The Monsters & Strangerz

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The Monsters & Strangerz
OriginMiami, Florida, United States
Occupation(s)
Years active2010–present
MembersThe Monsters:
Alexander Izquierdo
Stefan Johnson
Jordan K. Johnson
Oliver "German" Peterhof
The Strangerz:
LIL 27 CLUB
Marcus "MarcLo" Lomax
Clarence Coffee Jr

The Monsters & Strangerz are an American production and songwriting team from Miami, Florida. The team features The Monsters: Alexander "Eskeerdo" Izquierdo, Stefan Johnson, Jordan K. Johnson and Oliver "German" Peterhof and The Strangerz: Marcus "Marc Lo" Lomax and Clarence Coffee Jr, LIL 27 CLUB.

In 2011, The Monsters & Strangerz moved their operation to Los Angeles and have produced and written for artists such as Maroon 5, Camila Cabello, Halsey, Zedd, Rihanna, Nick Jonas, Liam Payne, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Dua Lipa, Demi Lovato, Jason Derulo, Fifth Harmony, Kanye West, Big Sean, Bebe Rexha and many others.

History[edit]

The Monsters originated as a team in 2008, when Stefan Johnson began to engineer for Miami artist and songwriter Alexander "Eskeerdo" Izquierdo. At the time, Johnson was an in-demand engineer working with major artists like Rick Ross, Pitbull and Diddy. Shortly after meeting, Eskeerdo and Johnson along with his brother and producer Jordan Johnson formed The Monsters.

The Strangerz met through a mutual friend in high school in early 2005. Marcus "MarcLo" Lomax is the son of a pastor and a multi-instrumentalist who began his musical career in his father's church band. Clarence Coffee Jr. is the son of a Gospel singer, he grew up perfecting his vocals and melodies after being inspired by his family's passion for music.

The Monsters & Strangerz were introduced to each other in late 2010.

The group frequently collaborates on songwriting and production with American singer, rapper and producer Jon Bellion, who they started working with in 2018.

Discography[edit]

Production and songwriting credits[edit]

