NICOLAY is best known as the producing half of The Foreign Exchange (the other half being Phonte Coleman of Little Brother), whose debut album Connected (BBE Records, 2004) made a huge impact on the international underground hip-hop and soul scene. The Foreign Exchange was featured on MTV, VH1, BET and NPR, and Connected quickly reached #1 on CMJ's Hip-Hop chart. Since then, Nicolay has produced for Little Brother, Supastition, Masta Ace, Strange Fruit Project and Zion I and remixed tracks for Roy Ayers, Bob James, Candy Dulfer and many others. He has released several albums under his own name, most notably City Lights Volume 1.5 (BBE, 2005) and Here (BBE, 2006). Nicolay, a native of The Netherlands, was awarded an Artist Visa for the United States and launched his own label, Nicolay Music Recordings, in 2007. Time:Line by Nicolay & Kay, the label's first full length release (february 2008), was received by fans fellow artists and critics alike as one of the best new releases in hip-hop/rap. Next, Nicolay and Phonte are gearing towards the release of The Foreign Exchange’s widely anticipated sophomore album, Leave It All Behind (due fall 2008).