A producer who went from anonymous uploads to collaborations with Dillon Francis within just a couple years, L.A.-based artist NGHTMRE was born Tyler Marenyi in Stamford, Connecticut and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. After getting a degree in finance from Elon University, Tyler decided to move to L.A. and 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 collaborations 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.
– David Jeffries, Rovi