Gonna Make You Sweat
Released: Dec 1990
For most of us, C + C Music Factory's debut is now like a trip down memory catwalk, the clutch of hits that lead off Gonna Make You Sweat taking us back to our neon-clad, bike shorts-sporting, fly girl-adoring youth. Soak up the nostalgia, but keep listening beyond the first three cuts to this project's fascinating combo of elements: hopscotching house beats, pitter-pattering hip-hop funk, pop hooks, attitude drawn from both queer and urban culture, and serious diva wattage (Martha Wash!). Don't miss New Jack disco cut "Let's Get Funkee" or the extended ode to throwing shade at the end.