I am a dj and had all my music on my external hard drive, I plugged it in tonight and smoke came out and wont work again...Is it possible to recover my files?
If the drive was not damaged (wiring shorted EG) - MAYBE !
You can buy and external drive enclosure cheap, (no disk), and put the disk in the new enclosure to see if it works. If it doesn't spin you are dead.
Or hook it up to a PC as secondary drive....
If it spins, but you don't see your music files, try a data recovery app like RECUVA (freeware)