Artist Review: Marshmello
By Kaitlyn Martin
There’s a DJ taking the world and social media by storm while successfully keeping his identity a mystery. He goes by the name of Marshmello since he wears a specially made marshmellow mask that has colorful LED lights carefully crafted into the eyes and surface of the mask.
He is successfully holding the attention of sixty-nine thousand people on Instagram, one hundred and seventy thousand on Soundcloud, and about one hundred and thirty five thousand on his Facebook. He just released a brand new album known as “Joytime” on January 8th, 2016 and managed to get it to #1 on iTunes in the same day.
And somehow we still don’t know who he is? Well, his following, known as the Mellogang has attempted to figure out just who this new musical mastermind is. It is being said that this mysterious masked Marshmello is none other than Chris Comstock, better known by his stage name of DotCom.
Marshmello and Dotcom are both signed to the same talent agency. With that being said, Dotcom was within the first ten people to follow Marshmello on Twitter, along with other major artists such as Skrillex, Sikdope, Jauz and Kayliox.
Another similarity between the two can be seen in their usernames on the popular social media App Instragram. Marshmello’s handle is @Marshmellomusic and DotCom has the handle @DotComMusic.
And finally, I would like for each of you to then compare how they dance while performing live. Please take a look at Marshmello performing “Bounce” in Hawaii on his Instagram and then compare it to DotCom performing at Exchange in LA on his instagram. I rest my case. You can’t hide from us when you show off those sweet, sweet dance moves Mr. Chris Comstock.
Regardless of who this masked man turns out to be, his mesmerizing melodies, upbeat breakdowns and gnarly drops have made their way to the top of my favorites in my daily playlists. His singles such as “Home”, “ Find Me”, and even his remix of Adele’s number one hit “Hello” are absolutely phenomenal and I highly recommend them to anyone who likes EDM music. I give Marshmello five tiger paws up!