“…one of the most prolific musicians and producers on the localscene over the last decade…Tiger Mendoza is the collaboration king in Oxford.”- Nightshift Magazine
When a couple of other musical projects had run their course, Ian began to work on some songs with Helena, who he had heard singing at a friend’s party. The product was the first Tiger Mendoza release “The Hope Sick EP” released in September 2009 which blended lo-fi pop with a taste for breaks and electronica.
Since then line up has shifted from a band to more of a solo project lead by Ian De Quadros and featuring a variety of different guests including Asher Dust, David Griffiths (ex-Witches, Eeblee), Lee Christian (ex-Smilex, Prohibition Smokers Club), Ian Mitchell (Little Red) and Kate Herridge (Ocean Ruins). This desire to collaborate and learn from other people and musicians while still maintaining a central sound and identity are what make Tiger Mendoza a difficult beast to pin down.
The live shows vary from solo shows to more full band line ups. The idea behind these live sets is to rework, build on and enhance the original tracks for a live audience.
Ian is also a prolific producer and remixer for other artists including Public Enemy, DJ Shadow Half Decent, Lucy Leave, BreezeWax and Julia Meijer.