A DJ and producer in his own right, Romanthony (real name Anthony Moore) was best known for his vocals on anthemic dance music tracks such as, ‘One More Time’ and ‘Too Long’ by Daft Punk.
It is believed that Romanthony passed away on May 7th at his home in Austin, Texas, which was then confirmed by his sister, Mellony Moore, through a post on Facebook.
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo of Daft Punk said of Romanthony in an interview in 2001: “We met him at the 1996 Winter Music Conference and became friends…What’s odd is that Romanthony and Todd Edwards [who is featured on the ‘Discovery’ track ‘Face To Face’] are not big in the United States at all. 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”.
German producer Boys Noize also expressed his grief on Twitter following the news: “It is so sad. Romanthony and me were working on such an amzing song together. He said it was the best song he had ever written.”
We leave you with Daft Punk’s, ‘One More Time’ and pray that Romanthony rests in peace.