Year Song Artist Album Details
2010 "Big Nut Bust"[1] Big Sean Finally Famous Mixtape Part 3 Producer, Songwriter
2013
"Never Been Hurt" Demi Lovato Demi Producer, Songwriter
"Forget Forever" Selena Gomez Stars Dance Producer, Songwriter
"Butterflies" Zendaya Zendaya Producer, Songwriter
"Heaven Lost an Angel"
"Only When You're Close"
"Leave My Heart Out Of This" Fifth Harmony Better Together Producer, Songwriter
"One Wish" Better Together
2014 "On My Way" Lea Michele Louder Producer, Songwriter
"Sexercize" Kylie Minogue Kiss Me Once Producer, Songwriter
"I Can't Stop Drinking About You" Bebe Rexha I Don't Wanna Grow Up Producer, Songwriter
"It Was Always You"[2] Maroon 5 V Producer, Songwriter
"Coming Back for You"
"Already Gone" Boyz II Men Collide Producer, Songwriter
"On My Way Home" Pentatonix PTX, Vol. III Producer, Songwriter
"Forget Forever (Remix)" Selena Gomez For You Producer, Songwriter
"Fun" Pitbull featuring Chris Brown Globalization Producer, Songwriter
2015 "Do What You Like"[3] Taio Cruz Non-album single Producer, Songwriter
"Cheyenne"[4] Jason Derulo Everything Is 4 Producer, Songwriter
"Pray" Bebe Rexha I Don't Wanna Grow Up Producer, Songwriter
"Dirty Work" Austin Mahone Non-album single Producer, Songwriter
"Body On Me"[5] Rita Ora featuring Chris Brown Non-album single Producer, Songwriter
"El Mismo Sol" Alvaro Soler featuring Jennifer Lopez Non-album single Producer, Songwriter
"Levels" Nick Jonas Non-album single Producer, Songwriter
"Hey Everybody!"[6] 5SOS Sounds Good Feels Good Producer, Songwriter
"Castaway"
"Fine by Me" Chris Brown Royalty Producer, Songwriter
"The 80's" Royalty International – EP
2016 "If It Ain't Love"[7] Jason Derulo Non-album single Producer, Songwriter
"Great Escape" Martina Stoessel Tini Producer, Songwriter
"Thank You" Meghan Trainor featuring Rock City Thank You Producer, Songwriter
"I Lied" Fifth Harmony 7/27 Producer, Songwriter
"Love Make The World Go Round" Jennifer Lopez & Lin-Manuel Miranda Non-album single Producer, Songwriter
"Voicemail" Fifth Harmony 7/27 Bonus Producer, Songwriter
"Someday[8]" Michael Bublé featuring Meghan Trainor Nobody but Me Producer
"I Would Like"[9] Zara Larsson So Good Producer, Songwriter
2017 "I'm a Lady" Meghan Trainor Smurfs: The Lost Village Producer
"Educate Ya" Pitbull featuring Jason Derulo Climate Change Producer, Songwriter
"Pretend Your Missing Me" Betty Who The Valley Producer, Songwriter
"Body Ady" Roshelle Non-album single Producer, Songwriter
"Remember I Told You" Nick Jonas Non-album single Producer
"Never Let Me Let You Go" Shawn Hook My Side of Your Story Producer, Songwriter
"Touch Me" Starley Non-album single Producer
"Lonely Night" Fifth Harmony Fifth Harmony Producer, Songwriter
2018 "The Middle" Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey Non-album single Producer, Songwriter
"HeartLess" Madison Beer As She Pleases Producer, Songwriter
"Better Man" 5 Seconds of Summer Youngblood Producer, Songwriter
"Sad" Bebe Rexha Expectations Producer, Songwriter
"8 Letters" Why Don't We 8 Letters Producer, Songwriter
"Get Back Together" Loote Non-album single Producer, Songwriter
"Ruin My Life" Zara Larsson Poster Girl Producer, Songwriter
2019 "Queen of The Night" Hey Violet Non-album single Producer, Songwriter
"Slow Dance (feat. Ava Max)" AJ Mitchell Non-album single Producer, Songwriter
"In Your Arms" Illenium & X Ambassadors Ascend Producer, Songwriter
"Not 20 Anymore" Bebe Rexha Non-album single Producer, Songwriter
"Doing To Me" Astrid S Non-album single Producer, Songwriter
"Hate Me" Ellie Goulding featuring Juice Wrld Brightest Blue Producer, Songwriter
"Graveyard" Halsey Manic Producer, Songwriter
“Bad Kind Of Butterflies” Camila Cabello Romance Producer, Songwriter
"Shameless"
"Liar"
"Memories" Maroon 5 Jordi Producer, Songwriter
2020
"Vulnerable" Selena Gomez Rare Producer, Songwriter
"Break My Heart" Dua Lipa Future Nostalgia Producer, Songwriter
"Nobody's Love" Maroon 5 Jordi Producer, Songwriter
"Lonely Eyes" Lauv How I'm Feeling Producer, Songwriter
"Billy"
"Tell My Mama"
"Invisible Things"
"Remember" Liam Payne LP1 Producer, Songwriter
"Funny" Zedd featuring Jasmine Thompson Non-album single Producer, Songwriter
"Daisies" Katy Perry Smile Producer, Songwriter
"Heaven" Amy Allen Non-album single Producer, Songwriter
"Difficult" Amy Allen Non-album single Producer, Songwriter
"Prisoner" Miley Cyrus & Dua Lipa Plastic Hearts Producer, Songwriter
2021 "Anyone " Justin Bieber Justice Producer, Songwriter
"Ghost"
"As I Am" featuring Khalid
"Love You Different"
"Name" featuring Tori Kelly
"Things Are Different" Picture This Non-album single Producer, Songwriter
"Overdrive" Conan Gray Non-album single Producer, Songwriter
"All Your Exes" Julia Michaels Not in Chronological Order Producer, Songwriter
"Love Is Weird" Producer, Songwriter
"Pessimist" Producer, Songwriter
"Little Did I Know" Producer
"Lie Like This" Producer, Songwriter
"Wrapped Around" Producer, Songwriter
"Undertone" Producer, Songwriter
"That's The Kind Of Woman" Producer, Songwriter
"Imagine" Ben Platt Non-album single Producer,
"Electric" Katy Perry Non-album single Producer, Songwriter

Songwriting credits[edit]

