C + C Music Factory
Dance-Pop purists Robert Clivilles and David Cole formed the C + C Music Factory in the early 1990s with rapper Freedom Williams and vocalists Zelma Davis and Martha Wash. They quickly made dance music history with three hit singles that combined elements of House, rock and hip-hop: "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)," "Things That Make You Go Hmmmm..." and "Here We Go" (all from debut album, Gonna Make You Sweat). 1994's follow-up album, Anything Goes! garnered only lukewarm praise. The production team dissolved when David Cole succumbed to spinal meningitis in 1995.