Pigeons & Planes + PopGun Present
Tourist. (NYC LIVE Debut)
Figgy, Real Magic
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 8:00 PM (event ends at 11:30 PM)
This event is 21 and over
Tourist. (NYC LIVE Debut)
UK's TOURIST, the recent signing to the UK duo Disclosure's label Method Records will release his brand new EP later this year. The new collection, self-produced by William Phillips, features the track "Stay", which was revealed last week here: http://bit.ly/1bPMELI.
Today, besides announcing the American live shows, you can see an intriguing piano version of the track "I Have No Fear" from his latest Tonight EP here: http://bit.ly/16HgNNG.
TOURIST's live dates kick off October 18th at New York's CMJ Festival and he'll will join Duke Dumont, Tensnake and Simian Mobile Disco for some of the American shows through the start of November. Besides American and Canadian festivals such as HARD Day Of The Dead, Mountain Oasis, etc. He will also perform live as part of the Warehouse Project on November 22nd in Manchester, which is curated by the label bosses Disclosure (see below for full itinerary).
You can see a live registration of TOURIST's live show at Boiler Room TV here: http://bit.ly/1d2HPSj
Recent praise for TOURIST:
"...the results are atmospheric, with smartly executed, minimalist bits of percussion. William Phillips' production emphasizes moments of silence. Portions of the song drop out completely, highlighting the force and terror of the lyrics. The song's vocal sample sings, "I don't have no fear," like an affirmation-- or, perhaps, a cry to mask the vulnerability in such a statement." -Pitchfork
"Moving carefully away from the more up-tempo, dance-floor outings we have become accustomed to, the London producer utilises a slow-burning, emotive vocal sample alongside a wash of breathy, gentle layers. You are kept on your toes though, as the somewhat unexpected bass drop arrives delivering an added punch, before a bouncing synth joins the late-night party." – The Line Of Best Fit
"Tourist is geared to bring his charismatic yet melancholic sound to prominent places in the near future.." - Gotta Dance Dirty
Former jazz trombonist turned Producer/DJ Figgy broke onto the scene in 2012 with EP's on both Freshmore and Symbols. Combining elements of house, garage and r&b his latest EP "For The One" charted in the top 10 on Beatport's House chart and received critical acclaim from the blog world. Along with his original productions Figgy is also well known for his remixes and bootlegs, earning the #1 most downloaded track on XLR8R for January 2013 with his rework of Drake's Doing It Wrong. Honing his skills as a resident DJ for Broke City (one of Brooklyn's most notorious parties) Figgy's sets are filled with edits and exclusives aimed at the more soulful side of dance music.
Bay Area newcomer Drew Englander, also known as Real Magic, got his start in early 2011 when he recorded "No Things Left," an experiment in which he layered his somber and heartfelt croon over a whirlwind of grimey electronics and breakneck rhythms. It was to be a jumping off point for Englander, as he continued to delve into the capabilities of his voice and songwriting.
His influences are as numerous as they are diverse, including vocal-harmony masters Simon and Garfunkel, singer/songwriters Johnny Cash and Elliott Smith, composers Steve Reich and Philip Glass, and electronic artists Aphex Twin, Burial and Brian Eno.
What distinguishes this singer/producer from his sample-and-effects laden contemporaries is the surprising range and character of his vocals, which are featured prominently in the mix to create a sense of genuine humanity often absent from electronic music. Englander's melancholy voice sits atop carefully arranged compositions of synthesizers, strings, guitars and twittering drum machines, leading the way through a soundscape that is dark and brooding, yet hopeful and triumphant.
Following his 2011 release with LA's Heart Music Group, and subsequent features on Stereogum and Brooklyn Vegan, Englander has been polishing his frenetic live show, opening for the likes of YACHT and School of Seven Bells, along with performances at festivals such as CMJ, SUNY Purchase's Fall Fest, Goldrush and Westword Music Showcase. He released his Debut album "Deep Breathing" on March 12, 2013.