Lil Louis is the stage name used by Chicago-born house music producer and DJ Louis Burns. He scored a number of hits on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in the eighties and nineties, three of which hit #1. His best known song, "French Kiss," featured vocals by Shawn Christopher and spent two weeks at #1 on the dance chart in 1989. The house track (now considered a classic) features a several-minutes-long breakdown in which the music gradually slowed down in tempo to a complete stop and left nothing but orgasmic moaning from Ms. Christopher. Even with its sensual sound, it crossed over to some dance-leaning pop radio stations and climbed to #50 on the Hot 100. It was a big success throughout Europe reaching # 2 in the UK and in Germany for example. In 2000 producer Josh Wink released "How's Your Evening So Far?" - credited to Wink vs. Lil Louis - a track which heavily sampled "French Kiss." The song peaked at #3 on the dance chart. The song was also sampled in 2000 by female rapper Lil' Kim on the track "Custom Made (Give It To You)", featured on The Notorious KIM. Louis has released albums under the names Lil Louis & the World and Lil Louis & the Party.