One of the hottest names on the scene can be found in your local grocer's snack-time aisle. Marshmello is the dude stuck on everyone's lips, and he doesn't need no stinkin' hot chocolate or graham crackers to make his music worth your while.
The mysterious young producer gained fame after a solid remix of Jack U and a strong co-sign from Skrillex. It didn't hurt when Tiesto pretended to be him at EDC Las Vegas 2016. His album Joytime is a big hit, but his ebullient, trap-inspired sound continues to gain strength and identity with each new release.
In case you haven't yet heard, he's the dope boy, and here are the 10 best Marshmello songs so far.
#10 Marshmello Song: "Find Me"
Marshmello is one of those mysterious mask-wearing types, and the title of this track seems to poke fun at that game of identity hide-and-seek. "Find Me" Taken from his debut album Joytime, it's full of Marshmello's signature saccharine trap style. It's bright and bouncy, but packs plenty of bang.
#9 Marshmello Song: "Kknow Me"
Another kind of titular ha-ha on the whole mystery thing, this track serves as the intro to Joytime, which makes it more of an introduction than a boast. Although, by the time Joytime debuted, the fluff-n-tough producer has already gained a sizable reputation as a leader in some kind of new, candy-colored future trap movement.
#8 Marshmello Song: Martin Garrix - "Oops" Remix
This fan favorite hasn't seen official release, but we know it's the real deal thanks to a drop Marshmello intro'd at Ultra Singapore. He claimed to write the song earlier that day in his hotel room, because the Marsh-man is of the instant variety. The Martin Garrix original was already super-charged video-game style fun. Marshmello's take is even more energetic with a sped-up beat and way more marshy bass.
#7 Marshmello Song: "Magic" with Jauz
Friendstep is the dank bass music you make with your bestie, and Jauz and Marshmello are definitely super friends. "Magic" is what happens when the homies get together, and this collab is a Grade-A slab of meaty, bass-fed, 100 percent organic, festival ground. It's adorable with a marbleization of wonk throughout. Definitely something to stuff your face.
#6 Marshmello Song: "Freal Love" with Far East Movement feat. Tinashe
This collaborative single reads less like classic Marshmello with hints of his puffy perfection spread around. It's the most toned-down the producer has ever been, but he's left room for Tinashe's darlnig pop coos and Far East Movement's slick rap style. Sometimes, less is more, and Marshmello takes the opportunity to display a bit of versatility.
#5 Marshmello Song: "Summer"
Another sugary morsel from Joytime, "Summer" is the cherry red popsicle bursting with flavor melting all over you sticky hand. It's the sun-kissed feeling of seasonal love with a kick drum that screams "play me through festival season." The happy synth melody is all smiles, but there's a tiny hint of melancholy in its key, and that's what makes a good song better.
#4 Marshmello Song: "Keep It Mello" feat. Omar LinX
This single from Joytime is one of the ultimate Marshmello go tos. It's the perfect blend of rainbow pop and late-night, corner-hugging grime. It's also one of the first music videos to feature the glowing Marshmello character. Watch as he roams the streets, simultaneously treating and terrorizing the neighborhood.
#3 Marshmello Song: Jack U - "Where R U Now" feat. Justin Bieber (Remix)
This breakthrough remix was most fan's first taste of Marshmellos chewy sweetness. An official remix from Skrillex and Diplo all but guarantees success, but Marshmello earned his stripes with an addictive take on the Justin Bieber-assisted smash. It plays back like a proof of concept, and Marsh has since gone on to more distilled sounds, but that hook rework is still fire.
#2 Marshmello Song: "Alone"
Why would anyone want to beat up a happy, smiling Marsh bro? It's not easy being a mysterious young bedroom producer, but if you keep on pushing and just be yourself, you'll find others come around. Especially when you put out infectious dance hooks like this one. A high-pitched vocal and some matching, jocular synths bring this one home as one of Marshmello's best.
#1 Marshmello Song: "Ritual" feat. Wrabel
Outkast's Andre 3000 once said "you're only funky as your last cut," and by that logic, Marshmello is chillin hard at the top. His latest release "Ritual" is his best yet with layer on layer of feel-good melodies, a soulful vocal from Wrabel, and a driving rhythm that pushed forward without overwhelming. He's perfected the appeal on this one, and whatever comes next is bound to be a total smash.