Michael Imperial is a DJ and producer based in Toronto. His style is a coalescence of house, UK funky, UK garage and golden-era hip-hop. Imperial achieved underground success with his debut EP “Secret Drugs Volume 1” featuring the single “Feenin”, released independently on his birthday, December 29th 2012. In 2013, on his birthday again, he released “Secret Drugs Volume 2” featuring the single “Mirror”, which garnered spins from Skream & Benga on their popular BBC radio show. In the press he has been described as “a less hectic version of Rustie” as well as “Disclosure with a Jacques Greene-esque twist”.
“Secret Drugs Volume 3” is set to be released April 1st 2014 and will serve as the collection’s final installment. This latest volume in the Secret Drugs collection builds on Michael Imperial’s signature sound of thick shuffled drums, melodic vocal chops and swelling harmonies, while discovering a common ground between the club dance floor and the daily commuter’s headphones.