First Single from upcoming release TIME:LINE
“Tight Eyes” is a bouncing, smooth track with a hook so soft it’s almost whispering, with guests The Luv Bugz singing, “We must be tight/Let’s go out.” Also featuring Oh No, Nicolay and Kay travel the well-worn path to the club, encountering some familiar characters – but what sets this slick track apart from most drink-smoke-and-dance-a-longs is the light-headed atmosphere Nic lays down on the production. Perky synths, cool drums, and a murky bass set up Kay and No for the perfect happy hour; not too loud or wild, just an easy good time.
Nicolay is best known as the producing half of The Foreign Exchange (with Phonte Coleman of Little Brother), whose debut album Connected (BBE; 2004) made a huge impact on the underground hip hop and soul scene, garnering praise from listeners, critics and peers alike. In 2005, Nicolay was one of URB Magazine’s Next 100. Since then, he has produced for Little Brother, Supastition, Masta Ace, Strange Fruit Project and Zion I, remixed tracks for Roy Ayers, Bob James, Candy Dulfer and many others, toured the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan, and released several albums under his own name, most notably City Lights Volume 1.5 (BBE; 2005) and Here (BBE; 2006), as well as started his own label. Kay Jackson has been one of Houston’s most promising emcees ever since forming his first group Example with longtime best friend DJ Cipher, in 1996. Nicolay & Kay present TIME:LINE, which is scheduled to be released February 2008 on Nicolay Music Recordings.
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