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Every once in a while the entire music industry seemingly conspires to turn an aspiring pop star into an overnight sensation. Sometimes that consensus is regrettable, as you already kno-ow. But occasionally the monolithic promotional machine gets it right, and we end up seeing Tori Kelly’s name and face all over the place. Victoria Lore… More »

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Tourist – “Waves”

What I love most about electronic music is that so much of the time you don’t really need to worry about what a song is about, and it makes my job pretty easy. Producers like Tourist create textural works that negate the need for content; instead, they remind you of specific moments and make you… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 4, 2015 - 4:22 pm

Tourist – “Illuminate” (Feat. Years & Years) Video

London producer Tourist has shared a video for his Years & Years-featuring track “Illuminate,” which came out last month. The trippy video was animated by Nicolas Ménard and tells a story of sorts in geometric patterns, inspired by experimental Japanese artists like Yuichi Yokoyama and retro video games. We start by following a pair of… More »

By: James Rettig / December 4, 2014 - 10:57 am

Tourist – “Illuminate” (Feat. Years & Years) (Stereogum Premiere)

William Phillips, the London producer known as Tourist, had a hand in Jessie Ware’s typically smooth and sensual “Pieces” and recently released his own glitchy “Wait.” Both those songs were moody in tone, but Tourist’s new “Illuminate,” which just aired on Annie Mac’s BBC show, is uptempo and optimistic. Years & Years singer Olly Alexander… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 7, 2014 - 3:01 pm

Tourist – “Wait”

Tourist seems to be teetering on the edge of a breakthrough a la Disclosure or James Blake, and his music occupies some nebulous territory in between those two realms. (He’s also signed to Disclosure’s Method label, so make of that what you will.) The London electronic musician has just shared his latest track “Wait,” which… More »

By: James Rettig / October 15, 2014 - 6:56 pm

Jessie Ware – “Pieces”

In a way, it’s going to be sad when Jessie Ware’s new album Tough Love comes out, since it means she’s probably going to stop posting incredible new songs on Soundcloud at regular intervals. We’ve already heard five different new songs — “Say You Love Me” is probably the champion right now — and now… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 6, 2014 - 3:02 pm

London Grammar – “Sights (Tourist Remix)”

London Grammar have rocketed to popularity in the past year. Recently they did a song for the Game Of Thrones trailer and played Letterman — not bad for a band coming off their debut album. One of the songs off that release, “Sights,” has now been remixed by Tourist, aka William Phillips, the producer who… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 14, 2014 - 12:18 pm

Javeon – “Give Up” Video

UK singer Javeon’s new single has a lot of things going for it outside of the fact that it just sounds great. It’s produced by Tourist, the newest signee to Disclosure’s label Method Records, but it also comes with this video directed by Ben Strebel. The song’s place in the video is incidental, just a… More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 14, 2014 - 3:02 pm

Chvrches – “Lies (Tourist Remix)”

Tourist’s remix of Chvrches’ bombastic “Lies” dials the song down about a thousand notches and transforms it into a gorgeous slow-burning ballad. The new spin gives Lauren Mayberry’s vocals room to breathe and highlights the band’s devastatingly beautiful lyrics, which sometimes get lost in the noise. The London producer seems to have taken a liking… More »

By: James Rettig / November 8, 2013 - 2:24 pm

Tourist – “Together”

Yesterday on the Facebook page for London producer William Phillips, aka Tourist, there was a message saying, “One word. Tomorrow.” He has clearly delivered on those THREE words because he dropped a new track this morning called “Together.” You might best remember Tourist from his recent remix of HAIM’s massive hit “The Wire.” This track… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 20, 2013 - 12:49 pm

HAIM – “The Wire (Tourist Remix)”

London producer Tourist has put a nearly-calypso, dance music spin on sister trio HAIM’s driving “The Wire.” The remix will be part of Amazon’s UK deluxe edition of the band’s upcoming LP Days Are Gone, but you can check it out now. Listen below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 3, 2013 - 10:39 am