profile : WANKELMUT




Jacob Dilßner (born 17 July 1987), better known by his stage name Wankelmut, is a German electronic music DJ and record producer based in Berlin.

He rose to fame internationally through the remix hit “One Day / Reckoning Song (Wankelmut Remix)“.

Dilßner lived in Friedrichshain, a Berlin borough. He studied at Georg-Herwegh-Oberschule and followed piano lessons.

He enrolled for university studies picking Philosophy and Political Science and while studying, did DJing on a part-time basis notably at various Berlin venues, notably Sisyphos and M.I.K.Z. .

He chose the name Wankelmut, a German term for “fickleness” describing his music as “fickle music, diverse and multi-faceted”.

His fame came with his remix of Asaf Avidan & The Mojos song “Reckoning Song” that he heard during a visit to the United States.

In winter 2011, he remixed it at Ableton Live, cutting, filtering and adding a simple 4/4 groove to the song into “One Day / Reckoning Song (Wankelmut Rmx)” adding it to his Soundcloud account.

The remix went viral and through support by various blogs and spinning of the remix in various clubs all over Europe.

After being approached by a number of labels, it was released by Four Music, who already held the rights to the original song by Asaf Avidan & the Mojos.

It became one of house music’s biggest hits of 2012 internationally topping the charts many European countries including in Germany.

An official music video was released as well. In 2012, he was nominated for “best single” for the song at 1 Live Krone and in 2013 was nominated for “Hit of the Year (national and international)” at 2013 Echo Awards.

Wankelmut put his university studies on hold as he engaged on a pan-European tour.

He also worked on various remixes for his first proper solo-release, a remix of “Jungle”, a song from Emma Louise.

The remix release under the title “My Head Is a Jungle” credits Wankelmut & Emma Louise.

While on holiday in Australia in January 2013, Dilßner spontaneously played a free show, stating: “I’ve made enough money in Europe recently.  …

… I’ve had huge support from fans in Melbourne and I’d like to play a show for them. Get me two CDJs and a mixer and I’ll make a party.”

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Discography


Extended plays

Title Details
Wood & Wine
  • Released: January 17, 2014
  • Label: Get Physical Music
  • Formats: Digital download

Mixes

Title Details
Wankelmoods Vol. 1
  • Released: November 2, 2012
  • Label: Get Physical Music
  • Formats: Digital download

Title Details
Wankelmoods Vol. 2
  • Released: June 6, 2014
  • Label: Get Physical Music
  • Formats: Digital download

Singles

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUT

BEL

DEN

FRA

GER

ITA

NL

NOR

SWE

SWI

UK

2012 One Day / Reckoning Song (Wankelmut Remix) 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 4 8 1 30 The Reckoning

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUT

BEL

DEN

FRA

GER

ITA

NL

NOR

SWE

SWI

UK

2013 My Head Is a Jungle
(with Emma Louise)
55 34 94 29 5 68 35 5
  • ITA: 2x Platinum
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