Posts Tagged ‘Nicolay’


R&B and Soul are two of my favorite genres of music.  Emotional, vulnerable, honest, danceable and inspiring, a good R&B album will make you feel a connection to each track.  A great R&B album will serve as a soundtrack to your love life’s most pivotal experiences.  The new album from The Foreign Exchange will tell the story of your love in many hues.

Love In Flying Colors is the fourth album from the duo composed of front man/singer/rapper Phonte and producer Nicolay.  If you’re familiar with FE, then you’re well aware of the magic these two (along with other talents of the FE imprint) have conjured up since their inception.  I still find myself in awe over their introduction to each other and just how transforming music in the Internet Age can be.  The two have created an intense platform for independent artists and continue to demonstrate an organic connectedness to their listeners and supporters.  This new album is no exception.


Last week, I witnessed soul on ice.  Nicolay (producer and 1/2 of The Foreign Exchange) and jazz trio The Hot At Nights put on a phenomenally cool show at the Apache Cafe.  The four piece band, Chris Boerner on guitar, Matt Douglas on sax, Nick Baglio on drums and Nicolay on keyboard, kept the crowd moving and grooving the whole way through.  With their recent release, Shibuya Session EP, Nicolay and The Hot At Nights have been touring the east coast, mesmerizing the masses.

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience.  It was such a pleasure watching and listening to artists that truly enjoy their craft.  The passion of the music was so authentic, you could feel it emanating through the room.  If you ever get a chance to check the collaboration out, don’t even think about hesitating.

Above, there’s footage of the band performing two track’s from The Foreign Exchange’s Authenticity, “Eyes to the Sky” and “All Roads.”

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