A while ago, the music industry was confused. There were many questions and yet very few (if not, no one) had answers to give. A new DJ had come to town and produced an incredible Electronic Dance Music (EDM), but no one seemed to know who he was. And so the questions began; Who is this new DJ? He was very good at what he did and fans couldn’t help but love him, but he was masked and his identity was not known. He was always dressed in white with a bucket covering his head like a mask, depicting a clown. However in 2017, thanks to Forbes, his identity was revealed. The masked DJ was/is Chris Comstock. What more is there to know about him? Let’s find out …
Who is Chris Comstock?
Chris Comstock is a DJ and Electronic Dance Music (EDM) producer. He released a single in January 2017 titled “Alone”, which made its way to the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. His first ever effort in music came in 2015 when he would post his songs on the online streaming platform, SoundCloud under the alias “Dotcom.” He was able to get representation from renown EDM artists manager, Moe Shalizi, who was at that time managing the likes of Ookay, Jauz, and Slushii. With things not still popping up, he tried some collaborations which didn’t seem to work out either. It was then that idea of being reborn came and Dotcom had to disappear and “Marshmello” was born and with the rebirth came the successes he had longed for.
Here Are 6 Facts You Should Know About The EDM Producer
Biography and Birth Facts
Chris Comstock was born as Christopher Comstock on May 19, 1992, in Amstelveen, the Netherlands. Information about his parents or siblings are unavailable but he moved from the Netherlands to the United States. He settled in Los Angeles, California, where he began to make music. He is of Dutch nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. He is also known by other aliases such as Marshmello and Dotcom.
Appearance, Costume Style
Chris has an appearance style. He tries to hide his identity, which he did successfully until 2017. He wears a costume when going for public events. This costume prevents his fans or any other person from seeing his face and has become his public identity. In 2017, while putting out their list of 30 richest music artists under 30 for the year in reckoning, Forbes, an authority on wealth assessment stated boldly that Marshmello was one and the same person as Dotcom, whose birth name is Chris Comstock and that was how the world finally came to terms with who the white masked DJ that had taken the industry by storm was.
His style was probably copied from another music producer, Deadmau5, who also wears the mascot of a dead mouse’ head in uniformity with his name which is a coined way of writing “dead mouse.”
Career, Songs, and Collaborations
Chris Comstock’s music career began on March 3, 2015, when he uploaded his first songs “WaVeZ” through his SoundCloud account. He continued uploading more songs and soon his music started making the rounds and caught the attention of other EDM artists who also reposted his songs on their own accounts. He dropped his first album which had 10 tracks including Summer, Take it Back, Bounce, Home, Want U 2 among others in 2016 and later in the same year, he released the single “Alone” which till date is his biggest work. The song got over 700 million views on YouTube.
He did many collaborations in 2017. He released Wolves in collaboration with Selena Gomez in 2017 and also collaborated with Khalid on the track Silence in the same year. These collaborations were a huge success. Others are Chasing Colors with Ookay and Twinbow with Slushii. In 2018, he collaborated with rapper Lil Peep (of blessed memory) on Spotlight. He released another collabo with Slushii There x2, Friends with British singer Anne-Marie and Everyday with rapper Logic.
Nominations and Awards
He has been nominated for several awards and has won a couple. In 2016, he was nominated by the International Dance Music Awards for Best Break-Through Artist (solo) and by the DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs for the Highest New Entry which he won. In 2017, he was nominated by Radio Disney Music Awards, WDM Radio Awards, mtvU Woodie Awards, Electronic Music Awards for the Best Dance Track, Best Trending Track, Woodie to Watch, New Artist of the Year, respectively. He won the Best Use of Vocal Awards by Remix Awards.
The mask-wearing DJ is at the moment living the dream and would never have asked for more. He is probably one of the happiest people in the music industry at the moment especially after Forbes released its annual list of highest-paid Disc Jockeys around the world. As at June 2017, he had raked in a mega $21 million and ranked eight on the list published by Forbes despite the fact that he only just begun his music career in 2015. His net worth is estimated to be $21 million.
Dating and Married Life
Chris Comstock is not married and has no known history of dating or having dated anyone. There is no wife, no children, (or grandchildren) linked to the DJ.