Posts Tagged ‘The Foreign Exchange’

How the Trio of KING Wrote Its Warm, Soulful Debut Album

My first slow dance as a married man was to "Hey," a magnificent love song by KING, the Los Angeles-based trio of Anita Bias and twin sisters Paris and Amber Strother. After the reception, people wanted to know just who that was, and where they could find the track.
Here you go: KING's 2011 EP, The Story, was [...]

Artists Remember Chuck Brown, “The People’s Champ”

There's a YouTube clip from a few years ago in which Philadelphia songstress Jill Scott appears to be completely overcome by admiration. She's in the middle of her set at the Summer Spirit Festival at Merriweather Post Pavillion, and she's about to perform with Chuck Brown.
"When I heard that band and those drums, I [...]

Don’t Expect Midgets or Tightrope Walkers at Tomorrow’s Foreign Exchange Show

By now, you probably know the story of The Foreign Exchange—Phonte Coleman and Nicolay Rook met on the message boards at Okayplayer and began trading files over the Web. The result was Connected, their debut album that found 'Te wielding his razor-sharp lyricism over Nicolay's blend of spacey, atmospheric production.
The duo performs tomorrow [...]

Reviewed: Authenticity by The Foreign Exchange

Gentlemen, raise your hands if you've been here: You meet "the one," that woman who you just know is the best thing you've ever encountered. Then, you embark on what promises to be an astonishing love affair of deep infatuation and refreshing spontaneity.
But soon you analyze the relationship and aren't thrilled with what's there, and you're [...]

Muhsinah Changes Name to safia, Trades Experimental Soul for Pop

Fret not, Muhsinah fans. The D.C.-born Howard University graduate has not gone into witness protection.
Instead, the versatile singer/songwriter has taken it back to basics and repackaged herself as "safia" to acknowledge a transition to electronic pop music, somewhat removed from the experimental soul for which Muhsinah is known.
Before I confuse things further, you should know [...]