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For nearly the past 10 years, a CD has been sent for free to every adult nightclub across the country. This “StripJoints” CD, produced by Bob Chiappardi and Concrete Marketing, was designed specifically and exclusively for adult nightclub DJs. As we noted in the Club Bulletin over a decade ago, major record labels pay attention to the fact that adult nightclubs play more music, and more different styles of music, than any type of nightclub or bar in the country. This is exactly why the “StripJoints” disc had “strip-club-appropriate” tunes that offered hard rock bands right next to hip-hop tracks, and even songs by such wide-ranging artists as Nick Cave and Jimmy Buffet, to name just a few.
Lemmy and his band of hard rock legends are back with their newest offering, “Heartbreaker” (and what girl in your club doesn’t think she’s a heartbreaker), fresh from their new disc Aftershock (their 21st, in case you’re couting). This time around, the veteran trio employs a surprising use of keyboards, a boy’s choir and a full orchestra ... just kidding. Come on folks, this is the mighty Motorhead. They do what they’ve always done—rock your face off. Why would you expect anything less? — Dave Manack
In This Moment, L.A.’s hard rocking quintet, makes headway in the adult nightlife scene with their latest album, Blood. One particular song from this album—”Whore”—is sure to catch not only your patrons’ attention, but your entertainers’ ears as well, with lead female singer Maria Brink’s vocals taunting the crowd as she croons her sly deflection of the “whore” stereotype with lyrics like, “You probably thought I wouldn’t get this far/ You thought I’d end up in the back of a car/ You probably thought that I’d never escape/ I’d be a rat in a cage, I’d be a slave to this place.”
The song opens with a mellower harmony—setting the scene for an entertainer’s soon-to-be wildly seductive dance—with Brink’s sensual verses. It then takes a sudden turn with the chorus, spiraling into chaotic and a classic heavy metal raunchiness that accompanies Brink’s raw outburst of “I can be your whore!/ I am the doll you created/ I am your sin/ I am your whore.”
Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J“23”
The highly-anticipated single from producer Mike Will Made It has finally been released, and your strip club playlist should be the first place it lands. “23,” featuring the infamous Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J, has proven to be quite the club banger and will get everyone in your club in the mood to “put on my J’s and dance the whole night away/ My hands in the sky, I wave ‘em from side to side/ My feet on the floor, I’m ’bout to turn up now.”
With Cyrus trying her hand at rap in the opening verse of the song and its hook (we’ll let you be the judge of the results), and verses scattered throughout by well-seasoned veterans of the hip hop realm—Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J—the song embodies an instrumental, bass-heavy club jam with just the right amount of mellow to get patrons loosened up enough to follow the song’s lead and order 23 bottles.