A lot of people in the know (the BBC…us…etc) are tipping Sam Smith to go nuclear in 2014. Hard to argue with that, especially after the twinkling ‘Money On My Mind’, which sits comfortably on our best of 2013 playlist we recently compiled.
But there’s someone else who is currently doing an extremely adept impression of a man who can’t put a foot wrong. His name is William Phillips, although he is better recognised by his alias – Tourist. When he’s not building an army of new fans in the States on tour, he’s based on Brighton’s not-so-sunny coast. And he is firing out jaw-dropping house and garage bangers at a breathtaking rate. (We debated for hours and almost came to blows in the HD office over whether or not this or this should be in the 2013 top ten. Voices were raised.)
And now he’s back again, riding the crest of a wave, doing his very best underground Disclosure impression, with a remix of Sam Smith’s ‘Safe With Me’. Not a bad combination for a track at all by our reckoning.
Practically flawless. We would say keep a close eye on Tourist in 2014, but we’re fairly sure it’s going to be impossible to miss him.