The Foreign Exchange – Call It Home (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on August 31st, 2013 by Hyphen

Oh yes, it’s about that time for another album from Phonte and Nicolay.  Love In Flying Colors comes out September 24th and this is the video for the lead single, “Call It Home.”  Beautiful footage in this one.

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The Foreign Exchange – The Last Fall (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on May 5th, 2011 by Hyphen

Maaaaaaan, I knew that dude looked like he belonged on an episode of Law & Order.  You don’t quite expect a video from Phonte and Nicolay to come in the form of visuals that could have doubled for “Kim,” but Matt Koza and Bruce Pinchbeck did an excellent job with this one.

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Soon to be Grammy Family?

Posted in Artists, Videos on December 15th, 2009 by Hyphen

We can only hope!

If you haven’t heard the news yet, Phonte and Nicolay, collectively known as The Foreign Exchange, have been nominated for a Grammy Award for their song, “Daykeeper.”  Normally, I hate award shows and rarely care about the Grammys at all, mainly because they not only pick awful songs (big songs do not equal best songs) but they also nominate artists out of category too much.

Thankfully, and perhaps just by enough trial and error, they finally seem to have gotten something right.  With any luck, Tay and Nic will walk away with a Grammy in hand, completely independent and thanks to their passion for making great music they believe in.  Artists take note.

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The Foreign Exchange – I Wanna Know (video)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos on October 6th, 2009 by Hyphen

Okaaaaaay, you can blame it all on me tonight.

Real music.

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Sound Session #224 (9-13-09)

Posted in Episodes, Sound Session on September 15th, 2009 by Hyphen

So much going on in the world of Hyph…good music, cool homies, great sports, artists coming into town, even a job promotion (raises FTW!), etc…all sorts of dopeness, so I’ll get right to it.

Check out the latest episode of SNSS for new tracks from people like Sean Price, Raekwon, Fashawn, Mayer Hawthorne, Drake, Wale, Crown Royale, Shafiq Husayn, Felt, and many more.  Special shout to Phonte and Nicolay of The Foreign Exchange calling in to talk about their show TONIGHT (Tuesday, the 15th) at Nectar Lounge.  Everyone here in Seattle better come through…it’s sure to be one of the best concerts of the year.  We gave out more tickets to that this week, along with tix to the Method Man & Redman show on Thursday and copies of the soundtrack to the new Big Pun documentary.  Thanks to everyone involved and congrats to our winners!

Lastly, as I mentioned last week, I had the pleasure of DJ’ing for U-N-I during their Bumbershoot performance.  With J. Moore aka Jonny Tarantino on the cam, we grabbed some footage for y’all too.  Be sure to watch it here to see Thurz & Y-O tear down the Fisher Green Stage in the shadow of the Space Needle.

Show #224 (9-13-09)

  1. Marco Polo & Torae ft. DJ Revolution – “Double Barrel”
  2. Sean Price ft. Skyzoo & Torae – “Duck Down”
  3. Raekwon ft. Method Man & Ghostface Killah – “New Wu”
  4. Fashawn – “Fash Plays It Cool”
  5. Strong Arm Steady ft. The Game – “Trunk Music”
  6. BK-One ft. Phonte, Brother Ali, & The Grouch – “Here I Am”
  7. Skyzoo – “Popularity”
  8. D. Black – “The Return” (Local Music)
  9. Jay-Z ft. Kid Cudi – “Already Home”
  11. Nicolay ft. Carlitta Durand – “Lose Your Way”
  12. Mayer Hawthorne – “Shiny and New”
  13. Wale ft. Jazmine Sullivan – “Award Tour”
  14. Drake – “Fear”
  15. Dynas – “Challenges Of L.O.V.E. (Leaving One’s Virtues Exposed)”
  16. Big Pun ft. Fat Joe – “Twinz (Deep Cover ’98)”
  17. Crown Royale (Buff1 & DJ Rhettmatic) – “We Gotcha”
  18. Sonny Bonoho – “Judge Brown” (Local Music)
  19. Felt (Slug & Murs) – “Protagonists”
  20. Shafiq Husayn ft. Fatima – “Lil Girl”
  21. Macklemore – “And We Danced” (Local Music)

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