Wayne Smith (born 5 December 1965, Waterhouse, Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall musician.
His 1985 recording of "(Under Me) Sleng Teng", is generally regarded as the beginning of ragga style reggae. The rhythm was created on a Casio MT-40 and is based on the riff from Eddie Cochran's "Somethin' Else". Although there are a number of conflicting stories about how it was first found, the commonly accepted view is that Wayne Smith and Noel Davy discovered it. It is a pattern found in the Casio MT-40
Other Songs Include "E20",Ism Skisim","Time Is A Moment In Space","Wicked Man","To Dam Craven",And "Music On My Mind"
- ^ Manuel, P. & Marshal, W. "The Riddim Method: Aesthetics, Practice, and Ownership in Jamaican Dancehall". Popular Music (2006) 25:3. Cambridge University Press, pp. 447-470