English songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist William Phillips’s music as Tourist is aptly named. For the past decade, he’s taken a solo journey across electronic music in search of the perfect beat. Growing up in London and Cornwall, he fell in love with rave music played on pirate radio transmissions and club sound systems: Daft Punk, The Chemical Brothers and Goldie turned him onto a whole new world. And later, as his own musicality developed, he gravitated towards the melodies of house and synth pop, which have shaped the Tourist sound.