L'Trimm: Cars That Go Boom - Greatest Hits (Remastered)
Miami Bass duo L’Trimm brought their genre more mainstream attention than any group save Uncle Luke’s 2 Live Crew, but they're unfortunately relegated to footnote status in the pages of hip-hop history. Though their catalog may be slight, their crossover hit “Cars That Go Boom,” an ode to over-laden car stereos, is an indisputable bass classic that compares favorably with anything put out by L’Trimm’s contemporaries. The success of “Cars That Go Boom” attracted the attention of Atlantic records, but thankfully the label didn’t interfere with L’Trimm’s infectious minimalism and almost every track collected here, with the exception of a few excursions into House music, boasts the same minimal 808 beats and unfathomable sub-bass as the fantastic “Cars That Go Boom.” Throughout the album, Tigra and Bunny win points with their charming schoolyard rhymes and squeaky adolescent voices. Like beat-laden novelty hits “Iko Iko” or “I Want Candy,” “Cars That Go Boom” is transcendent bubblegum pop whose sheer exuberance overrides considerations of genre, considered artistry, or technical skill.