After the success of Wonderland Warehouse in 2014, it was no surprise when Alex Scholler, better know as the adorable AlisonWonderland, announced she would once again be delving into the underground scene.
With support acts Slumberjack, Motez and the USA’s Awe in the game as well, it was set to be one of the best electronic tours of the year.
No one expected it to be like this though.
I woke up in the early afternoon with my phone on my bedside table, I had four messages –one from mum, two from the girlfriend and another from an “AWonderland”.
“Brisbane, I’m ready, lets do this! Meet me on Gregory Tce between Exhibition and Alexandria in Bowen hills from 6pm, sh*ts gonna get weird! – Alison Wonderland” the text read.
“Weird” was an understatement. After fumbling around through Brisbane trying to find this mysterious ‘Gregory Terrace’ (I don’t get around our capital city very often) I felt the ground start trembling with electronic music. I sprinted down the street and found a warehouse shaking at its foundations. I made my way inside past the food stalls and walked into an industrial cave filled with a mishmash of technicolor madness and a crowd jumping along to an electrifying set from Perth natives Slumberjack, who after self-financing a tour last September, took the stage at StereoSonic alongside AlisonWonderland.
19 year-old Awe shook the concrete dancefloor with mind-melting basslines and body smashing snares, futhering his reputation after praise on 2014 EP Crystals from the likes of Skrillex, Annie Mac, Zedds Dead and Dillon Francis.
Motez took to the stage and absolutely obliterated the thoughts of his ‘ride roof back’ days with an hour of pulsating rhythm and crazy flips that left the crowd forgetting where they were…
That is until EDM’s Wonderland princess turned up.
The crowd began chanting as she appeared on stage, proceeding to destroy the wonderlandwarehouse crowd with a mental concoction of trap, house, electro, RnB and even some old school rap for the next two hours.
The wonderlandwarehouse project 2.0 was an insane night to say the least, and was one that left me with a spring in my step, and a questionable amount of vodka and redbull in my shoes.
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Feature image is Alison Wonderland at Falls Festival 2014-15 (c) Jake Wilton