Chance the Closer

Chance the Closer

Portland, Oregon, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2019 | MAJOR

Portland, Oregon, United States | MAJOR
Established on Jan, 2019
DJ EDM Dubstep




"Interview With Chance the Closer Regarding “The Algorithm” EP"

Silverton-based Chance The Closer, a former actor and author who is now an enthusiastic multi-instrumentalist and all-genre producer who has been in music from infancy. He has subsequently demonstrated his skill as a producer and instrumentalist, and he excels at what he does. On August 8th of this year, he published “The Algorithm,” a three-track EP with a total length of ten minutes and forty-six seconds with songs that just feel impressive.

“The Algorithm” Ep has numerous components to it, with subtle elements and deep synth sounds, and this piqued our curiosity at Songweb, so we spoke with Chance the Closer to discover more about this project and many other intriguing facts about him. Stay tuned for further information.

SONGWEB: Tell us about yourself and your background.

CHANCE THE CLOSER: I am a former actor/realtor/author turned all-genre music producer. I was raised all over the country, born in St. Louis then where my father was running a radio station. At six months old I moved to Portland, OR then at five I moved to Houston, TX then at eleven I moved to Richmond, VA. I spent my middle school and high school years in the south then moved to Chicago for college. I attended Columbia College Chicago and graduated with high honors. I spent an extra year in Chi-town then after a major heartbreak I moved to Los Angeles to pursue my acting career. I spent nearly ten years in LA chasing the acting bug but with only mild success. I have been on half a dozen tv shows and a couple of movies but nothing major. While in Los Angeles I wrote a couple of books and also got my real estate license and started closing big deals in the real estate and tech world, that’s where I gained my moniker of “Chance the Closer”. After a decade of living in LaLa land, I decided to go into a property with my parents. We purchased an 82-acre farm in Silverton, Oregon. Now in-between making music and performing I help raise goats and plant, on top of being the president of a finch company.

SONGWEB: Where do you get inspiration, and how does it influence your creative process?

CHANCE THE CLOSER: I get my inspiration from my friends, my family, my woman, and the crazy journey of life that I have been lucky to partake in. I am a stepdad to two amazing girls, Harmony & Melody, who are constantly giving me musical ideas along with their beautiful mother, Rowdy. Rowdy and I also have a side project called “Narfstalgia” where we remix cartoons from our childhood and 90s influences to create EDM bangers.

SONGWEB: What is the goal of your job?

CHANCE THE CLOSER: When I left Los Angeles I was completely heartbroken and ready to give up. I was on the verge of suicide after getting out of a very abusive relationship. Music saved me, more specifically “Hold Fast” by San Holo saved me. My goal as an artist is to brighten just one person’s day. If my songs can bring joy to just one person then I’ve done my job. I hope that I can save others the way I was saved.

SONGWEB: Do you have a network of other artists that support you?

CHANCE THE CLOSER: It’s been about half a year, but I used to do this thing on my Instagram called “Moore Music Monday” where I would highlight other artists on Instagram. I build up a pretty good network of artists that way. I’ve also collared with some amazing artists: Ballew, Ms.Wndrland, Ella Durbin, DJ Bomb, and Jason David Frank just to name a few. I’ve also worked on a collaboration with King Cyborg currently.

SONGWEB: Do you already have a following?

CHANCE THE CLOSER: I would say I have a pretty good following on Instagram and Spotify. I’ve got over 180k followers on insta.

SONGWEB: Has your style evolved?

CHANCE THE CLOSER: My music has moved from very simplistic to overly complicated now I believe I have come full circle and am now making music that is simple but with great depth.

SONGWEB: How do you negotiate the professional art world?

CHANCE THE CLOSER: I kind of don’t, I just do my own thing. I need a new manager. I had an agent and a manager at one point before the pandemic but they didn’t work out. My agent was primarily for my acting stuff and my manager, well, I don’t mean to bad mouth anyone, but long story short he used me for my social clout, never once got me booked, and wanted the spotlight for himself. He is now also trying to be a producer.

SONGWEB: What are your long-term career objectives?

CHANCE THE CLOSER: I want to be the musical host and host of SNL and perform at EDC.

SONGWEB: In what ways has your schooling aided your artistic career?

CHANCE THE CLOSER: I attended Columbia College Chicago and made some music while I was there. They have remarkable facilities, full recording studios, and the best teachers on the planted. I was primly there for acting though so I only got my feet a little wet. It wasn’t until I moved to Los Angeles and started drunkenly making beats at two in the morning with my friends that I fell back in love with music production.

SONGWEB: Tell us how we can help you advance in your career.

CHANCE THE CLOSER: Exposure is all I need. I’ve released over 10 albums and 150+ singles. I’m signed to five different record labels including Blanco Y Negro & Glitchworld Recordings. I also really need an agent or manager so if anyone out here vibes with my sound and would like to rep me shoot a DM on insta @ChancetheCloser and let’s get to work.

Overall, “The Algorithm” is a fantastic EP with incredible songs. It sounds absolutely special, and it appropriately portrays Chance The Closer’s skills and qualities. Furthermore, the vocals on the tracks offer a certain charm to the EP that readily captures our attention. “The Algorithm” is an excellent listen. Make sure you do!

