Last year, London producer William Phillips, who performs under Tourist moniker, signed with Disclosure’s Method Records imprint. Along with a new label, Phillips began experimenting musically, leaving behind the tranquil and contemplative soundscapes of past singles “Jupiter” and “I Have No Fear” for more dance-orientated fare like “Together”.
Today, he continues his journey deeper into the discotheque with “I Can’t Keep Up”, featuring singer Will Heard. Whereas his collaborator’s vocals are better suited for some mournful R&B ballad, Phillips only keeps the tempo subdued for so long before bursting forward with a cocktail of chiptune synths and handclap-esque drum beats. Spin this at your next local club night and watch the floor fill up double-time.
Both “Together” and “I Can’t Keep Up” are off Phillips’ Pattens EP, due out April 6th.