He co-produced Bad Bunny’s history-making album Un Verano Sin Ti, and now Tainy is preparing to release his solo debut LP.
The 33-year-old Puerto Rican record producer and songwriter, whose real name is Marcos Efraín Masís Fernández, will release the star-studded DATA, in early 2023.
“[DATA] is a representation of who I am as a person, and as a fan of music,” Tainy tells Billboard Español. “To be able to have my own album is so special. I’m putting my everything into this, all the knowledge I’ve acquired since I started working with the people I admire.”
In addition to established hitmakers like J Balvin, Wisin & Yandel and Arcángel, the album will also feature brilliant upstarts like Young Miko, Ankhal and Kris Floyd.
To date, the 2022 Latin Grammy winner for producer of the year has unveiled the wildly successful “Lo Siento BB:/,” featuring Bad Bunny and Mexican singer-songwriter Julieta Venegas, as well as “Sci-Fi,” co-starring Rauw Alejandro.
“I’ve been 100% focused on my project, and “Lo Siento BB:/” is the first single. We will be releasing the final product at the top of the year. I’m so excited for it. I’ve been dreaming of doing this album before I even got into music, because these types of projects are what inspired me to get into music,” says Tainy. “As you might imagine, I’m working with most of the people that I’ve already worked with for a long time, and who I have a great relationship with: Benito, Jhayco, Rauw, Feid, Balvin, Wisin & Yandel, Arcángel…They have been a huge part of my career, so I wanted them to be a part of this, because they were a part of my journey. At the same time, I wanted to combine two worlds and merge this with the up-and-coming artists that I’m a fan of: Young Miko, Ankhal, Kris Floyd … all these guys, and how I brought in Julieta Venegas. [The album] shows more of who I am, and who my musical influences are.”
No exact date has been announced for the release of Tainy’s Data album.