Banff, Alberta… a picturesque Western Canadian mountain town, famous for natural beauty, kitschy tourist shops and incredible nightlife. It’s this last attraction that provides the inspiration for Dragon Fli Empire’s newest opus, “Banff Avenue”. The two-man team of DJ Cosm and Tarik Robinson (aka Teekay) return with their first album since 2013’s “Mission Statement” and it’s a purely in-house effort with that 100% DFE formula of thumping, melodic beats by Cosm and Teekay’s smooth and intelligent wordplay. The chilled-out vibes on this album are the perfect musical remedy for the chaotic year that is 2020. Download and stream this incredible project (complete with instrumentals) today!
Banff Avenue Music Video:
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***UPDATE MARCH 18TH***
The Record Store European Tour and the Banff Avenue Western Canadian Tour are both being postponed to a later date due to the Coronavirus.
Alberta, Saskatchewan and a return (after six years) to our friends in FRANCE. We are pumped to announce TWO 2020 tours to celebrate our recent vinyl 45 'Record Store' plus our upcoming project 'Banff Avenue' (releasing late March 2020). Get ready for the "Banff Avenue Western Canadian Tour" and the "Record Store European Tour". More details in the SHOWS section. Make sure to catch the DFE in your area!
DFE pays homage to hip hop's funk and soul origins in our video for "Fli Beat Patrol", a funk-laced, Djar One-produced banger that appears as the B-Side of our new "Record Store" single, which contains the J-Live featured title track on the flip. The 7-inch 45 is available now via Ill Adrenaline Records' online store, Fat Beats, HHV and various record stores around the globe. Quanities are limited to just 300 units in classic black, along with a yellow variant limited to just 100 units which can be purchased exclusively on the Ill Adrenaline website and select record stores.
Stream both songs here!
DFE is excited for two brand new releases coming in early 2020!
The first release will be a 7" vinyl that we've been anticipating for awhile on Ill Adrenaline Records. The A-Side is "Record Store" featuring the legendary J-Live over a bossa-nova influenced beat produced by DJ Cosm & Metawon. The B-Side is "Fli Beat Patrol" produced by French beatmaker Djar One, an upbeat banger where Teekay goes through the history of hip hop beats starting from soul music in the '60s and '70s.
The second release is our new project Banff Avenue, which is an entirely in-house production with Cosm on the beats and Teekay on the rhymes. Check out the video for the lead single, "Banff Avenue" here!
Banff Avenue track listing:
1. Banff Avenue
4. On My Way
5. Looking for Tomorrow
6. How Ya Doin'?
7. Talking at the Movies
The title track and first single from Dragon Fli Empire's upcoming EP is "Banff Avenue". It's an ode to the many trips taken by DFE to perform in this picturesque mountain town in the Canadian Rockies.
"BANFF AVENUE" MUSIC VIDEO:
DFE will play Invermere, BC for the first time on Friday, August 2nd for the "Hip Hop Hooray" party which will also feature up-and-coming emcee Lazi plus DJ Cosm & DJ Najee V on the wheels of steel spinning hip hop classics!
Tarik Robinson (aka Teekay) of DFE has just released his new project, the free "Unión Latinoamericana Beat Tape". Inspired by his travels to Chile in recent years, relax to some smooth, latin-influenced boom bap instrumentals!
Check it out here.
Calgary vets Jay Ross and Teekay have linked up for a new collaborative 6-song EP entitled "STR8 6 SHOOTA", now available via the Infinite Elements label. Half of the songs were produced by each artist, and DJ Cosm provides cuts on three tracks. Now available on all streaming/download platforms, including Spotify!
Welcome 2019 with friends and beautiful strangers at your home away from home, the Ship & Anchor.
Good tunes and good times will help us start 2019 off on the right note with a hip-hop funk dance shindig.
BLADES OF STEEL are back from the dead, re-uniting for one night only. Two MCs and a crack four-piece band will make a funky hip-hop noise worthy of the year’s biggest party. People are still talking about their 2013 NYE show on this same stage, and more celebratory vibes await this time around.
DRAGON FLI EMPIRE are Calgary’s hip-hop staple, delivering crowd-pleasing old school vibes to get you out of your chair, with your hands in the air. They’ve been around the world, but they want to bring in 2019 with you!
SABO FORTE, one of the city’s foremost party rocking DJs, will take care of the before, between and after, feeding you good time tracks to help you get on down from early till late.
Spend NYE with these good-time acts, at the bar so famous it only needs one word: The Ship.
No cover! Event page here.
On Friday, August 31st, DFE will be kicking off the Labour Day long weekend in Salmon Arm, BC with a special show at the Marionette Winery. The "Marionette Summer Jam" will also feature breakdancers, street food, DJs and more.
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