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If you took a trip to the dense forests to the east of Utrecht, there’s a fair chance that you might bump into Thessa Torsing, better known as upsammy, one of the most talked-about young DJ/producers on the Dutch electronic music underground.
Torsing first rose to prominence as a DJ in her home city of Utrecht, where she was renowned for playing sets that giddily sidestepped musical conventions. After cracking her home city, she began to pick up regular bookings at such renowned underground hotspots as Amsterdam’s De School and BAR in Rotterdam. Overseas bookings and guest spots on renowned radio stations soon follows.
Check out an upsammy DJ set and you’ll be treated to a surprising and dynamic blend of experimental electronic dreaminess, spatial soundscapes, sci-fi inspired techno, raging body music and intense, electro-fired workouts. If you listen closely enough, you may hear subtle nods towards some of Torsing’s musical inspirations, such as Andrea Parker, Legowelt and Rolando Simmons.
Further releases are expected as 2019 progresses, but for now upsammy is concentrating on doing what she does best: channeling natural inspirations into mind-altering music and unique, otherworldly DJ sets.