Episode #78: Nicolay – New album “Glaciers” and on being an independent music artist

Fresh is the Word Episode 78 - Nicolay

EPISODE #78: NICOLAY – IN THIS EPISODE:

This week’s guest is the Grammy-nominated music producer and performer Nicolay. As one half of the music project The Foreign Exchange with Phonte and co-founder/co-owner of the record label of the same name, Nicolay has been able to foster a music career as an independent artist for well over a decade now. During our interview, we talked about what it takes to be an independent artist when the music industry is always changing. We also talked about the unique community that The Foreign Exchange has been able to create, especially at their live shows (you host K-Fresh has regularly been their opening DJ for their Detroit show). We also get into the making for Nicolay’s newest solo project Glaciers with the North Carolina-based band The Hot At Nights, which is available now.

Nicolay’s suggestion for a future guest on Fresh is the Word is the other half of The Foreign Exchange, Phonte.

Follow Nicolay:
Facebook: facebook.com/nicolaymusic
Twitter: @nicolaymusic
Instagram: @nicolaymusic
Soundcloud: @nicolay-rook
The Foreign Exchange Music: www.theforeignexchangemusic.com
The Foreign Exchange Soundcloud: @theforeignexchangemusic

THE FRESH PICK OF THE WEEK:

Fresh is the Word Podcast Episode 78 - Fresh Pick of the Week - How We Live (Remixes) by SpectraSoul

SpectraSoul

This episode’s pick is the newest release from the UK-based drum-n-bass duo SpectraSoul featuring a couple remixes from their recent full-length album How We Live. Drum-n-bass mainstay Calibre comes in with a remix of “Burst” while the SpectraSoul duo gives “Say What” a different sound on their own. The How We Live (Remixes) is available now via their own label Ish Chat Music.

For more information and to listen a more of SpectraSoul’s catalogue, visit their Bandcamp page at spectrasoul.bandcamp.com or their Soundcloud page at @spectrasoul.

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About the Author

Kelly "K-Fresh" Frazier
Kelly "K-Fresh" Frazier has been an online advocate for Detroit hip-hop, electronic, and rock music for over a decade now. As a tastemaker in the Detroit scene, he writes about the city's music and culture through various forms of social media along with publications both here in Detroit and internationally. Outside of writing, he is a well-respected DJ within the city who has played numerous gigs in many of Detroit's most legendary venues