- Eye Color
- Hair ColorBlondes
- HometownSydney, Australia
About Alison Wonderland
DJ and producer Alison Wonderland was born Alex Scholler in Sydney, Australia. She studied classical music as a child and played the cello in the Sydney Youth Orchestra before taking up the bass in an indie rock band. From there, she started making her own brand of raw, electronic music.
“It’s so surreal. A few years ago I was just a nerd in my room making music,” Alison told Elektro Daily. “I couldn’t afford to buy a microphone or synths. I got a job at a call center selling security cameras so I could afford a laptop. The reason I wanted to buy a laptop was because I heard ‘Silent Shout’ by The Knife a long time ago and I wanted to make music like that. They’re not necessarily why I’m where I am now, but they’re the reason why I bought my laptop and Ableton.”
Alison released her debut five-track EP “Calm Down” in 2014. The EP topped iTunes charts, racked up 2 million streams across her Soundcloud and included the single “"I Want U.“ She continued to build a following, both through her EP and through her performances, which included warehouse shows where she personally invited people via text, and venues including strip clubs.
In 2015, Alison collaborated with a host of heavy hitters from the electronic music world, including Djemba Djemba, Lido, Ganz, Safia, and AWE, on her first album, “Run.” “Pretty much the whole record was made [in L.A.] by accident. I spent about a month writing the skeletons of the demos and then spent a couple months in Australia making them sound like songs rather than just ideas,” she told Elektro Daily. “I was lucky to have an amazing group of people around me to collaborate with.”
With the new album out, Alison made her American debut at Coachella, then followed it up with a two-month North American tour that included playing at Electric Forest and Lollapalooza. “When I found out about Coachella, I was like, ‘well … that’s kind of a dream!’ That was the craziest thing I’ve ever heard. I always would joke about one day playing Coachella. I never thought about it coming true, really,” she told Elektro Daily.