WMC Music Gear Company Interview: Denon DJ


Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 |

Winter Music Conference is just around the corner and with it will be the opportunity to test, view and interact with the leading gear companies in music. On hand will be the likes of Pioneer DJ, Eventide, Arturia, Novation, Denon DJ, Allen & Heath, IK Multimedia and others. This experience could help boost your production and DJing with practice and advice from company product specialists. If you are in the market for new gear, these companies will likely be at the top of your list and the ability to test these out and get questions answered ahead of time is invaluable. We are doing short Q&As with many of the companies that will be showing their gear at WMC 2020 and now we continue with Denon DJ.

Award-winning and industry leading DJ equipment company Denon DJ has helped set a standard for excellence in the business. Denon DJ has been steeped in DJ culture since 1992 when we launched the first dual DJ player for DJs. They will be at Winter Music Conference, showing their latest Prime Series DJ media players, their club mixer and much more at the Guitar Center pop-up. All products can be ordered at the GC pop up store.  Products that are not yet available will be shown and can be pre-ordered at the show for delivery once available.

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Winter Music Conference will return to The Faena Forum in Miami Beach on March 16-19 to celebrate 35 years.

Read on for our interview with Denon DJ to see what you can expect from them at WMC 2020.

  1. What can attendees expect to see from you at this years WMC? Are there any fresh new pieces of gear from the NAMM show that will be making their public debut?

WMC 2020 is going to be a big year for us as we’ll be showcasing a total of 5 new innovative DJ products to join the Prime Series, alongside our ever-evolving Engine OS. We’ve totally redesigned our pro-club Prime Series with 2 new DJ media players, the SC6000 and SC6000M plus the X1850 centerpiece club mixer. For the standalone product range we have the PRIME 2, a 2 channel version of the PRIME 4 and the Prime GO – a fully standalone, rechargeable battery powered, smart DJ console. We will also be showing WMC DJ’s our latest (standalone) music streaming services and features, all operating on the already future embracing, Prime Series hardware.

  1. Tell us a little bit about the brand’s history and connection with the electronic music scene?

Denon DJ has been steeped in DJ culture since 1992 when we launched the first dual DJ player for DJs. Ever since then we have been at the very forefront of DJ technology innovation and pride ourselves on not only being connected to the DJ scene, but to be actively involved with our community – Denon DJ is a company that listens.

  1. Will you have any special deals, promotional goodies or other unique experiences for WMC attendees?

WMC will be the first opportunity for the East coast US public to get their hands on the new Prime Series and we can’t wait to see what they think.

  1. Where can our readers and attendees find out more about your gear and where to purchase it?

All products can be ordered at the GC pop up store.  Products that are not yet available will be shown and can be pre-ordered at the show for delivery once available. More info on all our product info and localized dealer information can be found on our website https://www.denondj.com/, we are highly active on all our social platforms and also have our very own blog dedicated to DJ culture https://blog.denondj.com/.


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Winter Music Conference is my ground zero. It has always provided the perfect storm of opportunity and excitement for up and coming artists, including myself back in 2003, where I first caught a glimpse of how it felt to have an audience respond to my work. Over the years, I’ve always made it a point to have WMC in my calendar because that’s the spot where everyone congregates and you can feel it in the air. Creativity, brother and sisterhood, FUN and most of all the chance to come together as a community and celebrate the reason we are all here—the music.”


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Jonas Tempel

Beatport, Co-Founder

I first went to WMC ’87, the year I started Big Beat. It was an incredibly inspiring congregation of indie labels, DJs, artists, songwriters, producers and dance music lovers dedicated to breaking and discovering new music. WMC has been instrumental in furthering the dance and electronic cause; keeping the community connected, vital and relevant, and serving as an amazing springboard for talent. It’s a fantastic crucible for the future of dance music. Long may it live.


Craig Kallman

CEO & Co-Chairman Atlantic Records, Founder Big Beat Records

WMC is and has always been the lifeblood of the dance music scene. Never missed a year since ’96, I can’t imagine Amsterdam Dance Event or Ibiza Music Summit existing without the blueprint that WMC originated. Seeing this revived is absolutely essential to reunifying the North American scene surrounding electronic music and its fringes.


Tommie Sunshine

Producer/DJ/Activist/Netflix Host

Having only missed the very first year of WMC in 1985, it was 1986-1990 that initially placed me on the map globally due to the international attendance of the entire dance music community. All throughout the 90s I was often getting written about by various high profile mags and websites for having contributed to help break many artists, DJs, producers and remixers. WMC enabled me to bring many top industry people together all under one roof, especially at Groove Jet, where house music officially met Techno in my sets and it’s all been uphill since…TBC


Danny Tenaglia

DJ, Producer