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Poll 2022: Alison Wonderland
Alison Wonderland

From: Sydney, Australia

DJ style:“Freeform.”

Best known for:“Fucking people up on a spiritual level.”

Fave tune of 2022:“Fred Again & Swedish House Mafia ‘Turn On The Lights’.”

Rising star DJ/producer of 2022:“Jon Casey and DJ LMN.”

After a slower pace of life was enforced on us all over the last few years, Australian producer and DJ Alison Wonderland has made up for lost time and is back in full force. Having shifted the focus from touring while the clubs were closed into songwriting and music production, this year she released her third studio album, ‘Loner’ via EMI. It dances between trap, electronica and electro-pop, travelling through different themes from love to drugs, her voice layered across bassbin-heavy basslines and ethereal breakdowns. Now that the touring is back she’s had a busy year playing some of the biggest clubs and festivals across the USA, including Breakaway in Kansas City and HARD Summer Music Festival in California. This year she also launched her side project Whyte Fang, her industrial electronica alter ego, performing her debut show at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles. The first single ‘TIDES’ came in 2021, and this year she followed up with ‘333’, a fast-paced track with distorted kicks that channels trap and industrial techno.

What’s the best DJ set you’ve seen this year?

“Fred Again, Boiler Room set.”

What’s the longest DJ set you’ve ever played? 

“Eight hours, at a house party in 2015. I got so drunk during that DJ set I bought tickets to Japan the next day, and was still drunk when I got on the plane.”

What’s one piece of studio hardware you wish you owned? 

“A Jupiter 8.”

What’s the last tune you bought? 

“My own album — ha.”

What’s the next big sound? 

“Who knows, but I am excited for breakbeats and d&b to be heard more in the bigger sets/stages.”