Adonis (musician)

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Adonis The Acid Budda
Background information
Birth name Adonis M. Smith
Also known as Jack Frost, Acid Budda, Gentry Ice, The Endless Poker, The King of All Basslines, The Godfather of Acid, Percy Richblood
Born (1963-01-04) January 4, 1963 (age 55)[1]
Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres House Music/Acid House
Occupation(s) Mogul, musician, Record Producer, composer, Fashion Designer, DJ, songwriter
Years active 1983–present
Labels Adonis Recordings, House Sound Of Chicago
Associated acts Hercules, Jack Frost & The Circle Jerks, The Acid Budda
Website housesoundofchicago

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[edit]

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.


  1. ^ Bogdanov, Vladimir (2001). All Music Guide to Electronica: The Definitive Guide to Electronic Music (4th ed.). Backbeat Books. p. 3. ISBN 978-0879306281.  " Chicago, IL Producer / Club/Dance, Acid House, House Despite his formal training and lack of clubbing experience, Adonis made waves on the ..."

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