While the internets go nuts for VIEWS, we wanted to spread some love to one of our brother-in-arms, Michael Imperial, who just released an amazing Toronto Bump (aka Michael’s trademark house vibe) remix to “Flashlight”, an already stellar cut by fellow Torontonians WILDE. The remix is available as part of WILDE’s Flashlight remix EP, which is available to stream now via SoundCloud. Stream Michael’s remix below, and take in the entire project after the jump.
Our brother-in-arms, Michael Imperial, releases the official visuals to his beautiful slow-rolling electronic R&B single, “Saviour”, featuring Montreal’s AKUA on vocals. The track is featured on Michael’s Saviour / No More EP, released via Armada Music, in November. For audio only, see our previous post and click here to support the music on your medium of choice.
We’re very pleased to present the latest release from ITZSOWEEZEE fam Michael Imperial. Michael, co-founder of Rare Beef Records, is a Toronto-based producer and just dropped his new single “Saviour” and its B-Side, “No More”. “Saviour” is an electronic R&B gem in Michael’s signature Toronto-bump style, and features the soulful sounds of Montreal vocalist AKUA. “No More” is a more of a traditional house bit, but again contains some beautiful vocal work by Toronto’s Clara Klein. Both songs are great examples of why Michael has been gaining international recognition of late, and are available to purchase via Netherlands-based record label Armada Music. Do yourselves a favour and add these two tracks to your rotation – you won’t be disappointed. Stream below and download here on your medium of choice.
Tomorrow night, our brother-in-arms Michael Imperial is taking over Toronto’s new hipster playground, Apt. 200 (1034 Queen St W), to debut his brand new EP, Saviour / No More, which will be released via Netherlands-based record label Armada Music. Joining him behind the decks will be ITZSOWEEZEE’s own ΛV, who is fresh off the release of his latest mixtape, ΛV SOUND 002. It’s going to be a night to remember, because when these two best friends join forces for a B2B set, the vibes are always incredible. In addition, there will be some yet-to-be-announced special guests who will be assisting the Toronto troublemakers in presenting their musical madness. We’d like to preemptively congratulate Michael on a successful release, and hope to see you all in attendance and dancing the night away.
Incredibly talented Toronto based producer Michael Imperial put together a very smooth garage bootleg of this Tamia “So Into You” cover by Donald Glover. Listen below and head over to Michael’s Soundcloud for a free download.
Donald Glover – So Into You (Michael Imperial Garage Bootleg)
Michael Imperial (Toronto producer & Rare Beef co-founder) remixes Berlin-by-way-of-Australia singer Kat Vinter‘s new single “Sooner or Later”. He adds his signature touch of deep UK garage-meets-future-bass to Vinter’s auspicious vocals. Led by tonal percussions and complex vocal chops, this track is more than suitable for the club as well as the after party.
The remix is one of many on Kat Vinter’s “Islands Remix EP” released via Culvert Music on July 10th 2015.
Our brother-from-another-mother, Michael Imperial, just dropped some official visuals to “All Night”, a moody-yet-bouncy cut off his 2014 EP, Secret Drugs Volume 3. Check out the video, shot by Revolver Films, above, and take in the full project via our previous post.
Shot in Vietnam―a place that has fascinated Michael both in cuisine and martial art forms―the video shadows the tale of a young Vietnamese boy whose nightly activity ranges from criminal to sexual. As Michaels swelling harmonies and cyclic synths loop themselves through the plot, the boy throws back shots of vodka and we even get a glimpse of some boobs.
Long-time ITZSOWEEZEE fam, and Rare Beef co-founder, Michael Imperial connects with the good folks at Scion Sessions and Arts & Crafts to deliver a new mix as a part of the Field TripDiscovery Series. Take in the 50-minute mix below, and check out the tracklist after the jump. Fans of house, techno, and UK garage will definitely be pleased.
“I wanted to capture the intensity and energy of a 1:00am DJ slot, as well as showcase music from Canadian electronic labels. Shout out to: Turbo, Main Course and obviously Rare Beef. The CRTC would be proud.”
Michael will also be playing a set at the Field Trip Discovery Series IV show in Toronto on August 28th (more info here). If you missed his exclusive Spotlight Series mix, do your ears a favour and take that in via our previous post.
Michael Imperial – Field Trip Discovery Series IV Mix