Arden Altino

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Background information
BornBrooklyn, New York
  • Hip Hop
  • R&B
  • Pop
  • Reggae
  • World,Gospel
  • Musician
  • Producer
  • Piano
  • Keyboard
  • Key-tar
  • Wonda Music
  • Altino Music
  • Sony
Associated acts
  • Mary J Blige
  • Justin Bieber
  • Lupe Fiasco
Arden Altino
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CitizenshipUnited States

Arden Altino is a musician and producer. Known in the industry as “Keyz”, Altino produced numerous records for a wide range of artists such as “Darius Rucker discography” for Darius Rucker of Hootie & the Blowfish & the Blow Fish, and “"Out of My Head (Lupe Fiasco song)" by Lupe Fiasco Featuring Trey Songz[1]. He collaborated with Parisian artists such as Passi[2] and Jocelyne Labylle on several records while adding to his roster of artists, List of awards and nominations received by Mary J. Blige[3], Justin Bieber[4], Estelle (musician)[5], and Sean Combs[6]. Altino co-produces now with Jerry Duplessis out of Platinum Sounds Recording Studio in New York City.


Born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, New York, Arden’s talent lies in his combined years of training as a pianist. His understanding of music extends to the Rhythm and blues, Soul music,Hip hop, Classical music, Jazz, Latin music, Kompa music and Zouk (musical movement). Altino’s Haitian roots and close-knit family influenced his career path and was instrumental in developing him into the Producer/Musician that he is today[7]. The Altino Family is not a stranger to music, his father & uncle played instruments in the church which led him to follow in their footsteps. Arden attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts and Five Towns College to Study Audio Engineering[8].

In 1999, and for the next two years, he engineered for various artists including: Busta Rhymes[9],Tony Touch[10] and Rah Digga. In 2001, he produced also several tunes for Jimmy Cozier[11] including “Gave You Love” and the duet with Alicia Keys “Alicia Keys discography. The multi platinum album “Songs in A Minor” went on to win a Grammy in 2001[12].

Since 2006, Altino’s career has been active within the industry. His collaborations include; Patti LaBelle[13], DJ Rekha[14] , Lyfe Jennings[15], Pharoahe Monch[16], Aventura (band) [17], Jay-Z[18] , and Wyclef Jean[19]. His musical ambition has led him to sign a business partnership with producer Jerry Duplessis[7][20]. They continue to work together on various musical projects[20].


