Paul Dakeyne; Creative Director - Denon DJ


Access 2019, Industry 2019


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.


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

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

Miami has always been a place I’ve considered home and WMC was essential for me and the label in many ways. From showcasing our new music to keeping up with all the new artists and releases. It was the official kickoff of the year and I’m happy to see it thriving again.

Louie Vega

DJ/Vega Records

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

I’m so glad to see WMC rebooted with such thoughtful content and first-class curation. It’s been a long time since the industry had a must-do American event and this is it. The reborn WMC!

Patrick Moxey

Ultra Music