Wed 12th Jan
soulBEAUTIFUL inc. presents: The Foreign Exchange
THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE LIVE IN LONDON WITH FULL BAND
with DJs on the night
BARRY KING (Lifenotes Music)
DJ DEVASTATE (DEMON BOYS)
soulBEAUTIFUL inc. are proud to bring across the pond The Foreign Exchange (Phonte + Nicolay) with Zo!, Sy Smith and live band performing for you at Cargo in Shoreditch! It’s been 5 years since the GRAMMY NOMINEES have rocked a UK stage and if you’ve been keeping up with their music since then you do NOT want to miss their ONLY London date!
THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE
Consisting of rapper/singer/songwriter Phonte and producer Nicolay, The Foreign Exchange came together via the online hip-hop community Okayplayer.com <http://Okayplayer.com> in 2002. After trading files through Instant Messenger for over a year, Nicolay (living in his native Holland at the time) and Phonte (a Raleigh, NC resident) completed their debut album before they ever met each other in person. The album, “Connected,” was released in 2004 to positive reviews, and was praised by legendary DJ’s such as Jazzy Jeff, King Britt, and DJ Spinna for its inventive mix of hip-hop, R&B, and electronica.
Their sophomore album, “Leave It All Behind” (2008) found The Foreign Exchange much closer in geography (Nicolay becoming a resident of Wilmington, NC), but located much further from their hip-hop origins. On the strength of their exhilarating live show and several nationally programmed music videos, “Leave It All Behind” became the group’s most successful album to date, culminating in a Grammy-nomination for the album’s first single, “Daykeeper”.
Authenticity, available now on +FE Music, is The Foreign Exchange’s third album.
Doors 7pm – 1am. Tickets £13.50 in advance