Seems we are loosing more of the people who helped define a genre. It is believed that Romanthony passed away on May 7 at his home in Austin, Texas, which was then confirmed by his sister, Mellony Moore, through a post on Facebook. Romanthony is a name many of you should know, if I had to make a top 5 list of artists that give me goosebumps, Romanthony would be up there. Both Nick and I have spun his tracks on many a mix on here, Kimmy started an absolute belter of a mix with ‘The Ball & Chain’, a song that just makes feet stomp. Needless to say, his influence has been large, and as Nick said ‘he left us with some classics.
He was also the voice on possibly the best Daft Punk track, ‘One More Time’, another dance floor belter.
Rest in peace sir.
As I’m sure many of you who visit this site are aware, Nick and I are massive Detroit fans. The sound that has originated from that city has defined a genre, with legends like Theo Parrish and Moodymann taking centre stage. There is, however, someone who has also had a big impact but is often forgotten – Rick Wilhite
It’s great to see Resident Adviser do an interview with Rick. Well worth the read (whilst listening to the above belter of a track)