BY ANTOINE AARENS
A year ago, Alison Wonderland was an escalating talent on Australia’s electronic scene. Now in 2015, she’s in the middle of a world tour. We caught her in San Francisco last Friday when she DJed the Lightning in a Bottle opening party at 1015 Folsom. Going beyond the frontiers of a simple DJ set, she mastered the mic and audience, especially upon dropping her hit “U Don’t Know.”
Musically speaking, the set was an eclectic mix of styles — trap, future R&B (Rustie’s “Slasherr”), old school hip-hop (scratching to Beastie Boys’s “Intergalactic”), electronic house (Fatboy Slim, Daft Punk) and of course, her own productions. It’s no wonder EDM figureheads like Diplo and Annie Mac have hailed her as one of the best DJ’s in Australia.
Alison Wonderland is back home for her Wonderland Warehouse Project 2.0 tour, but you can catch her in the US this summer.