A little less than two months after rapper Lil Peep died from a drug overdose, EDM producer Marshmello released the track "Spotlight", a previously unfinished collaboration between the two. The video is Lil Peep's aesthetic, taking place in a diner drenched with neon lights and pastels and filled with moody and homely looking people.
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 '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, Marshmello released a compilation of his previously released tracks, Joytime, which reached number one on iTunes' top electronic albums chart. ~ Matt Collar