Teekay hits up Cosm for a beat for his solo project, which ends up being "Beauty Full". Cosm suggests they do an entire project together. Throughout May 2002, the two combine to create demo recordings for Conquest. They venture up to Edmonton to record the full album at DJ Nato's studio. About 100 copies of the CD-R album are self-manufactured with a rented burner from Long & McQuade and a Kinkos staff discount. Teekay heads off to Seattle, Washington for the summer for an internship. When he returns to Calgary, the group perform a few shows and the CD starts to chart high on CJSW. They film a video for "Beauty Full", which doubles as a school project for Teekay.
The buzz continues to grow as CBC Radio 3 and CKUA start to play Dragon Fli Empire. Eventually, CBC Radio 3 names "Mount Pleasant" one of their top 20 songs of 2003.
The duo release an official version of Conquest, which axes three cuts and replaces them with three new ones.
Invasion is released. DFE is flown out to the east coast.