Squeeze Rock
Squeeze Rock Squeeze Rock is the moniker and genre tag of the musical styles of Julian "Julz-A" Hintz. Squeeze Rock is an Accordion alternative; Julz-A sings and raps while playing the Squeeze Box. The sound can be compared to such rapping proliferations as Beck, Outkast, Primus, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Julz-A uses the accordion as a central figure in the rock riffs of his songs. The Squeeze Rock sound is fundamentally alternative rock music with influences ranging from Hip-Hop to Western Classical music, while even leaving room for the world music of the instrument. Squeeze Rock pushes the envelope in how we hear melodic guitar-driven music. Using production methods that alter the way we listen to hip-hop and rapping with a musical laboratory of raw accordion polyphony. The presentation is simple and rooted in the pop sounds of the current century, but the use of accordion pushes this eclectic sound into the unique realm that only Squeeze Rock can dwell.

The longest membership with any one project for Julian "Julz-A" Hintz has been Terry DameĀ¹s Electric Junkyard Gamelan, in which he has performed as the rapping Julz-A while also employing his expert percussion skills. His accordion projects started in early 2001 among the NYC based Japanese punk rock outfits of Dynamite Club and Peelander-Z. After many mutations and experiments, Julz-A finally arrived at the focus of a solo project with the release of his Squeeze Rock EP, and later with his follow up Squeeze Right EP.

Julz-A has performed as a soloist on national television at the world famous Apollo Theater on the same bill as Whoopi, Chingy and Ray Chew. He also performed with Ray Chew And The Crew at the un-televised Amateur Night At The Apollo show. Julz-A advanced to the semi-finals of the 2008 Williamsburg Live Songwriter Competition performing his song "Fortified." He has opened for Eliza Gilkyson, Qui, and Northern State among others. Julz-A received an honorable mention for The Billboard World Song Contest in 2006 with his song "Burning Bellows" and in 2005 with his song "I Tried," featured on the Squeeze Rock EP, as well as honorable mentions for the We Are Listening Singer/Songwriter Awards 2006 with his songs "Where?" and "Sunset Time." Besides the Apollo appearances, notable Julz-A performances include appearances at Atlantis 10th Anniversary 2007, MMC11 2007, NXNE 2006, Celebrate Brooklyn 2005, The Rock Accordion Summit of New York and Providence 2005, The CalArts West Goes East Festival 2005, The Rock Accordion Summit of Philadelphia 2004, and The CMJ Music Marathon in 2002.