The Main Ingredient presents: The Foreign Exchange

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The Main Ingredient presents: The Foreign Exchange

June 5, 2009 – Revival, Toronto

This one’s for those who slept, and though it was nearly a month back now, it must be mentioned that this show was one of the hottest sets this year to date. The Foreign Exchange, the vessel through which witty tongue lasher Phonte (of Little Brother) lives out his soulman dreams along side Dutch producer Nicolay, brought their near perfect sophomore record to life for the lucky enthusiasts who packed cozy Revival on that memorable Friday night. Joined on stage by sultry singer Yahzarah, Justus League crooner Darien Brockington, fellow producers Zo! and Nicolay, and fill-in Toronto drummer Ricky Lewis, frontman Phontigalo played preacher and relationship therapist, comic relief and even dhancehall chatta as be basked in the glow of a lead role he was simply born to play.  ‘Te lead the enthusiastic crowd through instant classics like the shuffling left-field soul gem “Sweeter Than You”, broke down the importance of the weighty open phrase of “I Wanna Know” (“Okaaaaaayyyy”) and even took unabashed grown folk back to the 80’s with the revamped Zo! and Tigalo version of retro mainstay “Something About You”. I of course was right up front, cheese-grin and all, getting’ my groove on to the live incarnation of a record I admittedly forgot about for a near two months after it’s release late in ’08 (one of the best of last year, I might add), so, needless to say, I got my money’s worth with change, which is always a good thing. But what more can I really say – this was definitely one not to be missed, and my condolences go out to those who did.


Yahzarah & The Foreign Exchange

Phonte of The Foreign Exchange

The Foreign Exchange

The Foreign Exchange

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  1. I agree…it was a greeaat night. Correction tho, not Mod Club…Revival…
    Are those your pics? From the angle, it looks like we were standing close to each other! lol

    I do PR for D-Brock….I got mad videos from this night…u can see them here

    Comment by Lady Vee — July 1, 2009 @ 3:28 pm

  2. Thanks for the comment and correction. Too many shows in too short a time frame!

    Comment by Kevin Jones — July 1, 2009 @ 4:31 pm

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