nights at The New Parish, Oakland CA | Aug 16, 2018

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