Having formerly released under the name Baobab, North Carolina-based electronic musician (and author of philosophical texts) Phil Torres will release a new EP later this month under the name crowdsource. Pulled from his four-track Bit Rot Blues EP is “Gone Up,” a lighthearted production which gleefully plays around with the house formula. Pulsing around 110 bpm, the tune folds skipping hats, a simple clap, and a restless bass sequence into its run, eventually landing on bits of syncopated MIDI piano and an ever-evolving series of somewhat unconventional vocal samples as the breezy track moves along. An intriguing first peek into crowdsource’s artistic world, “Gone Up” will be joined by three other exuberant reinterpretations of house when the Bit Rot Blues EP sees its release on August 18 via Seattle’s ever-expanding Hush Hush label.

Gone Up