Various Artists – Lil Joe Records, Strip Club Classics

Jon Caramanica

By Jon Caramanica

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Without the music industry of Miami, where would the strip clubs of the late '80s and '90s have found their soundtrack music? This compilation — one of many on Lil Joe Records — is a neat encompassing of the genre's merits as music (to say nothing of its aphrodisiac qualities). Veteran pottymouths 2 Live Crew are represented by "Me So Horny" and several other lewd tracks. So are later hits — more sonically fleshed out than the genre's first, post-electro wave — like Poison Clan's "Shake Whatcha Mamma Gave Ya" and Freaknasty's "Da Dip." One has to admire the genre's commitment to form — look no further than "Nasty Dance," by the imaginatively named the Dogs, which has a chorus that sounds like a thousand taunting preteen girls. Also: check the catalog of Pandisc, another Miami imprint devoted to ass-centric sounds.