May brought with it the deeply unfortunate news that Romanthony – the Texan-based DJ and singer best known for providing vocals to Daft Punk’s ‘One More Time’ – had passed away, aged only 46.
A producer and singer since the early 1990s, Anthony Moore released two albums of vocal-led house (1996′s Romanworld and 2000′s R. Hide In Plain Site) and also helmed the Black Male imprint. One of his better known solo cuts was 1995’s ‘Ministry Of Love’, an irrepressible progressive house track based around a Loleatta Holloway sample. Prior to his death, Moore had implemented plans to release a collection of remixes of the track – plans which, as XLR8R report, are now coming to fruition.
Next week, Glasgow Underground will put out a pair of three-track 12″s, each featuring a selection of ‘Ministry Of Love’ remixes. The more impressive of the two boasts an edit from Detroit nonesuch Andrès – lest we forget, the man behind FACT’s favourite track of 2012, plus a pair of remixes from Glasgow Underground boss Kevin McKay. The other disc, meanwhile, will feature takes from Andre Crom, Ejeca, and another McKay version.
The records are due on June 17. The original is available to stream below.
A1 Romanthony “Ministry of Love” (Andre Crom Remix)
B1 Romanthony “Ministry of Love” (Ejeca Remix)
B2 Romanthony “Ministry of Love” (Kevin McKay’s ’90s Re-Edit)
A1 Romanthony “Ministry of Love” (Andrés Extended Remix)
A2 Romanthony “Ministry of Love” (Mirrors & Kevin McKay Remix)
B1 Romanthony “Ministry of Love” (Kevin McKay Remix)