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Shura – What’s It Gonna Be? (Tourist Remix)

After a fairly stodgy and potentially skippable intro, we finally come to see the Tourist we know and love around the two minute mark in this new remix of Shura’s ‘What’s It Gonna Be’. He’s chopped up quite a bit from the original and given it a new lease of life. Slow-building and euphoric at times, it’s trademark Tourist and we like it a lot.

Check the vid for the 80’s-inspired original:

Tourist – Run

Ahead of the release of his début album ‘U’, London-based Tourist drops the loop-heavy, feel-good ‘Run’ to add to the anticipation.

The album’s out 6th May on Monday Records, get your pre-orders in here.

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TOURIST – Illuminate (feat. Years & Years)

Tourist is back doing what he does best in new single ‘Illuminate’. Featuring Years & Years’ singer Olly Alexander on the lead vocal, the catchy and stirring chorus on this is another reason to get excited about Tourist’s debut album dropping next year. With Polydor behind that, we’re expecting big things.

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Tourist – Patterns

Tourist continues to deliver with his recent collaboration with Lianne La Havas. Joining ‘I Can’t Keep Up’ and ‘Together’ (one of the standouts of 2013, for us), ‘Patterns’ is the title track from his brand new EP, out on Disclosure’s Method Records.

Once again the London via Brighton producer is doing what he knows best – drawing the listener in subtly before a steady build up to the emotionally charged climax. It’s a tried and tested recipe from his more recent releases, and in turn he’s carving out a strong reputation as one of the UK’s most promising producers. Recruiting another celeb for the vocals, (a tip from the label heads perhaps) can only help the matter – Lianne La Havas sounds well at home with the swirling synths and scatty percussion. Her input, combined with the gospel-tinged chorus, make this tune very radio-friendly indeed.

For a change of tempo, check out Tourist’s recent remix of London Grammar’s ‘Sights’, and for a longer stint, his recent guest show on Rinse FM. We’ve got it ALL covered.

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Tourist – I Can’t Keep Up

HD fave Tourist is onto a winner yet again with ‘I Can’t Keep Up’, another piece of anthemic electro-pop from the rising star. Londoner Will Heard provides the lung power on this heartfelt number, backed by Tourist’s trademark sound. He can interweave those chopped up vocals with the building synths till the cows come home – it’s stirring stuff:

This will be released on the highly-anticipated ‘Patterns’ EP, due out soon on Disclosure’s label, Method Records. Not only will the above be joining ‘Together’ on the release (the smash hit was placed securely in our Best of 2013 Playlist), but reliable sources inform us a certain Lianne La Havas may be featuring on it too.

To jog the memory:

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Sam Smith – Safe With Me (Tourist Remix)

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.

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CHVRCHES – Lies (Tourist Remix)

London via Brighton boy Tourist’s ‘Together’ comfortably found a place in our Top 5 tracks of October. It’s a stirring piece of electronica that we highly advise you check out, released in December on Disclosure’s own imprint Method Records.

Even though he’s been busy touring the USA of late, he’s managed to squeeze in a remix before his sold-out Warehouse Project appearance with Disclosure on 22/11. And we’re ever so grateful, it’s a total delight.

He strips CHVRCHES’ ‘Lies’ right down for the first couple of minutes, before gradually building up the tune with layer upon layer of percussion, piano and vocal loops. Using Lauren Mayberry’s vocal as the focus, he produces a quite remarkable slow-burning remix around it.

Tourist – Together

Disclosure’s very own Method Records imprint is recruiting quite the army of fresh talent to join their roster. Hot on the heels of the feisty release from Friend Within, is Brighton-based Tourist. He’s been making music for years under both the Tourist and Little Loud monikers. Chillwave and ambient would certainly be the go-to if we had to pigeon hole him.

However new track ‘Together’ sees him heading in a more upbeat direction. The vocal loops and synth crescendos make this return a dancefloor friendly one, and with an appearance at the Disclosure-curated Warehouse Project at the end of November, excitement to hear the rest of the Patterns EP is bubbling. It’s gonna be out December 2nd and this is an excellent taster.

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Tourist – Your Girl

Contributing to his second EP, this is new single ‘Your Girl’ from Brighton-based Tourist. Following on from the lush soundscapes he explored in his ‘Placid Acid’ EP earlier this year, the artist formerly known as Little Loud chops up Aaliyah’s vocals from ‘If Your Girl Only Knew’ and creates a catchy slow jam that couldn’t be more suitable for a lazy afternoon. What’s even better, he’s giving it away for free, here.

Why not also check out his previous work under the Little Loud moniker? His delightful remixes of Clock Opera and Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti are stand-outs for us.

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Top 5 Tracks of the Week

Oh hi there! We’ve been taking a little break from posting about new music recently, we do apologise!

As of right now we’re taking a different approach to talking about the music we love. In an effort to keep up with the huge amounts of music out there, we’re going to be posting less on the blog, and sharing more on our socials – give us a follow on Twitter, SoundCloud or Facebook to keep up to date with all the tracks that are grabbing our attention.

We’ll be posting our top 5 tracks of the week every Friday right here, plus collating all of our favourites in our usual monthly playlists.

And in no particular order, check out our 5 favourites from this week gone by:

Bézier – Purify: All four of Cin Cin’s fifth split 12” release may as well be up here, but we’ve chosen Bézier from Honey Soundsystem’s ‘Purify’ rather than either of label co-owner Fort Romeau’s smooth cuts. Could be the label’s best yet, listen to the full EP here:

Deltawerk – Sample: New collaboration between Applescall and Hessel Strut from Polynation. This hefty number’s released on the excellent Dutch label Atomnation:

K15 – Returning Is Impossible: Dreamy re-release on Wotnot Music by Kieran from N15, joining three other tracks on the compilation ‘Dancefloor Sweets Vol. 1’, compiled by Wotnot’s very own JJ Mumbles.

Christine & The Queens – Saint Claude (Tourist Remix): As we’ve come to expect from the London via Brighton producer, Tourist adds a stirring and emotive glisten to everyone’s favourite Frenchie’s new single.

Abstraxion – Dystopia (Cleveland Remix): We’re still fairly new to Cleveland’s fandom (‘Atlas’ released earlier on in the year on Hivern Discs and basically any mix he’s done this year pulled us in). Like many of his own productions, Cleveland doesn’t rush this cool, calm and collected remix.

As mentioned, give us a follow on Twitter, SoundCloud or Facebook for a more constant flow of new music.

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