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Nghtmre performing at St. Lawrence University's Springfest concert on April 16, 2016.
Background information
Birth nameTyler Marenyi
Born (1990-10-11) 11 October 1990 (age 28)
Stamford, Connecticut, United States
OriginLos Angeles, United States[1]
  • DJ
  • musician
Years active2014–present
Associated acts

Tyler Marenyi (born October 11, 1990), better known by his stage name Nghtmre (stylized as NGHTMRE; pronounced "nightmare"), is an American DJ and electronic dance music producer based in Los Angeles, California.[4][5][6][7][8]

Early life[edit]

Marenyi was born in Stamford, Connecticut, but was raised in Raleigh, North Carolina.[4] He attended North Raleigh Christian Academy, where he was a member of the tennis team.[9] He went to Elon University and obtained a degree in finance prior to moving to Los Angeles to pursue a musical career.[4][10] He then attended Icon Collective Music Production School where he met fellow producers Derek and Scott of SLANDER and developed a working relationship, subsequently resulted in numerous collaborations and frequently touring together as headlining acts.[10]



In the beginning, he created trap and house remixes of songs by Tiësto, Rae Sremmurd, and Skrillex.[4] Later on, he started producing his own songs, as well as, collaborating with other producers.[4] He gained recognition when Skrillex played one of his songs during a set at Ultra Music Festival.[4] Marenyi eventually signed to Diplo's record label, Mad Decent and had his first song, "Street", released shortly after.[4] He debuted at EDC Las Vegas 2015, which was his first festival performance.[11] He has regularly toured and collaborated with fellow DJs and producers, Slander, with whom he released his debut EP, Nuclear Bonds, also later released on Mad Decent.[12][10][13]


In 2016, he released his EP titled Nghtmre which had charted on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart.[4][14] He collaborated with Pegboard Nerds and Krewella to release "Superstar" as a single on the Vancouver-based label, Monstercat.[15] He later collaborated with producer Dillon Francis to release the single "Need You" on Mad Decent.[16][17][18] An official music video for the song was released by Francis on May 9, 2016 via YouTube.[17][19] He later collaborated with Flux Pavilion to release "Feel Your Love" as a single on his label, Circus Records.[20][21][22] He collaborated with rapper Afro to release the single "Stronger" which would also be released on Mad Decent.[23] He additionally collaborated with Toronto-based production duo Zeds Dead to release "Frontlines" as a single which would later be released on their debut album Northern Lights through their label, Deadbeats.[24] He collaborated with LOUDPVCK to release "Click Clack" as a single through Skrillex's OWSLA label.[25] In 2017 Marenyi was in the lineup at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.[26]


Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
Nuclear Bonds
(with Slander)
  • Released: October 13, 2015
  • Label: Mad Decent
  • Format: Digital download
  • Released: March 25, 2016
  • Label: Mad Decent
  • Format: Digital download
Magic Hour[27]
(with Pell)
  • Released: June 15, 2018
  • Label: Mad Decent
  • Format: Digital download
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released.


Title Year Peak chart positions Album

"Walking On Sunshine"
(with Richard Vission featuring Jackie Boyz)
2014 Non-album singles
"Mtrd" 2015
(with Boombox Cartel)
(with Slander)
Nuclear Bonds
(with Slander)
(with Slander)
(with Pegboard Nerds featuring Krewella)
2016 Non-album singles
"Need You"
(with Dillon Francis)
"Feel Your Love"
(with Flux Pavilion featuring Jamie Lewis)
(with Zeds Dead featuring GG Magree)
"Click Clack"
(with Loudpvck)
(with Afro)
"Gud Vibrations"
(with Slander)
"End Of The Night"
(with Ghastly)
(with Carmada featuring Xavier Dunn)
"Only Want U"
(with Snails featuring Akylla)
"On The Run"
(featuring Passeport)
"The Killer"[29]
(featuring Bret James and Rnsom)
"No Coming Down"
(featuring Alex Wiley and Sky Montique)
"Another Dimension"
(with Dillon Francis)
(with Wavedash)
2018 Non-album singles
"Save Yourself"[31]
(with The Chainsmokers)
21 Sick Boy
"Like That"[32]
(with Big Gigantic)
Non-album singles
(with Shaq and Lil Jon)
(with ASAP Ferg)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


