Tag Archives: Tourist (musician)

Tourist teams with Josef Salvat, Niia Rocco for new single “Holding On”

28 Mar

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Tourist has debuted his new single online.

The Grammy-winning record producer and songwriter posted the audio clip for “Holding On” to his SoundCloud page on Thursday (March 26, 2015).

“Holding On” – featuring vocals from Josef Salvat and Niia – will be available for download from May 24 via iTunes (UK) and all other digital outlets.

The track marks the second promotional cut from Tourist’s upcoming debut album under Tourist Recordings and Polydor Records.

On the songwriting and production front, Tourist – real name William Phillips – previously co-wrote and / or produced Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” [Capitol Records] and Jessie Ware’s “Pieces” [Island Records].

He also contributed to the as-yet-untitled first studio collection by G.O.O.D. Music signee Kacy Hill, which is expected to be released later this year.

Listen to “Holding On” below.

Chris Loco hints at new collaboration with Javeon

26 Mar

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Chris Loco has hinted at a new collaboration with Javeon.

“Sick day w @Javeon,” the British record producer and songwriter posted to his Twitter account on Wednesday (March 25, 2015).

Loco recently co-wrote and co-produced “Nothing but a Heartbeat” for Say Lou Lou. The Karen Poole-assisted track appears on the pop duo’s debut album, “Lucid Dreaming,” out on April 6 via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

His other songwriting and production credits include Professor Green’s “Lullaby” f/ Tori Kelly [Virgin EMI Records], Raleigh Ritchie’s “Stronger Than Ever” [Columbia Records] and Rita Ora’s “Shine Ya Light” [Columbia Records].

He also contributed to the next projects by Raye [Polydor Records], Elijah Blake [Def Jam Recordings], Kwabs [Atlantic Records], Ella Eyre [Virgin EMI Records], Bipolar Sunshine [Polydor Records] and Emeli Sande [Capitol Records].

Meanwhile, Javeon’s first studio collection is expected to be released later this year under 70HZ Recordings in partnership with PMR Records.

Album contributors are Fraser T. Smith (Adele, CeeLo Green), Laura Dockrill (Jessie Ware, Karen Harding), Tourist (Jimmy Napes, Sam Smith), MNEK (Madonna, Kylie Minogue) and Craze & Hoax (Mary J. Blige, Pixie Lott).

Watch the music video for “Give Up” below.

Kacy Hill collaborates with Two Inch Punch for debut album

21 Mar

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Kacy Hill has collaborated with Two Inch Punch on new material.

The British record producer and songwriter recently helmed “Heart on Fire” and “Calibrated Love” for fellow UK artist Indiana’s debut album “No Romeo.”

Furthermore, he co-wrote and produced Sam Smith’s “Money on My Mind” [Capitol], Ella Eyre’s “Deeper” [Virgin EMI], Jessie Ware’s “Say You Love Me” [PMR / Island] and Years and Years’ “Desire” [Polydor].

As mentioned in earlier posts, Hill has signed a record deal with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music and will release her first studio collection later this year.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts additional contributions from Tourist (Lianne La Havas, Jimmy Napes), Autumn Rowe (Leona Lewis, Kylie Minogue) and Burns (Ellie Goulding, Charli XCX).

Watch the music video for Kacy Hill’s “Experience” below.

Jessie Ware unleashes “Champagne Kisses” music video

11 Feb

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Jessie Ware has unleashed the music video for her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the Chris Sweeney-directed clip for “Champagne Kisses” to her official Vevo channel on Wednesday (February 11, 2015).

“Champagne Kisses” was co-written and produced by Benny Blanco (Charli XCX, Gwen Stefani) and Two Inch Punch (Ella Eyre, Sam Smith).

Ware’s latest album “Tough Love” – featuring previous promotional cuts “Say You Love Me” and “You and I (Forever) – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with PMR Records and Island Records.

The follow-up to 2013’s “Devotion” includes further alliances with Jimmy Napes (Ellie Goulding, Mary J. Blige), Dev Hynes (Solange, Carly Rae Jepsen), Tourist (Lianne La Havas, Kacy Hill) and Emile Haynie (Pink, Bruno Mars).

Watch the music video for “Champagne Kisses” below.

