A Tribute to Romanthony
by Philip Sherburne | May 28, 2013
Romanthony was much more than just the singer (and cowriter) of Daft Punk's "One More Time"; the New Jersey musician was a DJ, producer and label-owner, not to mention the owner of one of the most distinctive voices in house music. But it's understandable, given the now-iconic status of Daft Punk's song, that "One More Time" was front and center in most obituaries of Romanthony, who died earlier this month at the age of 45.
We've put together a playlist to honor his legacy. Sadly, much of his most important work, like his 1996 debut album, Romanworld, and 2000's R.Hide in Plain Site, is out of print and unavailable digitally. But we've turned up classic cuts like "Ministry of Love" along with guest spots on songs by Kraak & Smaak, Tom Trago and Teengirl Fantasy, among others, plus recent remixes by Dixon and Gerd of Romanthony's "The Wanderer" and "Let Me Show You Love." It's all bookended by two versions of "One More Time," which has never sounded more hopeful -- and, in Romanthony's "Unplugged" version, more forlorn.