Nicolay / Press

“Imagine if Black Thought could sing like D’Angelo and did an album produced by Ali Shaheed Muhammad and DJ Spinna. That’s the unlikely union that makes Foreign Exchanges Connected so special.”

The Source

“Through ethereal hip‐hop soundscapes, Dutch producer Nicolay boasts remarkably impassioned beatwork. Little Brotherʹs Phonte was among those enamored by his airy melodies and they paired (as Foreign Exchange) for last yearʹs Connected album, which nabbed oodles of international props.”

URB’s Next 100

“either Nicolay is a musical genius who simply understands the language of classic R&B better than most stateside producers, or a Stax Records jetliner crashed in the Netherlands, spilling thousands of LPs on his thatched abode when he was a toe‐tapping toddler.”