A producer who went from anonymous uploads to collaborations with Dillon Francis within just a couple years, L.A.-based artist NGHTMRE gained wider attention with his 2015 single "Street." Along with tours and festival appearances, he has remained a dance favorite, issuing releases like his 2016 EP NGHTMRE.
Born in 1990 in Stamford, Connecticut, Tyler Marenyi (aka NGHTMRE) was raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. After getting a degree in finance from Elon University, he decided to move to L.A. to take a chance on his love of making music. At first, he uploaded trap and house remixes of tracks by Tiësto, Rae Sremmurd, and Skrillex, then he began releasing a set of his own tracks, some in collaboration with producer Slander. He hit in early 2015 with "Street," a track Skrillex played during his headlining set at the Ultra Music Festival. Mad Decent signed the producer that same year and gave "Street" an official release. He made his festival debut with a DJ set at EDC Las Vegas 2015, then 2016 saw Mad Decent release the NGHTMRE EP along with "Need You," his collaborative single with Dillon Francis. A second EP, Magic Hour, arrived in 2018. That same year, he also collaborated on the Chainsmokers' track "Save Yourself." In 2019, he issued the single "Bang" with Shaq and Lil Jon. ~ David Jeffries