Pronounced like “Discothèque”, BEATCOTHEQUE is the alias of Mexican-Canadian music producer Alex Urdininea.
With influences from Timbaland, Calvin Harris, and Daft Punk, his music is heavily groove-based and driven by seductive bass lines, electronic-funk backbeats, and jazzy, lush chord progressions. Experimenting with layering synths, vocals, and samples in unusual ways is what helped him craft his unique style, giving rise to a peculiar blend of "trip-hop meets EDM". However, when it comes to the musical collaborations that he spearheads as a producer, the results range from sophisti-pop to hip-hop/RnB, and highlight the vocals of diverse artists and singers from all over the world.
In 2020, Beatcotheque joined Toronto singer-songwriter Melanie Hanniman to create The Retrogradez. As a pop duo, they have just released their debut single “Moment”, and are currently in the process of putting the finishing touches on their EP to be released later this year.