Classic House Series – Episode #9 – Make The World Go Round – Sandy B.

When it comes to mid-90s vocal house anthems, you can’t go wrong with Sandy B‘s Make The World Go Round.

Released in 1996, this remains one of my most beloved tunes to this day.  The most played mix came from legendary Washington, DC house duo Deep Dish who took three bass notes, some absolutely insane drum production and used their signature style to elevate a rather average cut into a true house banger.

Singer Sandra Barber established herself in the New York scene with her debut single “Feel Like Singing” but it was this release that rocketed her to club stardom.  Featured on many compilations over the years, this song combined the best elements of garage house:  a throbbing bassline, sick beats and lyrics which include a fantastic sing-along hook which has contributed to the tracks enduring legacy almost 20 years later.

Mixes also came from legendary producer/remixer Stonebridge, but it is unquestionably the Deep Dish re-rub that has stood the test of time.  Perfect to kick things off or to drop midway through a set, this one never fails for me.  If I really want to “work” the record, making use of the brilliant “Deep Dish In Orbit Dub” and their bonus beats provides the opportunity to hyper-extend this anthem and give your crowd a real workout.  I proudly own doubles of the vinyl release and when I’ve got a good night going, I love to treat a crowd to this classic.  Not convinced?  Pull it out during your next house set and watch the magic happen.


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