TVD Recommends:
The Foreign Exchange
at Tipitina’s, 6/29

The hip-hop duo known for soulful, R&B flavored tracks that showcase Nicolay’s conscientious beat making and Phonte’s spitfire rapping and heartfelt vocals, will be performing at Tipitina’s.

Last Monday, Pont:Productions and TVD co-hosted a listening party for the album at Gasa Gasa in preparation for the show. We gave out stickers, t-shirts, and tickets to Sunday night’s performance. Additionally, attendees were given free invites to Nicolay’s DJ set at Eiffel and enjoyed happy hour drink specials. There was a great turn out, with a full dance floor grooving to the tracks off the album.

DJ RQway, who will be opening the show, also spun a bunch of funk, house, R&B, and hip-hop numbers from artists as diverse as Curtis Mayfield, Nas, and his own homemade beats.

The duo have received wide critical acclaim for their most recent album Love in Flying Colors, which has been called the group’s most mature release by many outlets. Primarily concerned with subject matter like love, family and settling down, it’s a collection of feel-good tracks that will surely get the crowd moving and smiles on their faces.

The show promises to be a great time, and for long time fans of the FE, it will be especially rewarding. One of the most exciting things about being a fan of the FE is watching how they have grown from two guys who never even met during the making of their first album in 2004 (Nicolay would make beats, e-mail them to Phonte, who would rap over them and e-mail them back), to a full-fledged music community.

Foreign Exchange Music is no longer just Phonte and Nicolay’s project, but a label that supports artists Zo!, Jeanne Jolly, and Median, all of whom make guest appearances on Love in Flying Colors.

Tickets to the show are available here. Doors open at 8 PM. Show starts at 9 PM.

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