Universal Playground’s album of the week 17 – 2021 is Jael – Hals As Much
Giovanni Jano, better known as JAEL, is a 28 year old Moluccan recording artist, producer, DJ and vocalist from The Hague, The Netherlands. His passion for music began from a young age where he grew up in a household surrounded by Moluccan Folk songs, Moluccan Gospel, Soul/Funk & Japanese Funk. His parents are true Funk/Soul and R&B lovers and infected JAEL with these fluencens early on. 
 JAEL embraced these sounds together with a broad variety of inspiration and combined it into his own signature sound: going from Soulful R&B to Heavy Bass Future Beats during his DJ sets but also in his production and/or songwriting. He has been showcasing his skills as a DJ, instrumentalist, vocalist and producer in these different genres all over the world. His favorite artists are: Sango, Anderson Paak, Devin Morrison, CRUSH and many more. 
 JAEL just recently become an official member of the LA Based label and community Soulection and is also represented by Studio KOTO, which is the newest artist agency, label and management company from Amsterdam. His debut EP ‘Time’ (2018) was released on Studio KOTO. With his EP, JAEL demonstrated that he can produce, record, play his own instruments and sing/write his own songs. JAEL is currently working on projects with SUMIN, Crush, Midas Hutch, and touring around the globe playing in the major cities in Asia, Africa, Australia & Europe.