Miss Tahloulah May is a modular synthesist and composer. MTM's roots lie in Hip Hop. Nowadays a mixture of electronics sounds like IDM, Ambient House and Melodic Techno is her signature sound.
Miss Tahloulah May was born September 1986 in Paramaribo (Surinam). Inspired by her mother, she developed an interest in all sorts of music like Soul, Funk, Jazz and Electronic music at a young age. Around 1994 she started to develop her love for Hip Hop and Electronic music and the Hip Hop culture. The way creative boundries were pushed within these musical fields inspired her to look for her own musical and creative identity. This led to her finding her musical path decades later.
Until about 2020 MTM made instrumental Hip Hop music solely using sampled material. But because she felt that this limited her creativity, she started studying bass guitar, synthesizer and drums.
- Music is food for your soul, don't starve! (2019)
- Amsterdam (2019)
- Kangoloops (2020)
- Ms. Ana Logue (2020)
- Rugged (2020)
- Reboot (2021)
- Cute but Psycho (2021)
- WIRED (2022)
- MIND SET (2022)
- Equilibrium (2022)
- Apricity (2022)
- CoExist (2023)
- Life waves (2023)
Rugged was MTM's first full album made without a computer. MTM sees Rugged as a creative rebirth, because of the complete DAWless workflow she adapted at that point.
During the lockdown due to the COVID-19 epidemic, MTM started her (visual) radio show Room 404 Live in 2020. By 2021 she started collaborations with Run Dem Radio (by London based running crew Run Dem Crew) and Blast Radio. With her online radio show she strived to provide a platform for other independent and underground artists.
At King Britt's Blacktronika class (UC San Diego) and at Nicole Mitchell Grantt's class about music composition (University of Pittsburgh) MTM shared her insights as a guest speaker.
In addition to her musical projects Miss Tahloulah May designed presets for Native Instruments' Community Drive 2021.
In 2022 and the first quarter of 2023 MTM's focus has mostly been on live performances such as at Dutch Modular Fest, Hal25, Open Source Radio, Voltage Control Amsterdam (Paradiso Amsterdam) and Etmaal Festival (Tivoli Utrecht).
“I strive to compose and share creative instrumentals that ooze passion, authenticity and my love for the history of the Hip Hop culture. The culture’s foundation lies in creativity, skill and thinkin’ outside the box. That’s a powerful base that needs to be preserved.” - Miss Tahloulah May