For almost 20 years, Dragon Fli Empire have showcased their unique brand of conscious and melodic hip hop from their origins in Calgary to the world. Inspired by the beats and rhymes of revered artists like A Tribe Called Quest, Common, De La Soul and others, DFE was formed in 2002 by William Aberhart High School alums Adam Hicks (DJ Cosm) and Tarik Robinson (Teekay). They started turning heads with their anthem for the contemplative bus rider, "Mount Pleasant" which received significant traction on indie radio throughout Canada and CBC in the early 2000s. Dragon Fli Empire have since released multiple albums, EPs, singles and vinyl via their own imprint Makebelieve Records and also via labels from countries as far off as Japan, Finland and France. Their infectious, energizing live shows have rocked crowds in North America, Europe and South America. Their latest opus "Banff Avenue" was released last year to rave reviews and a new album to celebrate their 20th anniversary will be released in 2022.
Biography by Chantal Vitalis