Musical Credits
Year Song / Album Artist Credit(s)
2020 Mad Love Infinity's Song Composer, Producer
2020 What We Want, Pt. 2 Ras Baraka Composer, Keyboards, Producer
2020 Lullaby Versions of Justin Bieber Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star Composer
2020 4 All Ages: Relax & Chill Music Various Artists Composer
2020 Yoga Songs 2020 Composer
2019 Akon discography Composer, Producer
2019 Ally Brooke discography Composer
2019 Beyond Me Madison Ryann Ward Composer
2017 War & Leisure Miguel (singer)
2015 Ledisi discography Ledisi Composer
2015 Fly International Luxurious Art Raekwon Composer
2015 Yoga To Justin Bieber Yoga Pop Ups Composer
2015 Soca Gold 2015 Various Artist Keyboards
2015 A Little Bit of Me: Live in L.A. Melissa Etheridge Keyboards
2014 Mali Is... Mali Music Producer
2014 Think Like a Man Too Mary J. Blige Composer
2014 The Truth Ledisi Composer
2014 Stronger Tank Composer, Producer
2014 R&B Anthems Mary J. Blige Composer, Keyboards, Producer
2014 Last Winter Bas Composer
2014 JHUD Jennifer Hudson Composer
2014 Guilty Conscience J. Holiday Composer, Keyboards, Producer
2014 Best Love... Ever!, Vol. 2 Composer, Keyboards, Producer
2014 BET Presents: Music Matters, Vol. 1 Composer
2014 Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart? K. Michelle Composer, Keyboards, Producer
2013 Soundboy Kill It Raekwon Composer
2013 All About You Raekwon Composer
2012 ...Cut To Bridget Kelly Bridget Kelly Composer
2012 So Blue Akon Composer
2012 Back to Love Estelle Keyboards
2012 Wonderful Life Estelle Composer
2012 Thank You Estelle Composer
2012 All of Me Estelle Composer, Keyboards, Piano, Producer
2012 Think Like a Man [Music from and Inspired by the Film] Various Artists Composer, Producer
2012 Smooth Jazz Tribute to Anthony Hamilton Composer
2012 Kaleidoscope Dream Miguel Composer
2011 2011 POP Hits [Rhino] Various Artist Composer, Producer
2011 Anything Musiq Soulchild / Swizz Beatz Composer
2011 Out of My Head [Originally Performed by Lupe Fiasco featuring Trey Songz] DJ Cover This Composer
2011 U Smile Dez Duron Composer
2011 ZZ Top: A Tribute From Friends Various Artist Producer, Synthesizer
2011 Now, Vol. 17 [Canada] Various Artists Composer
2011 My Life II...The Journey Continues (Act 1) Mary J. Blige Composer, Producer
2011 Musiqinthemagiq Musiq Soulchild Composer, Fender Jazz Bass, Fender Rhodes, Keyboards, Producer, Synthesizer, Synthesizer Strings
2011 Lasers Lupe Fiasco Composer, Producer
2011 Chartbuster Karaoke Gold: Justin Bieber Composer
2011 Back to Love Anthony Hamilton Composer
2010 Chartbuster Karaoke: Pop/Urban - October 2010 Composer
2010 Karaoke: Pop Hits of the Month - October 2010 Composer
2010 The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted Gucci Mane Composer, Keyboards, Producer
2010 Pop Party, Vol. 8 Composer
2010 Piano Tribute To Justin Bieber Composer
2010 Outta This World JLS Composer, Keyboards, Producer
2010 No Boys Allowed Keri Hilson Composer, Composer/Lyricist, Producer
2010 My Worlds Acoustic Justin Bieber Composer
2010 My Worlds Justin Bieber Composer
2010 My World 2.0 Justin Bieber Composer
2010 Mr. I Ronald Isley Producer
2010 Last Train to Paris Diddy / Diddy Dirty-Money Producer
2009 The Last Aventura Keyboards
2009 Ouvrir Mes Ailes Medhy Custos Drums
2008 Lyfe Change Lyfe Jennings Keyboards, Vocoder
2008 Laura Warshauer [2008] Laura Warshauer Main Personnel, Keyboards
2008 Back to Now Labelle Keyboards, Programming
2007 The Color of Money Duo Live Additional Personnel, Keyboards
2007 Other Side [Bonus Track] Gary "G" Jenkins Producer
2007 Evolution Passi Programming, Realization, Composer
2007 Eclipse Jane Fostin Arranger, Clavier, String Arrangements
2007 Desire Pharoahe Monch Main Personnel, Keyboards
2007 Carnival, Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant Wyclef Jean Keyboards
2007 Basement Bhangra DJ Rekha Mixing
2007 American Gangster Jay-Z Strings, Piano, Fender Rhodes, Keyboards, Bass
2006 Who Woulda Thought Pony Boi Producer
2006 There's Something About Remy: Based on a True Story Remy Ma Keyboards
2006 Songs in A Minor/The Diary of Alicia Keys Alicia Keys Audio Production
2006 Son of Pain Governor Producer, Composer
2001 Songs in A Minor Alicia Keys Producer, Arranger, Keyboards
2001 Jimmy Cozier Jimmy Cozier Keyboards
2000 The Piece Maker Tony Touch Engineer
2000 Anarchy Busta Rhymes Engineer, Recording
2000 The Best of Busta Rhymes Busta Rhymes Recording
Sweet 17 Laura Warshauer Laura Warshauer
The Feat. Best Ai Composer
Rap Workout (Hip-Hop Tracks for the Gym) Various Artists Engineer
Chill Rap Composer


  1. "Quincy Jones, Pharrell Williams Honored; EMI Wins Big at ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards | Hollywood Reporter". Retrieved 2021-01-01.
  2. Evolution - Passi | Credits | AllMusic, retrieved 2021-01-01
  3. Think Like a Man Too - Mary J. Blige | Credits | AllMusic, retrieved 2021-01-01
  4. Vena, Jocelyn. "Justin Bieber Raves About 'Amazing' New Single 'U Smile'". MTV News. Retrieved 2021-01-01.
  5. Wonderful Life - Estelle | Credits | AllMusic, retrieved 2021-01-01
  6. Last Train to Paris - Diddy, Diddy - Dirty Money | Credits | AllMusic, retrieved 2021-01-01
  7. 7.0 7.1 "The Making Of A Hit Song: Jerry Wonda's Platinum Sound". Retrieved 2021-01-01.
  8. "Search Results for "Arden Altino"". The Keyboard Chronicles. Retrieved 2021-01-07.
  9. Anarchy - Busta Rhymes | Credits | AllMusic, retrieved 2021-01-01
  10. The Piece Maker - Tony Touch | Credits | AllMusic, retrieved 2021-01-01
  11. Jimmy Cozier - Jimmy Cozier | Credits | AllMusic, retrieved 2021-01-01
  12. "Alicia Keys". 2020-11-23. Retrieved 2021-01-01.
  13. Back to Now - Labelle | Credits | AllMusic, retrieved 2021-01-01
  14. Basement Bhangra - DJ Rekha | Credits | AllMusic, retrieved 2021-01-01
  15. Lyfe Change - Lyfe Jennings | Credits | AllMusic, retrieved 2021-01-01
  16. Desire - Pharoahe Monch | Credits | AllMusic, retrieved 2021-01-01
  17. The Last - Aventura | Credits | AllMusic, retrieved 2021-01-01
  18. The Last - Aventura | Credits | AllMusic, retrieved 2021-01-01
  19. Carnival, Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant - Wyclef Jean | Credits | AllMusic, retrieved 2021-01-01
  20. 20.0 20.1 Biese, Alex. "Q&A: Melissa Etheridge on solo tour, Springsteen and more". Asbury Park Press. Retrieved 2021-01-01.

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