If you’re talking about dominating dance artists in 2018, Alison Wonderland better be a part of that conversation. The Australian singer-songwriter and producer’s second album Awake made big waves, and she’s still reeling from the praise. Wonderland dug deep into her personal struggles and made gold out of her demons. Now, some of her friends and peers take their shots at five of Awake‘s fan favorites in an 11-track remix package.
It starts with a melodic and frenetic take on her SLUMBERJACK collaboration “Sometimes Love” from ORIENTAL CRAVINGS. The rumbles get deeper on Blush’s version of “Okay,” followed by a string of remixes of “No.” The first is a bright take from Paces,” the second a a tinkering bit of future bass from Kid Froopy and umru, and the third a trap-tinged take from Callie Reiff.
Things get harder with a couple of remixes of “High,” Wonderland’s Trippie Redd collaboration. QUIX and Enschway tag-team the beat with a dramatic build and a monster stomper of a drop. Fracture, for his turn, attacks the beat with some drum’n’bass vibes. For the title track, Wonderland taps KRANE, who treats it with the gravity and theatricality a title track deserves.
“Cry,” featuring Buddy, gets a couple of reinterpretations, the first a beat-driven take from Bleep Bloop that’ll have you reminiscing about Aphex Twin. Sunny Norway, on the other hand, draws it out with tropical vibes and steel drums. The compilation finishes with a lofty, future r&bass take on “Easy” from Kill Paris.
The Awake remix package is out now on Universal Music Australia. Listen to all 11 tracks below.