The Foreign Exchange – Tales From The Land Of Milk And Honey

It’s hard to believe it’s been over ten years since The Foreign Exchange released their debut album Connected – an album that was loved by so many simply because it was just so fresh. Nicolay’s beats were like no other producer’s and Phonte was one of the best MC’s around.

If you’ve followed the group over the years, you’d know that their sound has changed quite a bit since their first album and it has continued to change with their latest release Tales from the Land of Milk and Honey. This may be partly due to the fact that the make up of the group has also changed with the addition of Zo!, Carmen Rodgers and Tamisha Waden. The change is nothing too dramatic though, the Foreign Exchange electro-soul sound is still there with a little funk thrown in to give the album a fun vibe throughout.

For me, the album is nothing mind blowing but perhaps that has something to do with the curse that comes with releasing good music – expectations get a little high. I’m sure fans will enjoy the release. It’s available now from the FE store or on iTunes if you prefer.

The Foreign Exchange – Milk And Honey

Nicolay – The Brightest Star/Afterglow

It’s always a good thing when Nicolay releases new music and he’s about to release a whole new album of it. City Lights Vol. 3: Soweto is an ode to the South African township and it’s neighbouring city of Johannesburg and is dropping on June 9.

The first single The Brightest Star which features vocals from Carmen Rodgers and Phonte, is an energetic jam that will have you immediately reaching for your dancing shoes. The B-Side, Afterglow is a non-album bonus single and is a more mellow affair but also well worth a listen. This one also features Phonte as well as vocals from Tamisha Waden and Tim Smith on flute. Both songs are available on iTunes now.

Nicolay – The Brightest Star