Sat November 5, 2022

Alison Wonderland

at Greek Theatre (8pm)
In Alice In Wonderland, Alice falls down a rabbit hole and enters a fantastic world of Lewis Carroll's design.

A century-and-a-half later, Alison Wonderland architects a world of her own design as its chief author, creator, and voice. The Sydney-born and Los Angeles-based singer, producer, songwriter, and DJ realizes this vision at the intersection of future-facing pop, explosive beat-craft, and eternal dance rhythms.

Since emerging in 2009, her sound quietly inched towards mainstream ubiquity as the sonic sorceress received the "Highest Female DJ Billing Ever at Coachella," captured #1 on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart twice consecutively, headlined sold out arenas around the globe, and clocked upwards of 100 million streams by 2018. Not to mention, ELLE proclaimed her one of its "Women On The Verge," and she garnered features from FADER, Glamour, Seventeen, Interview, Wonderland, Chicago Tribune, Du Jour, and more. Simultaneously, Alison's Radio Wonderland show clocked 5 million-plus iTunes downloads as well as broadcasting to over 20 countries and featuring prominently on the Sirius XM channel Diplo's Revolution. That steady rise represents the culmination of a lifetime dedicated to crafting ethereal and engaging escapist music befitting of her evocative moniker.

She architected the foundation for this world as a child. The classically trained cellist split her formative years between the Sydney Youth Orchestra and playing guitar in local bands before diving into production and DJ-ing during 2008. Grinding it out with regular night club sets around Australia and a series of remixes for everyone from Little Dragon to Justin Bieber, she ignited an international splash in 2015 with the full-length debut, Run. Not only did it reach gold status down under, but it earned a pair of nominations at the ARIA Awards. Arriving with a bang, she made her live introduction stateside at Coachella. Fast forward to 2017, she achieved the "Best New Artist" honor at the first-ever Electronic Dance Music Awards, while her remix of Dua Lipa's "New Rules" soared to #1 on the Billboard Dance Charts.

Alison's 2018 sophomore effort, Awake, leveled up every element. She joined forces with an all-star cast of collaborators such as Joel Little [Lorde], Illangelo [The Weeknd], Party Favor [Mad Decent], and longtime cohort Lido. Meanwhile, she teamed up with innovators including Chief Keef on "Dreamy" and Trippie Redd on "High." The record became the multi-talented phenomenon's second straight #1 bow on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart as "Church" leapt past the 14 million-mark on Spotify in a few months' time. For the ensuing headline tour, she sold out hallowed venues across the states, namely Bill Graham Civic Auditorium and WaMu Theatre, to name a few.

