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TOURIST – U LP (Garage/Electronica – UK)


Tourist is the moniker of London-based songwriter and producer William Phillips. The classically trained musician has released three EP’s between labels Make Mine, Disclosure’s Method Records and his own Monday Records. His brand of bittersweet electronica has evolved along the years from sun-kissed chillwave to darker garage-inspired house music with cut-up vocal samples and bouncy synths. Tourist has also produced high-profile remixes for Years and Years, Haim and CHVRCHES and co-written Låpsley‘s single “Hurt Me”.

With his highly anticipated debut album U, Tourist makes a big statement and takes the listener on a fantastic journey filled with experimental beats, deep grooves and blissful melodies. Thematically it reflects on a failed relationship that ended abruptly after four years. But don’t expect sad ballads here as the album is a mostly wordless affair that will let you fill in the blanks guided only by the emotional content of theses ten tracks.

For more info, follow Tourist on Facebook. You can stream his music on SoundCloud or buy it on

TOURIST – PLACID ACID (Chillwave/SynthPop – UK)


Before starting his ambitious new solo project under the Tourist moniker, Brighton-based producer Will Phillips had already made a name for himself as Little Loud with his remixes of HEALTH, Yeasayer, Clock Opera, Goldfrapp or Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti.

Clock Opera - Once & For All (Little Loud Remix)     

This time around Phillips goes for a mostly instrumental blend of synth driven chillwave, somewhat reminiscent of Washed Out or Memory Tapes. With crisp beats and almost psychedelic melodies, his 4-track debut EP Placid Acid bridges the gap between electronica and pop music and it does so in high style! Get the EP from March 12th via Make Mine Records.

For more info, find Tourist on Facebook and stream his music on SoundCloud.