Quick fire Q&A with Alison Wonderland


Aussie producer and dance DJ Alison Wonderland takes over Queenstown’s Memorial Centre tonight.

Hosted by The Find, the night will ape Wonderland’s stellar Warehouse Party’s across the Ditch – which packed five venues in major cities.

Wonderland’s recently released her debut EP Calm Down after a couple of years stomping round the globe – playing everywhere from Grammy after-parties to Ibiza and Splendor in the Grass Festival.

The musician – who toured Europe in her youth as principal cellist for the Sydney Youth Orchestra – answers some quick-fire questions from Mountain Scene ahead of her gig.

One album/track/compilation is playing from your tombstone for the rest of eternity – what is it?

Damnnn, I think if I played anything for the rest of eternity I would hate it!

If I HAD to… it would be a toss-up between The White Album, the Bach Cello Suites or Silent Shout.

When was the last time you picked up a cello? Miss it?

I recorded it for a song called ‘Space’ on my Calm Down EP – it felt so nice to play it again.

Will there be a healthy dose of tracks from Calm Down in your Queenstown set – and what else?

Who knows… I’d like to keep an element of surprise. I like to move into lots of different genres.

Best gig of 2014? Why?

It wasn’t really a ‘gig’ but doing a mix for Diplo & Friends for BBC Radio1 was pretty crazy.

What’s the next thing Mountain Scene readers should buy from iTunes?

Anything by Ratking.

Favourite Beatles track?

A Day in the Life.

Snowboarding or skiing – and are you going to get up the mountain while you’re here?

I’m a skier – old school.

Hardest skill to master in being a DJ producer?

Both are difficult in their own way if you want to make it interesting.

Message to Queenstown peeps coming to your gig?

I want to see you hurt yourselves at this show… but not too seriously.

The Wall and The World Bar Present… and The Find, tonight, Thursday, August 7, at 8pm and Friday, 2.30am. Tickets are $25. Supported by Mr Feet and Stubacca.