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Short Bio: "Fast" Eddie Smith, an iconic American DJ and house producer from Chicago, Illinois. Fast Eddie gained immense popularity during the heyday of Chicago House Music (19861988). 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? a classic still today being played around the world.
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 created this genre essentially hip-hop lyrics over house beats and produced several tracks afterwards.
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.
Prior to his entry into the realm of production, Fast Eddie was one of the premier DJs of the early Chicago House movement.
His talents earned him spots on WGCI and WBMX, the latter being a somewhat legendary venue for the greatest house DJs of the era. Eddie circa 1986-1987 came out with other house tracks such as "The Whop," based on the dance of the same name. Eddie then left WGCI for WBMX for a short time and then quit his radio DJ gigs to concentrate on producing. In 1988, Eddie scored one of his biggest hits with "Acid Thunder" on the DJ International label. "Acid Thunder" is regarded as a classic of the Chicago acid house genre.