A while ago, the music industry was confused. There were many questions and yet very few (if anyone) had answers. A new DJ had come to town and produced some 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 unknown. He was always dressed in white with a bucket covering his head like a clown mask. However, in 2017, thanks to Forbes, his identity was revealed. The masked DJ was/is Chris Comstock. What more can we know about him? Let’s find out …
Who is Chris Comstock?
Chris Comstock is a DJ and electronic dance music (EDM) producer. In January 2017, he released a single titled “Alone”, which later debuted on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. His very first musical effort came in 2015, when he released his songs on the online streaming platform SoundCloud, under the pseudonym “Dotcom”. like Ookay, Jauz and Slushii. Since there weren’t any things to do yet, he tried collaborations that didn’t seem to work either. That’s when the idea of rebirth came and Dotcom had to disappear and ‘Marshmello’ was born and with the rebirth came the hits he had desired.
Here are 6 facts you should know about the EDM producer
Biography and facts about birth
Chris Comstock was born as Christopher Comstock on May 19, 1992 in Amstelveen, Netherlands. Information about his parents or siblings is not available, but he moved from the Netherlands to the United States. He settled in Los Angeles, California where he started making 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 succeeded in until 2017. He wears a costume when he goes to public events. This costume prevents her fans or anyone else from seeing her face and has become her public identity. In 2017, while listing the 30 richest musical artists under 30, Forbes, an authority on wealth assessment, boldly stated that Marshmello was the same person as Dotcom, whose birth name was Chris Comstock. how the world came to realize who the white masked DJ was who had taken the industry by storm.
His style was likely copied from another music producer, Deadmau5, who also wears the uniformed dead mouse’s head mascot with his name, which is an invented way of writing “dead mouse.”
Career, songs and collaborations
Chris Comstock’s music career started on March 3, 2015, when he uploaded his first songs “WaVeZ” through his SoundCloud account. He continued to upload more songs and his music soon started to catch on and caught the attention of other EDM artists who also reposted his songs on their own accounts. He dropped his debut album which had 10 tracks including Summer, Resume, Bounce, Home, Want U 2 among others in 2016 and later in the same year he released the single “Alone” which is to date his biggest job. The song has been viewed over 700 million times 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 have been 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 collab with Slushii Il x2, Friends with British singer Anne-Marie and Everyday with rapper Logic.
Appointments and awards
He was nominated for several awards and won a couple. In 2016, he was nominated by the International Dance Music Awards for Best Breakthrough Artist (Solo) and by DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs for Highest New Entry he won. In 2017, he was nominated for Radio Disney Music Awards, WDM Radio Awards, mtvU Woodie Awards, Electronic Music Awards for Best Dance Track, Best Trending Track, Woodie to Watch, New Artist of the Year, respectively. It won the Best Use of Vocals award by Remix Awards.
The mask-wearing DJ is currently living the dream and would never have asked for more. He’s probably one of the happiest people in the music industry right now, especially after Forbes released its annual list of the highest paid disc jockeys in the world. As of June 2017, he had amassed $21 million and was number eight on the list published by Forbes, despite having just started his music career in 2015. His net worth is estimated at $21 million.
Dating and married life
Chris Comstock is unmarried and has no known dating or dating history. There is no wife, no children, (or grandchildren) related to the DJ.