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Birth namePaul David Dakeyne
Also known asDakeyne, DJ Dakeyne
Born (1961-01-30) 30 January 1961 (age 62)
Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
  • Record producer
  • DJ

Paul David Dakeyne (born 30 January 1961), known by his stage name Tinman, is an English house music producer/remixer from Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire. [1] In 1994, his single "Eighteen Strings" (also written as "18 Strings") became an international club hit. It was rumoured that the original bootleg recording of "Eighteen Strings" contained a sample of the riff from "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana, and that the usage of the sample was disallowed, therefore it was reproduced for commercial release. [2] However, the riffs from the bootleg and commercial release were both produced by Dakeyne. [3] The song was a Top 10 hit in the UK Singles Chart. [1]


In addition to this commercial success, Dakeyne also remixed many tracks for DMC which were released on a "DJ Only" basis. [4]


YearSingleChart peak positions
1992"I Got You (I Feel Good)" (James Brown vs Dakeyne) [8] 72
1993"Eighteen Strings"91621

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