Jack Mazzoni

JackMazzoni
JackMazzoni

From his site:

With over 100 million views on YouTube and 10 million streams on Spotify Jack is one of the most loved and followed dance artists in Europe. He has remixed for renowned artists such as Sean Paul, Sak Noel, Juan Magan, Alexandra Stan, Inna, Daddy Yankee and Dj Antonie (just to name a few). Jack also established himself as an artist in his own right with the hit “Booma Yee” and its much requested bootlegs and remixes.

Our take:

We have to talk about that hair. Any man who can rock a hairdo like that is surely a god. Mazzoni is also a top flight remixer, he’s so good that we’re surprised he’s not better known in North America because, frankly, his skills are right up there with Avicii. A Mazzoni remix comes with its own trademark sound and the best of them is his remix of Zombie, released in December of 2018.

Mazzoni is still DJing and remixing, but he’s also releasing his own work. “Booma Yee“, his collaboration with Geo De Silva, quickly charted in Europe. A more recent release, “The Fight” is even better in our opinion, but just didn’t get the recognition it should have. It’s a hella good song.

We’re proud to feature Jack Mazzoni on The Squirrel this week and we hope he becomes as loved in North America as he is in Europe. The man does good work.

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We’re sorry for posting the featured artist late this week. Mr. Squirrel started the week with a pulmonary embolism and has been recovering ever since.

Mother Mother

Mother Mother
Mother Mother

From Wikipedia:

Mother Mother is a Canadian indie rock band based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The band consists of Ryan Guldemond on guitar and vocals, Molly Guldemond on vocals and keyboard, Jasmin Parkin on keyboard and vocals, Ali Siadat on drums, and Mike Young on bass. Longtime bassist Jeremy Page left the band in 2016.

In 2005, they independently released their self-titled debut album under the band name Mother. They later changed their name to Mother Mother, and re-released the album on Last Gang Records in 2007. Retitled Touch Up, the reissue also featured several new songs.

The band’s second album, O My Heart, was released on September 16, 2008; their third album, Eureka, was released on March 15, 2011; their fourth album, The Sticks, was released on September 18, 2012; and their fifth album, Very Good Bad Thing was released on November 4, 2014, with an American release of April 7, 2015, on Def Jam Recordings. Their sixth album, No Culture, was released on February 10, 2017, with yet another Def Jam Recordings release in the US. The seventh and newest album, Dance and Cry was released November 2, 2018.

Our take:

We regularly make fun of CanCon (Canadian Content) here at The Squirrel. It’s a way of forcing Canadian broadcasters with terrestrial transmitters to play insipid, homebred, crap. Being honest, there are a lot of Canadian artists who, frankly, shouldn’t be artists. The system also doesn’t work and we say this because, despite regularly listening to terrestrial radio, Mr. Squirrel had never heard of Mother Mother until he ran across their (new then) single “It’s Alright” on Youtube. Yes, it took the recommend algorithm on a site run by an American corporation to help discover quality CanCon that should have been all over Canadian airwaves like a rash.

A look at Wikipedia shows some songs have charted respectably, but, this is weird, because we’ve not heard them and would remember them. It’s like Canadian stations have gone out of their way to avoid playing Mother Mother.

Anyhow, we’ve found them, we love them, and we purchased a bunch of their tunes for our library. “It’s Alright” is our fave and speaks to anyone who has a 12 Step background (cough!). We’ve put it into perpetual high rotation for that reason. And they’re in high rotation because they earned it, not just because they’re Canadian.

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Adon

Adon
Adon Slider

Bio from Spotify:

Melodies are heard, being played, being echoed somewhere deep in the swiss Mountains. A young classical trained sheperd trying to bring some beautiful melodies into these repetitive pop world. Influenced by Beethoven, Mozart or Bach, his music that is filled with emotions and beautiful piano melodies, is going straight to the heart.

Our take:

We fell in love with “About Life” the instant we heard it and slammed it straight into high rotation where it will forever stay. The piano melodies are haunting and our only complaint is that we wish they stood out more because they’re that good.

Adon seems to be a very private artist who lets his or her music speak for itself, and that’s okay. The one intriguing thing we did find was Adon’s official Instagram feed. He or she is — like Mr. Squirrel — either a photographer or at the very least a photography lover. It’s always nice to discover that one has things in common with the artist one loves.

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Roman Müller

Roman with guitar

From the artist’s bio:

Roman Müller is a newcomer Producer / Dj / Artist from Austria. He started to produce Music early 2015. He quickly earned massive feedback on his first productions.

Roman Müller´s first release was in April 2015 followed by further releases. Keep your eyes and ears open, because you will be seeing a lot of him in the future!

Our take:

We first found Roman when his collaboration with Foulds, “What It Is“, popped up on Youtube on The Vibe Guide. The song was so damn good that we immediately looked for older songs from the same artists. That was when we came across Roman’s track “The Things You Do” (featuring Parula). It blew our minds that a song of this quality only had around 500 hits. That is, frankly, bullshit. The song deserves 500 MILLION listens.

We’re happy to pimp Roman Müller as our featured artist for the week of May 13th, 2019. Here’s hoping he makes it to #1 on Billboard someday, he deserves it.

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