Joytime

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Joytime
Joytime Album Cover Art.jpg
Studio album by Marshmello
Released January 8, 2016 (2016-01-08)
Recorded 2015–2016
Length 35:03
Label Joytime Collective
Producer Marshmello
Marshmello chronology
Joytime
(2016)
Joytime II
(2018)
Singles from Joytime
  1. "Keep It Mello"
    Released: October 24, 2015

Joytime is the debut studio album by electronic producer and DJ Marshmello, which was self-released through his label, Joytime Collective on January 8, 2016.[1][2] When it was released it landed on iTunes top electronic albums on the first day.[3]

Singles[edit]

The first single "Keep It Mello", featuring vocals from rapper Omar LinX, was released on October 24, 2015.[4]

A remix by Marshmello and Slushii of "Want U 2", a song from the album, was released as a single but not in promotion of the album.[5][6]

Critical reception[edit]

Ryan James Blair of Festival Forecast gave Joytime a 7.5/10 rating, stating "Joytime starts strong with a screeching synth, mallet melodies, and a smooth bass as he [Marshmello] taunts listeners with the vocal hook (Everybody Knows Me.... Marshmello)."[7] The rest of Joytime does not vary much from the opening track as each song sticks to the strong formula that includes a smooth bass line, sharp synths, simple risers and percussion buildups, trap hats and strong kicks. Summer is perhaps the biggest change of pace with a nice downtempo beat, but at times the sub bass can almost be overwhelming for the slower tempo and context."[7]

Track listing[edit]

Joytime[6]
No.TitleLength
1."Know Me"3:26
2."Summer"3:53
3."Find Me"3:00
4."Take It Back"3:53
5."Bounce"3:32
6."Blocks"3:29
7."Show You"2:57
8."Want U 2"3:02
9."Home"3:48
10."Keep It Mello" (featuring Omar Linx)4:03
Total length:35:03

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[6]

Performers

  • Marshmello – vocals, production, mixing, recording
  • Omar LinX – rapping

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[8] 5
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[9] 14
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[10] 41

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joytime by Marshmello on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Marshmello Self-Releases First Album 'Joytime'". Billboard. Retrieved March 13, 2018. 
  3. ^ "marshmello". www.facebook.com. Retrieved March 13, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Keep It Mello (feat. Omar LinX) – Single by Marshmello on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Want U 2 (Marshmello & Slushii Remix) – Single by Marshmello on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c "Joytime / Marshmello TIDAL". listen.tidal.com. Retrieved March 13, 2018. 
  7. ^ a b RyanJamesBlair (January 13, 2016). "Album Review: Joytime by Marshmello". Red Roll. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Marshmello Chart History (Top Dance/Electronic Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  9. ^ "Marshmello Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  10. ^ "Marshmello Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 17, 2018.