DFE is returning to Europe for a 4th headlining tour this February! After tours in May 2011, February 2012 and September 2012 we're making our way back in February 2014 with nine shows in France, Germany and Belgium. Check the SHOWS page for more information.
Makebelieve is pleased to release the official music video for "Ain't Goin' Down" by Dragon Fli Empire. It's the first track on their new album Mission Statement. Picturesque mountains and street art provide the backdrop for DJ Cosm's funky production and Teekay's clever wordplay.
Mission Statement is now available at the Makebelieve Records Bandcamp page and features Sadat X of Brand Nubian, Qwazaar of Typical Cats and Ghettosocks. DFE will be touring Europe in support of the album in February 2014.
"Mission Statement Day" is here! Our first full length in four years. Enjoy and please help us share!
For a limited time we are offering it for a pay-what-you-want price ($0.00 or more) on the Makebelieve Records Bandcamp page! Physical copies can also be purchased there. You can also download "Mission Statement" from traditional online retailers like iTunes and Amazon.
Makebelieve is pleased to unveil an awesome new video-edit for the song “Back Up” by Dragon Fli Empire. The soulful beat by DJ Cosm provides a head-nodding backdrop for sharp social commentary by Teekay and Chicago emcees Qwazaar (of Typical Cats) and Thaione Davis. The video is the brainchild of London UK’s Solomon Caine, who has cooked up a clever edit from the animated series “Black Dynamite” to go along with the song. Dragon Fli Empire’s new album “Mission Statement” releases next week, Tuesday Nov. 5th.
Amazing new video for the title track from Teekay's compilation of Calgary hip hop Psyychology. Featuring A.Y.E. + DJ Cosm of Dragon Fli Empire and directed by Stefan.
Download the compilation FREE: http://makebelievehiphop.bandcamp.com/album/psyychology
Through Dragon Fli Empire I've been able to rep my hometown to music fans across the world... and it never fails that people ask, 'what else can we look out for from Calgary?'. Well, here's my contribution to answering that question... I've assembled a few of Calgary's finest to join me in rockin' some of the freshest beats I've ever produced. We're showcasing another element to Calgary (a.k.a. YYC). This is our psYYChology.
We're excited to release the new single "Back Up" from our upcoming 4th album MISSION STATEMENT, featuring Chicago underground hip hop legends Qwazaar & Thaione Davis.
Whattup! Hope you're all enjoying the summer weather, it's time for an update on all things DFE. First things first, you may have heard our new single The Daily News Pt. 2 ft. Sadat X. It was the debut single from our upcoming album Mission Statement which will be releases in mid-July or early-August.
We've also got a bunch of great shows coming up in Calgary, Edmonton, Banff and K-Country... make sure to check the Shows page for the latest. This includes gigs for some cool festivals including Sled Island, Fozzy Fest, BIG Festival, A Taste of Edmonton and more.
And word to the banner above... we're getting more official with Makebelieve Records... we had to! There is too much material coming out from Teekay and Cosm individually. Check the site MakebelieveRecords.com for more info. Below you can listen to the fresh joint from Calgary duo Humble Giants "We Do It", produced by Teekay, which will be on his Calgary compilation album PsYYChology. Also, you can watch the video for the Éternel Cosmique (Infinito 2017 and DJ Cosm) joint How to Dominate... and don't forget to download the full album "Dope Fresh"!
When veteran Chicago rapper/painter Infinito 2017 and DJ Cosm (of Canada's Dragon Fli Emipre) were both touring Europe, they were introduced to each other's music through a mutual friend in Paris. After building for a while, they decided to work on a project. The result is this 15 track collection of banging beats and rhymes. The project came together naturally because both artists share a passion for the creativity and individuality that many complain is lost in today's hip hop landscape. This album is a must have for those who love hip hop legends such as De La Soul and Common Sense.
> BUY THE PHYSICAL CD AT MAKEBELIEVERECORDS.COM/STORE
> BUY THE DIGITAL VERSION AT INFINITO2017.BANDCAMP.COM
Here it is! Our first single from the upcoming 4th full-length album from Dragon Fli Empire, "Mission Statement". "The Daily News Pt. 2" features the legendary Sadat X of Brand Nubian and is a sequel to the original on Sadat's 2005 album "Experience & Education". DJ Cosm is on the beat with assistance from AJV on the keys, while Sadat X and Teekay bring the rhymes.
Also below, you can check out the first single from Teekay's upcoming compilation "PsYYChology", which will have an all-Calgary lineup over his production. The "One of a Kind Remix" is a different take from the original which was on our recent release, the "DFE vs DEF EP".
Finally, we do have a couple shows coming up, Thursday April 11th in Banff at Wild Bill's we'll have another edition of the "Cold Chillin' Party" featuring a DFE set, a DJ Cosm party-rockin' DJ set plus a special opening performance from Calgary prodigy A.Y.E. A couple of days later, we'll be at the Blind Beggar Pub in Calgary for a fresh mixed-genre bill of artists. Check our Shows page for more details!