The world of house music is in grief after the passing of legendary house music producer, singer and dj Romanthony.
Millions of people around the world know Romanthony from Daft Punk’s “One More Time”. The French duo, who just released their new album, worked closely with Romanthony for many years. In fact hey have been quoted saying, that Romanthony is responsible for the unique sound of Daft Punk.
Working with Daft Punk was only a small part of his career in house and electronic music. Terry Matthew of 5Chicago wrote - it takes a monstrous appetite for music to wend your way through Romanthony’s catalog, which is probably the single greatest catalog of any individual artist in our scene, much of it classic and known by heart, but so much of it still sounding so good…
Although it’s believed that Romanthony was working with new material to be released soon, a few people knew he had moved to Austin, Texas. For many he had been out of reach for some time. The news of his death took a while to spread.
We are sure we’ll hear more about what happened in the coming days. In the mean time many of us will rewind back to listen his classics once again. And when we put on the new Daft Punk album, we think about their influential “Discovery” album. And think about Romanhony.