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There is more than one artist with the name Freestyle:

1. Swedish synthpop group from the early 1980s

2. Electro artist Tony Butler

3. Filipino band

4. American MC from Arsonists.

5. Korean band - use this tag - 프리스타일

1. A Swedish synthpop group from the early 1980s. Their most popular hits were “Vill Ha Dig” and “Fantasi”. Members: Tommy Ekman, Christer Sandelin, Gigi Hamilton, Joakim Hagleitner, Anders Uddberg and Diane Corinne Söderholm. When the group split up in 1983, Sandelin, Ekman and Hamilton formed Style. Freestyle briefly reunited in 1998, re-recording a few old songs.

2. One of the ’80s electro artists, Miami-based producer Tony Butler recorded a string of club tracks on Power/Jam Packed and his own Music Specialist label in the mid-’80s, helping build the Miami-style bass music and freestyle (named after Butler’s primary pseudonym), as well as influence ’90s post-techno artists such as Autechre and Biochip C. Butler’s earlier tracks under his own name includes singles such as “Fix It in the Mix,” “Jam the Box,” and “Get Some” exploring a thinner, more stripped-down sound similar to Man Parrish and Cybotron. Butler’s tracks with Freestyle are perhaps the more well known, and include such club staples as “It’s Automatic,” “Don’t Stop the Rock,” and “The Party Has Begun.” His more commercial, pop-oriented writing and production work with Trinere, Debbie Deb, and Shannon, however, remain his claim to fame. Butler continued to live and record in Miami thereafter.

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