Year Song Artist Album Details
2009 "Diddy Boppin''"[10] Diddy featuring Yung Joc & Xplicit Diddy Boppin Songwriter
2010 "Million Dollar Girl" Trina featuring Diddy & Keri Hilson Amazin' Songwriter
"Showin Out" Trina Amazin' Songwriter
"Nothing Like LA" Ice Cube I Am the West Songwriter
"I Am Not the One" Maino The Art of War Songwriter
"Turn Around (5,4,3,2,1)" Flo Rida Only One Flo (Part 1) Songwriter
"Turn Around (5,4,3,2,1) Remix" Flo Rida featuring Pitbull The Hangover Part II Songwriter
"Hey Cutie" Soulja Boy featuring Trey Songz The DeAndre Way Songwriter
"Poppin Bottles" T.I. featuring Drake No Mercy Songwriter
2011 "My House" Big Sean Finally Famous Songwriter
"Swagger Jagger" Cher Lloyd Sticks and Stones Songwriter
"Talkin' That" Cher Lloyd Sticks and Stones Songwriter
"The Reason" Cody Simpson Paradise Songwriter
"Up and Leave" Laure Shang Chinese Idol Songwriter
2012 "Vans On" T. Mills Leaving Home EP Songwriter
"Countless" Alley Boy Nigganati Songwriter
"2 Up" Diggy Simmons Unexpected Arrival Songwriter
"Unforgivable Blackness" Diggy Simmons Unexpected Arrival Songwriter
"I Need To Know" Diggy Simmons Unexpected Arrival Songwriter
"Tom Edison" Diggy Simmons Unexpected Arrival Songwriter
"What's Going On" Diggy Simmons Unexpected Arrival Songwriter
"MSG" Diggy Simmons Unexpected Arrival Songwriter
"Naked" Kevin McCall featuring Big Sean Non-album single Songwriter
"Burn" Meek Mill featuring Big Sean Dreams and Nightmares Songwriter
"Maybach Curtains" Meek Mill Dreams and Nightmares Songwriter
"I Don't Like (Remix)" Chief Keef featuring GOOD Music & Jadakiss Cruel Summer Songwriter
"Clique" GOOD Music Cruel Summer Songwriter
"Louder" Flo Rida Wild Ones Songwriter
"Tonight I'm Getting Over You" Carly Rae Jepsen Kiss Songwriter
"All Night Longer" Sammy Adams Non-album single Songwriter
"Mula" Big Sean Detroit Songwriter
"No Love Allowed" Rihanna Unapologetic Songwriter
"All That (Lady)" Game ft. Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Jeremih, Fabolous Jesus Piece Songwriter
2013
"Tonight I'm Getting Over You" Remix Carly Rae Jepsen ft. Nicki Minaj Kiss Songwriter
"No Part of You" 98 Degrees 2.0 Songwriter
"Guap" Big Sean Hall of Fame Songwriter
"Mona Lisa" Big Sean Hall of Fame Songwriter
"Milf" Big Sean ft. Nicki Minaj, Juicy J Hall of Fame Songwriter
"Nothing Is Stopping You" Big Sean Hall of Fame Songwriter
"Beware" Big Sean Hall of Fame Songwriter
"Fire" Big Sean Hall of Fame Songwriter
"Mula" Big Sean Hall of Fame Songwriter
"Don't Come Around" Yo Gotti ft. Kendall Morgan I Am Songwriter
2014 "Born To Run" Afrojack Forget the World Songwriter
"Change Your Mind" Trey Songz Trigga Songwriter
"Holy Ghost" Juicy J featuring Lil Bibby N/A Songwriter
"Don't Be Gone Too Long" Chris Brown X Songwriter
"Hustle Harder" Common Nobody Smiling Songwriter
"The Sleaze" Wiz Khalifa Blacc Hollywood Songwriter
"Not For Long" B.o.B featuring Trey Songz Non-album single Songwriter
"Contigo Quiero Estar" Thalía Amore Mio Songwriter
2015 "Run To Me" Clarence Coffee Home Songwriter
"I Don't Like It, I Love It" Flo Rida featuring Robin Thicke My House Songwriter
"Here It Is" Flo Rida featuring Chris Brown My House Songwriter
"Done With Love" Zedd True Colors Songwriter
"Bad Girls" MKTO Bad Girls EP Songwriter
"Monaco" MKTO Bad Girls EP Songwriter
"The Blacker the Berry" Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly Songwriter
"Don't Waste Your Time" Arty ft. Coffee Glorious Songwriter
"Stevie Knows" Olly Murs Never Been Better Songwriter
"The Feeling" Justin Bieber featuring Halsey Purpose Songwriter
"Powerful" Jussie Smollett & Alicia Keys Empire Songwriter
2016 "Work from Home" Fifth Harmony 7/27 Songwriter
"Dangerously" Charlie Puth Nine Track Mind Songwriter
"I Belong to You" Haley Reinhart Better Songwriter
"Who's With Me" Flo Rida Non-album single Songwriter
"Man on the Moon" Britney Spears Glory Songwriter
"24 hours" Olly Murs 24 Hrs Songwriter
"Deeper" Olly Murs 24 Hrs Songwriter
"Flaws" Olly Murs 24 Hrs Songwriter
"That Girl" Olly Murs 24 Hrs Songwriter
"Better Without You" Olly Murs 24 Hrs Songwriter
"How Much For Your Love" Olly Murs 24 Hrs Songwriter
2017
"Final Breath" Paloma Faith The Architect Songwriter
"Best 4 U" Maroon 5 Red Pill Blues Songwriter
"The Way I Are (Dance with Somebody)" Bebe Rexha Non-album single Songwriter
"Good Vibrations" Ricky Reed The Emoji Movie soundtrack Songwriter
"Justify You" Kasra V. & K. Flay I'm With the Banned (Spotify) Songwriter
"Options" Moh Flow & Pusha T I'm With the Banned (Spotify) Songwriter
"Sideways" Kasra V feat. Clarence Coffee Jr. Non-album single Songwriter
"Genesis" Dua Lipa Dua Lipa Songwriter
"Water Me" Lizzo Non-album single Songwriter
"Eden" The Script Freedom Child Songwriter
"Slow Hands" Niall Horan Non-album single Songwriter
"Say All you Want For Christmas" Nick Jonas & Shania Twain This is Christmas Songwriter
2018 "Karma" Years and Years Palo Santo Songwriter
"Won't Say No" Jess Glynne Always In Between Songwriter
"If You Ever" Nao featuring 6lack Saturn Songwriter
"Make It Out Alive" Nao featuring SiR Saturn Songwriter
"Fresh Air" Zayn Icarus Falls Songwriter
2019 "Hurts 2 B Human" P!nk featuring Khalid Hurts 2B Human Songwriter
"The Most" Miley Cyrus SHE IS COMING Songwriter
"Nostalgic" Arizona Non-album single Songwriter
2020 "Be Like That" Kane Brown, Swae Lee, Khalid Non-album single Songwriter
"1 4 U" Steve Aoki Neon Future IV Songwriter
"Physical" Dua Lipa Future Nostalgia Songwriter
"Levitating" Dua Lipa Future Nostalgia Songwriter
"Love Again" Dua Lipa Future Nostalgia Songwriter
"Future Nostalgia" Dua Lipa Future Nostalgia Songwriter
"No Judgement" Niall Horan Heartbreak Weather Songwriter
"Black & White"
"Cross Your Mind"
"Everywhere"

