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DT637 – Wankelmut


Berlin DJ and producer Jacob Dilssner aka Wankelmut ranks among the most popular and renowned representatives of electronic music “made in Germany”. Born and raised in Berlin, the 30-year-old made his break in 2012, when his remix for Asaf Avidan’s “One Day / Reckoning Song” soared to #1 in eight European countries, resulting in over two million records sold to date as well as a multitude of Gold and Platinum Awards.

His single “My Head Is A Jungle”, featuring Australian singer Emma-Louise, made it to the Top 20 across Europe, peaking at #5 in the UK charts with Mark Kinchen’s (MK) remix in summer 2014. 

At the same time, Wankelmut was very active as a remixer and refined tracks by acts such as Gossip, Lenny Kravitz, Hozier or Flight Facilities. His artistic achievements are topped off by around 100 DJ bookings per year, allowing him to present his take on electronic music based on house and techno at clubs and festivals all over the world.

Listen to it below, on Spotify or iTunes here

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
A highly energetic mixture of eclectic melodies and drum beats.

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Obviously my favourite track is my new release “Here We Are” on SUPERFETT Records but I also love Cinthie’s “Trust” a lot!

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
Not having boundaries when it comes to mixing genres – there’s house, hippie dance, neo trance and some breakbeat in there; something for everyone!

What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
I’ve recently been on tour in New Zealand and playing down there is just so much fun! Since they don’t have house or techno events every other day the energy is incredible.

What have you got coming up?
I have a new EP coming out on SUPERFETT Records called “Here We Are”! Also I’m working on a lot of different stuff in the studio right now – house tracks, hiphop beats or game soundtracks! Very exciting times!

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Dear readers: Don’t do school, eat your drugs, stay in vegetables!

16BL – Vette
Leftwing & Kody – Come Over (feat Medusa)
Franky Rizardo – Rave Machine
MR G – Kick it
Dilby – Rio Grande
The Deepshakerz – I’m Burnt
Wankelmut – Here we are
Sllash & Doppe – Aguella
David Mayer – Facts Matter
Demi Riqui Simo – Sarong Song
Krystal Klear – Euphoric Dreams
Cinthie – Trust
Catz ’n’ Dogz – New Love
Max Joni – Tempest Jotto
Joseph Ashworth – Trooper

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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