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, NL, Utrecht
Musician / Producer of Hip-Hop/Rap and R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Matthijs L. N. Rook Matthijs Rook

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.

  • Synthesizer
  • Electric piano
  • Bass
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Drums
  • Hip-Hop/Rap
  • R&B/Soul
  • Electronic
  • Jazz
Popular Tracks   
The Gunshot on Time: Line by Nicolay
Light It Up on City Lights Vol. 1.5 by Nicolay
No More Waiting (feat. Creative Theory & JJ) on No More Waiting by Nicolay
Indian Summer on City Lights Vol. 1.5 by Nicolay
Fantastic on City Lights Vol. 1.5 by Nicolay
City Sounds on City Lights Vol. 1.5 by Nicolay
As The Wheel Turns on Time: Line by Nicolay
No More Waiting (feat. Creative Theory & JJ) - Nic's Trip on No More Waiting by Nicolay
The Lights on Time: Line by Nicolay
No More Waiting (feat. Creative Theory) - Dark Mix on No More Waiting by Nicolay

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Title Artist Year Type
GlaciersNicolay, The Hot At Nights2018Album
City Lights Volume 3: SowetoNicolay2015Album
Shibuya Session EPNicolay With The Hot At Nights2011Album
City Lights Volume 2: ShibuyaNicolay2009Album
Time:LineNicolay & Kay2008Album
Afro Collabo Volume 1DJ Jamad & Nicolay2008Album
Tight Eyes / Stop My WayNicolay & Kay2007Album
I Am The Man / I Love The Way You LoveNicolay2006Album
From Across The PondMr. Scruff / Nicolay2006Album
The Dutch Masters Vol. 1 MixtapeNicolay2005Compil.
City Lights Volume 1.5Nicolay2005Album
City Lights Volume INicolay2004Album
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