"Sunshine Reggae" was unsuccessful in the United States, but its B-side, "White Horse," was embraced by several of the country's club DJs. Thanks to support from Prince, Warner Bros. eventually released a 12" single featuring "White Horse" and Prince's "When Doves Cry" on the same platter, increasing Laid Back's profile significantly. The track's instantly recognizable, snapping electro-funk has solidified its reputation as an underground dance classic played by DJs through the early 2000s. It has also been sampled many times, most significantly on Monifah's "Touch It," a 1998 hit single that liberally appropriates the structure of the original.
Though they never again enjoyed the attention in the States granted to them through "White Horse," Stahl and Guldberg continued making music together as Laid Back for well over two decades. Play It Straight (Medley, 1985), See You in the Lobby (Medley, 1987), Hole in the Sky (Ariola, 1990), Why Is Everybody in Such a Hurry (Ariola, 1993), and Unfinished Symphonies (Sundance, 1999) were released, in addition to the 1995 compilation Laidest Greatest (Ariola). The duo also worked as composers of film music. In 2002, they were awarded a Robert -- the Danish equivalent of an Oscar -- for their work on Flyvende Farmor. They continued to release old and new material on their own Brother Music label, including Happy Dreamer (2005), Cosmic Vibes (2011), and Cosyland (2012). ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi