One of the fastest growing artists in world music today, Marshmello has been gaining fans like no other since his introduction to the dance music world. The masked American DJ, and his cult following, dubbed ‘the Mellogang‘ have taken things to the next level in terms of fanatic support. This much was clear to see when the man himself recently took over London’s iconic Ministry of Sound venue, teaming up with huge dance brand Together as part of his UK tour.
A rare visitor to Europe, Marshmello landed on the continent fresh from his sell-out tour of the States, and after annihilating Liverpool’s O2 Academy the previous evening, clubbers of the capital were keen to see their hero in action; for the first EVER time in London. Digital Farm Animals warmed up the bustling crowd to thermometer-busting temperatures, and so, with an orchestral version of his anthem “Alone” fed into the club, the lights were dimmed, and an impending Mello-takeover was due.
Starlight effects bustled around the club to the crammed main room attendance, and as fans began to sing along to the slowed acapella of Mello’s biggest hit, the man himself emerged, mixing into “Know Me” and an initial taste of Ministry’s fantastic ice cannons, as confetti exploded onto the hoards of gathered ravers. The producer blitzed through a collection of phenomenal cuts including a number of his own hits such as Summer. One of the moments of the night came when he dropped the anthemic Keep It Mello to an absolutely rabid crowd who chanted along in unison. It’s rare to see a DJ enjoying a set as much as Marshmello was on the night, moving and grooving along to each track and pumping his fists in the air to every hard-hitting kick drum that reverberated around the club.
By this point, the masked mogul had his Mellogang under a spell, and continued to pump huge bass drops into his set, with his Jack Ü remix and several others, as seen on the official We Rave You Instagram channel. Bringing in a distinct drum and bass vibe towards the tail end of his set, the venue, crammed right back to the corridors with Mellofans, was given a distinct Fabric vibe, as his own remix of Adele’s ‘Hello’ reverberated around the walls of The Box. And so, with his fanbase now dripping in sweat, Marshmello brought his performance to an earth-shattering finale, dropping latest track Ritual to the singing crowd.
The Marshmello night at the Ministry of Sound was without a doubt one of the best events of 2017 so far. Everything from the production to the music was absolutely world class and it is unsurprising with a brand like Together at the helm. They certainly know how to throw a quality party and we’re absolutely buzzing to see what they have in store for 2017, with their Tuesdays at Amnesia Ibiza set to return. As for Marshmello, both he – and the Mellogang – will continue to grow. And this year could well mark world domination.
Photos via Ministry of Sound