– by Dylan Smith
The Alison Wonderland Warehouse Project 2.0 dropped in Perth last weekend, with a banging line up including LA Producer AWE, House aficionado Motez and the Perth exclusive Slumberjack; we were even treated to a special guest. Cosmo’s Midnight borrowed the crowd for an hour in a lead up to our queen, integrating themselves nicely amongst the already heftily talented crew of music makers.
Inaugurating the party was AWE, friend and collaborator of Alison Wonderland (‘Back It Up’). Flouting any qualms the crowd had with the lower spectrum, AWE at one point cracked, “Perth likes bass music right?”, and then dropped some majorly sub heavy tune; each 60Hz kick hitting like the back leg of a horse. Of course, he dropped some awe-inspiring music of his own, including his remix of Jack Ü’s ‘Take Ü There’.
Next on the setlist? Why Slumberjack of course. The two played a spectrum of dope music, throwing out NGHTMRE’s remix of their original, ‘The Others’ (ft. KLP), as well as their collaborative remix of Carmada’s ‘Maybe’ with Elk Road. The luscious duo then pumped out some Kendrick Lamar and teased us by almost dropping their Alison collab. ‘Naked’, before cutting us off at the drop.
The Cosmo’s Midnight pair then greeted the audience with their share of wavy splendour and alt trap. Meanwhile, the crowd outside huddled together like pigeons in search of warmth, preparing to head inwards to catch themselves a bit of the cosmic-fever, before aligning themselves in columns and rows to dance to the 4×4 kush of Motez and his dank mansion beats.
Soon, the night settled in; squads of yung boys, girls and all in between craned their necks like meerkats, darting expressions to and fro one another, for they had felt the presence of a leader. The one and only, Alison ‘Wonder’ Wonderland was in the (ware)house. A taste of her golden song choices included; RL Grime and Djemba Djemba’s ‘Valhalla’, Boombox Cartel’s ‘B2U’ and – more Kendrick – ‘Kendrick – ‘Backstreet Freestyle’.
She also threw out some old-school pieces which worked wonderfully with the crowd, particularly great The Beastie Boys’ ‘Intergalactic’. And of course, she played some original work, dedicating one song in particular to her ex-boyfriend, and choosing to play out the whole of ‘Already Gone’, the final song off her album, towards the end of her set.
If you’re reading this and did not personally attend one of Alison’s Warehouse dates, then please, come along next time. Seriously, what’s $45 in exchange for a magnificent experience?
Photo Credit: Matthew Picken