However, Alison's world continues to grow and expand with each subsequent single, album, and tour. It'll only get brighter, bolder, and bigger from here on out.

~~~~~~~~

The title AWAKE came to Wonderland in a dream. "I think it was my subconscious telling me things," she reasons. "The more I wrote, the more it seemed the perfect name."

To realize that dream, Wonderland immersed herself in the process of making the album, lending her writing and producing skills to every track. Her collaborators include Joel Little (Lorde), Illangelo (The Weeknd), Party Favor (Mad Decent) and long-time friend Lido (who also worked on Run).

"Joel Little's so awesome and chill," she says about her sessions with the GRAMMY® winner. "He's innovative, empathetic and doesn't judge you."

Also joining the party are some of Wonderland's favorite next gen rappers. Ohio rapper Trippie Redd reigns on the ambient "High" while L.A. young gun Buddy channels his chill vibes on the tropical pop of "Cry."

Chief Keef - who's previously worked with Kanye West, Lil B and Travi$ Scott - guests on "Dreamy Dragon," throwing down rhymes over euphoric breakbeat house. Wonderland observes, "It's the perfect mash-up of his world and mine. He was so much fun in the studio. I was playing the track super loud and he just put his ear right against the speaker. During takes, he was dancing in the booth."

A mix of digital-pop and incendiary beats, AWAKE sees Wonderland blaze new territory - sonically, vocally and emotionally. Lead single "CHURCH" features her most revealing lyrics to date, concerning struggles with difficult relationships, anxiety and self-doubt. She hopes AWAKE will help others face their own trials.
In Alice In Wonderland, Alice falls down a rabbit hole and enters a fantastic world of Lewis Carroll's design.

A century-and-a-half later, Alison Wonderland architects a world of her own design as its chief author, creator, and voice. The Sydney-born and Los Angeles-based singer, producer, songwriter, and DJ realizes this vision at the intersection of future-facing pop, explosive beat-craft, and eternal dance rhythms.

Since emerging in 2009, her sound quietly inched towards mainstream ubiquity as the sonic sorceress received the "Highest Female DJ Billing Ever at Coachella," captured #1 on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart twice consecutively, headlined sold out arenas around the globe, and clocked upwards of 100 million streams by 2018. Not to mention, ELLE proclaimed her one of its "Women On The Verge," and she garnered features from FADER, Glamour, Seventeen, Interview, Wonderland, Chicago Tribune, Du Jour, and more. Simultaneously, Alison's Radio Wonderland show clocked 5 million-plus iTunes downloads as well as broadcasting to over 20 countries and featuring prominently on the Sirius XM channel Diplo's Revolution. That steady rise represents the culmination of a lifetime dedicated to crafting ethereal and engaging escapist music befitting of her evocative moniker.

She architected the foundation for this world as a child. The classically trained cellist split her formative years between the Sydney Youth Orchestra and playing guitar in local bands before diving into production and DJ-ing during 2008. Grinding it out with regular night club sets around Australia and a series of remixes for everyone from Little Dragon to Justin Bieber, she ignited an international splash in 2015 with the full-length debut, Run. Not only did it reach gold status down under, but it earned a pair of nominations at the ARIA Awards. Arriving with a bang, she made her live introduction stateside at Coachella. Fast forward to 2017, she achieved the "Best New Artist" honor at the first-ever Electronic Dance Music Awards, while her remix of Dua Lipa's "New Rules" soared to #1 on the Billboard Dance Charts.

Alison's 2018 sophomore effort, Awake, leveled up every element. She joined forces with an all-star cast of collaborators such as Joel Little [Lorde], Illangelo [The Weeknd], Party Favor [Mad Decent], and longtime cohort Lido. Meanwhile, she teamed up with innovators including Chief Keef on "Dreamy" and Trippie Redd on "High." The record became the multi-talented phenomenon's second straight #1 bow on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart as "Church" leapt past the 14 million-mark on Spotify in a few months' time. For the ensuing headline tour, she sold out hallowed venues across the states, namely Bill Graham Civic Auditorium and WaMu Theatre, to name a few.

However, Alison's world continues to grow and expand with each subsequent single, album, and tour. It'll only get brighter, bolder, and bigger from here on out.

~~~~~~~~

The title AWAKE came to Wonderland in a dream. "I think it was my subconscious telling me things," she reasons. "The more I wrote, the more it seemed the perfect name."

To realize that dream, Wonderland immersed herself in the process of making the album, lending her writing and producing skills to every track. Her collaborators include Joel Little (Lorde), Illangelo (The Weeknd), Party Favor (Mad Decent) and long-time friend Lido (who also worked on Run).

"Joel Little's so awesome and chill," she says about her sessions with the GRAMMY® winner. "He's innovative, empathetic and doesn't judge you."

Also joining the party are some of Wonderland's favorite next gen rappers. Ohio rapper Trippie Redd reigns on the ambient "High" while L.A. young gun Buddy channels his chill vibes on the tropical pop of "Cry."

Chief Keef - who's previously worked with Kanye West, Lil B and Travi$ Scott - guests on "Dreamy Dragon," throwing down rhymes over euphoric breakbeat house. Wonderland observes, "It's the perfect mash-up of his world and mine. He was so much fun in the studio. I was playing the track super loud and he just put his ear right against the speaker. During takes, he was dancing in the booth."

A mix of digital-pop and incendiary beats, AWAKE sees Wonderland blaze new territory - sonically, vocally and emotionally. Lead single "CHURCH" features her most revealing lyrics to date, concerning struggles with difficult relationships, anxiety and self-doubt. She hopes AWAKE will help others face their own trials.
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