One of the best-known artists of the freestyle era, Stevie B. actually topped the charts with a slow jam, “Because I Love You (The Postman Song),” but his dance numbers are house party–perfect. “Party Your Body” was Stevie B.’s first single and proved him to be a triple threat, as he also wrote and produced it. “Party Your Body” is also one of the best examples of how many different styles collided in freestyle. There’s a lot going on in this song that points to the influence of early hip-hop DJs, producer Arthur Baker and recording group Art of Noise. But one of the key elements in “Party Your Body” are the horns, which illustrate the impact Latin American music had on freestyle.

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