Chabla was founded in 2015 by Marko Vuoriheimo. To the wider audience Marko is better known as artist Signmark and the CEO of Signmark Productions Oy.
Signmark was born deaf into a world where music is for the hearing. His dreams about music business were too much for some and repeatedly he heard that it's the most ridiculous dream a deaf person can have. Ignoring those who doubted him, Signmark kept pursuing his childhood dream. With the help from his friends and a large group of volunteers, Signmark released the world’s first sign language hip-hop DVD in 2006. Signmark's second album “Breaking the Rules” was released by Warner Music and Signmark became the first deaf in the world to get a record deal with an international music label. He has performed all around the world, in over 40 countries so far. Signmark's unique and original work has not gone unnoticed; several contemporary cultural organisations have praised him and e.g. he won The Outstanding Young Person of the World 2009 - prize. Signmark’s third studio album "Silent Shout" was released in 2014. Since 2010 Signmark has been working with the Foreign Ministry of Finland to promote the rights of disabled people.