Enigmatic masked DJ/producer Marshmello makes groove-oriented, synth- and bass-heavy electronic dance music. In the spirit of other masked DJs like Deadmau5 and Daft Punk, Marshmello (whose real identity remains a mystery) appears wearing a full-head-covering marshmallow mask.
Despite the anonymity, Marshmello’s career blew up in 2015 when he began releasing tracks online, including remixes of Zedd’s “Beautiful Now,” Jack Ü’s “Where Are U Now,” and others. From there came shows at New York’s Pier 94, Pomona, California’s HARD Day of the Dead festival, and Miami Music Week.
In 2016, he released a compilation of his previously released tracks, Joytime, which reached number one on a digital top electronic albums chart. Included on the album was the single “Keep It Mello,” featuring rapper Omar LinX. He continued to perform and release singles throughout the year, later starting his own Joytime Collective record label.
More collaborations followed in 2017, including “Silence,” with Khalid, and “Wolves,” featuring Selena Gomez. In 2018, Marshmello paired with British vocalist Annie-Marie for the single “Friends.”