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Alison Wonderland
- Welcome To Wonderland

Welcome To Wonderland confirms suspicions that a star has been born...

May 10th 2012 | Label: EMI
Alison Wonderland was the crowd favourite when she stepped up to the decks at the final of EMI's She Can DJ talent scouting program in 2011, so few were surprised when she was offered a contract despite not taking out the major prize. The Sydney DJ's flair for leaping across genres points to a production career which will be well worth following, but first up is the Welcome To Wonderland mix – a showcase for her genre-hopping talents, but which never quite gets your jaw dropping like you know it could.

Across 19 tracks, Wonderland deftly leaps all over the shop just as she would in the club, with moves from halftime rave-step to reggae-tinged drum'n'bass through hip hop and big beat, all undertaken in the blink of an eye – and that's just on an opening salvo, taking in cuts from Alex Metric, Major Lazer, 360 & Gossling (as remixed by Wonderland herself) and classics from Arrested Development (People Everyday) and The Chemical Brothers (Galvanize). From here she settles into a more conventional 4/4 groove, tipping her hat to the strength of the local scene with the Frames remix of Lancelot's We Can Dance, Flight Facilities' Foreign Language and Beni's faux piano bomb Opulence before veering back towards bass music territory on the run home.

All the ingredients are there but at times the programming is a little haphazard, Wonderland also erring on the side of caution by letting tracks play out when a little more mixing creativity may just have kicked things up the required notch. Welcome To Wonderland confirms suspicions that a star has been born, but you suspect it'll be on forthcoming releases that Alison Wonderland will truly shine.

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Saturday 29th November

Stereosonic 2014 feat.
Skrillex + Alesso + Steve Aoki + Showtek + Dash Berlin + Carl Cox + Porter Robinson + Laidback Luke + New World Sound + TJR + Ferry Corsten + Noisia + Deorro + Headhunterz + MK + DVBBS + Booka Shade + Markus Schulz + What So Not + Joel Fletcher + John O'Callaghan + Foreign Beggars + Hot Since 82 + Alison Wonderland + Crookers + Jack Beats + The Aston Shuffle + Route 94 + Simon Patterson + Alex Metric + Deetron + Kaz James + Ilan Bluestone + Nick Thayer + ZHU + Stereosonic

Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney Olympic Park

Sunday 30th November

Stereosonic 2014 feat.
Skrillex + Alesso + Steve Aoki + Showtek + Dash Berlin + Carl Cox + Porter Robinson + Laidback Luke + New World Punx + TJR + Ferry Corsten + Noisia + Deorro + Headhunterz + MK + DVBBS + Booka Shade + Markus Schulz + What So Not + Joel Fletcher + John O'Callaghan + Foreign Beggars + Hot Since 82 + Alison Wonderland + Crookers + Jack Beats + The Aston Shuffle + Route 94 + Simon Patterson + Alex Metric + Deetron + Ilan Bluestone + Nick Thayer + Slumberjack + Stereosonic

Claremont Showground, Claremont

Saturday 6th December

Stereosonic 2014 feat.
Skrillex + Alesso + Steve Aoki + Showtek + Dash Berlin + Porter Robinson + Laidback Luke + TJR + Noisia + Headhunterz + DVBBS + Deorro + Markus Schulz + What So Not + Joel Fletcher + John O'Callaghan + Alison Wonderland + Foreign Beggars + Cash Cash + Crookers + Jack Beats + The Aston Shuffle + Simon Patterson + Alex Metric + Uberjak'd + Ilan Bluestone + M4Sonic + Nick Thayer + Seek n Destroy + Dancespace + Stereosonic

Adelaide Showground, Wayville

Saturday 6th December

Stereosonic 2014 feat.
Skrillex + Alesso + Steve Aoki + Showtek + Dash Berlin + Carl Cox + Porter Robinson + Laidback Luke + New World Punx + TJR + Ferry Corsten + Noisia + Deorro + Headhunterz + MK + DVBBS + Booka Shade + Markus Schulz + What So Not + Joel Fletcher + Cash Cash + John O'Callaghan + Foreign Beggars + Hot Since 82 + Alison Wonderland + Crookers + Jack Beats + The Aston Shuffle + Route 94 + Simon Patterson + Alex Metric + Deetron + Ilan Bluestone + Kaz James + Nicky Night Time + Nick Thayer + ZHU + Stereosonic

Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale

Sunday 7th December

Stereosonic 2014 feat.
Skrillex + Alesso + Steve Aoki + Showtek + Dash Berlin + Carl Cox + Porter Robinson + Laidback Luke + New World Punx + TJR + Ferry Corsten + Noisia + Deorro + Headhunterz + MK + DVBBS + Booka Shade + Markus Schulz + What So Not + Joel Fletcher + Cash Cash + John O'Callaghan + Foreign Beggars + Hot Since 82 + Alison Wonderland + Crookers + Jack Beats + The Aston Shuffle + Route 94 + Simon Patterson + Alex Metric + Deetron + Ilan Bluestone + Nick Thayer + Nicky Night Time + Stereosonic

Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills

Sunday 28th December

Falls Festival 2014 feat.
Alt-J + Asgeir + Big Freedia + Black Lips + Bluejuice + Cloud Control + Cold War Kids + Dan Sultan + DMA's + Fishing + Glass Animals + Jagwar Ma + Jamie xx + Joey Bada$$ + John Butler Trio + Kim Churchill + Kingswood + The Kite String Tangle + Megan Washington + Milky Chance + Movement + The Presets + Remi + Run The Jewels + Safia + SBTRKT + Spiderbait + Sticky Fingers + The Temper Trap + Tensnake + Tkay Maidza + Todd Terje + Tycho + Vance Joy + Wolf Alice + Alison Wonderland + BadBadNotGood + Client Liaison + Salt N Pepa + AKA KLP + Tonight Only + The Horns of Leroy + Just A Gent + Japanese Wallpaper + Kilter + GRMM + Benson + The Melbourne Gospel Choir + Pierce Brothers + Torren Foot + UV Boi + Yahtzel + more + Falls Festival

Lorne, Lorne

Saturday 3rd January

Southbound 2014 feat.
Alison Wonderland + Alt-J + Asgeir + Black Lips + Bluejuice + Cold War Kids + DMA's + Glass Animals + Jagwar Ma + Joey Bada$$ + John Butler Trio + Kim Churchill + The Kite String Tangle + Milky Chance + Movement + The Presets + Remi + Run The Jewels + Safia + Salt N Pepa + SBTRKT + Spiderbait + Sticky Fingers + The Temper Trap + Tkay Maidza + Todd Terje + Tycho + Vance Joy + Southbound Festival

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