Alison Wonderland & Elohim Run Emo’s Photo Recap

Groundbreaking Australian producer, Alison Wonderland, brought her FMUOASL Tour through Austin Friday night and electrified Emo’s on a spiritual level. The month-long North American tour, supported by LA-based artist Elohim, launched on Sept. 14 and will conclude in the Pacific Northwest on Oct. 18.

Together, Wonderland and Elohim make for a powerhouse electronic combo. The Aussie producer who recently earned The Electronic Music Awards’ 2017 ‘New Artist of the Year,’ is renowned for her next-level production and intricate sets while Elohim has rapidly emerged as one of the most sought after electronic acts in the industry.

With a full-length debut slated for early 2018, Elohim is not only a top artist to watch in 2017 but a game-changer in forward-thinking electronic music, twisting the genre and its live execution in ways few others have dared. Her 2016 self-titled EP, with hit singles “Xanax”, “Sensations” and “She Talks Too Much” catapulted her into the forefront of emerging electronic acts pushing the genre towards uncharted territory.

The enigmatic Elohim is elusively seductive both audibly and visually. She remains an enchanting mystery, a guarded introvert who self-admittedly struggles with anxiety often shielding herself behind a mask of carefully manicured hair. Yet, she’s also a stunning artist whose perplexing aura and internal duality bursts through her pop-forward brand of “experiential electronic” with an open and confident sophistication. Like the artist, each of her introspective melodies takes on a distinct identity, never resembling the last or falling into common electronic tropes and habits.

Wonderland, on the other-hand is bold, boisterous and infectiously outgoing who prefers being the life of the party. The Aussie producer dazzled the jam-packed Emo’s with a whole new live set of intoxicating electronics and audiovisual aesthetics blasting her original blend of pop, techno, trap, future beats and hypnotic, backing visuals.

The Sydney-based producer will wrap-up the FMUOASL Tour just in time to return home for her most spine-tingling, immersive project yet, WonderlandScarehouseProject. In support of her forthcoming sophomore album, Wonderland will run a four-date, mini-festival/tour in remote farmhouse locations across Australia and New Zealand beginning in late November and into mid-December.

According to the project website, “Running amok through never-before-used haunted farmlands, WonderlandScarehouseProject promises to be a blood chilling experience like nothing you have ever witnessed. Splattered across horror movie fields, WonderlandScarehouseProject will feature a massive collection of international and local artists, hand-picked by the Queen of Scream herself.

With elaborate experimentation, both, Wonderland and Elohim have elevated the electronic genre onto a whole new level. Each artist possesses unique qualities that sets them not only apart but also above so many other producers. Together, they are a must-see.

Alison Wonderland

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Elohim

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Photos By: Corey Mendez @coreys_photos

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Elohim Haunts With ‘Skinny Legs’ Video

Elohim’s new music video for her haunting single, Skinny Legs, is akin to all the eerie campfire stories that have haunted children since the dawn of suburbia. The video, directed by Megan Park, was released May 30 and features the young girl that posed for the single’s cover art as the main actress. The energetic and surreal tone of the video encourages the already mystifying track.

The suspenseful introduction acquaints the audience with a young girl as she bathes in the violent veronica light of what appears to be a portal. Quickly, she turns around and looks directly into the camera, marking the very second that the video arrests your eyes. A voice like satin whispers tales of insecurity as the young girl mouths along, creating a scene wrought with tension. The video seems like something to come from a sci-fi movie with the high levels of suspense, the pulsating music, and the timed chaos. Caught in the middle of every dimension is the captivating innocence of the girl, who constantly appears on edge, almost as if someone or thing was chasing her. Flashes of lights play tricks on the screen, distorting views in sync with lulls of lyrics to maintain interest. As soon as the monstrous electronics kick, the little sense of security that is left becomes lost amongst the storm. The beast takes hold of the girl, treating her as if she was a puppet. The 5-minute long auditory and visual trek obliterates the screen, leaving emotions on display that have long been stifled.

