March 2, 2017
Marshmello is an anonymous electronic dance music producer and DJ who first gained international recognition by remixing songs by Jack Ü and Zedd.
With Marshmello intentionally putting a focus on his music and propagating the mantra that people should not worry about him, his identity remains unknown, although it has been heavily suggested he is American DJ Chris Comstock, also known as Dotcom, as they are both alleged to have the same first names, bust the same dance moves, birthdays, tattoos as well as other similarities when it comes to their preference of musical styles.
Marshmello’s musical style includes groove-oriented, synth and bass-heavy electronic dance music. Inspired by other masked DJs like Deadmau5 and Daft Punk, Marshmello appears wearing a full-head-covering marshmallow-shaped helmet.
This was the first ever-Australian show for the man with the LED enhanced marshmellow mask and boy, did he get a reception:
The Mellogang (yup, that’s how his followers refer to themselves) got all amped up chanting football songs in anticipation of the man in white entering the stage.
Sydney’s Enmore Theatre was filled close to capacity and once he unleashed his synth-laced trap melodies, upbeat breakdowns and rollercoaster drops, the dance floor started pumping and did not let up.
With ample singalongs and crowd participation, it felt more like a rock show than the more passive and receptive outcome one would expect from a DJ holding court.
It is not hard to see how Marshmello’s distinctive blend of EDM has positioned him firmly among the other helmeted spearheads of the genre as he powers and mashes both current and evergreen pop and hip hop hits to his own saccharine confection that the pre-dominantly Asian Kawaii loving audience could not get enough of.
Photos by @ryanhadji
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