Tourist hints at new collaboration with Kacy Hill

4 Feb

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Tourist has hinted at a new collaboration with Kacy Hill.

“So @KacyHill likes to do handstands in the studio” he posted to his official Twitter profile on Wednesday (February 04, 2015).

It is yet to be known whether the session is intended for a future Tourist release or Hill’s debut album.

The British hitmaker – real name William Phillips – co-wrote “Stay with Me” for Sam Smith along with Jimmy Napes, which debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart and peaked to number two on the US Billboard Chart.

His songwriting and production resume includes further works with Years and Years [Polydor Records], Jessie Ware [PMR Records / Island Records] and Lianne La Havas [Warner Bros. Records].

Meanwhile, Hill is expected to release her first studio collection later this year via Kanye West’s label G.O.O.D. Music.

The American record company houses other artists and musicians including John Legend, Big Sean, Teyana Taylor, Benny Cassette, Jeff Bhasker, Hudson Mohawke, Mos Def and Ernest “No I.D.” Wilson.

Watch the music video for Tourist’s current single “Illuminate” below.

Tourist announces debut album “U”

1 Feb

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Tourist has announced the title for his upcoming debut album.

The British record producer and songwriter – real name William Edward Phillips – christened his first studio collection “U” and will release it later this year via Tourist Recordings in partnership with Polydor Records.

Current single “Illuminate” – featuring fellow British group Years and Years – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

“U” follows 2014’s EP “Patterns,” which was released via Method Records and included guest appearances from Lianne La Havas and Will Heard.

Tourist recently scored a Grammy nomination for co-writing Sam Smith’s “Stay with Me” along with Jimmy Napes. The track debuted at number one on the UK Charts and peaked to number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Charts.

He also co-wrote “Pieces” for Jessie Ware along with Napes. The Emile Haynie-produced track appears on Ware’s latest album, “Tough Love,” now available for download via iTunes in partnership with PMR Records and Island Records.

Watch the music video for “Illuminate” below.

Years & Years confirm new single “King”

7 Jan

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Years & Years have confirmed the title for their new single.

The British electronica trio dubbed their next promotional cut “King” and will release it digitally on 1st March via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

“King” was written by group members Oliver “Olly” Alexander, Michael “Mikey” Goldsworthy and Emre Turkmen.

The track follows previous single “Desire,” which peaked at number twenty two on the UK Singles Chart.

In related news, Years & Years have recently provided guest vocals on record producer and songwriter Tourist’s new single “Illuminate.”

Their full length debut album is expected to be released later this year via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

Among the contributors backing Years & Years on the still-untitled project are Jimmy Napes (Mary J. Blige, Ellie Goulding), Kid Harpoon (Florence Welch, Lily Allen) and Two Inch Punch (Sam Smith, Jessie Ware).

Watch the music video for “Desire” below.

Hamada Mania’s favorite songs of 2014

11 Dec

Ella Henderson

Song Title: “Beautifully Unfinished”
Performed By: Ella Henderson.
Written By: Ella Henderson, Lindy Robbins & Steve Robson.
Produced By: Steve Robson & Komi (El-Hakam Al-Kaubaisy).
Label: Syco Music.

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Song Title: “Believer”
Performed By: Keyshia Cole.
Written By: Ester Dean, Jasper Cameron, Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen.
Produced By: Stargate.
Label: Interscope Records.

Sia02

Song Title: “Big Girls Cry”
Performed By: Sia.
Written By: Sia Furler & Christopher Braide.
Produced By: Greg Kurstin & Christopher Braide.
Label: RCA Records.

ColbieCaillat

Song Title: “Break Free”
Performed By: Colbie Caillat.
Written By: Colbie Caillat & Christopher Braide.
Produced By: Christopher Braide.
Label: Republic Records.

Tiaan

Song Title: “Devil’s Touch”
Performed By: TIAAN.
Produced By: Arnthor Birgisson.
Label: AristoTracks.

Cover Drive

Song Title: “Easy Life”
Performed By: Cover Drive.
Written By: Amanda Reifer, T-Ray Armstrong, Jamar Harding, Barry Hill, Kerrie Thomas-Armstrong, Dan Goudie & Ashley Milton.
Label: Independent Release.

