The Playlist Generation


Hector Mendoza Jr., Creative Director

Hector Mendoza Jr. is a distinguished music selector, producer and journalist. He currently runs one of the hottest music blogs on the web,, which is a top resource for emerging artists, noteworthy lyrics and cultural trends. The site stands as one of the most respected and visited music blogs in the industry. Hector has also had many years of music programming for many top restaurants, hotels and retail brands including Nobu, Scoop, Gansevoort Hotels and Le Bernadin.

A graduate of New York's prestigious Boys Choir of Harlem, Hector had the opportunity to share the stage with countless A-list musicians including; Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Vanessa Williams and Blur. Subsequently he landed his first job in production with Jay-Z's Roc-a-Fella Records and continues to produce.

Hector earned his Bachelor of Arts from Skidmore College where he majored in Music Business and Production.