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Freestyle – Don’t Stop the Rock

This is number 37 in my occasional series of 12" records from the 80s that had an effect on my life.

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Track Length – 05:28
Released on ZYX Records
Format – 12″
Year of Release - 1985
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Produced by "Pretty" Tony,Sherman Nealy
On chart(s) - Top 50 12"s of the 1980s

Freestyle – Don’t Stop the Rock

1985 release this time around. I probably missed it at the time, but would have heard it in some club somewhere. Unlike Afrika Bambaataa on the previous record, I am really struggling to find information about the origins of this track.

Many may remember it from a Cadbury’s chocolate advert from the early 00’s, but I mainly connect it with early StreetSounds scene in the UK.

As a total aside, for quite a while I had the intro as my ringtone on my phone, and it was always an icebreaker whenever people heard it.

Going for it, the track has a simplicity in the melody, and instrumentation and one of the ultimate creative uses of a Vocoder in the entire 80s.