Audio Two "Top Billin' (Clark Kent SuperMix)" (1988)

Album: “Top Billin’” (Single)

Label: Atlantic

DJ Clark Kent: “I was working in Atlantic Records in the A&R department. The record came out and it was doing what it was doing, and they were about to drop their next single, and [Atlantic] was like, ‘Let’s do a remix.’

"Considering that I was freshly [known] as ‘the remix guy’ around town [after producing a successful remix for R&B group Troop’s ‘Spread Your Wings’], they gave me the ability to do it.

 

In the United States [the original version] was on its way down, but after the remix it picked back up around the world. If you went to Japan or Europe, the remix was played more than the original.

 

“I did it. It came out the way it came out, and funny enough, in the United States [the original version] had probably been on its way down, but after the remix it picked back up around the world. The remix kind of went crazy. If you went to Japan or Europe, the remix was played more than the original.

“The reason why is because here, we know the original, so we play the original, because the original was the one. But then when you go overseas and you play the original, they’re looking at you like, ‘Yo, where’s the remix? That’s not the one we know. Play the one we know.’ It worked. They did a remix video also, which is kind of ill.

“They were friends too. I knew them for years. MC Lyte is their sister, and I did her demo in my house. And then she got signed to Atlantic Records where I was working.”