“Let the freak inside yourself hit the public.” Wankelmut takes on our quickfire Q&A.

What are you listening to right now?

I am going through a lot of promos. Lots of great new stuff by Josh Butler, Santé, Fritz Kalkbrenner and various others.

What did you dream about last night?

Marriage to a very close person.

Who’s your hero?

Neil Young. Great singer, great artist, great attitude.

What’s the best thing you’ve ever done?

Putting trust in the right people. Girlfriend, family, manager, booking agent, etc. All based on trust.

What’s the secret of your success?

I want a certain level of quality. That’s about the production, mixing and mastering but also the artists I collaborate with. I try to find the ‘good people’ in this business.

Describe your dancing style.

Intense! Energetic! I was born on the dancefloor somehow.

What’s your biggest interest outside music?

Video games and high quality drinking.

Invent a genre to describe your music.

Hard Hitting House Music With A Song (HHHMWAS).

What’s the best thing you’ve ever heard?

Mory Kante – ‘Yeke Yeke (Hardfloor Remix)’.

What don’t people know about you?

Most of the people don’t know my full real name.

What is art?

Let the freak inside yourself hit the public.

What makes you laugh?

My DJ friends Tube & Berger.

What makes you cry?

The end of underground club culture in Berlin.

What’s the best thing you own?

The flat I share with my girlfriend.

What makes me cry? The end of underground club culture in Berlin.

What’s on your bucket list?

Getting married.

What excites you?

Quality time with people I love/like.

What time is it?

Monday afternoon in freezing cold east Berlin.

Tell us a secret.

My real birthday is not the one on Wikipedia.

What’s your fantasy?

Going back to 1980 and DJing alongside Alfredo in Ibiza.

Why are we here?

To keep subculture alive.


Wankelmut’s Wankelmoods Vol. 3 compilation is out now on Poesie Musik. Find him on Facebook, Twitter and SoundCloud.

2nd March, 2018

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