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 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.