My name is Mario Barbaric.

My artist nickname is Mafio.

I was born in Germany, but I am Croatian.

I am 20 years old now and I started making music in February of 2018. I am very excited and looking forward to working with talented artists and make good music.

Before I got into producing, I used to write lyrics, create songs, and do freestyle in my school time. It was more about having fun and trying out back then. There was one day when I decided to make a full song - all written and recorded by myself. It was surely my first track ever, so it sounded trash. A few weeks later I got very interested in producing and making beats, so I downloaded a crack version of FL Studio Mobile on my Android phone and made my first beat.

Since then I realized that producing means more to me than rapping or singing and I knew that I want to keep it serious. I watched YouTube Beat Making Tutorials, top artists, and producers' interviews nearly every day. At the same time I tried to get better at producing. I was fully interested in the music business.

I am trying to get better every day as I am learning new things. I also got 2 of my friends into this music thing - one of them is also a producer and is working with artists and the other one is a rapper himself.

It took me nearly a year and 2 months to make my first beat sale. Since then I was ready to work even harder. Month by month my skills evolved with my journey and I started to feel that I am doing really great work.

Recently, I got an invitation offer from UpDown Level Music Producing Label which amazed me. I am so glad and thankful that they see talent in me and the potential to grow and get bigger together.

I am very happy to be a part of the UpDownLevel Music Team and I am very excited for the future.

My favorite beats to produce are hard or melodic Trap beats, Oldschool, Newschool, Hip Hop, Trap, and RnB beats. But what I love most are vintage vibes.


What’s the UpDown Level Music Producing team for you and what it gives you?

-The UpDownLevel Music Producing Team is a great opportunity for me, to work with talented producers, artists worldwide, and to share our experiences and knowledge with each other. It gives me a nice, little feeling of the family. Though I‘m very new here and don‘t know much about others, I‘m sure we will do great in the future and will be one of the greatest producing teams in the world.

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