Alex Cortiz

Real Name:
Aad De Mooy
Profile:
Alex Cortiz is the alter ego of Aad de Mooy, a key figure in the Netherlands's dance scene of the 1990s. From his cooker came D-Shake's 'Yaah/Technotrance', the first big international house hit from a Dutch artist (1990). In the same period de Mooy made several talked-about video clips (Kraze, Todd Terry) that were regularly seen on MTV. He then launched an international career: for his work as a DJ and in the studio as a techno- and trance-producer, he traveled yearlong around the globe.

As he traveled, his musical output broadened, as demonstrated in such projects as Flygang (old school disco) and Paradise 3001 (slow grooves/dub). The last two years have brought Aad de Mooy big success with his Cat Scanner project. Currently Cortiz and Perec are bringing down the house as lounge DJs. They can also be heard at various national and international festivals.

The new album from Alex Cortiz, 'Make Believe', is more that a logical follow-up to 'Moodfood', and once again it seems like Alex Cortiz is one step ahead of us. The album 'Make Believe' is more complete and grown that 'Moodfood' already was; it contains more funky-, soul- and dance rhythms.

Again Cortiz is supported by Xavier Perec (former DJ of the RoXY), one of the top lounge DJ's of the moment.

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Albums

CTC 2990282 Volume I — Alex Cortiz Alex Cortiz Volume I (Album) Vibesin' Dutchman, Vibesin' Dutchman CTC 2990282 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
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CTC 2990092 Moodfood — Alex Cortiz Alex Cortiz Moodfood (Album) Coast to Coast CTC 2990092 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
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CTC 2990252 Make Believe — Alex Cortiz Alex Cortiz Make Believe (Album) Coast to Coast CTC 2990252 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
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CTC 2990413 Mesmerising — Alex Cortiz Alex Cortiz Mesmerising (Album) Coast to Coast CTC 2990413 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
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CTC 2990458 Magnifico! — Alex Cortiz Alex Cortiz Magnifico! (Album) Coast to Coast CTC 2990458 Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
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CTC 2990460 Phoenix - A Deep And Technoid Session — Alex Cortiz Alex Cortiz Phoenix - A Deep And Technoid Session(CD, Album) Coast to Coast CTC 2990460 Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
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CTC-2990488 Lo Tek — Alex Cortiz Alex Cortiz Lo Tek(CD, Album) Coast to Coast, Swirl CTC-2990488 Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
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CTC-2990610 Camera 707 — Alex Cortiz Alex Cortiz Camera 707(CD, Album) Coast To Coast CTC-2990610 Netherlands 2011 Sell This Version
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8714691025694 See Me Flowin' — Alex Cortiz Alex Cortiz See Me Flowin'(CD, Album) Coast To Coast 8714691025694 Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
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SWIRL012 New Works * Vol.1 — Alex Cortiz Alex Cortiz New Works * Vol.1(14xFile) Swirl SWIRL012 2014
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SWIRL011B Magnifico! Volume 2 — Alex Cortiz Alex Cortiz Magnifico! Volume 2(14xFile, AAC, MP3, WAV, Album) Swirl SWIRL011B Netherlands 2014
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SWIRL013 Deep Deluxe — Alex Cortiz Alex Cortiz Deep Deluxe(12xFile, Album) Swirl SWIRL013 Netherlands 2015
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00003 Oddities — Alex Cortiz Alex Cortiz Oddities(10xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Vibin' Grooves 00003 Netherlands 2016
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00005 Zooming In — Alex Cortiz Alex Cortiz Zooming In(11xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Vibin' Grooves 00005 Netherlands 2017
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VIBINGROOVES0007 Alex Cortiz Going Deeper(CD) Vibin' Grooves VIBINGROOVES0007 Netherlands 2018 Sell This Version
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00010 Dope Spheres — Alex Cortiz Alex Cortiz Dope Spheres(19xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Vibin' Grooves 00010 Netherlands 2018
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VIBINGROOVES00019 Dancing Naked On Pluto — Alex Cortiz Alex Cortiz Dancing Naked On Pluto(10xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Vibin' Grooves VIBINGROOVES00019 2021
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Singles & EPs

v&d007 Funkytarista — Alex Cortiz Alex Cortiz Funkytarista Vibesin' Dutchman v&d007 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
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V&D005 Unwrap Me — Alex Cortiz Alex Cortiz Unwrap Me(12", EP) Vibesin' Dutchman V&D005 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
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CTC 2990021 Phunkology — Alex Cortiz Alex Cortiz Phunkology(12") Coast to Coast CTC 2990021 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
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Miscellaneous

VIBINGROOVES0008 Barfly (Remixes) — Alex Cortiz Alex Cortiz Barfly (Remixes)(3xFile, MP3) Vibin' Grooves VIBINGROOVES0008 UK 2018

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Mac_House

May 22, 2013
Around the millennium when 'lounge' music became tremendously popular Alex Cortiz together with Sven van Hees and Monte la Rue became the GPS of that genre. Though lounge doesn't quite fit the genre, it's more like chilled out deep house yet with strong and deep beats, addictive rhythms and melodies, and with jazz influences; it's lounge with a capital "L". Alex Cortiz (together with those two Belgiums) set the direction for Lounge. For me it started for Alex Cortiz with his album Moodfood (2000) which brought him to great Lounge heights but Alex truly became Lounge God with the albums Make Believe (2001) and Mesmerising (2002). He continued his Lounge directions with Magnifico (2004) (disc 1 containing all new tracks), but Phoenix (2005) and Lo Tek (2007) were quite different in style and pace and the Lounge journey seemed to have ended for Alex Cortiz.

Much to my surprise a dream came through when I found out Alex Cortiz rebooted himself and continues giving Lounge directions with Camera 707 (2011) and See Me Flowin' (2012). The style and quality of both albums are a true sequence of Make Believe and Mesmerising providing strong beats, catchy melodies and the typical Alex Cortiz sound he became famous for (well at least to me). It's not a step back of Alex at all, he simply continues where he left off and takes Lounge to the next addictive level.

He's given me so much daily joy with his wonderful tracks for more than a decade, I salute you Aad.

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