DJ and producer Alison Wonderland needed a compact performance kit to power fantastical, next-level visuals on her worldwide tour. The solution: a Surface-powered kit that she and her VJ can control from stage.
This is shaping up to be the season of Alison Wonderland, an LA-based electronic DJ and producer rocketing up the electronic music charts. After making history as the first solo female DJ to headline the mainstage at EDC Las Vegas, Alison is taking her live show to the next level for a summer of headline festival spots and an international tour, kicking off on August 5th, 2017 in Chicago.
Inspired by spiritual iconography and elements of high fantasy, she’s collaborated with Microsoft to produce jaw-dropping, dynamic visuals that she and her VJ are able to control in real time, from stage. It’s all powered by a performance kit running on a Microsoft Surface Book; a new plug-and-play solution that can adapt to any stage and any vibe – really, wherever touring takes her.
- Alison WonderlandYou go to a music festival and people are tied up in their phones or worried about what they look like when they’re dancing. I just want people not to care and let go for an hour.
A mesmerizing performer equally at home behind the decks in raucous warehouse parties and center stage headlining international festivals, Alison Wonderland has been creating music and performing for over a decade – from playing cello in orchestras and rocking the bass in indie bands, to her current status as rising electronic music star.
As she continues to find new fans, Alison requires a compact yet robust tour kit that can adapt to events of all sizes and styles. Her custom performance kit – running on a Microsoft Surface Book, combined with Kinect – is powering live visuals inspired in equal parts by spirituality and galactic pop-culture imagery. And when paired with Alison’s thrilling music, they’ll provide a spellbinding adventure for fans.
“When I play a show, I need to feel the energy from the crowd,” says Alison Wonderland
Inspired by spiritual iconography and high fantasy, Alison collaborated with Microsoft to produce jaw-dropping, dynamic visuals
The custom performance kit features a Surface Book combined with Kinect, allowing Alison and her VJ to improvise on stage
The performance kit is a plug-and-play solution to translate the rich complexities of the music into a powerful visual display
Early rehearsal with visuals from the show.
From local venues to major festivals, Surface-powered kit takes Alison Wonderland’s live act to a new level
DJ and producer Alison Wonderland was so caught up in what she was doing during a recent rehearsal for her upcoming tour that when she turned around and looked at the screen displaying her image, she did a double take.Read more