IAmChino is best known as Pitbull's DJ. But Cuban Jose Garcia, based in Miami, has been a professional musician since he was 13. He got his first big break in 2005, after he met Pitbull's manager, Mike Calderón. Calderón was impressed by IamChino's skills, which included not only the requisite ability to get the crowd on its feet, but his accessibility, taste, and athletic mixing skills. The meeting led to the youngster's DJ'ing at high-profile private events and he started getting attention. He officially joined Pitbull's crew in 2011, and has been prominently featured both live and on record. His work on the 2015 chart-topping and Grammy-winning album Dale was especially noted by critics. In February of 2016, he released the single "Ay Mi Dios" (feat. Pitbull, Yandel, and Chacal). The track was instantly popular in clubs; it spread not only in Miami but throughout the U.S. and Caribbean. The song hit the top spot on the Latin Airplay chart and placed in the Top Ten of charts like Hot Latin Songs, Tropical Songs, and Latin Pop Songs. His work with Pitbull and his singles solidified his rep, leading to production and DJ work with top-tier artists Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, and Becky G.