Viper-Oceania On November 13, 2020 at 9:21 pm The Freestylers formed in 1996 when DJs and dance music producers Matt Cantor, Aston Harvey joined forces. Both of them had been involved in the British dance music scene since the early 1990s. Cantor had recorded both as Cut & Paste and Strike with Andy Gardner (Plump DJs). Aston Harvey recorded as Blapps! Posse best known for their 1990 breakbeat dance hit “Don’t Hold Back” before working with Definition of Sound, Rebel MC and DJ Rap (as DJ Rap and Aston). The group took their name from their first sample “Don’t Stop the Rock” by Freestyle.