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Adonis (musician)

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Birth name  Adonis M. Smith
Genres  Acid house
Role  Musician

Name  Adonis (musician)
Years active  1983–present
Albums  Mancarica
Adonis (musician)

Also known as  Jack Frost, Acid Budda, Gentry Ice, The Endless Poker, The King of All Basslines, The Godfather of Acid, Percy Richblood
Born  January 4, 1963 (age 52) (1963-01-04)
Origin  Chicago, Illinois, United States
Occupation(s)  Mogul, musician, Record Producer, composer, Fashion Designer, DJ, songwriter
Labels  Adonis Recordings, House Sound Of Chicago
Similar People  Marshall Jefferson, Vince Lawrence, XL Middleton, Royce da 5'9", Nottz

Adonis (born Adonis Smith; January 4, 1963) is an American acid house pioneer who made his name with the classic 1986 tracks "No Way Back" and "We're Rockin Down The House".

Musical career

Adonis recorded many innovative and influential dance tracks. Born and raised on the West Side of Chicago, Adonis was introduced to music at a young age. He played bass guitar with several jazz and funk bands and was eventually introduced to a raw and untamed art form that was brewing in Chicago. The art form is now called house music worldwide which subsequently spawned acid house, techno, trance and drum & bass.

As Michael A. Smith, he was a member of the band Clockwork. They recorded "I'm Your Candy Girl" (1984), a post-disco boogie song.


Adonis (musician) Wikipedia