Jean Marc Tola “Al Halaban” @jmtdesignstudio

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Born in Marseille in 1969.  Jean Marc Tola was influenced by groups as “IAM”, “Massilia Sound System”, “Assassin”, “NTM”, “Wu Tang Clan”, ”KRS One”, “Public Enemy” and so many others a lot.
He discovered the computing in 1981 and began the Computer Aided Music (CAM) in 1987 with
his first Amiga and a basic sound card. By means of Sampling, Time Streching, and Pitching thousands of sounds and after years of compositions, he forms his first group (La cinquième colonne) in Vienne in Isère. In 1996 They take out their first album ” Colonne V ” followed one year later of a new album: ” Des
mots… “. After several years of scenes, repetitions of Studio, the members of the group decide by
mutual agreement to leave towards other projects. That push him to make new meetings and to have several collaborations with Groups of the area (Karukera-Kylla, Ethos, New Jack Swing,…).
Then he becomes a manager and a booker of several advanced groups (Hot Line, Fred Alpi, Les
Gueules de bois) and in progress (Showmanship, Kaliyuga, Le Petit Orchestre, …)
In 2003 he takes part of the team which creates in (Vienne Antic Theater) a Festival ” Les
Authentiks ” that knows an direct success and still exists. Then he participates in adventures in several Musical Universes (Hip-hop, Jazz, Funk, Reggae, Electro music, …)
He come back after 15 years full of new compositions enriched by his previous experiences . He
composes and arranges himself all the melodies and the rhythmic by bringing his identity
appropriate to all his productions.
“I prefer composing from an acapella because I can stick and do the custom compared to what
says the rapper and his flow. I spend hours searching for the sound, the instrument that will give
the soul music. When I have an idea of melodic line trying to lead at the end and often the result
brings me to a production well defined with a specific story. “
His first Opus “H.H.J. JAPAN” with featuring the American rapper “Finesse”, taken out in
November, 2016 and distributed by SPINNUP.
A his Japanese sounds loan that allows him to reconnect with the world of hip-hop.
Then it comes out shortly after the sound “SLAVERY” that some take for a soundtrack to film all
this is due to a very particular sound design with a charley replaced by chains, hence the title of
“Slavery”, an instrumental protest that will soon come to life with the help of a New York rapper.
He is then approached by several rappers from various countries and that is how he met Mawkley
a Moroccan rapper with which he released his new title “Al Halaban” that can lead to “No life kid”.
It’s a song about a small kid who used to live in the street and faced a lot of problems like abuse
and he did drugs. It’s unfortunate but it’s a sad reality !
The sound design is very oriental it supports a strong text of sense we feel the power of the text
through the music that supports and reinforces this terrible very sad story with samples. Even if
one does not understand the word of the fact what are Arabic music explains!
A return which announces strong productions. Borrow history, various universe, beautiful meeting,
feeling and desires. Discover and follow…
You can immerse yourself in its universe by visiting all the music platforms of online download
(Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Rhapsody, TIDAL, Deezer).
From 2017 he plans to take out a production by month and stay constantly in search of new

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