THE TAKE 5 SERIES
Wankelmut is the German-based DJ behind 2014 hit single “My Head is a Jungle,” a song that took one summer in Europe by storm. His remixes are the rave with listeners across the world: the artist first reached the global stage in 2012, with his remix of Asaf Avidan’s “One Day / Reckoning Song.” The remix has hundreds of millions of streams across music platforms and enjoyed being #1 in eight different European countries.
His 2017 remix of Dennis Lloyd’s “Nevermind” has also been a favorite amongst music lovers. Other artists that Wankelmut has remixed include Lenny Kravitz, Hozier, Gossip, and Flight Faciilities.
More recently, Wankelmut has been pumping out music for his 1.9 million monthly listeners on Spotify. Wankelmut released latest single ‘Sunset’ this November. The month before that, fans got to enjoy “Free At Last,” a collaboration with singer Anna Leyne.
To learn more about Wankelmut, including the craziest thing he’s ever done, read our interview with him below:
Q: Before we dig in, tell us about your latest project.
Q: What’s the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?
Q: What’s the last song you listened to that’s not yours?
Model Man – Love surrounds (CINTHIE Remix)
Q: Do you sing in the shower? What track do you sing that your fans won’t guess?
Yes. I am pretty good at doing ‘Coming undone’ by KORN.
Q: If you could choose any two famous people to have dinner with who would they be?
Q: What's the first show that blew your mind?
For myself, as a DJ it was the sunrise gig at Germany’s 2013 Melt Festival within this huge industrial landscape with thousands of people. That was pretty early in my career as a DJ and it was mindblowing.