With a video that commandeers all cognizance and provides absolute vassalage, Elohim has begun her ascension beyond recognition simply for her musical achievements, but for the complete sensory experience that she creates. With a growing following that proves to be fiercely loyal and enough talent to back it all up, Elohim has no limit on the success that she can reach. Electronic music may have taken over the radio already, but Elohim isn’t stopping until she has your screen too. It’s this drive that has landed the artist an eventful 2017, with performances at both Lollapalooza Festival and Firefly Festival.

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Written by: Sawyer Click

Photo credit: Chase O’Black

Elohim Gets Dark and Introspective With ‘Skinny Legs’

Elohim continues to dazzle with one lush electro-pop gem after another. Already a top artist to watch in 2017, the Los Angeles-based producer is a game-changer in forward-thinking electronic music, twisting the genre and its live execution in ways few others have dared. She struck gold with 2016’s mariachi-pop flavored ‘Hallucinating’ and recently debuted an enchanting collaboration track with dance-pop duo, Louis The Child.

Elohim’s latest release, ‘Skinny Legs’, is a riveting, 5-minute arrangement looming with ominous undertones and flashes of exuberant pandemonium. Gone are the instantaneous opening hooks of Elohim’s previous work, replaced by a haunting intro that flourishes into pulsating bass drums and elusive speaker vocals. Frantic and fuzzy electronics fill the instrumental chorus creating a calm and crazy contrast with each verse all culminating in an airy outro of levitating vocals. Think Lorde with a luscious coating. This enigmatic track lingers on the conscience and will leave you pining for Elohim’s next hit…which if history repeats, shouldn’t be too long.

Elohim will hit the festival circuit this Spring/Summer with major festival dates as follows:

April 14-16 // Indio, CA @ Coachella (Do Lab)
May 5-7 // Todd Mission, TX @ Middlelands
May 20 // Los Angeles, CA @ Skyline Festival
May 24-29 // Bradley, CA @ Lightning in a Bottle
May 26-28 // Chillicothe, IL @ Summer Camp Festival
June 10 // Bethel, NY @ Mysteryland
June 15 // Dover, DE @ Firefly
Aug 3 // Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza

 

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Rambler Playlist March 13th

This week’s playlist is all local and loCal artists jammed packed with funky soul and psychedelic pop.

I’ve had CAPYAC’sDisco Muse’ on repeat all friggin’ weekend. This smooth, infectiously groovy track is soul consuming and pleasantly mood altering. ‘Disco Muse’ is from the duo’s debut album, Headlunge, released last June. It’s a nu-disco slow jam doused in sexy soul and polished with a jazz coating. Slightly more mellow than CAPYAC’s usual dance-inducing flare, but just as delightful and captivating.

Los Angeles producer/vocalist Elohim is a top artist to watch in 2017. Her euphoric sound  is unapologetic and authentic, blending elements of Chopin, Hendrix and Radiohead. ‘Love is Alive’ is a brand new, collaborative track between Elohim and dance-pop duo Louis The Child. The dreamy track features Elohim’s signature euphonic vocals and an enchanting hook layered over a strumming bassline and luscious echoes.

Congratulations to the just crowned Austin Music Awards’ ‘Best New Band/Female Vocalist’ Jane Ellen Bryant. The Americana-rock songstress has had somewhat of a meteoric year since dropping her debut EP, Twenties, back in July. Her latest track, ‘All In My Head’, is a little more thick and soulful then JEB’s rockier hit, ‘Twenties’. However, her spirituous voice is as bold and sultry as ever.

Psychedelic rockers, Foxygen, lit up Conan O’ Brien’s stage when the duo consisting of singer Sam France and multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Rado performed their latest hit, ‘Follow the Leader,’ backed by a total 16-member ensemble. This funky 70’s-era American Bandstand-esque jam from the duo’s Hang album is packed with a symphony orchestra and textured to the core. It’s a lavish arrangement feature big brass, popping percussion and sweet backing vocals behind France’s leading sass.

 

Posted by: Douglas Leach (Douglas@trackrambler.com)

 

Photo credit: Daniel Cavazos (Jane Ellen Bryant)