cover story New Music April 18, 2019

Alison Wonderland wants to see more women on the Billboard Dance 100

Alison Wonderland wants to see more women on the Billboard Dance 100

Homegrown producer is one of the biggest names in electronic music right now.

Her first new music for 2019 came in the form of a Dillon Francis collab called ‘Lost My Mind’.

That was followed by her latest cut, an emotive single titled ‘Peace‘ (which debuted on the TMN Hot 100 this week after strong support from both alternative and commercial radio).

To top it off, Alison Wonderland was recently at #36 named on the Billboard Dance 100 Artists of 2019 and just sold out her first show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

“I feel weird talking about this kind of stuff because I never thought any of this would ever happen to me,” she tells TMN.

“It’s so cool to be getting considered a legitimate artist and that my hard work is paying off, so it means a lot.”

Wonderland was the highest ever female act on the Billboard Dance 100 list, and while she’s trying to spin that fact in a positive light, she admits the representation of women in the dance music industry leaves something to be desired.

“I’m going to look at it in a positive way. I don’t want to be negative about this subject because the more people do that, the more negativity it attracts.

“I think that there are more women in this list year by year. The gap is slowly getting bridged.

“A few years ago it was hard to convince people that you were legitimate, and there was a bit of sexism going on.”

Listen to Alison Wonderland’s full chat with TMN below or subscribe on iTunes or Spotify.

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