REVIEW: Wankelmut Live At The Vooodoo Rooms

Our Bulmers Live Reporter Anthony Kelly gives us his thoughts on the DJ's appearance in Cork's Voodoo Rooms

Night 3 of the Bulmers Live Festival is upon us and it is the turn of Wankelmut to entertain the Cork crowds. The Berlin based DJ/Producer has now been filling dance floors all over Europe, since 2012. Wankelmut , Aka Jacob Dilßnert ‘s rise to prominence came after a remix of Israeli folk artist, Asaf Avidan’s 2008 hit, ‘One day’

For tonight’s Venue, Bulmers Live have chosen one of Cork’s most popular, weekend hotspots, The Voodoo Rooms and it must be said, they were well prepared for the arrival of the Thursday night revellers. Baron Samedi of James Bond’s ‘Live And Let Die’ Fame was even present to meet the guests upon arrival (complete with his pet python.)

Even at such an early stage the dance floor was chock-a-block and the crowd were eagerly waiting for Wankelmut to take to the stage.

Upon arrival the German was treated to a typically warm, Irish welcome and proceeded to get straight down to business. His set varied between genres and his versatility was instantly evident. Techno and hard house  numbers were being swapped easily for R&B/Hip Hop Classics like Mary J Blige’s ‘Family Affair’ and the former Sir Henry’s back bar favourite ‘Let Me Clear My Throat’ as made famous by DJ Kool. Each song being greeted by roars of approval, however the loudest cheers of the night were reserved for Wankelmut’s own releases, ‘My Head Is A Jungle’ has enjoyed many plays in this same packed out venue and ‘One Day’ is certainly no stranger to the Cork crowd either, but you feel there is something special for this crowd to seem them played in person. Refusing to be pigeonholed into any particular genre, the latter stages of this excellent set included mixes of 80’s classics from Queen and Toto. Next up sees Hermitage Green taking to the stage at An Brog on Thursday (29th) from 8pm!


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