Wankelmoods Vol. 3


Following the much-loved second volume (POESIE 014CD, 2014), Wankelmut is back with the third edition of his Wankelmoods compilation series. It is a fine window into his unique musical mind which packs lots of moods and grooves into its standout 24 tracks. This self-proclaimed "minimal electronica imp with a knack for rock remixes" hails from Berlin. He's played all over Europe, clocked up a few chart hits such as "My Head Is A Jungle", and now this latest mix finds him in fine form. It includes two of his own recent hits released on Modernsoul/Fine, in the form "I Keep Calling" (Club Mix) with Björn Dixgård -- the lead singer of the Mando Diao -- and "Almost Mine", featuring Charlotte OC and remixed by Mat.Joe, both of which are standouts in the compilation. The mix kicks off with the emotive but driving deep house of Wayward's "Orissa", which is awash with celestial synths and heavenly vocals. Then the drums pick up with cuts from Worthy, a remix from Defected's star man Franky Rizardo, and one from Return Of The Jaded which is all clipped drums and silvery percussion. UK talent Huxley then appears remixing Santé's track featuring Stereo MC's and brings big drums, warm bass, and twisted vocals that settle you into a heads-down groove. Esteemed artists like Gerd Janson and Shan, Tube & Berger, and Wankelmut himself offer twists and turns through pounding house, piano-laced jams, and big vocal anthems. An infectious and loopy brand of tech house defines the absorbing mid-section, as Wankelmut continues to serve up smooth, coherent mixes that always bring something new with each new addition but never disrupt the overall flow of the mix. Touchstones of the scene like Nick Curly, Hot Since 82, and Kölsch keep you on your toes, before the final part of the mix takes thing back down to moody territory that is perfect for the late-night hours with tracks from the likes of Sasha and Djuma Soundsystem and Westerby. This is an ambitious mix that manages to maintain energy levels while proving perfectly unpredictable as it unfolds. Also features Whitesquare, Nils Hoffmann, Forrest, Björn Dixgard, Illyus, Barrientos, Emanuel Satie, George Vala, Kato Change, Riot Stereo, SURAJ, Floyd Lavine, Pablo Fierro, Zoo Brazil, Mendo, Animal Trainer, Joe Goddard, Solee, Martin Landsky, Reboot, Andre Lodemann, Adriatique, BehrEllips, Crazy White Boy, Poliça, and Hammer.