Listen to “The Algorithm” EP by Chance the Closer on Spotify or SoundCloud and let us know your thoughts. Cheers! - songweb

"Chance the Closer Feeds the Soul and Stirs the Perception with the Sound of “Kan Ye We St”"

Vibrant, intense and irreverent, the sound of Kan Ye We St , will capture your attention and energize your moment, for the incredible work of Chance the Closer , will jump inside you, without warning or asking for permission.

We are torpedoed by information that craves our attention, and trying to filter it, we get lost in uncertainties, even looking for small and insignificant excuses or conclusions, we no longer know what to believe, and the work of the verses, is structured in the thoughts of how this can occurs, how the media can subvert opinions about something or someone, whether for the positive side or through bad advertisements that, even unfounded, can destroy an arduous reputation building, as sensationalism dominates, in a state where it will only be highlighted if it is large and impressive, to the point of overshadowing the footnote, which explains the truth of the situation.

In this vigorous EDM with hints of other styles, and wide range of tones, we are entertained, and provoked to think about these influences, the “if” and “how”, are affecting our opinions.

“ Music is soul food and I like to think I'm the rhythm chef, bringing a dash of funk and a dash of nineties to modern EDM ”. Says Chancethe Closer

Kan Ye We St , illuminates the real perception that, being the hero or the villain, it doesn't matter, in the end, what is left is the propaganda made of you. - Music For All

"Producer Spotlight: Chance The Closer"

With countless releases coming to the people every day, It’s gets tougher to make music engaging enough to hold the people. If you add in the element of the music being an instrumental it raises the difficulty level even further, leaving only room for special talent to flourish. That special talent is Chance The Closer. An innovative soundman with a wide array of sounds to make the world move. When we heard his song “Get Money” we knew we wanted to know more about this creative. He was gracious enough to take time to answer some questions for us. The Producer Spotlight is on Chance The Closer.

Who is Chance The Closer the Producer?

I am a music addicted bipolar heartbroken heartbreak 90’s kid who secretly wants to be the white Kanye. As far as my sound goes though I would describe it as funk pop-house dubstep trap fusion. Most of the time I don’t know what the hell I am doing. I am just trying to have as much fun as possible and spread as much music and joy as I can.

How did you get into producing?

When I was in high school I got MTV Music Generator 3 for Christmas and that’s probably where it all started. It was an xbox game that allowed you to make beats and remix songs. I was addicted. I spent a lot of weekends trying to make the best party music instead of actually having a social life. Then when I was in college, I went to Columbia College Chicago, I made a few songs with some friends in between classes and parties but nothing of note. It kinda stopped there for a while, I focused on my acting career and moved to Los Angeles.

I pursued acting for seven years, got my real estate license, got my heart broken then moved to a farm in the middle of nowhere Oregon. Being isolated forced me to look back at what made me truly happy and that was making music. So a few years ago I dove back into mixing and haven’t looked back.

What production software do you use and why?

FL Studio because it was cheaper when I first started and I got used to it. It’s user friendly yet incredibly capable and complex.

What’s your creative process for creating “Just Money”?

If I am being 100% I wanted to make a song that would bring me more money. Law of Attraction I wanted to put it out there so that the green would start flowing my way. It is my money plan. It is actually a part of a song trilogy including “Cheque” & “Paper”. The way my label, Big Tunes, releases stuff though they didn’t quite line it up right. They are all published but they dropped at different times.

I believe we shape our world with our thoughts and the energy we put out there so I wanted to make a song that promoted prosperity but didn’t like flaunt it. Like I want people to listen to it and picture themselves with a ton of money. I want the listener to be the focus and feel prosperous if that makes any sense.

What was your favorite project to work on?

Favorite project I worked on so far would probably be “Dumber Than The President” it’s a much more hardcore dubsteppy song but the message is clear and it pisses people off, it pisses the people off that I want to piss off.

Which artist would you love to collab with and why?

I would like to work with people from the opposite end of the musical spectrum because I think that is truly how one grows. T.I. is and has always been one of my favorite artists I would love to work with him “Whatever You Like” was my college anthem. Hilary Duff because I’ve been in love with her since I was twelve and she has a phenomenal voice. Backstreet Boys because deep down everyone knows they love them and I think it would be a blast to make a super poppy song with them. Michael Buble because I would love to make a headbanging song with a crooner. Even like Kid Rock just for shits and giggles. There are a million undiscovered artists I would love to collab with as well I just haven’t met them yet.

What’s next for Chance The Closer?

Currently, I am working on my next album I am trying to tie in vocals from old movies, every song in the album will have snippets from movies from the 40s-50s. During this pandemic, I’ve been watching a lot of black and white movies when I go down to check and take care of my grandma and it kind of inspired me. She hates my music but she can barely hear and hates everything that was released after 1959 anyway so what the hell she know. I am also working on a number of projects with two artists Ballew & Ms.Wndrlnd who are phenomenal.

Ballew is located in Virginia and she is into metal and Ms.Wndrlnd is up in Vancouver and she is into trippy trance drum and bass. Their styles are completely opposite from one another but mesh very well with my sound. When the world opens up I am going to go on tour. - Global Money World



Chance the Closer is an Oregon bass(ed) former actor, author and sales superstar turned all-genre producer. His moniker comes from his time spent in tech and real estate sales, closing big deals was his claim to fame.

Now Chance closes down shows as he moves seamlessly from pop to dubstep, house to trap, and electronica to rock. Chance the Closer truly mixes it all. Music is the food of the soul and Chance is the chef of rhythm bringing a dash of funk and a peppering of the nineties to modern day EDM.

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