Over 24 hours since the sunrise headliners swept up the Speedway remains and stories of EDC Las Vegas are still streaming in. The best landed late yesterday afternoon (UK time) as the US woke up to news of Marshmello’s identity… He’s actually Tiesto .
Fair play… If you’re going to troll, then do it by getting one of the biggest acts in electronic music to play along with you, right?
Tiesto’s gag was the climax of one of the festival’s most talked about Sunday night performances as Jauz, Ookay and Martin Garrix also joined the loosely mysterious masked act on stage. Even Skrillex got involved, and he wasn’t even scheduled to play at EDC this year.
The antics of a man who’s clearly relishing his rapid rise in electronic music and bringing together otherwise disparate genres and sounds: Marshmello’s mischief is a reminder of why many of us we bitten by the electronic bug in the first place: it’s fun.
Not everyone agrees, though. Fellow troll Deadmau5 took a typical pop hours later…
Winning formula for relevance= talk shit on marshmello once a week….u should add kotex maxi pads to your rider pic.twitter.com/a1WcA40Pl0
— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) 21 June 2016
Actually the biggest news item for us post EDC was Andy C playing a fire set. But this one is jokes, too. Marshmello’s comeback compounds that even more.
Image source: Marshmello