Tyler Marenyi, now known as NGHTMRE, is a 2013 Elon graduate. He decided to venture to LA after graduation in pursuit of a career in music production. Since then, Tyler has been a student at one of the top electronic music production schools in the world, Icon Collective. At Icon, Tyler has been working with a number of other rising EDM artists. The school creates a community that fosters a creative and friendly environment in which all students help one another succeed.
Tyler began making music in high school. At Elon, he was known by his childhood nickname, TMare. Once his music reached production value in LA, he decided to completely rebrand himself as NGHTMRE. What was originally a side project has now significantly more Facebook followers than his initial alias.
Tyler’s music has made enormous leaps since the time he spent at Elon’s student-run artist management and promotion organization, now known as Limelight Music Group. Tyler and his classmate, Derret Anderson (Slander), recently collaborated on an undeniably catchy mix titled “We Like to Party.” The song has already received a great deal of notoriety from a number of famous EDM artists. DJ Snake played the track at his set in EDC Mexico. Carnage introduced it to the popular California festival, Coachella. As a result, “We Like to Party” now has over 860,000 plays on Soundcloud and continues to grow daily.
The “We Like to Party” mix has also hit the radio scene. On Saturday March 30th, another rising EDM artist who goes by the name Imanos hosted “Diplo and Friends” on BBC Radio. Not only was “We Like to Party” played on the popular station, but also Tyler’s first original track “Game Over” was featured. Imanos happens to be a good friend of Tyler’s who would love to bring him on tour given the chance.
As a 23 year old, Tyler still has years to develop both his music and brand. He is just waiting for that break-through moment to get on tour. Without the support of his friends, family, and Limelight Music Group, he believes his career in music would not be as fortunate as it is now. Be sure to follow his success. We definitely will be.