To mark the launch of her highly anticipated sophomore album ‘Awake’ last Friday (6th April), Alison Wonderland took part in a Reddit AMA, allowing users of r/trap community to ask her anything they wanted to know.
In a question posed to the Sydney-born, LA-based DJ/producer about her plans to start streaming on the Twitch platform, she responded saying that she plans on using the outlet to present more “open format sets”.
“Hey so with twitch I want to start streaming myself djing open format sets,” she explained. “Like a house party set. I miss doing this as its how I started. last time I had a house party I djed for 8 hours straight”.
In the AMA she called upon her friend and fellow producer Jai Wolf to vouch for that and he subsequently responded saying, “can confirm. watched 4 of the 8 hours. was blown away.”
A more free-form, open format DJing set up for the recent DJ Mag North America cover star is something we’d be excited to hear given Wonderland’s diverse, classically trained musical background and an obsessive fandom for the likes of Hudson Mohawke, TNGHT and LCD Soundsystem, all of which she also discussed in the AMA which you can read in full here.
In the AMA, she also spoke candidly about her anxiety, something she has been open about in the past. She has described ‘Awake’ as her most honest, personal work to date, saying that she wants it to be beneficial to her fans. “If you’ve got a voice and a platform, you can use it for real communication,” she said. “I want to make a track that someone will hear and be like ‘shit, I totally get what she’s feeling and if she can get out, maybe I can, too.’ I don’t want them to be afraid to talk about it."
As well as slots lined up at EDC Las Vegas, Spring Awakening and Tomorrowland, Alison Wonderland is also embarking on an extensive North American tour this summer, the dates of which you can see below.
North American Tour Dates:
13th April – Indio, CA @ Coachella
20th April – Indio, CA @ Coachella
3rd August – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
10th August – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theatre
11th August – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
17 August – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium
25th August – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
31st August – Washington, DC @ Echostage