By now, almost everyone (1,000,000+ YouTube views), has heard Post Malone‘s breakout hit “White Iverson“, but have you heard the upbeat remix from New York producer Alexander Mendoza? If you haven’t you owe yourself a couple minutes to check out some fresh music. Aiming for a cool feel, Mendoza places some focus on more of the emotionally charged lyrics with some impressive production that completely changes the feel of the song.
Alexander Mendoza, an astonishing producer straight out of New York is no stranger to the game, he’s been producing for quite a long time, and is one half of the hip-hop duo “The Kings Dead“, with his childhood friend from Massachusetts Sonny Shotz. Before we go more into that, lets go back a little bit to one of Mendoza’s first forays into the music scene, which was a hip-hop trio called “The Dean’s List” with Sonny as well as Mik Beats. Together they released a couple mixtapes/albums and gained a large following. After a couple years things started to change for them, and the trio soon became a duo, wishing a fond farewell to their good friend Mik, and Sonny and Alex became The Kings Dead, with Mendoza on the production, and Sonny handling the rap. Mendoza also has a solo career where he focuses on producing, and released his very own solo EP entitled “Libre” less than a year ago which is full of astounding production.
Alex’s take on “White Iverson” is a refreshing one to say the least, the track starts off with some welcomed glitchy elements, using some of the familiar tones one may recognize from the original. The catchy hook starts up before long, though is noticeably sped up, to more so fit the feel of the track. Mendoza is a producer that utilizes a multitude of elements in his production, and they really shine through tracks like this. The more you listen the more you can see how much he has put into this production, and without rushing or taking shortcuts Mendoza proves that he is an artist that truly cares about his craft, and goes all out every opportunity he can. The breakdown is a welcomed addition to the track as well, before we hear the emotionally charged chorus once again, creating a unique remix, and a refreshing take on the track.
Mendoza is an artist who has been known to push boundaries, even releasing a huge remix of Major Lazer and Ariana Grande‘s “All My Love“, which was endorsed by the king himself, Diplo. There is much more to Mendoza than meets the eye, though with himself gearing up to release his newest album “Utopia Too” under The Kings Dead, I wanted this article to be but an introduction to the man you hear now. “Utopia Too” is slated for a June 8th release, and you can bet you’ll be seeing more of Mendoza and Sonny via The Come Up Show, as these two are taking the music scene by storm.