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.
SUN MAY 6 / $10 COVER / DOORS @ 9PM
MORGANS PUB - 1324 17 AVE SW - CALGARY, AB
DRAGON FLI EMPIRE / BIRDAPRES / JEFF SPEC
Dragon Fli Empire presents... a night of clasic indie hip hop, the 'Hold Down the Fort' Vinyl Release Party! Get a copy of DFE's brand new vinyl 45, and check out some classic Canadian emcees... Jeff Spec and Birdapres, VanCity legends currently residing in Toronto.
HDTF VINYL RELEASE PARTY - Facebook Event Page
The new Dragon Fli Empire vinyl 45, 'Hold Down The Fort' is here!
Click here to order your copy, only 300 have been pressed (via a collaboration between French indie hip hop labels Beats House Records and Radio Krimi Records).
The A-Side 'Hold Down the Fort' is produced acclaimed French beatmaker Djar One. Its a funky throwback cut designed to get the party rocking. The B-Side, 'Right On Time' (produced by DJ Cosm and Metawon) is a jazzy, Native Tongues style banger featuring Von Pea of Tanya Morgan.
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