Adonis (born Michael A. Smith, current legal name Adonis M. Smith; January 4, 1963) is a pioneering American acid house musician. Adonis is best known for his early Chicago house tracks "No Way Back" and "We're Rockin Down the House", released on Trax Records.
As Michael A. Smith, he was a member of the band Clockwork. They recorded "I'm Your Candy Girl" (1984), a post-discoboogie song.
In 1986, Adonis released "No Way Back", which is considered to be one of the most influential Chicago house tracks. The single, by estimate, sold over 100,000 copies and was selected as number 14 by on the 2014 Rolling Stone list of the 20 best Chicago house records.
"We're Rocking Down the House" (single) (1986, Trax Records)
"Acid Poke" (single) (1988, Desire Records)
"H.O.U.S.E." (featuring M. C. Kodak)(single) (1988, Black Market Records)
"Do You Wanna Jack" (as Gentry Ice) b/w "Lost in the Sound" (single) (1989, Jack Trax)
With The Endless Poker's
"! The Poke !" (single) (1987, D.J. International Records)
"I'm Your Candy Girl" (single) (1984, Private I Records)
"Night Life" (single) (1985, The Network)
"Feela-La-La" (single) (1987, City Street Records)
With Jack Frost & The Circle Jerks
"Two The Max" lp (1988,Trax Records TX5003)
^Bogdanov, Vladimir (2001). All Music Guide to Electronica: The Definitive Guide to Electronic Music (4th ed.). Backbeat Books. p. 3. ISBN978-0879306281. " Chicago, IL Producer / Club/Dance, Acid House, House Despite his formal training and lack of clubbing experience, Adonis made waves on the ..."