Strip Steve and Junior Sanchez made this track “4 Roman” to pay homage to Romanthony, who passed away due to complications of kidney disease, according to his family members. Anthony Moore was the voice behind so many great tracks, for example Daft Punk‘s “One More TIme” and many many others.
Strip Steve – “This track was actually started 2 years ago when I was on tour going through NYC. Jr and I were in touch about working on some music and one day before he pick me up at the New Jersey station close to his studio I went record shopping, met Kenny Dope by chance and found a Black Male record lost in the cheap $ crates. I was so happy because I was a huge Romanthony fan but didn’t actually know that specific record (a lot of Black Male recordings are hard to come by, even on YouTube).
I showed it to Jr and he was surprised that someone from my generation would be so excited to find this kind of stuff. Later in the studio we decided to make a “cross generation” track influenced by the style of Roman’s typical preacher house records. We both had a lot of stuff going on and a busy few months ahead but after Roman’s death we got back in touch again and decided we should finish it as a tribute to him… 4 ROMAN!”
Junior Sanchez – “This was a track that we started almost 2 years ago at my studio in NJ, with every intention of finishing it.. But our schedule got the best of us, and it sat for a while. Theo and I kept in touch and constantly talk and share music. When the unfortunate sudden death of Romathony came to light i was in the middle of a gig and was completely heartbroken. Coming back to my studio i listened to some old Romanthony records and I remembered the track that I’d been working on with Theo. I brought up the session, tweaked some things, spoke to him via ichat. and asked about us doing this in Roman’s memory. He was super down.. I sent Theo all the stems Via Dropbox, he mixed it in his studio added some finishing touches and here we are! 4 ROMAN!! Respect Jr.”