R.I.P. Romanthony, producer and “One More Time” singer



    Anthony Moore, the producer, singer, and songwriter known as Romanthony, died in his Austin, Texas home on May 7th. Romanthony’s sister Mellony Moore confirmed the news in a Facebook post on May 9th, but only now has the Internet caught word.

    Romanthony is perhaps best known for his work with Daft Punk. He co-wrote and contributed vocals to “One More Time” and “Too Long” from 2001’s Discovery.

    As Pitchfork points out, Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo spoke highly of Romanthony and fellow producer Todd Williams in a 2001 interview: “Their music had a big effect on us. The sound of their productions– the compression, the sound of the kick drum and Romanthony’s voice, the emotion and soul– is part of how we sound today. Because they mean something to us, it was much more important for us to work with them than with other big stars.”

    Romanthony ran his own label Black Male Records, and released four solo albums between 1997 and 2000. He also worked with Teengirl Fantasy, appearing on their 2012 album Tracer, and had recently teamed with Boys Noize on a new project.


    Revisit “One More Time”.

    Here’s Romanthony unplugged on “One More Time”.

    Watch a short documentary on Romanthony.

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