Anthony Moore, best known as Romanthony, passed away on May 7th of this year. He was most popular for his appearances on Daft Punk’s “One More Time” and “Too Long,” but his work both before and after Discovery was an important part of the Chicago house scene.
Moore’s debut album Romanworld was an ambitious Prince-like affair that split critics and fans alike, but one thing everyone agreed on was how great his voice was. He released three more albums, of which 1999’s Live In The Mix was the best received and if you listen to it today, it’s a great reminder of why Daft Punk was so enamored with him in the first place.
Whlie he’d never been very prolific, he continued to release material on his own timetable and hust this year, “2Nite4U” was a highlight of Kris Menace’s Features. He’ll be missed.
After Dark 2, the sequel to the seminal Italians Do It Better sleazewave compilation, is now available in the iTunes store, featuring 14 tracks from Disco Potential-approved artists like Glass Candy, Chromatics, Appaloosa (and more) for just $10. This would be the very definition of a no-brainer.
Buy from iTunes.
Daft Punk unbox the first copy of Random Access Memories in their laboratory.
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Worship, “Orion Forever” (Auxiliary Tha Masterfader Electric Disco Mix)
ATM (we’re not typing all that out because we think the “tha” is kind of silly, but anyway) does something new with his latest remix, going for epic and widescreen with lots of big chords and long, stretched-out breakdowns. It’s almost exhausting to listen to, in a good way.
Buy from Juno.
Shout Out Louds, “Illusions” (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)
The bright new wave sound of Merge Records’ breakout artists gets taken into the basement of a club of Norway and shown The Way And The Light with this cavernous, cosmic reworking that stretches out the melodies and somehow makes it even more of a singalong.