Pretty Tony
Tony "Pretty Tony" Butler was an influential 1980s electro and freestyle
Freestyle music
Freestyle or Latin freestyle, sometimes referred to as Latin hip hop, is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in the early 1980s. Mostly popular during the mid 80s to the early 90s...

 artist based out of Miami, Florida
Miami, Florida
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He recorded a string of popular club tracks on Jam Packed in the mid-'80s. Butler's tracks with his primary group Freestyle Express (now known as Freestyle Evolution) include such club staples as "It's Automatic", "Don't Stop the Rock" and "The Party Has Begun". Solo, he released "Jam the Box". His best-known tracks were produced for female vocalists Debbie Deb
Debbie Deb
Deborah Claire Wesoff - Kowalski, better known as Debbie Deb, is an American dance-pop singer, best known for 1980s freestyle dance songs such as "Lookout Weekend" and "When I Hear Music".-Biography:...

 ("When I Hear Music" and "Lookout Weekend") and Trinere
Trinere is a recording artist who had several major dance hits in the 1980s, and early 90's.She recorded with several record companies, mostly out of Miami, Florida; known for its output of popular Freestyle music. Trinere's music is mostly produced by popular Miami D.J. "Pretty Tony" Butler. Many...

 ("All Night", "I'll Be All You Ever Need", "I Know You Love Me"). Also the one-hit wonder
One-hit wonder
A one-hit wonder is a person or act known mainly for only a single success. The term is most often used to describe music performers with only one hit single.-Characteristics:...

 group Fast Lane
Fast Lane
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 "Young Ladies" in 1984 and later "Young Ladies Remix".

According to his official MySpace
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 site, Butler is currently completing the final preparations for the launch of a new record label, entitled COUNTDOWN Entertainment.

The song "Don't Stop the Rock" by Butler's Freestyle Express (released under the name Freestyle) is used as the basis for the 2009 Cadbury Eyebrows advertisement which is part of the new Cadbury plc television ad campaign.

External links

  • [ Allmusic profile]
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