Daiki × ZK

Biography

This talented duo consists of DJ Daiki (Daiki Wakabayashi) and ZK (Kazuhisa Hirota), both of whom have storied histories in the Japanese club scene.

The charismatic DJ Daiki has been working as a DJ and club promoter in Japan for years. He has spun in exclusive clubs ranging from axxcis to Air to ageha. He briefly dabbled in sound production in 2007, producing a handful of songs for Quake’s Fantasista!! series.

Kazuhisa Hirota handles most of the actual sound production for Daiki × ZK, and ZK is just the latest of his many aliases. Born in the Fukuoka prefecture of Japan in 1979, Kazuhisa Hirota joined Shibuya’s Club Atom as a resident DJ in 2005. While there, he met DJ Ten, and the two would go on to become frequent collaborators. In his early days, Kazuhisa produced trance and mainly went by the names Ace Closer and Cannon Cracker. As his fame spread, he was invited by more labels to do work for them, resulting in a bevy of aliases including: Spirtal Dirt, Hi-End Attack, Floorbreaker, and many more. As the trance boom drew to a close, he and DJ Ten formed the unit, Ladybird, which released a number of house and J-Pop hits from 2007-2010. In late 2010 he joined up with DJ Daiki to form Daiki × ZK.

Daiki and ZK made their debut in December 2010 on FARM’s R&B Boutique -in the house- 2nd Collection with infectious electro covers of “Teenage Dream” and “Yeah x3”. They would go on to appear on 12 more compilations in 2011. The year 2012 began with the release of two more hits, covers of “Party Rock Anthem” and “Born This Way.” In July of 2012, Daiki × ZK released an entire mix album titled Crystal House ~R&B Party~. In addition to 6 brand new tracks, every single song they had done up to that point was included.


Selected Discography

R&B Boutique -in the house- 2nd Collection mixed by DJ Kenkaida
Release Date: 12/8/10
Price: 1900 yen

04. DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love / Daiki x ZK
17. Teenage Dream / Daiki x ZK

Non Stop Mega Mix Party ‘Perfect’
Release Date: 3/30/11
Price: 1886 yen

02. What the Hell / Daiki × ZK
05. If We Ever Meet Again / Daiki × ZK
14. Time (Dirty Bit) / Daiki × ZK
18. I Like It / Daiki × ZK
19. DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love / Daiki × ZK
30. Higher / Daiki × ZK

House Flavor R&B Original Best Mix Vol. 2
Release Date: 4/13/11
Price: 1900 yen

08. [2:50] Time (Dirty Bit) / Daiki × ZK

House Flavor R&B ~Original Best Vol. 3~
Release Date: 5/4/11
Price: 1200 yen

01. [4:56] Yeah 3x / Daiki × ZK
02. [4:06] DJ Got Us Fallin in Love / Daiki × ZK
11. [4:10] If We Ever Meet Again / Daiki × ZK
13. [4:19] What the Hell / Daiki × ZK

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R&B in the House -Greatest Megamix-
Release Date: 5/25/11
Price: 1900 yen

02. Yeah 3X / Daiki × ZK
03. The Time (Dirty Bit) / Daiki × ZK
07. Teenage Dream / Daiki × ZK
08. If We Ever Meet Again / Daiki × ZK
09. What the Hell / Daiki × ZK
20. I Like It / Daiki × ZK
21. Higher / Daiki × ZK
24. What’s My Name / Daiki × ZK

R&B Boutique -in the party- mixed by DJ Kenkaida
Release Date: 8/10/11
Price: 1800 yen

07. Like A G6 / Daiki x ZK
08. Firework / Daiki x ZK

Age mix ~All Genre Best~
Release Date: 9/21/11
Price: 1905 yen

43. The Time (Dirty Bit) / Daiki × ZK
45. What the Hell / Daiki × ZK

Extra R&B -In the Floor- mixed by DJ Mike-Masa
Release Date: 10/5/11
Price: 1900 yen

02. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F) / Daiki × ZK
03. Yeah 3× / Daiki × ZK
21. Firework / Daiki × ZK
22. Teenage Dream / Daiki × ZK
23. Where Them Girls At / Daiki × ZK
34. What’s My Name / Daiki × ZK
37. Best Thing I Never Had / Daiki × ZK

House Flavor R&B ~Original Best~ Vol. 4
Release Date: 10/5/11
Price: 1200 yen

02. [3:41] Where Them Girls At / Daiki × ZK
15. [4:55] Like a G6 / Daiki × ZK
22. [4:37] Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F) / Daiki × ZK
23. [4:47] What’s My Name / Daiki × ZK
26. [3:26] Best Thing I Never Had / Daiki × ZK

