Calgary's reigning hip hop duo Dragon Fli Empire (DFE) are set to leave the town of rodeo-loving, mud-slinging cowboys behind for while as they court of the sophisticated world of central Canada. They'll head toward the St. Lawrence in early May, but before embarking on the four-date mini tour, DFE pay their respects to Cowtown with two performances later this week.
Hitting Toronto, Ottawa (twice), and Montreal in support of their upcoming sophomore release, the two-piece are finally giving the people what they want after three long years since the original CD-R release of their debut album, Conquest. With a CD release party planned for their Toronto gig, Invasion is destined to add to the heaps of praise DFE have already received.
The boys of DFE are growing bigger and bigger within the lauded Canadian indie rap scene. They are quite chummy with New Music Canada/CBC Radio 3, and Much Music recently featured them on a Calgary edition of Going Coastal. To check out what DFE have to offer (including the much loved single "Mount Pleasant"), go to the band's site at www.dfempire.net.
DFE's upcoming performances are as follows (all times local):
April 21, Calgary, AB - The Space (the former Sun Centre), 7 p.m.
April 23, Calgary, AB - Broken City, 10 p.m.
May 5, Toronto, ON - Holy Joe's (CD release party), 10 p.m.
May 6, Ottawa, ON - Capital Music Hall, 9 p.m.
May 7, Ottawa, ON - National Arts Centre, 8 p.m.
May 8, Montreal, QC - Le Swimming (FREE!), 10 p.m.
May 13, Red Deer, AB - INC Club, 8 p.m.
Writer: Jaclyn Arndt