Back in the days of Myspace, an artist called “Little Loud” first surfaced. He had very few songs to his name, being mostly remixes of songs.This is usually how any DJ starts out. But in 2012, William Philips, now known as Tourist, released his first EP, which is a self-titled album.
Tourist is a London-based electronic artist. Also, a little fun fact, he taught himself how to play the piano. Tourist has been blending the elements of chillwave and electronica music since his debut album. Chillwave is a genre of electronic music that focuses on the use of looping, sampling, synthesizers, and simple melodic lines. His music is very melodic and kind of soothing. It’s chill vibe has listeners closing their eyes and escaping the reality of their lives. In an interview with Billboard, William Philips told them that he would describe his music in a venn diagram. “My left circle would be electronic music and the right circle would be emotions, atmosphere, honesty. It’s not straight up dance music,” says Phillips. His most recent release, “Patterns” featuring Lianne La Havas, has a bit of a trance vibe, building in small increments with Lianne’s melodious voice.
Be sure to check out Tourist's three EPs; his self-titled, Tonight, and Patterns. They’re all available on iTunes to purchase and download.
By Alyssa Mercurio