Chill music, downtempo, nu-lounge – whatever you call it, more and more cool radio stations such as CD 101.9 in New York are including the music of smooth jazz’s younger, more adventurous sibling every day. Alex Cortiz is one of the genre’s brightest stars and his “Schmooz” from his most recent CD, Mesmerizing (Kriztal Entertainment), is intoxicatingly sophisticated, mellow and sexy.
Cortiz, a Holland producer whose real name is Aad de Mooy, programs repetitious, bass heavy beats to lull you into his clutches. He then sprinkles dashes of guitar, organ and assorted sounds on top of the lower end. “Schmooz” would make a great addition to any playlist currently playing music from Praful or from the groundbreaking Rendezvous Lounge series.Posted by Brian Soergel at January 3, 2005 5:43 AM