“Chace is one of those extraordinary musicians you encounter only once every few years. For a 17-year-old to compose, write and even sing on all of his records like he does is just mind-blowing. He reminds us of both Disclosure and The Weeknd. This kid from China is heading for flashing lights and stadium status, you’ll see.” – Yellow Claw
It’s no exaggeration to declare young producer, singer and songwriter Chace something of a dance music prodigy. In earlier days, being from Shanghai would probably have been an obstacle of some kind for a young artist trying to come up in electronic music. Nowadays, no genre of music is as global as dance music, and the fact that a 17-year-old kid from China can break through on the level that Chace has, speaks volumes.
With his academic production knowledge and internationally-sized ambitions, Chace landed a debut release on Yellow Claw’s Barong Family label in the summer of 2016. His 4-track Destination EP showcased an extraordinary level of artistic maturity, from Chace’s melancholic, muted vocals to the overall depth and liveliness of his arrangements and production.
Following the EP’s release, Chace became the first Chinese DJ to perform at Tomorrowland and kept his release schedule going with ‘For a Day’, a very catchy song (and cool video) in collaboration with Dutch duo Moksi that got great support from Zane Lowe at Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio.
Unsurprisingly, Chace was the talk of the town at the International Music Summit in Shanghai, where he also played alongside Afrojack, RL Grime and Skrillex at his hometown’s Storm festival. Next up, Chace is holed up in a studio in Amsterdam, working on future projects. He won’t turn 18 until November.