R.I.P. House Producer and Daft Punk Collaborator Romanthony

R.I.P. House Producer and Daft Punk Collaborator Romanthony
Anthony Moore, the influential house producer better known as Romanthony, has passed away at the age of 46. He reportedly died at his home in Austin, TX, on May 7.

Moore's sister recently confirmed the news on Facebook; however, a cause of death has yet to be revealed.

Moore was an accomplished producer, singer and performer whose work spanned many decades. He was probably best know for his vocal contributions to Daft Punk's Discovery tracks "One More Time" and "Too Long."

More recently, he had collaborated with Teengirl Fantasy and Boyz Noise. In addition to running his label Black Male Records, he released four solo albums.

In a 2001 interview, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo discussed how Romanthony shaped Daft Punk's sound in an interview with Mixmag. "We met him at the 1996 Winter Music Conference and became friends," he said. "What's odd is that Romanthony and Todd Edwards 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."

Thanks to Billboard for the tip.