The passing of Romanthony has hit those in the know hard, and came at a weird time, considering that Daft Punk's Random Access Memories is dropping the same month that Romanthony died. Given that a number of dance music fans only know of him as "the guy from Daft Punk's 'One More Time'," we figure now is as good of a time as any to educate you guys on Romanthony's contributions to the music scene. Daft Punk saw it, which is why they incorporated the Jersey garage sound from Romanthony and Todd Edwards had helped curate to the masses with their Discovery LP.
Found here are some of Romanthony's most well-known singles, both on Azuli Records and his own imprint, Black Male, highlighting the beauty of his voice and the soul found within his productions. If you're discovering him for the first time, let these tracks soak deep into you. If you're a fan, remember the first time you'd heard these. Rest in power, Romanthony.