Nicolay (musician)

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Nicolay
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Background information
Birth name Matthijs Rook
Also known as Nicolay
Born Utrecht, Netherlands
Origin Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Genres Soul, electronic, instrumental, hip hop
Occupations Producer, musician
Instruments keys, guitar, bass, Pro Tools
Years active 2000– present
Labels The Foreign Exchange Music
Associated acts The Foreign Exchange, Phonte, Nicolay & Kay
Website www.nicolaymusic.com

Nicolay (born Matthijs Rook) is an electronica, R&B and hip hop record producer from the Netherlands, better known as one half of The Foreign Exchange. Although his sound was once compared to 9th Wonder's, mainly through the association of Phonte and The Justus League, Nicolay tends to use live instruments rather than samples. Due to his work, Nicolay now resides in the United States.

In December 2009, The Foreign Exchange found out that they were nominated for a Grammy, for Best Urban/Alternative Performance for the track Daykeeper from their second album, "Leave It All Behind".[1] Nicolay is only the 4th Dutch person to be nominated.[2]

Discography[edit]

The Foreign Exchange

Nicolay & Kay

  • TIME:LINE (EU Release: February 1, 2008 & US February 12, 2008, NMR)

Solo

  • Remix for Roy Ayers: "Funk in the Hole (Nicolay Mix)" (Roy Ayers Virgin Ubiquity Remixed) (2004), (BBE)

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