Gaga in the Mix
Release Date: 12/7/11
Price: 1619 yen

03. Born This Way (Daiki × ZK Remix) / D’Mixmasters

Party in the House -Golden Playlist-
Release Date: 12/7/11
Price: 1905 yen

01. Where Them Girls At / Daiki × ZK
04. Best Thing I Never Had / Daiki × ZK
09. Yeah ×3 / Daiki × ZK
19. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F) / Daiki × ZK
40. Moves Like Jagger / Daiki × ZK

R&B House Party ~Floor Rock Megamix~
Release Date: 12/7/11
Price: 2000 yen

05. Where Them Girls At / Daiki × ZK

Be Mellow R&B House
Release Date: 12/14/11
Price: 900 yen

01. [4:37] Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F) / Daiki × ZK
02. [3:26] Best Thing I Never Had / Daiki × ZK
03. [4:55] Firework / Daiki × ZK
06. [5:06] Teenage Dream / Daiki x ZK
07. [4:47] What’s My Name / Daiki x ZK
17. [4:12] If We Ever Meet Again / Daiki x ZK

R&B Boutique -in the party- 2nd Floor mixed by DJ Kenkaida
Release Date: 2/22/12
Price: 1800 yen

03. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) / Daiki × ZK
06. Sexy and I Know It / Daiki × ZK
08. I Wanna Go / Daiki × ZK
10. We Found Love / Daiki × ZK
27. Moves Like Jagger / Daiki × ZK
30. The Lazy Song / Daiki × ZK

Non Stop Mega Mix Party -Maximum-
Release Date: 4/25/12
Price: 1886 yen

01. Mr. Saxobeat / Daiki × ZK
03. Born This Way (Daiki × ZK Remix) / D’Mixmasters
12. We Found Love / Daiki × ZK
13. Where Them Girls At / Daiki × ZK
14. Party Rock Anthem / Daiki × ZK
15. Sexy and I Know It / Daiki × ZK

R&B in the House -Best- mixed by DJ Fumi*Yeah
Release Date: 5/23/12
Price: 1900 yen

02. We Found Love / Daiki × ZK
03. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F) / Daiki × ZK
04. Where Them Girl At / Daiki × ZK
07. Sexy and I Know It / Daiki × ZK
08. Party Rock Anthem / Daiki × ZK
17. Born This Way (Daiki × ZK Remix) / D’Mixmasters
22. Mr. Saxobeat / Daiki × ZK
27. Barbra Streisand / Daiki × ZK
35. Yeah x3 / Daiki × ZK
44. I Wanna Go / Daiki × ZK
48. The Lazy Song / Daiki × ZK
49. Moves Like Jagger / Daiki × ZK

Spicy Girl -Diva’s Electro Collections-
Release Date: 5/16/12
Price: 900 yen

18. [4:37] Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) / Daiki × ZK

House Flavor R&B ~Original Best~ Vol. 5
Release Date: 6/13/12
Price: 1200 yen

02. [3:04] Mr. Saxobeat / Daiki × ZK
03. [4:36] We Found Love / Daiki × ZK
10. [3:31] Sexy and I Know It / Daiki × ZK
18. [3:09] Moves Like Jagger / Daiki × ZK
19. [4:02] I Wanna Go / Daiki × ZK

Crystal House -R&B Party- mixed by Daiki × ZK
Release Date: 7/11/12
Price: 1714 yen

New Songs
01. [1:49] Intro Mega Mix / Daiki × ZK
02. [3:00] Starships / Daiki × ZK
05. [2:44] Turn Up the Music / Daiki × ZK
07. [1:18] Back in Time / Daiki × ZK
11. [2:00] Turn Me On / Daiki × ZK
16. [3:00] Sex on the Beach / Daiki × ZK
20. [1:30] ET / Daiki × ZKK

Age mix 2 ~All Genre Best~
Release Date: 7/11/12
Price: 1905 yen

37. Party Rock Anthem / Daiki × ZK
38. Sexy and I Know It / Daiki × ZK
40. Mr. Saxobeat / Daiki × ZK

Links

Daiki × ZK Official YouTube Channel

DJ Daiki Official Blog
DJ Daiki Official Twitter
DJ Daiki Official Facebook

ZK Official Twitter
ZK Official Facebook

Last Updated: July 12, 2012

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