HomeArtist Of The MonthArtist Of The Month – Marshmello (February 2019) Rajrishi Murthi February 1, 2019 Artist Of The Month, FeaturedBox Love him or hate him, this man has quickly gone on to become one of dance music’s biggest stars in recent years. With his signature helmet which masks his “real” identity, he lets his infectious, dance-friendly productions do the talking. And as steadily climbs the ladders to super stardom, say hello to our Artist of the Month for February 2019, the one and only Marshmello. After a mysterious debut back in 2015 with the release of his first original, ‘Wavez’, which was followed by a series of SoundCloud uploads including ‘Blocks’, ‘Find Me’, ‘Want U 2’, ‘Summer’ amongst others, Marshmello continued to gain traction amongst the audience with his quirky, yet future bass-oriented take on dance music. With releases like ‘Home’, ‘Bounce’ and the widely popular ‘Keep It Mello’ with Omar Linx which came out during the latter half of the year, the LA-based producer stepped into 2016 with the release of his highly anticipated debut album, ‘Joytime’. Next came tracks like ‘Colour’ and the platinum-certified hit ‘Alone’ which has single-handedly garnered more than a billion views on YouTube. Besides dropping remixes for Alan Walker and Anne Marie, Marshmello also went on to make his debut on OWSLA in 2016 with the release of ‘Ritual’ featuring Wrabel. In 2017, the man behind the infamous mask continued to push out new music as fans were treated to the Ookay and Noah Cyrus-assisted single, ‘Chasing Colors’ and ‘Moving On’ which was later followed by his mega hits, ‘Silence’ alongside Khalid and ‘Wolves’ with Selena Gomez. Having quickly become one of dance music’s busiest DJs, Marshmello has been doing more than 150 shows in a calendar year at some of the world’s biggest festivals and clubs. With appearances at festivals like Tomorrowland, Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival and many more, Marshmello’s ascent towards the top continues to take place at a rapid rate. Marshmello’s dominance spanned throughout the course of 2018 as he released collaborations with late act Lil Peep (‘Spotlight’), Anne-Marie (‘Friends’), Bastille (‘Happier’) and Roddy Rich (‘Project Dreams’). Moreover, with the unveil of his second album, ‘Joytime II’, it turned out to be one of the biggest years till date for the man himself. With 2019 already off to a great start, which include hosting a live virtual concert in collaboration with popular video game franchise Fortnite and releasing his most recent single, ‘Biba’ with Bollywood producer Pritam and Shirley Setia, all eyes are on the dance music heavyweight as he gears up to take over India later this February with a three-city tour. Moreover, with ‘Joytime III’ reportedly in the works, Marshmello is aiming for yet another blockbuster year.