Xtassy, a member of the famed Dominican manufacturing duo A&X (Alcover and Xtassy), has died. He was 37.

Xtassy’s longtime colleague, Alcover, first confirmed the tragic information in a heartbreaking Instagram put up. He didn’t precisely reveal when the producer handed away, however he shared the put up round midnight on Friday.

Per Alcover, whose actual identify is Milton Restituyo, he’s at present feeling one thing greater than being shattered. He additionally spoke about how he couldn’t course of the truth that Xtassy is now not right here.

“My little brother I like you, we grew to become males, fathers, dreamers, professionals collectively, you impressed me each day we shared. You’re a legend and legends by no means die! I carry you with me endlessly,” part of the assertion stated.

Alcover additionally took his time to ask God to present him and people who beloved the producer a energy to know the current loss.

He didn’t disclose Xtassy’s reason for loss of life; Billboard additionally has not reached his household for remark.


Nonetheless, his followers and mates expressed their unhappiness by way of social media posts.

Music producer Perfxn wrote, “A Dominican legend! My bro @Xtassy I can not imagine we can’t ever hang around once more. What a painful actuality. This one hurts. So confused however so grateful to have constructed a connection on this lifetime.”

“I had the pleasure of working with him. He was such a sort human,” one other wrote.

Xtassy’s Legacy Revisited

A Dominican Republic native, Xtassy and his household moved to New York, the place he and Alcover met. The musical duo mixed their powers and began to provide music collectively.

Amongst all of the music they made, Don Omar’s “Danza Kuduro” in 2010 stays one of many best creations they made.

From 2009 to 2013, they labored with Omar’s El Orfanato’s label, the place they produced different hit songs like “Taboo” and “Dutty Love.” Years later, they dropped their first album as lead artists. Their “The Rise: Latin Road Hits” hit the market by way of Common Music Latino.

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It debuted at No. 10 on Billboard’s Latin Rhythm Albums chart, that includes a 10-track set the place they launched a number of Dominican acts.

Earlier than his loss of life, Xtassy was capable of sit for an interview with Billboard and share what he thinks about making music for individuals.

“We have lived all our lives in New York. However we’ve our tradition and our Caribbean roots, and that comes throughout within the music,” he went on.

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