Nicolay Albums!

Born and raised in the Netherlands, classically trained multi-instrumentalist and producer Nicolay played in a number of hip-hop and R&B bands around his homeland, but it wasn’t until 2000 that he decided to start producing his own beats. In 2002 Little Brother MC Phonte Coleman stumbled across one of them on /Okayplayer’s message board and asked if he could put his rhymes over it, and soon a friendship and a musical relationship was born. This transatlantic collaboration, which they called the Foreign Exchange, led to an album, Connected, in 2004, after which Nicolay continued producing tracks for Little Brother and Cesar Comanche, releasing City Lights, Vol. 1.5, first only online and then through BBE Records in 2005. The Dutch Masters, Vol. 1, which featured Nicolay DJing, came out that same year, followed by Here in 2006. In 2008 the producer teamed up with Houston rapper Kay (whom he had also met through message boards and had put on a track on Here) and issued the album Time:Line. The second Foreign Exchange album “Leave It All Behind” was released in October 2008. In 2009 time for the second installment in Nicolay’s City Lights, “Volume 2 Shibuya”.

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2004 – The Foreign Exchange – Connected

Tracklist

01. Foreign Exchange Title Theme
02. Von Sees
03. Raw Life (feat. Joe Scudda)
04. Hustle, Hustle
05. Let’s Move (feat. Big Pooh)
06. Nic’s Groove (feat. Big Pooh)
07. Be Alright (feat. Median)
08. Sincere
09. Brave New World
10. The Answer (feat. Kenn Starr, Oddisee & Sean Boog)
11. Come Around
12. Happiness (feat. Big Pooh)
13. Foreign Exchange End Theme
14. All That You Are (feat. Median)
15. Be Alright (Nicolay’s Easybreezy Sunday Afternoon Remix)
16. Call
17. Downtime (Nicky Troutman’s Bounce to the Ounce Remix)

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2005 – City Lights Volume 1.5

Tracklist

01. Theme from “City Lights”
02. Intro
03. Fantastic
04. Light It Up
05. City Sounds
06. Indian Summer
07. So Far
08. Band Practice
09. Hey
10. Dy-no-mite
11. Memory Lane
12. Sunshine Life
13. The Sopranos
14. We Can Fly
15. Theme from “City Lights” (bonus)
16. Springtime in the City (bonus)
17. On Ice (bonus)
18. Theres No Guarantee (bonus)
19. Victory (bonus)
20. City Lights (reprise) (bonus)

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2005 – The Dutch Masters Vol. 1

Tracklist

01. Phonte – Intro
02. Thethryday – Fantastic (Remix)
03. Little Brother – Light It Up (Remix)
04. SouL – The Blessing
05. Supastition – The Williams (Remix)
06. The Foreign Exchange – Nic’s Groove (Remixes Blend)
07. Von Pea – 1st Date
08. Eye Plus Eye – Love Life Music (Remix)
09. Jaguar Wright and Bilal – I Can’t Wait (Remix)
10. Ilwil and Jameeze – So Far (Remix)
11. Living Legends – It’s U (Remix)
12. Gridlock Fam – Hold Me Down
13. Mr. Shhhh – Metropolis (Dodge City Anthem)
14. Pig and Ear2Ear – Globetrotters
15. Science Fiction – Hold On (Remix)
16. The Foreign Exchange – All That You Are (Remixes Blend)
17. Common and Mary J. Blige – Come Close (Remix)

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2006 – Here

Tracklist

01. Here (Intro)
02. I Love The Way You Love feat. Darien Brockington
03. I Am The Man feat. Black Spade
04. Give Her Everything
05. What It Used To Be feat. Wiz Khalifa
06. Good Days Are Gone feat. Black Spade
07. Let It Shine For Me
08. The End is Near feat. Black Spade
09. Adore feat. YahZarah
10. Here (Outro)
11. My Story feat. Kay, Sy Smith

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2008 – Nicolay & Kay – Time:Line

Tracklist

01. Time:Line
02. Blizzard feat. Toby Hill
03. The Lights feat. Myth, S1, Nicole Hurst
04. Through The Wind feat. Stokley Williams
05. What We Live
06. I’ve Seen Rivers
07. Tight Eyes feat. Oh No & The Luv Bugz
08. As The Wheel Turns
09. The Gunshot feat. Chip-Fu
10. Grand Theft Auto
11. When You Die
12. Dancing With The Stars feat. Soulfruit

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2008 – The Foreign Exchange – Leave It All Behind
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Tracklist

CD1
01. Daykeeper (feat. Muhsinah)
02. Take Off The Blues (feat. Darien Brockington)
03. All Or Nothing, Coming Home To You (feat. Darien Brockington)
04. I Wanna Know
05. House Of Cards (feat. Muhsinah)
06. Sweeter Than You
07. Valediction
08. If She Breaks Your Heart (feat. Yahzarah)
09. If This Is Love (feat. Yahzarah)
10. Something To Behold (feat. Darien Brockington & Muhsinah)
11. Leave It All Behind

CD2 – Instrumentals
01. Daykeeper
02. Take Off The Blues
03. All Or Nothing / Comming Home To You
04. I Wanna Know
05. House Of Cards
06. Sweeter Than You
07. Valediction
08. If She Breaks Your Heart
09. If This Is Love
10. Something To Behold
11. Leave It All Behind

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2009 – City Lights Volume 2 Shibuya

Tracklist

01. Lose Your Way
02. Shibuya Station
03. Crossing
04. Rain In Ueno Park
05. Satellite
06. Saturday Night
07. A Ride Under The Neon Moon
08. Omotesando
09. Meiji Shrine
10. Shadow Dancing
11. The Inner Garden
12. Bullet Train
13. Wake Up In Another Life
14. Departure
15. Shibuya Epilogue
16. Lose Your Way (Theme From ‘Shibuya’) (Instrumental)
17. Saturday Night (Instrumental)
18. Wake Up In Another Life (Instrumental)
18. Wake Up In Another Life (Instrumental)

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4 Responses to “Nicolay Albums!”

  1. frank says:

    Good call!
    Respect to Nicolay on the beats, been hoping that the Foreign Exchange arrive soon in the Uk….fingers crossed..

  2. Choada777 says:

    There was a Nicolay song that sampled Donny Hathaway’s ‘This Christmas’ that I heard a while back (about 6 years ago) that I’ve been looking for. Maybe I’ll find it in one of these albums. Thanks.

  3. DJ Meek says:

    GREAT LOOKS!!!!!!! Thanks! <3

  4. Cheeks says:

    Thank you for this Nicolay discography.

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