Arden "Keyz" Altino
Arden “Keyz” Altino is a musician and producer who was born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, New York. Altino’s talent lies in his combined years of training as a pianist at both Laguardia High School of Performing Arts and Five Towns Music College.
Despite his musical training, it was his technical expertise that spearheaded his career. From 1999 - 2001, he engineered for some of music’s hottest artists including Busta Rhymes, Biggie Smalls, Tony Touch, Angie Martinez and Rah Digga. His success as an engineer allowed Altino to showcase his talents as he traveled in the same circles as up-and-coming recording artists.
In 2001, he produced several tunes for R&B crooner Jimmy Cozier including “Gave You Love” and the duet with musical phenomenon Alicia Keys “Mr. Man”. The multi platinum album, Songs in A Minor won a Grammy in 2002 awarding Altino industry acclaim. He also joined the pair on a three-year tour to promote the album.
Also known as “Keyz” thanks to his Roland keyboards, in 2003 Altino produced titles for a wide range of artists including “Hold On” for Darius Rucker of Hootie and the Blow Fish, and “Raindrops” for Juelz Santana’s debut album. After touring between Europe & America in that same year, Altino was able to collaborate with Parisian artists Passi & Jocelyne Labylle as well as American artists Kelly Rowland, Natasha Bedingfield, Estelle & P. Diddy.
Since 2006, Altino continued to expand his roster, including collaborations with Eros Ramazzotti (E2), Labelle (Back to Now), Laura Warshauer (Laura Warshauer), DJ Rekha (Basement Bhangra), Lyfe Jennings (Life Change), Ghostface Killah (The Big Doe Rehab), Governor (Son of Pain), Pharoahe Monch (Desire), Aventura (The Last), Jay Z (American Gangster), Sean Kingston (Tomorrow) and Wyclef Jean (Carnival, Vol. 2 and Toussaint St. Jean).
Altino’s most recent work has come out of Platinum Sound Recording Studios alongside multi-platinum producer Jerry Wonda. In 2009, Altino signed to Wonda Music and has been collaborating with Wonda on everything from Justin Bieber’s “U Smile” to Ron Isley & Aretha Franklin’s “You’ve Got A Friend” to Mary J. Blige with Diddy and Lil’ Wayne’s “Someone To Love Me (Naked)”.
Altino’s love, passion, and dedication to the art of music, coupled by his keen ear and natural ability has made him a perfect fit with Wonda to build the team for Wonda Music.
|2000||Tony Touch||The Piece Maker||Engineer||Listen|
|2001||Jimmy Cozier||Jimmy Cozier||Keyboards||Listen|
|2002||Alicia Keys||You Don't Know||Songs in A Minor (Australia Bonus CD)||Keyboards, Producer||Listen|
|2002||Alicia Keys||You Don't Know||Songs in A Minor (Bonus VCD)||Arranger, Keyboards, Producer||Listen|
|2003||Alicia Keys||You Don't Know||Songs in A Minor (2003)||Keyboards, Producer||Listen|
|2006||Governor||Move Easy||Son Of Pain||Producer||Listen|
|2006||Remy Ma||There's Something About Remy-Based On A True Story||Keyboards||Listen|
|2006||Pony Boi||Who Woulda Thought||Producer||Listen|
|2007||Jay-Z||American Gangster||Bass, Piano, Strings, Keyboards, Fender Rhodes||Listen|
|2007||DJ Rekha||Basement Bhangra||Mixing||Listen|
|2007||Wyclef Jean||Carnival, Vol. 2: Memoirs of an Immigrant||Keyboards||Listen|
|2007||Duo Live||The Color of Money||Keyboards||Listen|
|2007||Jane Fostin||Eclipse||Arranger, Clavier, String Arrangements||Listen|
|2007||Passi||Dent Pour Dent||Evolution||Programming, Realization||Listen|
|2007||Gary "G" Jenkins||Other Side (Bonus Track)||Producer||Listen|
|2008||Labelle||Back to Now||Keyboards, Programming||Listen|
|2008||Laura Warshauer||Laura Warshauer (2008)||Keyboards||Listen|
|2008||Lyfe Jennings||Lyfe Change (CD/DVD)||Keyboards, Vocoder||Listen|
|2009||Medhy Custos||Ouvrir Mes Ailes||Drums||Listen|
|2010||Keri Hilson||All The Boys||No Boys Allowed||Producer, Composer||Listen|
|2010||Gucci Mane||Dollar Sign||Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted||Producer||Listen|
|2010||JLS||I Know What She Likes||Outta This World||Producer, Keyboards||Listen|
|2010||Justin Bieber||U Smile||My World 2.0||Producer||Listen|
|2011||Lupe Fiasco f/ John Legend||Never Forget You||Lasers||Producer||Listen|
|2011||Lupe Fiasco f/ Trey Songz||Out Of My Head||Lasers||Producer||Listen|
|2011||Shaheen||Lover Friend||When I Come of Age||Producer|
|2011||Musiq Soulchild||Lover Friend||Musiqinthemagiq||Producer||Listen|
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