Lester Mendez

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Lester Mendez
Also known as Lester
Genres Pop, electropop, pop rock, electronica
Occupation(s) Producer, songwriter
Instruments Piano, keyboards, programming, guitar

Lester Mendez is a Grammy award winning record producer and songwriter. His production/writing credits include a multitude of successful hits with Shakira, Jewel, Nelly Furtado, Jessica Simpson, Enrique Iglesias, and others.

Starting out professionally as a session musician / programmer, he worked on a variety of music and genres, including hip-hop, freestyle, house music/garage, world music, latin pop, ect. Mendez's programming, arranging, and remixing credits include artists such as: Jimmy Page, David Byrne, Spice Girls, Pet Shop Boys, Grace Jones, PM Dawn, Bee Gees, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Martika, Chris de Burgh, Johnny Mathis, Will Smith, Collective Soul, Angélique Kidjo, Byron Stingily, Exposé, Gloria Estefan, Regina Belle, Jaydee, Haddaway, Lonnie Gordon, the seminal freestyle band Will To Power, and many others.

His early production / songwriting career saw him working with Chris Blackwell's Island Records artists Grace Jones, Angélique Kidjo, Baaba Maal, Dominican-born rapper Mangu (rapper) (fr), and others.

His career continued to grow as a producer & songwriter, and he went on to work with a number of artists, including: Carlos Santana, Jason Mraz, Josh Groban, Dido, Sia, Nelly Furtado, Shakira, Seal, Donna Summer, Anastacia, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias, Jem, Kerli, Oh land, Ladyhawke, Mike Posner, Sam Sparro, Mr Little Jeans, Adam Lambert, PlayRadioPlay!, Tarkan, Markus Feehily, Skylar Stecker, She Is We and others. Most recently, he launched his own musical project called Gemini Rising alongside collaborators Fiora (musician) and Tensnake.

Discography[edit]

Artist Song Album Producer Co-Writer
Gemini Rising Best Case Life Gemini Rising-EP × ×
Sunrise Boulevard × ×
Stellaris × ×
Better Days × ×
Svala Paper Eurovision 2017 × ×
Skylar Stecker Everlasting This is me × ×
Kerli Feral Hearts × ×
Walking on Air Love is Dead × ×
Hurt Me × ×
She is We Blue War × ×
Marcus Feehily Find My Way Fire × ×
Coco Morier No Pressure Dreamer × ×
Dreamer × ×
World on Fire × ×
No Stranger(To Love) × ×
Walking In Our Sleep × ×
All Cats Are Grey × ×
Blood Moon × ×
Dido Stoned Life For Rent ×
Just Say Yes Girl Who Got Away ×
Santana Corazón ×
Cry Baby Cry Feat. Joss Stone & Sean Paul All That I Am × ×
Brown Skin Girl Feat. Bo Bice ×
I Am Somebody Feat. Will.I.AM ×
Amore (Sexo) Feat. Macy Gray Shaman × ×
Satellite Feat. Marc Anthony × ×
Why Don't You & I Feat. Chad Kroeger ×
You Are My Kind Feat. Seal ×
Shakira Antes De Las Seis Sale El Sol × ×
Lo Que Más ×
Illegal feat. Carlos Santana Oral Fixation, Vol.2 × ×
Don’t Bother ×
How Do You Do ×
Dreams For Plans ×
Your Embrace ×
Costume For A Clown ×
Timor ×
La Tortura” feat Alejandro Sanz Fijación Oral, Vol.1 ×
La Pared × ×
No × ×
Obtener Un Si × ×
Escondite Inglés ×
Las de la Intuición ×
Dia De Enero ×
Lo Imprescindible ×
Underneath Your Clothes Laundry Service × ×
Objection (Tango) × ×
Rules × ×
Ready For The Good Times × ×
The One ×
Fool ×
Te Dejo Madrid ×
Octavo Dia Dónde Están los Ladrones? × ×
Ciega, Sordomuda ×
Tu ×
Moscas En La Casa ×
Que Vuelvas ×
Nelly Furtado Más Mi Plan × ×
Como Lluvia × ×
Silencio feat. Josh Groban × ×
Vacación × ×
Te Busque” feat. Juanes Loose × ×
Undercover × ×
What I Wanted × ×
For Sure × ×
Enrique Iglesias Quizás Quizás × ×
Para Qué La Vida × ×
Josh Groban Un Alma Mas” feat Arturo Sandoval All That Echoes × ×
E Ti Prometerro feat Laura Pausini × ×
False Alarms ×
Voce Existe Em Mi Illuminations ×
Sam Sparro Return To Paradise Return To Paradise × ×
Adam Lambert Broken English Trespassing × ×
Shady feat Nile Rodger & Sam Sparro × ×
PlayRadioPlay! Loco Motion Texas ×
Madi ×
Pirate & Princess ×
See U Soon ×
Tooth Decay ×
Attendance ×
Texas ×
Jason Mraz Mr.Curiosity Mr.A-Z ×
Madi Diaz Ghost Rider Phantom × ×
Jewel Drive To You Goodbye Alice In Wonderland ×
0304 × ×
Jessica Simpson A Public Affair A Public Affair × ×
Paulina Rubio Algo De Ti Causa y Efecto × ×
A Contra Luz × ×
Escaleras De Arena × ×
Rittz Switch Lanes” feat Mike Posner The Life and Times of Jonny Valiant × ×
Oh land Helicopter Oh land × ×
Ladyhawke Human Anxiety ×
Mr Little Jeans Back To You Pocketknife × ×
Far From Home × ×
Anastacia You’ll Be Fine Heavy Rotation × ×
Naughty × ×
Same Song ×
All Fall Down ×
The Way I See It ×
Wyclef Jean Three Nights In Rio feat. Carlos Santana The Preacher’s Son ×
Mýa Do You Only Want To Dance Dirty Dancing : Havana Nights × ×
Sia Everyday We Are Born × ×
Jem It’s Amazing Down To Earth × ×
I Want You To × ×
I Always Knew × ×
On Top OF The World × ×
Once in Every Lifetime Eragon × ×
Jeffree Star Get Physical Beauty Killer × ×
Gorgeous × ×

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