Only a few hours before hundreds of music revelers gathered together on New York City’s West Side, DJ and producer Alison Wonderland took to her Instagram account to go live. Eyes glowing with disbelief, she explained to her followers tuned in, “Terminal 5 is my dream venue.” All those watching and getting ready for the show knew instantly that they were in for one hell of a night.
Since Alison Wonderland first exploded onto the scene in 2014, she wasted no time delving deep into the electronic landscape, paving a path for her own type of domination. With incredible humbleness, her unique musical stylings fusing together electronica, downtempo, hip-hop, and trap, and a captivating stage presence, it wasn’t long until this Australian native found herself playing to thousands of die-hard fans behind the decks of the biggest festivals in the world. This year alone saw her own a special b2b set with Diplo and Jauz at EDC Las Vegas, followed by a massive performance at Tomorrowland in Belgium. Then just shy of last week, Alison Wonderland found herself in the Big Apple, ready to live out her long-awaited dream of playing at Terminal in New York City.
The night started out with less of an opener and more of mover. DJ and producer Elohim set the tone for the night as she broke out a live setup to deliver her performance. She performed several of her singles, in addition to collaborations she’s had in recent months with local Chicago artists. Elohim dropped a number of tracks we love by Louis The Child, Whethan, and Oliver, just to name a few. Her performance locked in an amped up crowd for Alison Wonderland, who would take the decks around 30 minutes later.
Finally, the lights went down and the A signs went up as Alison Wonderland approached the stage, opening with her notorious wonderland intro. This flowed steadily into an action-packed light show and high-energy drop of her “Is It Good Enough” ID, making the crowd go mental from there on out. She would go on to play some of our all-time favorites, like Keys n Krates’ “Save Me” and a heavy mix of her originals and remixs, including “I Want You” and her new Dua Lipa’s “New Rules” remix. Every build up and drop was perfectly complimented by a dynamic light show that hit the senses vigorously, without any hesitation. As always, Alison Wonderland’s performance was utterly captivating; she brings a very real and raw energy to the stage unlike many of her counterparts in the industry. The show ended on note that no one could really comprehend, but smiles from ear to ear could be seen all over. Alison Wonderland successfully f*cked New York City up on some crazy kind of level. It was a dream night had by all.