The Detroit house veteran's first Australian tour will hit four cities this November.
Though born in Chicago, Smith has been a cornerstone of the Detroit house music scene since soon after he started DJing in the late 1970s under the guidance of Ken Collier, who also mentored the likes of Jeff Mills and Eddie Fowlkes. A hiatus throughout most of the '90s ended when he tried his hand at production, resulting in his first 12-inch in 2002. Since then, Smith has re-emerged into the spotlight as one of Detroit's most recognised purveyors of house music, getting back behind the decks and releasing records on his own Mixmode imprint as well as others like Still Music, Undertones and Third Ear. His debut full length, An Odyssey, dropped back in February of this year on Sushitech, prompting a boost in touring.
Smith's tour begins on November 3rd with an afternoon boat cruise in Brisbane hosted by Let's Get Minimal. Once the boat returns at 5:00 PM, it's down to Sydney to play at Goodgod Small Club with the CO-OP DJs both hosting and supporting. Smith heads to Sugar in Adelaide on November 4th for a Sunday evening set, before hitting Melbourne on the 5th, the eve of Melbourne Cup Day, to play at New Guernica alongside Andras Fox and Louis McCoy. Tickets to the Brisbane and Sydney shows are available here on RA.