Thessa Torsing aka Upsammy is one of those producers with a sound you have no idea how to categorize. A wildly erratic form of glitch-laden melodies make this Amsterdam-based artist a diamond in the rough world of digital dance production. Following 2018 records on Die Orakel and Whities, she returns to Nous’klaer for an eight-track mini-LP fittingly-dubbed ‘Wild Chamber’.
‘No matter the tempo nor intensity, her style is colourful, restorative and carries a tangible promise of new beginnings’
Featured last year as an RA ‘Breaking Through‘ artist, this De School resident is paving her own way with unique and catchy sounds. A growing list of solid bookings see her sharing the stage across Europe with influential artists often tagged as leftfield. Only two years out from her first real performance, Torsing is quickly finding her footing among an all-star cast of innovators in the Dutch capital.
Wild Chamber boasts the the same exciting vibe as previous works by Torsing. A mini-LP that captures dawn mist, reflecting-pool shimmer, and occasional flashes of brilliant blue light. Swells of bass sag and yawn, time signatures switch up and break down, drums stutter and charge, and gossamer melodic trails are traced like ice skates atop a thawing lake. Innumerable shards of ideas are present, yet the music is airy and uncluttered. Wild Chamber is upsammy at her most pure, sketching sonic miniatures with a precise eye and an inquisitive ear quite unlike anyone else’s right now.