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Maffio

Maffio

Carlos Ariel Peralta Mendoza, best known by his stage name Maffio, (born 1986) is a Dominican Republic urban music producer, Composer and artist.

Maffio is a record producer, multi-instrumentalist, and recording artist, and the creator of the merengue electronico subgenre in Latin pop. He has production credits for tracks by Olga Tañón, Elvis Crespo, and Pitbull, and has been featured on singles with Henry Santos of Aventura and David Guetta.

He was born in 1986 in a poor neighborhood in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. His stage name is the result of a humorous nickname given to him by his father. His musical education began in early childhood and at age six he gave his first Piano recital in a program of Beethoven and Bach.

When his parents separated, he moved to East New York, Brooklyn and lived with his father. Though the United State was his primary residence, he moved back and forth between his parents and soaked up as much music from both countries as he could, playing not only piano but also bass, guitar, and drums. He studied rhythms from bossa nova to cumbia, from merengue to duranguense, and was influenced by electronic music including Techno, house, and Reggaeton.

Early Life & Career

Mendoza was born in 1986 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

His musical endeavors began at the age of six when he began teaching himself to play the piano.

At age 9, he started composing songs and at 12 he started producing.

The name "Maffio" comes from his father, who nicknamed him that after noticing that even as a child, Carlos had a fondness for mafia documentaries.

While in high school he worked as an assistant mechanic, Janitor, and warehouse stockperson, all the while saving his money. His first major investment was a computer. He began creating beats and melodies with his piano, bass, and various percussion instruments, multi-tracking them and posting them on Myspace, and later on Facebook. There, he gained enough recognition to get the attention of Manuel Alejandro "Boy Wonder" Ruiz

At age 20 he achieved his first worldwide success: "My soul dies".

His musical influences include Bob Marley, Donna Summer, Bee Gees, Camilo Sesto, Michael Jackson and Chuck Mangione. His recording and producing studio are called "ReHab" and has been operating in Miami for five years. In 2015, Mayor Tomás Pedro Regalado honored Maffio with the keys to the city of Miami. Still at 20, he got his first major break and produced "Mi Alma Se Muere" for Fuego, Pitbull, and Omega. The single reached the Top 20 on Billboard's Latin Tropical Airplay chart.

He collaborated with and produced recordings by Arianna Puello, Reychesta, Coro, L.D.A., Maroon 5, Kinito Méndez, Papi Sanchez, Juliana, Dombi, Joa, and many others.

He was hired by labels major and independent alike.

Maffio has also produced shows for various stations including El Vacilón de la Mañana (Mega 97.9, New York City), The Luis Jimenez Show and El Show de Enrique y Joe (La Kalle 105.9, Univision Radio Nationwide), and La Juyilanga (Power 103, Santo Domingo).

In May 2011, he won a Latin Grammy for his work with Fuego on La Music del Futuro.

In 2013, Maffio composed, arranged, played on, and produced albums by Toby Love (Amor Total), Frankie J (Faith, Hope y Amor), Gabriel Coronel (Desnudo), and Henry Santos (My Way).

He was an independent artist until 2019; he is currently signed to Sony Music Entertainment.

Discography

As a main artist

  • Si Yo Fuera Él (feat.

  • Joey Montana) (2012)

  • No Te Dejaré De Amar (2012)

  • No Tengo Dinero (2013)

  • Quiero Otro Amor (2014)

  • Cristina (feat. Nacho, J Quiles y Shelow Shaq) (2019)

  • Celebration (Feat Farruko, Akon & Kymani Marley (2019)

  • Mente A Na (feat Nacho Kiko El Crazy TITO EL BAMBINO & Quimico Ultramega) (2020)

  • Carne (Maffio feat Don Miguelo) (2020)

As a Producer

  • 2009 Producer “Súper Estrella” de Fuego y Omega.

  • 2010 Producer “Que buena tu ta”, Fuego feat.

  • Divani.

  • 2011 Producer “Eres mi sueño”, Fonseca.

  • 2012 Producer “Ropa Puesta” Gente De Zona

  • 2013 Artist invitado “Tentandome” Juan Magan

  • 2015 Producer “Tú me quemas”, Chino y Nacho

  • 2015 Producer "Mambo Para Bailar", Fuego

  • 2015 Producer “Chillax”, Farruko.

  • 2015 Productor “Bajito” JenCarlos Canela

  • 2016 Productor “Pa Que Me Invitan” Jencarlos Canela

  • 2016 Producer “Baby” Jencarlos Canela

  • 2016 Writer “Si No Te Quisiera”, Juan Magán feat.

  • Belinda y Lápiz Conciente.

  • 2016 Writer “Vuelve”, Juan Magán feat.

  • Paulina Rubio.

  • 2018 Producer “Ponle Música” de Bryant Myers feat.

  • Plan B.

  • 2018 Producer "Bad Like Me" Kalash feat Admiral T.

  • 2018 Producer "I Will Be There" Kalash

  • 2017 Producer y compositor “Without You”, Nicky Jam.

  • 2019 Producer “Me Botó”, Lo Blanquito

  • 2019 Producer "No Voy A Llorar" Natti Natasha

  • 2019 Producer y compositor “Cristina”, Maffio, Nacho, J Quiles feat.

  • Shelow Shaq

  • 2019 Producer “ Te Quiero Amar” Akon feat Pitbull

  • 2019 Producer " Bailame Lento" Akon 2019 Producer "Como No" Akon feat Becky G

  • 2019 Producer "Boom Boom" Akon feat Anitta 2019 Producer "Dile" Akon

  • 2019 Producer "Innocente" Akon •2019 Producer "Mambo A Los Haters" Nacho feat Fuego

  • 2019 Producer "Solo Tu" Akon feat Farruko 2019 producer y featuring “la range” felon

  • 2019 Producer "Baila Conmigo" Akon

  • 2019 Producer "Cristina" Maffio feat J Quiles, Nacho & Shelow Shaq

  • 2020 Producer/Performer "Mente A Na" feat TITO EL BAMBINO Kiko el Crazy Nacho & Quimico UltraMega

  • 2020 Producer/Performer "Me Siento Bien" Darkiel feat Shaggy & Maffio

  • 2020 Producer/Performer "Carne" Maffio feat Don Miguelo

  • 2020 Producer "Pam" Jquiles X Daddy Yankee X El Alfa

Nominations and Awards

  • Latin Grammy Award 2016: Best Urban Music Album, Visionary – Farruko (Nominated) as producer

  • Latin Grammy 2016: Best Album of Tropical Fusion, for Visualízate by Gente de Zona (Winner) as producer

  • Latin Grammy 2012: Best Album of Tropical Fusion, for Ilusión by Fonseca (Winner) as co-writer

  • Grammy Award 2018: Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternate Album "Gourmet" por Orishas (Nomination)

  • Grammy Award 2016: Best Latin Rock Alternative, "Raka Love" por Los Rakas (Nomination)

  • Grammy Award 2014: Mejor Album Pop" por "Hope Faith y Amor" Frankie J. (Nomination)

  • Grammy Award 2018: Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternate Album "Gourmet" por Orishas (Nomination)

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