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.
While the gentle hum of nature might not seem the greatest fit with the futurist electronics, body-jacking rhythms and clandestine aural textures that surge from upsammy tracks, it’s often where Torsing looks for inspiration. Head out to those woods at night and you might spot her gaping in wonder at the way car headlights dance across the branches.
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.