"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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Albums

"Fast" Eddie Smith - Jack To The Sound album art The D.J. Fast Eddie* Jack To The Sound (Album) D.J. International Records UK 1988 Sell This Version
"Fast" Eddie Smith - Most Wanted album art Fast Eddie* Most Wanted (Album) D.J. International Records UK 1989 Sell This Version
"Fast" Eddie Smith - Straight Jackin' album art Fast Eddie* Straight Jackin' (Album) D.J. International Records US 1991 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

"Fast" Eddie Smith - Can U Dance album art Kenny "Jammin" Jason & "Fast" Eddie Smith Kenny "Jammin" Jason & "Fast" Eddie Smith - Can U Dance (Single) D.J. International Records UK 1987 Sell This Version
"Fast" Eddie Smith - Jack The House album art "Fast Eddie" Smith* Jack The House Underground US 1987 Sell This Version
HMF106 "Fast" Eddie Smith - Don't Want It album art 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
"Fast" Eddie Smith - The Whop album art Fast Eddie*, Tyree* & Chic (2) Fast Eddie*, Tyree* & Chic (2) - The Whop Underground US 1987 Sell This Version
"Fast" Eddie Smith - The Julian "Jumpin" Perez Megamix album art Fast Eddie* The Julian "Jumpin" Perez Megamix D.J. International Records US 1988 Sell This Version
"Fast" Eddie Smith - Let's Go album art The D.J. Fast Eddie* Let's Go (Single) D.J. International Records US 1988 Sell This Version
"Fast" Eddie Smith - My Melody / Halloween House album art Fast Eddie* / Slick Master Rick Fast Eddie* / Slick Master Rick - My Melody / Halloween House (Single) Westside Records (2) UK 1988 Sell This Version
"Fast" Eddie Smith - Acid Thunder album art Fast Eddie* Acid Thunder D.J. International Records UK 1988 Sell This Version
"Fast" Eddie Smith - Can U Still Dance album art Fast Eddie* Can U Still Dance D.J. International Records US 1988 Sell This Version
"Fast" Eddie Smith - Yo Yo Get Funky album art The DJ Fast Eddie* Yo Yo Get Funky (Maxi, Single) D.J. International Records France 1988 Sell This Version
"Fast" Eddie Smith - Hip House album art The DJ Fast Eddie* Hip House (Single) D.J. International Records, Westside Records (2) UK 1988 Sell This Version
"Fast" Eddie Smith - Fast Eddie (Master Mix) album art The DJ Fast Eddie* Fast Eddie (Master Mix) Radical Records (5) UK 1989 Sell This Version
"Fast" Eddie Smith - Git On Up album art Fast Eddie* Featuring Sundance (2) Fast Eddie* Featuring Sundance (2) - Git On Up (Maxi, Single) D.J. International Records Benelux 1989 Sell This Version
"Fast" Eddie Smith - Jack To The Sound album art The D.J. Fast Eddie* Jack To The Sound (Maxi) ZYX Records Germany 1989 Sell This Version
"Fast" Eddie Smith - Let's Do This album art Fast Eddie* Let's Do This (Single) D.J. International Records US 1990 Sell This Version
"Fast" Eddie Smith - Make Some Noise / Aint No Stoppin Hip House album art Kool Rock Steady & Sundance (2), "Fast" Eddie Smith Kool Rock Steady & Sundance (2), "Fast" Eddie Smith - Make Some Noise / Aint No Stoppin Hip House D.J. International Records, D.J. International Records US 1990 Sell This Version
"Fast" Eddie Smith - Make Some Noise album art Fast Eddie* Make Some Noise (Maxi) D.J. International Records US 1990 Sell This Version
"Fast" Eddie Smith - Most Wanted album art Fast Eddie* Most Wanted (Single, Maxi) D.J. International Records Benelux 1989 Sell This Version
DJ 995, DJ 999 "Fast" Eddie Smith - Let's Work / Most Wanted album art 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 Smith - Watch Me Git Funky / Dance, Rock, Don't Stop album art 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 Smith - E Tracks album art Fast Eddie* E Tracks(12", TP) Underground UN 141 US 1991 Sell This Version
VRD 12302 "Fast" Eddie Smith - Bak On Da Scene album art Fast Eddie* Bak On Da Scene(12") Vision & Range Records VRD 12302 US 1992 Sell This Version

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mach_daniel

mach_daniel

February 15, 2019
edited 5 months ago
Please rename him from "Fast" to Fast.
I dont want to get him first in abc order :D
meltdog

meltdog

September 9, 2017
fast eddie is a true don of house music.......long live fast eddie

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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