We were very saddened to read about the passing of Romanthony, music pioneer and house legend. Perhaps most widely recognised for his vocals on Daft Punk’s ‘One More Time’, Romanthony was also a producer in his own right.
From the mesmerisingly deep ‘Wanderer’ to the seriously funky ‘Bring U Up’ to the high energy garage classic ‘Let Me Show You Love’, Romanthony had a varied production style, with his music crossing several genres and always featuring his distinctive, immediately recognisable silky smooth vocals.
Here’s an Electronic Beats interview with Romanthony recorded in February 2009.
“My music in production is usually physical pain…. When you get a certain rhythm going at the studio, a certain sequence of melodies, sometimes, it’s like… it’s not funny at all, it’s like the opposite of it…”
For the latest edition of The Daily Street‘s podcast Flight Rhythm resident’s Moniker have laid down a deliciously deep slice of atmospheric Techno. Compiled heavily of their own productions, this mix is a showcase for the pair on a mix series that has previously introduced artists such as Artifact, Hackman, Throwing Snow and Blawan, leaving the boys in good company. Check it out below and be sure to catch the boys at the next Flight Rhythm event on Friday 7th of June.
01. Moniker – Razlog Valley [Unreleased]
02. Rising Sun – For You Are Be Free [Kristofferson Kristofferson]
03. J Velez – Floo [MMT Tapes]
04. Moniker – IHNT [Unreleased]
05. Moniker – High Rise [Forthcoming Shrink Music]
06. Moniker – Nothing More [Unreleased]
07. Deadbeat – Vampire [Echocord]
08. Moniker – Shine [Unreleased]
09. Amir Alexander – Dazed and Amazed [Hypercolour]
10. Moniker – Strip to Bansko [Unreleased]
‘For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return. ’
- Leonardo Da Vinci
Flight Rhythm is back…
On Friday 7th of June we will be returning to Kingsland Road to bring you a night of hedonistic escapism & deep grooves from the Flight Rhythm crew.
On the night we are proud to bring you the deep sounds of ANDRADE, making his first ever performance on these shores. The Parisian resident has been on our radar for some time now after getting his own productions picked up on Steve Bug’s Dessous and Poker Flat labels, as well as D’Julz’s Bass Culture imprint and Delano Smith’s Mixe Mode. He’s also head honcho of Street Knowledge records, which is slowly garnering attention from deep heads around the globe. With an upcoming release on Ralph Lawson’s 20:20 Vision and a growing reputation for his skills behind the decks, we are proud to be the first promoters to bring him to the UK.
As usual support will be provided by the Flight Rhythm residents so expect nothing but deepness…
Our party will be taking place at Shelter, a 2 room club boasting an incredible sound system and& an intimate & warm atmosphere. It’s just down the street from where our last party was and you can expect a similar vibe. As usual tickets will only be available on the door and as it’s a 250 person capacity venue we recommend arriving before midnight to ensure entry.
Relative new-comer to the scene, Sydney-based Isaac Tichauer has released his new EP ‘Take Over You’ on French Express, 5 tracks of summery deep house grooves available for free download from Soundcloud now.
Motor City Drum Ensemble (also known amongst my friends as ‘The Wizard’) graced the decks at Boiler Room last week, churning out a 55 minute high energy mix of funky, deep, disco-influenced beats. What a treat.
Nothing accompanies the sunshine quite like the soulful vibes of deep-house high priest Osunlade. Music best enjoyed with the sun on your face and the sand beneath your feet, catch Osunlade at the Garden Festival in Tisno, Croatia for what is sure to be a summer 2013 highlight.
L.I.E.S. aficionado & general “one to watch” Xosar drops the spooky video for The Calling, a deep slice of analog techno from her upcoming release on Rush Hour (also featuring a cheeky cameo from Legowelt).