Xtassy, a member of the famous Dominican production duo A&X (Alcover and Xtassy), has died. hey what 37
Xtassy’s longtime colleague, Alcover, first confirmed the tragic news in a heartbreaking Instagram post. He did not exactly reveal when the producer passed away, but he shared the post around midnight on Friday.
Per Alcover, whose real name is Milton Restituyo, he is currently feeling something more than being shattered. He also spoke about how he could not process the fact that Xtassy is no longer here.
“My little brother I love you, we became men, fathers, dreamers, professionals together, you inspired me every day we shared. You are a legend and legends never die! I carry you with me forever,” a part of the statement said .
Alcover also took his time to ask God to give him and those who loved the producer a strength to understand the recent loss.
He did not disclose Xtassy’s cause of death; Billboard also has not reached his family for comment.
Still, his fans and friends expressed their sadness through social media posts.
Music producer Perfxn wrote, “A Dominican legend! My bro @Xtassy I can’t believe we won’t ever hang out again. What a painful reality. This one hurts. So confused but so grateful to have built a connection in this lifetime .”
“I had the pleasure of working with him. He was such a kind human,” another wrote.
Xtassy’s Legacy Revisited
A Dominican Republic native, Xtassy and his family moved to New York, where he and Alcover met. The musical duo combined their powers and started to produce music together.
Among all the music they made, Don Omar’s “Danza Kuduro” in 2010 remains one of the greatest creations they made.
From 2009 to 2013, they worked with Omar’s El Orfanato’s label, where they produced other hit songs like “Taboo” and “Dutty Love.” Years later, they dropped their first album as lead artists. Their “The Rise: Latin Street Hits” hit the market through Universal Music Latino.
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It debuted at No. 10 on Billboard’s Latin Rhythm Albums chart, featuring a 10-track set where they introduced several Dominican acts.
Before his death, Xtassy was able to sit for an interview with Billboard and share what he thinks about making music for people.
“We’ve lived all our lives in New York. But we have our culture and our Caribbean roots, and that comes across in the music,” he went on.
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