Sunday, August 7, 2011

SophistiKat's "Soul Sunday" Artist SpotLIGHT


Here is some SOULmusic for your Sunday afternoon.

One of the hottest Soul Music groups out, The Foreign Exchange with "Take Off The Blues". .
The smooth Harmony, Trumpet, and beat lined with just enough bass puts you at ease and relaxes your mind.


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 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," released on October 12, 2010 on +FE Music, is The Foreign Exchange’s third album.

Visit their website http://www.theforeignexchangemusic.com/fe/ and follow them on Twitter @FEofficial

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