The response was pretty incredible. [DJs] would have to play it again at first just because of how good the record was, and then I would still have the haters who would say, ‘You didn’t really sing that song,’ or ‘I don’t like that song,’ or ‘How your voice too high?‘ But the song would keep playing.
I revisited the song twice. I’ve done the version with Spragga Benz. At the time the Diwali riddim started bubbling in the Caribbean so that kind of clapping was added for the chorus of “Turn Me On” for the version on the album, but it wasn’t much different than the original version.
And there was a very strong remix with Alison Hinds that did very well because the producer of the remix was a Canadian gentleman from Trinidad, Ian Wilshire. That gave the record the extra reach it needed in Canada. Canada loved the record. I was doing all these big gigs in Canada between 2001 and 2003, reaching all the major radio stations in Canada on my own without having a major label. Ian as a Canadian citizen was able to get the song CanCon status. Which means the song has Canadian content. [That helps] a song get play on regular rotation.