May 18, 2016


Alison Wonderland Explains Why She Feels 'Awkward' Collaborating

Alison Wonderland ignited 2016's Electric Daisy Carnival in New York with fire hip-hop beats, a few choice one-offs and some cuts from her own album, Run, on Sunday (May 15). But before she took the stage, we met up with the Australian producer to get to know her a little better.

Wonderland, a.k.a. Alex Sholler IRL, began DJing to keep the creativity flowing as she grew bored of her classical music beginnings. As she delved deeper into the scene, she realized that she has a place in electronic music, eventually releasing her debut LP in 2015. A cellist from the start, she still uses her trusty instrument to write songs, but not in the same way.

"I'm writing for my new album at the moment, and I've been playing an electric cello, not necessarily to get cello noises out of it, but to create top lines and hooks. It definitely helps the process of writing music."

When it comes to collaborations, Alison Wonderland has a few (Wayne Coyne, Slumberjack, AWE), but she admits that she likes to do things on her own. Plus, she always feels awkward asking people to work with her. Watch our interview with Alison Wonderland above, and next up, check out our interview with Dash Berlin about his made-up genre "PEDM Hop."