Monday, 3/14 -> Red Bull Music Academy presents The Foreign Exchange (Phonte + Nicolay) and DJ Low Key at Summit Music Hall…

MONDAY, 3/14 -> I’m ridiculously proud and excited that this show is happening.  I’ve been a huge fan and supporter of Nicolay, Phonte and the whole Foreign Exchange Music since they first all linked up on Okayplayer’s infamous message board, the Lesson (right around the same time as Tanya Morgan actually, if you don’t know the story, catch up here), and I’ve wanted to get them out to Denver for a proper show for years.  However, them traveling with a full band makes for a pricey show and up until this year, I wasn’t quite sure how to to make it happen.  Then, 2011 came and with it, came the return of the Red Bull Music Academy, the esteemed music program that I’m fortunate to work with as Denver’s sole rep and also a program that has featured both Phonte and Nicolay as guest lecturers (check them here and here).  From there, we just connected the dots and last Friday inked the paperwork to make it official; Grammy-nominated group, The Foreign Exchange, is making their Denver debut at Summit Music Hall on Monday, 3/14, courtesy of the one and only Red Bull Music Academy.

As if that wasn’t enough, the Red Bull Music Academy is blessing the first 100 people to RSVP at RBMA[at]DenverSolution{dot}com with complimentary admission to the show and keeping the ticket prices for everyone else at the low, low price of only $10 (normally an FE show cost $25+ for a ticket).  The Foreign Exchange is amazing, the tickets are a steal and you already know I’m gonna come correct on the opening set; don’t miss it!!!  All ages /// Doors at 8 (this is not the event to show up late to) /// 1902 Blake St /// for more info on the program (especially musicians, producers, vocalists, etc) /// The event will also be recorded for /// $10 Pre-sales available at

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  1. [...] Last month, I had the pleasure of working with the Red Bull Music Academy to bring the Foreign Exchange to Denver for their debut show out here in CO, as well as opening for the show.  The show was nothing short of incredible, everything from the vibe in the crowd to the sound to the band’s energy was just right and, through the magic of Red Bull Music Academy Radio, I have audio proof.  Check out the links below to stream the almost two hour long show that the band called one of their best ever.  Extra special thanks to the Red Bull Music Academy for making the show happen, the longtime homie Nicolay, the new homie Phonte, the incomparable Sy Smith (aka the “DJ Low Key” voice on my mixtape IDs), Zo, Aimee, the rest of the band, Summit Music Hall, Family Affair, DJ Squirt, Side 3, Brittney the Square, DJ Dozen and most importantly, everybody that came out, for helping make Monday, 3/14/2011 one of the best shows I’ve ever been to (as well as been a part of).  With that said, check out the links from below to stream the show it’s entirely: [...]

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