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30 MAY 2014

Doors 8 pm with after party to follow
R 270 advance | R 300 at the door 

10 Henry Nxumalo St, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa | +27 82 336 0880

Impande Entertainment will present THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE for their very first performance in JOHANNESBURG, South Africa at BASSLINE, located at 10 Henry Nxumalo Street on FRIDAY the 30th of MAY 2014. The event doors will open at 8pm starting with local DJs with after party to follow the performance. Cost for this event is R270 in advance, R300 at the door. 

Representative of how the Internet can aid in creating music, the Foreign Exchange started when Little Brother rapper Phonte heard a beat on by Dutch producer Nicolay and asked if he could lay some vocals over it. Nicolay agreed, and the song "Light It Up" appeared shortly after as the B-side to Little Brother's 2002 single "Whatever You Say." Relying mainly on instant messaging and email, the duo continued to work together, with Nicolay sending beats to Phonte, who would add vocals and send them back until they had enough tracks together to form an album. Not once during the entire process of making their debut, Connected, which came out in 2004, did the members of the Foreign Exchange speak over the phone or in person. Due in part to an increasing production load, Nicolay moved to the States, and Leave It All Behind, the second FE album -- more R&B-oriented than the debut -- was recorded. Released in 2008 and featuring a handful of stunning videos, its lead single, "Daykeeper," was nominated for a 2010 Grammy in the category of Best Urban/Alternative Performance (and lost to India.Arie's "Pearls"). After assisting two of their associates, YahZarah (The Ballad of Purple St. James) and Zo! (SunStorm), with albums, the Foreign Exchange released Authenticity. All three albums were issued in 2010 through The Foreign Exchange Music. A DVD/CD set, Dear Friends: An Evening with the Foreign Exchange (2011) and a two-disc set of remixes and new songs titled The Reworks (2013) preceded the group's fourth studio album, Love in Flying Colors.

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When and where?

BASSLINE, 10 Henry Nxumalo Street

Fri 30 May 2014 at 8:00 PM (SAST)
Sat 31 May 2014 at 2:00 AM (SAST)

Organiser details

Impande Entertainment