Today, 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 West side 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.
This is a huge record! Detroit veteran Mike “Agent X” Clark’s appropriately titled “The Heat” sounds like a monologue from a Blaxploitation film because it is. It’s from the 1974 Gilbert Moses film Willie Dynamite – a film that made the world realize you could actually make a “nuanced” movie about a pimp. Rosco Orman stars as Willie Dynamite, and the peacock title character lends his name and wit to Clark’s “The Heat” (Willie Dynamite edition). Clark edits the dialog for maximum effectiveness with a rhythm section that bounces and hangs low, ready to pop.