Alice Ivy works her magic on Taj Ralph’s Latest single ‘Beat The Keeper’

With a voice like TAJ RALPH’s, you may wonder – how has he eluded me, where has he been? Well, hopefully school because this golden voice belongs to a 16 year old star in the making. Discovered by Solo, lead of HORROWSHOW after seeing Taj’s set of impressive covers which include The Internet’s ‘Under Control’, Solo has taken him under his wing and even featured him on the Horrorshow single, ‘Push’.

Today however, Taj Ralph gets the evercool Alice Ivy treatment with a remix of his latest, Spotify-supported track, ‘Beat the Keeper’. Alice Ivy has definitely pulled it up a notch, making it something she could easily slip into one of her sets. Vocals are looped, cut up and layered over danceable beats. She doesn’t remove anything of Taj’s original, keeping the dreamy guitars and pretty synths that made it what it was, but adds a momentum that turns it into something a bigger crowd could really get to. Where Taj’s original is a buoyant tune for an intimate setting, Alice Ivy brings it up to the main stage and asks everyone to get down. Highlights of the remix include the darling synths and the tambourine sound that build up into the wailing guitar, which keeps the track at the height of cool. That’s probably what makes the track really work, Alice Ivy and Taj Ralph have an impossible and current cool that permeates and can only compound as Alice Ivy does what she does best.

Taj Ralph released ‘Beat The Keeper’ last month with a beautiful video that sees him and his friends explore Sydney. The clip captures this very Australian youthful expedition and is edited into a highly saturated event by Andrew Ilicic. The video is purely aesthetic, capturing that nostalgic ‘90s video vibe, heavily edited colours and film distortion techniques that no longer exist organically. It’s a purely cool video but that’s Taj, he’s cool and only going to get cooler.

Check Taj Ralph out at his next show May 27th at The Record Crate, Glebe, tickets available here and keep updated with Taj on Facebook and Soundcloud.

Check out Alice Ivy on her ‘Get me Drunk’  North American Tour with all dates on her Facebook.

WORDS BY LLOYD CRACKETT

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