According to British producer William Phillips (the electronica newcomer also known as Tourist), he makes "dance music for people who don’t like to dance." That translates to soft, looping rhythms against nebular backdrops: equal parts house and trance, equal parts ambient hypnotic noise. His live shows are more performance art than DJ set, and we're atingle this EDM powerhouse is coming stateside on his first bonafide North American tour, which began just last week in Brooklyn. He built his foundation making remixes for indie bands like Chvrches and Haïm—but now Tourist sets out to find a spotlight all his own. Don't miss this performance at the Constellation Room tonight, it's going to be a jillion times more fun than drinking green beer at the local bar.
Mon., March 17, 8 p.m., 2014