"Fast" Eddie Smith

"Fast" Eddie Smith

Real Name:
Edwin A. Smith
Profile:
American DJ and house producer from Chicago, Illinois.

He gained immense popularity during the heyday of Chicago House Music (1986–1988). During that time, he was also spinning on WGCI and WBMX in Chicago.

In 1986, he produced one of his first singles in collaboration with Kenny "Jammin'" Jason entitled "Can You Dance?".

In 1988 he left WGCI for WBMX to concentrate on producing. In the same year he scored one of his biggest hits with "Acid Thunder" on the D.J. International Label, being regarded as a classic of the Chicago acid house genre.

And yet, it was "Hip House" that really increased his popularity. Fast Eddie popularized this genre — essentially hip-hop lyrics over house beats — and produced several tracks afterwards.

In 1990, he tried his hand at Gangsta Rap by forming the group America's Most Wanted but without much success.

Around 1995, Fast Eddie made two collaborations that are considered under the genre of ghetto house with DJ Sneak and with DJ Funk. Both songs gained a lot of airplay on Chicago radio and in clubs.
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"Fast" Eddie Smith Discography

Albums

DJART 902 The D.J. Fast Eddie* Jack To The Sound (Album) D.J. International Records DJART 902 UK 1988 Sell This Version
466024 1 Fast Eddie* Most Wanted (Album) CBS, D.J. International Records 466024 1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
DJ 1040 Fast Eddie* Straight Jackin' (Album) D.J. International Records DJ 1040 US 1991 Sell This Version
RR 5008-2 Fast Eddie* Fast Eddie's Greatest Hits (Comp) Renegade Records RR 5008-2 US 2000 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CHAMP-12-41 Kenny "Jammin" Jason & "Fast" Eddie Smith Kenny "Jammin" Jason & "Fast" Eddie Smith - Can U Dance (Single) D.J. International Records CHAMP-12-41 UK 1987 Sell This Version
UN 119 "Fast Eddie" Smith* Jack The House Underground UN 119 US 1987 Sell This Version
HMF106 Kenny "Jammin" Jason & Fast Eddie* Featuring Paris Grey Kenny "Jammin" Jason & Fast Eddie* Featuring Paris Grey - Don't Want It(12") Hot Mix 5 Records HMF106 US 1987 Sell This Version
UN 125 Fast Eddie*, Tyree* & Chic (2) Fast Eddie*, Tyree* & Chic (2) - The Whop Underground UN 125 US 1987 Sell This Version
DJ 975 Fast Eddie* The Julian "Jumpin" Perez Megamix D.J. International Records DJ 975 US 1988 Sell This Version
DJ-969RX The D.J. Fast Eddie* Let's Go (Single) D.J. International Records DJ-969RX US 1988 Sell This Version
DJ 961 Fast Eddie* Acid Thunder D.J. International Records DJ 961 US 1988 Sell This Version
DJ-958 Fast Eddie* Can U Still Dance D.J. International Records DJ-958 US 1988 Sell This Version
889 102-7 The DJ Fast Eddie* Yo Yo Get Funky (Single, Maxi) D.J. International Records 889 102-7 France 1988 Sell This Version
CD DJIN 5 The DJ Fast Eddie* Hip House (Single) D.J. International Records, Westside Records (2) CD DJIN 5 UK 1988 Sell This Version
PROMO 18 Fast Eddie* / Slick Master Rick Fast Eddie* / Slick Master Rick - My Melody / Halloween House(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Westside Records (2) PROMO 18 UK 1988 Sell This Version
RADICAL 5 The DJ Fast Eddie* Fast Eddie (Master Mix) Radical Records (5) RADICAL 5 UK 1989 Sell This Version
873380-7, 8733807 Fast Eddie* Featuring Sundance (2) Fast Eddie* Featuring Sundance (2) - Git On Up (Single, Maxi) D.J. International Records 873380-7, 8733807 Benelux 1989 Sell This Version
ZYX 6081-8 The D.J. Fast Eddie* Jack To The Sound (Maxi) ZYX Records ZYX 6081-8 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
877 057-1 Fast Eddie* Most Wanted (Single) D.J. International Records 877 057-1 France 1989 Sell This Version
DJC 921 Fast Eddie* Let's Do This (Single) D.J. International Records DJC 921 US 1990 Sell This Version
DJ 934 Fast Eddie* Make Some Noise (Maxi) D.J. International Records DJ 934 US 1990 Sell This Version
DJ 934, DJ 931 Fast Eddie* / Kool Rock Steady & Sundance (2) Fast Eddie* / Kool Rock Steady & Sundance (2) - Make Some Noise / Aint No Stoppin Hip House(12", Promo) D.J. International Records, D.J. International Records DJ 934, DJ 931 US 1990 Sell This Version
DJ 995, DJ 999 Julian "Jumpin" Perez / Fast Eddie* Julian "Jumpin" Perez / Fast Eddie* - Let's Work / Most Wanted(12", Promo) D.J. International Records, D.J. International Records DJ 995, DJ 999 US 1990 Sell This Version
DJ 812 Fast Eddie* Watch Me Git Funky / Dance, Rock, Don't Stop(12") D.J. International Records DJ 812 US 1991 Sell This Version
UN 141 Fast Eddie* E Tracks(12", TP) Underground UN 141 US 1991 Sell This Version

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iljin1

iljin1

August 6, 2009
You could say Fast Eddie represented a sidestream of early stage house. Hiphouse. Not only did he represented Hiphouse but he was also a leader in the genre.
Don't know if hiphouse is really dead yet but a revival is always around the corner. Fast Eddie did put hiphouse on the map when house music was new and fresh and in a time when there was only 4-5 different house styles.
His great succes also contributed to the house scene as a whole making him one of the pioneers making house music rise.
The crossover between house and rap mended that house music was expending amoung youth who also liked hiphop or was growing up with hiphop and discovering house music through the legacy of Fast Eddie. Beside his great contribution to house music as a whole, his music is quality stuff.
A bit outdated now but it's full of energy and you can hear the joy from Fast Eddie in making the music.
Sometime with no consession an putting acid in your face. "This is acid, you like it, you know it, now react!".
Fast Eddie is and was a great artist and will not be forgotten. A well deserved place in house history.

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