Christopher Comstock, known professionally as Marshmello, is an American electronic dance music producer and DJ.
One thing cannot be disputed: Marshmello is one of a kind. Disguised by a white cylindrical helmet that flashes, and armed with enough sugary dancefloor dynamite to melt hearts as well as ears, it’s fair to suggest that the ‘Mello’s take on trap, electro and EDM is anything but mellow.
A tune getting reposted by Skrillex (both literally and figuratively) unleashed a wave of saccharine Marshmello madness which immediately stole the hearts of youngsters and EDM clubbers across the globe, before Skrilly himself — alongside Diplo as Jack Ü — snapped him up for a remix.
January 2016 brought self-released album ‘Joytime’, which came with a slew of iTunes hit singles including ‘Keep It Mello’ with rapper Omar LinX and ‘Want U 2’, while his reputation sky-rocketed. A string of high-profile festival bookings then culminated in a publicity stunt which saw Tiesto unveil himself from under the white helmet at Electric Daisy Carnival last year, as hysteria around his identity reached fever pitch. However, it was Skrillex (again) that accidentally spilt the beans that the Marshmello man is in fact, allegedly, US DJ Chris Comstock, aka Dotcom, via a social media post wishing him happy birthday last year — but that hasn’t spoilt the fun in the slightest.
He appeared at a staggering amount of festivals once again this summer, recently released ‘Silence feat. Khalid’, and sold out a show at London’s Brixton Academy.
To date he’s still never actually revealed his face in public, and his video interviews tend to involve him holding up placards rather than actually speaking.