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The French percussionist and drummer Tony Match was influenced by the famous jazzmen and jazz labels. He created his own style from Jazz, Soul, Hip Hop and Jazzbreakbeats. He started his music lessons at 7 and at the age of 18 he received his College state music Diploma.

Close to the Hip Hop, Jazz and the electronic culture, this multi-talent artist Tony Match decided to dedicate his skills to the music production.

Since 1998 he worked together with DJ and Producer Soul G, well known through his engagement with one of the best French Hip-Hop bands "La Rumeur". With him he released the longplayer “Pineapple Corner”, whereof they sold over 10.000 copies, and “Round Trip 2 Tokyo” on Mole Listening Pearls. Furthermore he worked with artists like Dynamax (USA), db Clifford (Canada), Beth Hirsch (USA), Mozez from Zero7 (UK), Sol (Spain/Argentina), Kaori Kaneko (Japan), Neelam (India) and some more. Tony Match produced and mixed more than 100 tracks on major companies & leading independent labels.

Together with Soul G he did the new sounddesign for the website of Air France and worked for Pepsi and Peugeot, just to name a few. Since 2008 he is also working on his solo career.

In 2008 he released the compilation "Tony Match's Lounge Sessions Vol 1" on the label kju. One year later, in autumn 2009, his first artist album "A Better Place" was released at Mole Listening Pearls. On this album he shows impressive the whole range of his work, in which mixed Lounge and Jazz elements, Hip-Hop and Disco, always accompanied with a flair of urban sound. The sound of "A Better Place" also demonstrate that he is an excellent songwriter and composer.

The Tracks on the album are so many-sided that you can simply dance to the tracks or you can just listen to the music during a nice dinner. It's an ultimate "sound journey" around the globe and through time.

The listener will found himself again in a club of the seventies in Brazil, at the beginning of last century in Vienna or in the trip-hop spheres of these days.


Lounge Sessions Vol. 1 (kju) CD, mp3

A Better Place (Mole Listening Pearls) mp3