Romanthony – Trust (Audiojack Retrospective)

Last May many House enthusiasts were shocked to hear that Anthony Moor a.k.a. Romanthony passed away at the age of 46 due to complications related to a kidney disease. Romanthony, famous for his vocal skills, left us with numerous classics like ‘Ministry of love’ and of course ‘One More Time’ the song that brought Romanthony worldwide recognition.

The Glasgow Underground imprint will release a couple of remixes of Romanthony’s back catalogue in December. Yesterday, Audiojack shared their rework of Mr. Moor’s ‘Trust’. The rework will be released on the 9th of December alongside remixes from artists such as Motor City Drum Ensemble, Freeform Five and label boss Kevin McKay.

Audiojack was contacted in January of this year about reworking some of Romanthony’s earlier released material. The boys from Leeds were interested right away. “Back in January we were contacted by Glasgow Underground about reworking something from Romanthony’s back catalogue. Growing up in northern England in the 90s and immersed in dance music it wasn’t uncommon to hear Romanthony tracks such as Ministry of Love, Hold On or The Wanderer (Journey Man Thump) pumping from shops, passing cars or bars. Even our parents would have heard his vocal work with Daft Punk on ‘One More Time’ and knowing the labels previous Romanthony reworks from the likes of Dixon, Andres, Rob Mello, Gerd and Deetron we were interested to get involved.”

Audiojack choose to rework ‘Trust’ and started to work on their take on the track. In May, shortly after the boys submitted their version to the label they heard the news that Romanthony had tragically passed away.

“Whilst we didn’t know Romanthony a.k.a Anthony Moor personally, losing someone – even a distant peer can really make you think, especially at such a young age. Of course, the remix suddenly seemed pretty irrelevant, and we pondered with the label over what to do about it. Now over 6 months later the time feels more right and we’re happy to announce our rework will be released on the 9th December alongside versions from Motor City Drum Ensemble, Freeform Five and label boss Kevin McKay. In memory of Anthony we will be donating half our royalties from this record to Kidney Research UK. Hope you enjoy”.

The track will be released, as said, on the 9th of December. Make sure to purchase the track and show your support. For more information visit the Glasgow Underground website.

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