In this episode of SING TALK PLAY live sessions at CJSW radio we feature Calgary's hip hop champions Dragon Fli Empire talking about their 11 year collaboration, Calgary Hip-Hop, and their love for European tours.
Time for an update of what's going on in DFE-land. First up, the picture to the left. We're excited to announce the upcoming first single from our 4th full-length DFE album "Mission Statement" will feature Sadat X of Brand Nubian. Stay tuned!
Next up, to all our friends in Banff... get ready for the invasion of the DFE Cold Chillin' Party, coming on Thursday, April 11th to Wild Bills. After rockin' the house in Fernie, we're excited to bring this format that combines the acclaimed DFE live show with a DJ party featuring Cosm pumping out the dancefloor bangers. Joining us in Banff will be young Calgary phenom, AYE.
DJ Cosm is continuing to spark the Calgary live hip hop scene, evidenced by the ongoing Beat Street Battles West series he has organized with True Rhythm and now with the new Calgary Hip Hop Karaoke night, being held at Commonwealth Bar & Stage. The night is co-hosted, by Cosm, Apeface and Metawon. Be sure to check out the first edition on Monday March 25th.
Finally, lets get to some new music, (and 2013 will be a year where there is tons of new music). First off a brand new collaboration between DFE and Lyon, France emcee Raistlin called "The Heartbeat" that has just been released off of his new EP... peep the track below. After that, you'll see a video of Teekay flowing over a banger from German producer Rice Master Yen called "Gudrun", written, recorded and filmed all during last weekend.
Sat. Jun 2nd - EDMONTON, AB - CROWN PUB
-w/ Wordburglar, Touch & Nato
Sat. Jun 9th - CALGARY, AB - MOTION GALLERY
-'Rock Da Puss' w/ Zion I
Jun 20th - CALGARY, AB - NATIONAL MUSIC CENTRE
-Sled Island Electronic Music Festival
Jun 22nd - CALGARY, AB - TUBBY DOG
-Sled Island Electronic Music Festival
Jun 23rd - CALGARY, AB - FLAMES CENTRAL
-w/ Mos Def (Teekay cypher appearance)
Sat. Jun 30th - EDMONTON, AB - SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL SQ.
-The Works Festival
Check the video highlights from our wildest European show to date in Le Havre, France this past February!
Catch Dragon Fli Empire opening for Sydney's Bliss N Eso at HiFi in Calgary on Friday March 30th and Saturday March 31st. B&E are considered one of the biggest groups in Australian hip hop, and routinely pack stadiums of thousands in their home country. Come see one of the best from Down Under, and also catch DFE performing some new tracks!
Facebook event page - Bliss N Eso at the HiFi (Calgary)
Dragon Fli Empire's 2012 European Tour is ready to go, with eleven shows booked in France, Germany and Switzerland.
2012 EUROPEAN TOUR
Wed Feb 15 - Paris, France | Twenty-One Sound Bar
Thu Feb 16 - Strasbourg, France | Mudd Club
Fri Feb 17 - Le Havre, France | Le Tetris
Sat Feb 18 - Wiesbaden, Germany | Kontext
Sun Feb 19 - Bern, Switzerland | Rossli Reitschule
Tue Feb 21 - Neuchatel, Switzerland | La Main
Wed Feb 22 - Basel, Switzerland | Hirscheneck
Thu Feb 23 - Biel/Bienne, Switzerland | Coupole-Chessu
Fri Feb 24 - Zurich, Switzerland | Helsinkiklub
Sat Feb 25 - Winterthur, Switzerland | Kraftfeld
Sun Feb 26 - Paris, France | Glaz'Art | (w/ Souls of Mischief)
Shambhala was an amazing experience for us. Check out this clip from our set at the Village Hip Hop Showcase.
It was a blast, and now you can see some of the sights and sounds of Dragon Fli Empire's first European tour!
Dragon Fli Empire shall proceed and continue to rock the mic, starting with four dates on deck with Birdapres in Alberta and Saskatchewan. After that, we will head over to Europe for the first time with dates in France, Switzerland and Germany. See the Shows section for more details!
APR30 SASKATOON | MAY04 CANMORE | MAY05 CALGARY | MAY06 EDMONTON
MAY18 PARIS | MAY19 STRASBOURG, FR | MAY20 CHAMBERY, FR | MAY23 BASEL, CH |
MAY24 LYON, FR | MAY25 KASSEL, DE | MAY26 BIEL, CH | MAY27 FRANKFURT, DE |
MAY28 ERFURT, DE
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