Few artists arrive with a debut album as fully formed as Melbourne-based beat-maker and electrifying musical force Alice Ivy's. I'm Dreaming is the product of a life spent playing and studying music – a life that has turned the 24-year-old, née Annika Schmarsel, into something of an auteur, self-reliant but with a love of collaboration. Playing guitar in soul bands in her formative years, it was only when she moved to Melbourne that she started mastering the editing suite. Now based in Brunswick, she has her own home studio where most of I'm Dreaming was recorded and self-produced. From producing beats, writing music and lyrics and to singing on the record, Alice pulled all the strings for this shimmering album.