Musical memories of the dearly departed production genius and Daft Punk collaborator
Over the weekend, we heard the sad news about the tragic passing away of the iconic US house producer, vocalist and Daft Punk collaborator, Romanthony. Having helped shape the distinctive disco and funk-influenced sound of house tunes during the era of the 90s - 00s, the producer Anthony Moore released several seminal tracks on the likes of Thomas Bangalter's label Roulé, Compuphonic and his own label, Black Male Records. Here we pay tribute to the hugely influential figure with ten of our most favourite songs as produced, worked on or sung by the legend.
Buzzin Cuzzins - Let Me Show You Love (Re-Edit)
A classic Romanthony track released under his Buzzin Cuzzins alias. This is the re-edit from 2006.
Romanthony - The Wanderer (Dixon Edit)
Originally released as a limited 12" on Philomena [previously fetching upwards of £200 on Discogs], this classic edit by Berlin's Dixon as played out by everyone has been re-issued by Glasgow Underground.
Romanthony - Collins Ave. (Vocal Mix)
One of his later tracks on DigiTalent about seeing some on Miami's Collins Avenue in South Beach
Daft Punk - Too Long
His second collaboration with Daft Punk on their 'Discovery' album
Romanthony - Up All Nite (Disco Vocal Mix)
The disco edit of this vocal-heavy classic on Defected
Romanthony - Testify #1 (A1)
An underrated release, as selected by production/DJ duo Bicep
Romanthony presents Lifestyles - Trust (Ghost Mix)
Perfect vocals delivered by Romanthony, also worth checking out the Kerri Chandler remix
Daft Punk - One More Time
Released in 2000, Romanthony provided the iconic vocals under the heavy compression and auto-tune effects on this classic French house song. This was Daft Punk's highest charting song (until get Lucky).
The Trojan Horse Feat. Romanthony - What $ Love (What Price Love) (Roman's Remix)
More catchy classic house vocals (ofc), as selected by Mathematics' Nick Anthony Simoncino
Romanthony - Hold On
A Roulé classic on Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter's label