Billboard Top 10 Dance Artist.
iTunes Japan #1 Dance Charts with "Daish Dance - New Party Album".
Beatport Top #4 Progressive House Charts with "Do Pai".
Beatport Top #9 House Charts with "King of Drums".
Traxsource Top #1 Progressive House Charts with "808 Problems".
Producer of the Furious 7 Xbox video game soundtrack trailer.
Voted “Best Brazilian Music Producer in the International Scene” - DJ Sound Awards 2014 and 2013 (Biggest EDM Awards in Latin America).
Voted “Best Brazilian DJ in the International Scene” - DJ Sound Awards 2012 (Biggest EDM Awards in Latin America).
First Brazilian DJ ever to hold an Ibiza weekly residency (Es Paradis 2011)
Pacha New York resident for 4 years (with his own themed night).
Marcos Carnaval is one of the most respected DJs and producers to come out of Brazil. This acclaimed NY-based executive has produced, remixed and licensed tracks for labels such as Tommy Boy, Universal Music Japan, Nervous Records, Strictly Rhythm, Tiger Records, Zulu Records, Net’s Work, Eden Recordings, Pyramidal Records, Vidisco, Ministry of Sound, George V Records, Star 69 and EMI Japan.
He has won multiple awards including “Best Brazilian Music Producer in the international scene in 2014 and 2013" by DJ Sound Awards, “Best Brazilian DJ in the international scene in 2012" by DJ Sound Awards (Biggest EDM Award in Latin America), “Best Brazilian DJ/Producer” in 2000/2001 by DJ Sound Awards and was nominated to the DJ Sound Award 2010 , 2011 & 2012 “Best Music Producer Award”. In addition, Marcos’ songs are featured on over 30 (thirty) CD compilations, a movie soundtrack, and 8 solo albums.
In 2014 Marcos Carnaval reached Billboard’s TOP 10 with his single “Didn’t Say” and co-produced a #1 iTunes Japan album name “New Party by Daishi Dance”. His song “808 Problems” went #1 on Traxsource’s Progressive House Charts and he got multiple original songs & remixes featured on iTunes, Beatport, Traxsource & Billboard Top 100 Charts. His songs have been also featured on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix show, Bob Sinclar ‘s radio show, Roger Sanchez’s Release Yourself radio show, Strictly Rhythm radio show, John Dahlback’s Mutants radio show & Paul Oakenfold's Planet Perfecto radio show.
Marcos played with Nicky Romero @ Electric Playa Festival - Playa Del Carmen in 2016, with Paul Van Dyk @ Pacha NYC in 2015, with Sander Van Doorn @ Pacha NYC in 2014, with Sidney Samson @ Pacha NYC in 2013, closed for Fat Boy Slim at the Rio Music Conference 2011, headlined the UMF Brazil tent on the Ultra Music Festival in Miami along Above & Beyond, Paul Oakenfold, ATB (March 2010). Opened for Roger Sanchez at the House Connection Festival (October 2010), Opened for Erick Morillo at the Rio Music Conference (February 2010), opened for Tiesto at the Brazilian Edition of the Ultra Music Festival in Camboriu, Santa Catarina (January 2009) and played at the Ultra Music Festival - Decade Edition in Miami (March 2008). Marcos was the first Brazilian DJ to ever hold a weekly Ibiza residency (Es Paradis in 2011).
He also plays on a regular basis in night clubs in Japan, United Kingdom, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, China, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico, Puerto Rico, St Martin, St Barts, St Kitts & Nevis, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay Bolivia, South Africa, Los Angeles, Orlando, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Miami, Chicago, Connecticut, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Boston, New Jersey, New York & Brazil.
DJ? Producer? Artist? Donny Marano is house music. Born to Portuguese Parents in Newark, NJ, Donny is responsible for starting the rave scene in the Tri-State area. DJing since the age of 14 in NJ, NYC and local venues, Donny Marano is a pillar in the house music scene. He first started playing trance and techno, then soon after realized his love for house music. He spent his younger years soaking up the musical influences of NYC.
"I listen to a wide variety of music, gaining influences from lots of styles. The variety of the sounds I hear guide me to a different line of thought when I'm in the studio creating."
Donny has played at some of New York's legendary clubs and largest venues such as Pacha, Webster Hall, Limelight, Lounge G, Sullivan Room, Spotlight, Tunnel, Exit and Rush. He has also secured large venues in PA and NJ for major productions.
"It's important to connect to your crowd on the dance floor. I feed them with high energy to connect to their emotions. Their emotions drive me to succeed in this industry."
Donny Marano is busy producing and remixing multiple singles. He has released music on UC Music, Renno Records, Nervous Records, Lectro Chik and Frank IV Records. These singles have been featured on several compilations & albums.
He has played at the following venues:
• Winter Music Conference (Miami, FL)
• Ultra Music Festival (Miami, FL)
• We Love Brasil (Worldwide)
• Nikki Beach (Portugal)
• Blue Deep ( Colombia)
• Pacha (Brazil)
• Pacha (New York)
• Es Paradis (Ibiza)
• Rio Music Conference (Brazil)
• The Week (Brazil)
• Vive La Vie ( Brazil)
• And Many More
He has been mentioned in DJ MAG UK as, "a contemporary of Danny Tenaglia". Donny Marano performs with lots of energy and his crowd moving songs rock the masses. His dreams become reality, his ideas become creations, and his productivity productivity become hits.
Music Producer, Mixing and Mastering Engineer with over twenty-six years of worldwide experience in the music industry.
Has produced songs released by all major Record labels in more than 35 countries including USA, some of these songs reached the top 10 charts of Billboard, iTunes, Beatport and were played on radio stations all over Brazil.
Recorded and/or produced over 150 CDs, 300 singles & remixes, 25DVDs and worked in many documentaries and music video projects.
2015 Latin Grammy Award winner, with two different nominations in the same category.