Jennifer - Same Girl

Song Title: “Expertease (Ready Set Go)”
Performed By: Jennifer Lopez.
Written By: Jennifer Lopez, Sia Furler, Warren “Oak” Felder and Steve “Aceface” Mostyn.
Produced By: Warren “Oak” Felder and Steve “Aceface” Mostyn.
Label: Capitol Records.

Clean-Bandit

Song Title: “Extraordinary”
Performed By: Clean Bandit (featuring Sharna Bass).
Written By: James Napier, Gustave Rudman, Grace Chatto & Jack Patterson.
Produced By: Jack Patterson & Mark Ralph.
Label: Black Butter / Atlantic Records.

Goapele

Song Title: “Hey Boy” (solo version)
Performed By: Goapele.
Written By: Estelle Swaray, Lauren Evans, David “DQ” Quinones, Lance Tolbert & Keith Harris.
Produced By: Keith Harris.
Label: Skyblaze Recordings / BMG Rights Management.

Leah McFall

Song Title: “Home”
Performed By: Leah McFall (featuring will.i.am).
Written By: William Adams, Jean Baptiste Kouame, Michael McHenry, Ryan “DJ Replay” Buendia, Alex Ebert & Jade Castrinos.
Produced By: will.i.am & Free School.
Label: Capitol Records.

Christina02

Song Title: “Human”
Performed By: Christina Perri.
Written By: Christina Perri & Martin Johnson.
Produced By: Martin Johnson.
Label: Atlantic Records.

Haim

Song Title: “If I Could Change Your Mind”
Performed By: HAIM.
Written By: Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, Este Haim & James Ford.
Produced By: James Ford.
Label: Polydor Records.

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Song Title: “If I Go”
Performed By: Ella Eyre.
Written By: Ella Eyre, Natalia Hajjara & Jarrad “Jaz” Rogers.
Produced By: Jarrad “Jaz” Rogers.
Label: Virgin EMI Records.

Gorgon City

Song Title: “Imagination”
Performed By: Gorgon City (featuring Katy Menditta).
Written By: Emeli Sande, Katy Menditta, Mustafa Omer, James Murray, Kye “Foamo” Gibbon & Matthew “RackNRuin” Robson-Scott
Produced By: Gorgon City & Mojam.
Label: Black Butter / Virgin EMI Records.

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Song Title: “Jump Hi”
Performed By: Lion Babe (featuring Childish Gambino).
Written By: Jillian Hervey, Lucas Goodman & Makeba Riddick.
Label: Outsiders Recorded Music / Polydor Records.

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Song Title: “Just a Little Bit of Your Heart”
Performed By: Ariana Grande.
Written By: Harry Styles & Johan Carlsson.
Produced By: Johan Carlsson & Peter Carlsson.
Label: Republic Records.

LP1

Song Title: “Kicks”
Performed By: FKA twigs.
Written By: Tahliah “FKA twigs” Barnett & Joel Compass.
Produced By: FKA twigs & Cy An.
Label: Young Turks.

Pharrell - Alicia

Song Title: “Know Who You Are”
Performed By: Pharrell Williams (featuring Alicia Keys).
Written By: Pharrell Williams & Alicia Keys.
Produced By: Pharrell Williams.
Label: Columbia Records.

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Song Title: “Maybe”
Performed By: Teyana Taylor (featuring Pusha T & Yo Gotti).
Written By: Teyana Taylor, Andre Proctor, Brian Soko, Rasool Diaz, Jaramye Daniels, Kyle Owens, Akil King, Terrence Thornton & Mario Mims.
Produced By: The Order, Jaramye Daniels & Kyle “KO” Owens.
Label: G.O.O.D. Music / Def Jam Recordings.

Kylie Minogue - Kiss Me Once

Song Title: “Million Miles”
Performed By: Kylie Minogue.
Written By: Chelcee Grimes, Mich “Cutfather” Hansen, Daniel Davidsen & Peter Wallevik.
Produced By: Mich “Cutfather” Hansen, Daniel Davidsen & Peter Wallevik.
Label: Parlophone Records.

Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour

Song Title: “Not in That Way”
Performed By: Sam Smith.
Written By: Sam Smith & Fraser T. Smith.
Produced By: Fraser T. Smith.
Label: Capitol Records.

Marsha

Song Title: “Night Time”
Performed By: Marsha Ambrosius.
Written By: Marsha Ambrosius, Sam Dew, Kenneth Bartolomei, Erik Reyes-Ortiz & Kevin Crowe.
Produced By: J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League.
Label: RCA Records.

Brooke Candy

Song Title: “Opulence”
Performed By: Brooke Candy.
Written By: Brooke Candy, Sia Furler & Thomas “Diplo” Pentz.
Produced By: Thomas “Diplo” Pentz.
Label: RCA Records.

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Song Title: “Patterns”
Performed By: Tourist (featuring Lianne La Havas).
Written By: James Napier and William “Tourist” Phillips.
Label: Method Records.

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Song Title: “Pieces”
Performed By: Jessie Ware.
Written By: Jessie Ware, James Napier & William “Tourist” Phillips.
Produced By: Emile Haynie.
Label: PMR / Island Records.

Karen Harding01

Song Title: “Say Something”
Performed By: Karen Harding.
Written By: Karen Harding & Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike.
Produced By: Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike.
Label: Method Records / Capitol Records.

Jasmine01

Song Title: “That’s Me Right There”
Performed By: Jasmine Villegas (featuring Kendrick Lamar).
Written By: Carmen Reece, Al Sherrod Lambert, Chris Jackson & Harmony “H-Money” Samuels.
Produced By: Harmony “H-Money” Samuels.
Label: Interscope Records.

Toni-Braxton-Babyface

Song Title: “The D Word”
Performed By: Toni Braxton & Babyface.
Written By: Toni Braxton & Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.
Produced By: Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.
Label: Motown Records.

Mary07

Song Title: “Wonderful”
Performed By: Mary J. Blige.
Written By: Mary J. Blige, Priscilla Renea Hamilton, LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels, Warren “Oak” Felder, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Steve “Aceface” Mostyn & Ronald “Flippa” Colson.
Produced By: Warren “Oak” Felder, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Steve “Aceface” Mostyn & Ronald “Flippa” Colson.
Label: Epic Records.

Mariah02

Song Title: “You’re Mine (Eternal)”
Performed By: Mariah Carey.
Written By: Mariah Carey & Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins.
Produced By: Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins & Mariah Carey.
Label: Def Jam Recordings.

Jessie Ware unleashes “You & I (Forever)” music video

2 Dec

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Jessie Ware has unleashed the music video for her new single online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “You & I (Forever)” to her official Vevo page on Tuesday (2nd December, 2014).

“You & I (Forever)” is lifted from the artist’s sophomore album, “Tough Love,” now available for download via PMR Records and Island Records.

The track was written by Jessie Ware and R&B crooner Miguel along with Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch of songwriting and production duo BenZel.

Previous promotional cut, the Ed Sheeran-assisted “Say You Love Me,” peaked at number twenty two on the UK Singles Chart.

Other musicians backing Ware on the new album are Tourist (Sam Smith, Lianne La Havas), Jimmy Napes (Disclosure, Mary J. Blige), Devonte Hynes (Tinashe, Rita Ora) and Samuel Dew (Rudimental, Marsha Ambrosius).

Watch the music video for “You & I (Forever)” below.

Jessie Ware confirms new single “You & I (Forever)”

15 Nov

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Jessie Ware has confirmed her new single details.

The British singer/songwriter christened “You & I (Forever)” as the third promotional cut from her sophomore album, “Tough Love,” now available for download via iTunes in partnership with PMR Records and Island Records.

“You & I (Forever)” was written by Jessie Ware and Miguel along with Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch of songwriting and production BenZel.

The track follows the Ed Sheeran-assisted “Say You Love Me,” which peaked at number twenty two on the UK Singles Chart.

Other musicians backing “Tough Love” are Devonte “Blood Orange” Hynes (Tinashe, Laura Welsh), Sam Dew (Estelle, Marsha Ambrosius), Tourist (Sam Smith, Lianne La Havas) and Emile Haynie (Bruno Mars, Lana Del Rey).

Listen to Shift K3y’s remix of “You & I (Forever)” below.