Paul Dakeyne

Creative Director - Denon DJ


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Paul Dakeyne

Paul Dakeyne is a UK based DJ/Record Producer and Creative Director for the forward-thinking, Denon DJ brand. In his Company role, Paul is responsible for creating the marketing and messaging assets for all new Denon DJ product releases and maintaining a consistent, impactful connection to global DJ end-users, media and trade partners too. He has represented Denon DJ at many international events and activations, and regularly liaises with Artists, their management and Tier 1 media as well. As a DJ and Record Producer, Paul toured globally for the world-famous Ministry of Sound and has played DJ sets for the likes of U2 and the legendary Kraftwerk. Although remixing over 250 records in his career, Paul landed one of dance music's seminal crossover moments with "18 Strings' by Tinman, in 1994. He has also written and produced music for the BBC, EA Games and was one of the first DJ’s to mix dance music in 5.1 surround sound.


If you want to know about our industry from the people that make it happen then go to WMC. It’s an accelerated masterclass in all things dance music.

Carl Cox

DJ/Intec Records

The Winter Music Conference represents a chance for Beatport to connect directly with our customer community. Having a strong conference means we have a platform to embrace the entire spectrum of electronic music culture. We are proud to support the resurgence of this great event.

Jonas Tempel

Beatport, Co-Founder

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

Before there was Ultra Music Festival, there was The Winter Music Conference, the annual coming together of the dance music tribes. Miami in March is a fundamental place to be from a business perspective, and has always given me endless opportunities for discovering new partnerships and talent. WMC brings together the dance music industry and surrounding culture like no other event in America. I’ve been attending WMC for nearly 20 years, and I’m very much looking forward to experiencing its evolution in 2019.

Matt Colon

Director, North America - YM&U Music

I feel fortunate to have been part of the first-ever WMC. Over the 35 years, it has grown to give us an international forum where we exchange music and ideas. As an attendee and host of many of the award shows, I am proud each time I see new young talent emerge and then become world-renowned. We all have so many Winter Music Conference moments of hearing a seminal breakthrough record for the first time as well as a new DJ with star quality. Magical moments in my career.

Daniel Glass

Glassnote Records