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'.
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", a post-disco boogie song.