Top 10 Singles[edit]

Year Album Artist Details Member
2016 Work From Home Fifth Harmony Top 40 Radio #1, Rhythmic Radio #1, Billboard Hot 100 #4 Alexander Izquierdo
2017 Slow Hands Niall Horan Top 40 Radio #1 , Adult Top 40 Radio #1, Billboard Hot 100 #11 Alexander Izquierdo
2018 The Middle Zedd featuring Maren Morris & Grey Top 40 Radio #1, Adult Top 40 Radio #1, Adult Contemporary Radio #1, Hot Dance/Electric Songs #1, Billboard Hot 100 #5, Grammy nominated Song of The Year, Record Of The Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Jordan Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Marcus Lomax
2019 Graveyard Halsey Top 40 Radio #7 , US Dance Club Songs #1 Jordan Johnson, Stefan Johnson
2019 Memories Maroon 5 Top 40 Radio #1 , Adult Top 40 Radio #1, Adult Contemporary Radio #1, Billboard Hot 100 #2 Jordan Johnson, Stefan Johnson
2020 Break My Heart Dua Lipa Top 40 Radio #1, Adult Top 40 Radio #2, Adult Contemporary Radio #6, Billboard Hot 100 #13 Jordan Johnson, Stefan Johnson
2020 Be Like That Kane Brown featuring Khalid & Swae Lee Top 40 Radio #8 Alexander Izquierdo
2020 Levitating Dua Lipa Top 40 Radio #4, Adult Top 40 Radio #2, Billboard Hot 100 #2 Clarence Coffee

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