Lil Louis* ‎– French Kiss

Diamond Records ‎– LL-01
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


This Side A
A1 French Kiss 10:02
A2 New York 3:40
That Side B
B1 Wargames (Remix) 7:18
B2 Jupiter 5:20


  • Producer, Mixed By, Arranged ByLil Louis*


B-side label reads "House Music Is Here To Stay" and "You Are Invited To Expand Your Total Self".

© ℗ 1989

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): LL-01A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): LL-01B

Other Versions (5 of 51) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LD 8937 RR Lil Louis* French Kiss - The Complete Mix Collection E.P.(12", EP) LD Records LD 8937 RR Belgium 1989 Sell This Version
FKU001 Lil' Louis French Kiss (Ed Rush & Optical Remix)(12", S/Sided, Unofficial, W/Lbl) Not On Label (Lil' Louis) FKU001 UK 2002 Sell This Version
LD 8937-7 Lil Louis* French Kiss(7", Single, Blu) LD Records LD 8937-7 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
LD 8937-7 Lil Louis* French Kiss(7", Single, Whi) LD Records LD 8937-7 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
LL 153 Lil Louis* French Kiss(12") Diamond Records LL 153 US 1989 Sell This Version


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July 24, 2018
edited 4 months ago
It's a sprawling mess trying to accurately list the countless near identical versions of the Diamond Records release. I can add to the fun: During the mid to late 90's plenty of these freshly circulated, solid black retail standard vinyl & squeaky clean labels. You could grab one in Tower, or HMV in the UK. The earlier copies with translucent qualities are definitely scarcer, & definitely the originals, distributed under Chicago's Gerkhin distribution. These records were mostly stamped with the Gherkin logo, & possessed a raw 'indie' quality of labels & vinyl, plus they sound completely different. Imagine a good Larry Sherman pressing, if there was such a thing, i.e slight background noise but beautiful loud clean analog sonics, but without the issues, & that's how they sound; engineered for club play. The later reissues are a little less exciting in terms of mastering, & a sh*t load are completely unofficial. There was a separate release page for the translucent brown vinyl which has just been merged into this main release due to having visually nothing to suggest it is a separate release. At a glance maybe, but they feel & sound quite different. The white label Diamond copies that preceded all releases were translucent also. So this release page will have many variants for sale under the same listing, so if your a collector looking for a true original, hopefully this might be helpful.


April 24, 2017
Is there any version of this tune without the moaning?


August 19, 2016
Word of advice...don't play this loud in your bedroom your Parents might think you having a sly w**k you have been warned!!


November 13, 2015
TBH I think it's all really about Jupiter. What an acid stomper that tune is. It's like the Clink Street/RiP version of French Kiss. Raw and relentless.


January 16, 2015
it is a trasparent/traslucent vinyl or not?


May 31, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
French Kiss might have originally came out on Westbrook Records. Sherman Burks wanted to sign it, but Bam Bam decided to turn it down. The UK release might have been released by City Beat. City Beat's then Club Promotions Manager, Nick Halkes, had agreed to license it for £2,000 but a week later the price had been upped to £25,000. City Beat couldn't afford this, so FFRR stepped in and licensed it.


February 7, 2009
If there was one record which defined an era, I would have to say "French Kiss" is that record. It's now 20 years old and yet it is one of those tracks that always sounds like running into an old friend that you have not seen in a while. True, I can still laugh about the uptight club owner who fired me on the spot in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, when I let the part with the moaning come in,
and I never even gave it much thought. That is until about seven months later when I am in some muddy field in England with 17,000 people getting the full effect. Driving back from Boston to New York one Saturday night in early 2009, I must have been trying to find a proper tune on FM radio for about two hours and suddenly on 107.5 wbls, I lock into "French Kiss" and remember what the New York skyline looked like when we were blasting that track through an Alpine 6 Cube radio. 20 years never looked or sounded so good.


July 10, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
I have also just realized after 15 years since I bought this 12" it's pressed on green vinyl.....hold it up to the light...Jupiter is awesome 303...shame about the apparent Armando rip off though.


April 29, 2004
edited over 4 years ago

New York is a HOT HOT HOT jacking techno house cut. It often seems to be overshadowed by French Kiss but this short little groove stands out on this EP.


April 15, 2003
edited over 6 years ago

"Jupiter" track is a remix of the Armando Classic "1.5.1". The track was remixed by Lil Louis & Armando together. In 1996, Armando Gallop was interviewed by a french magazine "Coda" & revealed the fact he never get credited on the record label. This disapointed him a lot mostly by the fact this ep was a big seller.