Berlin based 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 East Germany, the 32-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 three million records sold to date as well as a multitude of Gold and Platinum Awards.
During 2012 he developed a close relationship with the renowned Berlin label Get Physical Music, with whom Wankelmut started his own Mix-Compilation-Series „Wankelmoods” in fall of 2012, which now reached the third volume.
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 started doing remixes and refined tracks by acts such as Dennis Lloyd, Gossip, Lenny Kravitz, Hozier, K.Flay or Flight Facilities. His artistic achievements are topped off by hundreds of 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.
During the last two years Wankelmut has collaborated with various vocalists like Björn Dixgard (singer of Mando Diao) or Charlotte OC and subsequently scored 2 Mio monthly listeners on Spotify to date. His monthly radio show can be heard on Germany’s biggest radio station WDR 1Live for almost four years now and of course he never forgets his club music roots with releases on Defected or Mother / Superfett.
After his Summer festival season 2019 Wankelmut returned to his Berlin studio to work on new music. In early 2020 his own imprint label WKLMT was launched with the releases of club smasher “Ayahuasca” and „Roll It“ which got lots of credible positive feedback. 2020 was filled with great productions and collaborations on labels like Universal / Virgin, Spinnin’ Deep and Toolroom. There was „Give & Take“ featuring the very promising Swedish singer Svea in March 2020 which was played a lot on Swedish and German radio and scored millions of streams so far. Summer anthem “Only You feat. Paper Idol” (Spinnin Deep) or „Free At Last“ (Toolroom) with remixes by Martin Ikin and Mousse T.
2021 was opened by a collaboration between Lucas Estrada and nobody cares. „Oh Love“ (Spinnin Records) is only a taste of what Wankelmut will deliver in 2021.