Mike ‘Agent X’ Clark releases ‘The Heat’
Mike ‘Agent X’ Clark is a true hero of the Detroit scene, but he rarely gets the props he deserves, making any outing of his a cause for celebration. El Prevost‘s No Speakers label knows what’s up, and they’ve drafted in Clark for his killer jam “The Heat.”
Mike has been dubbed Detroit’s “Ambassador” among the city’s underground music community and those that know him well. This is exactly what makes the Agent the essential DJ. His level of understanding and appreciation in the industry places him at an immediate advantage – one could say that Clark is the anthropologist of the dance floor. Born on the north end of downtown Detroit and raised on the Westside off the infamous 7 Mile Road, to an energetic mother and musical father he was surrounded by the electrifying energy of the Jazz, Funk and the Disco era. Heavily influenced by this at the early age of 13 Mike took a serious interest in the DJ world.
During this exciting era of innovative discovery, Mike began producing and remixing. He teamed up with Mad Mike Banks group ‘Members Of The House’ to form the alias Underground Resistance label which became “Members Of House” singing group, which very clearly stood shoulder to shoulder with Ten City as one of the first two “House” music groups in history.
Alongside the original, there is a strong cast of remixers on hand to serve up deadly variations, from El Prevost’s & Peter Rocket. Peter Rocket especially impresses with a crafty breaks version that should slot in nicely with the resurgent electro scene. Our premiere is a psyched-out groover to Ben Sims’ appropriately thumping techno workout.
Check out Ben Sims remix below and grab the whole EP here.