Fernando Mangual Vazquez, artistically known as Dálmata, was born on February 29, 1980. The youngest out of three brothers, Dalmata was raised in the place that has become part of his identity and style: Ponce, Puerto Rico.
Dalmata demonstrated a passion for music at a very young age. He studied music theory and also belonged to the chorus at La Escuela de Ponce. Before being involved in reggaeton, his vision was to have a rock band because it was like the trend at the time.