New Chance is the musical moniker of Toronto’s Victoria Cheong. New Chance takes house as its base but spins it into something disorienting and elegiac. Her music takes a foggy backroad that drives right into psychedelic heart of dance music.
Using hardware samplers and sequencers, live effects and her own voice – she creates all-encompassing sonic landscapes. New Chance’s work in music includes DJing, remixing and collaborations in contemporary art, film, and dance. She has also collaborated with many musicians including Julie Reich (Bile Sister), Kieran Adams (Diana), Jonathan Adjemian, Romy Lightman (Tasseomancy, Austra), and Isla Craig and Jennifer Castle (in the vocal improv trio, IC/JC/VC). Her voice can be heard backing up Lido Pimienta on her Polaris prize winning record La Papessa, and on Jennifer Castle’s forthcoming album Angels of Death. New Chance has released several digital tracks as well as the cassette, Ear Rationelle on Healing Power Records.
It Says New Chance is Victoria’s debut EP on Bedroomer – as well as her first major digital store release. On the EP, New Chance covers vast terrain, touching on the conventions of dub, deep house, avant pop, ambient and the esoteric side of 80’s electro. She develops a sonic otherworld, exploring the permutations of genre that work towards creating new forms of expression. The result is celestial and dissonant, brutal and beautiful all at once.
New Chance will be performing on Thursday, July 19th 2018 at Le Ritz P.D.B.