About Alice Ivy
Australian electronic producer Alice Ivy crafts soulful soundscapes with hip-hop samples, recalling work by the Avalanches, Gramatik, and L'Orange. Her debut album, I'm Dreaming, saw release in 2018.
The Melbourne-based artist born Annika Schmarsel got her start as a guitarist in a soul band, later embarking on her own to explore electronic music. Ivy's debut single, 2015's "Paint Me Blue," featured Chloe Beckwith on vocals. The following year, she released "Touch" with Georgia van Etten and "Almost Here" with RaRa. Both of those tracks would later appear on her debut full-length, I'm Dreaming, which was issued on Last Gang Records in early 2018.
Written primarily while touring in support of her debut, Ivy's second album was recorded with such diverse collaborators as alternative rapper Cadence Weapon, indie singer/songwriter Bertie Blackman, and neo-soul singer Ngaiire, just to name a few. Titled Don't Sleep, it arrived on Last Gang in mid-2020. ~ Neil Z. Yeung