Pronounced like “discothèque”, BEATCOTHEQUE is the alias of Toronto-based 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 electronic trip-hop. However, when it comes to the musical collaborations that he spearheads as a producer, the results range from sophisti-pop to alternative RnB, and highlight the vocals of diverse artists from around the world.
In 2020, Beatcotheque joined singer-songwriter Melanie Hanniman to create The Retrogradez. As a pop duo, they released their debut single “Moment” earlier this year, and are currently recording their first EP to be released in 2021.