  1. ^ Medved, Matt (July 22, 2015). "Guest Playlist: Listen to NGHTMRE's Nostalgic Teenage Tunes". Billboard. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  2. ^ "Zeds Dead & NGHTMRE's Share Bass-Fueled Collaboration 'Frontlines': Listen". Billboard. September 16, 2016. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  3. ^ Genosa, Wendel (September 16, 2016). "Zeds Dead and NGHTMRE go hard in the "Frontlines" ft. GG Magree". Ear Milk. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
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  5. ^ Joyce, Colin (September 30, 2016). "NGHTMRE and LOUDPVCK's New Single for OWSLA Might Be the Hardest Song You Hear All Year". Thump. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  6. ^ Smith, Joseph (October 24, 2016). "NGHTMRE Is Heading Back Down Under This Summer". Stoney Roads. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
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  8. ^ Cameron, John (April 5, 2016). "Pegboard Nerds Premiere NGHTMRE And Krewella Collab Live". We Got This Covered. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  9. ^ "HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD". Greensboro News and Record.
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  11. ^ Lee, Valerie (November 3, 2016). "Mixmag and Smirnoff Sound Collective take Smirnoff House to EDC Orlando 2016". Mixmag. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
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  16. ^ Tost, Miguel (December 10, 2015). "NGHTMRE & Dillon Francis Unite For One of the Best Collabs of the Year". Your EDM. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  17. ^ a b Melendez, Monique (May 9, 2016). "Dillon Francis and NGHTMRE Drop Hilarious 'Need You' Video". Billboard. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  18. ^ Rubinstein, Peter (June 11, 2016). "Dillon Francis Drops New Collab With NGHTMRE & It's Even Sicker Than The Last". Your EDM. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  19. ^ Melendez, Monique (May 11, 2016). "Go Behind the Scenes of Dillon Francis and NGHTMRE's Guy Fieri-Inspired 'Need You' Music Video: Exclusive Interview". Billboard. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  20. ^ Bein, Kat (August 5, 2016). "Flux Pavilion and NGHTMRE's 'Feel Your Love' Video is Trippy NSFW Madness". Billboard. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  21. ^ Jones, Connor (August 4, 2016). "Flux Pavilion And NGHTMRE Join Forces On "Feel Your Love"". We Got This Covered. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  22. ^ Meadow, Matthew (June 8, 2016). "NGHTMRE Teases Tons of New Music With Everyone From Flux Pavilion To LOUDPVCK [VIDEO]". Your EDM. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  23. ^ Rubinstein, Peter (March 17, 2016). "NGHTMRE & Rap Music's New Savior Unleash An Absolute Masterpiece". Your EDM. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  24. ^ Robinson, Rain (September 16, 2016). "Zeds Dead & NGHTMRE Finally Drop Their Highly Anticipated Collab & It's Everything We Wanted". Your EDM. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  25. ^ Jones, Connor (May 30, 2016). "NGHTMRE And LOUDPVCK Go Hard On "Click Clack"". We Got This Covered. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  26. ^ Kohen, Nicole (April 5, 2017). "Heineken House Announces Its Coachella 2017 Lineup - Bone Thugs, NGHTMRE B2B Slander, Chris Lake & more".
  27. ^ Bein, Kat (June 14, 2018). "NGHTMRE & Pell Drop Two Smooth Hip-Hop Tracks With 'Magic Hour' EP: Exclusive". Billboard. Archived from the original on June 16, 2018. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
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  29. ^ Wolfe, Sean (October 27, 2017). "Nghtmre – the Killer Ft. Bret James & Rnsom". We Rave You. Archived from the original on December 29, 2017. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
  30. ^ Sweeney, Farrell (August 3, 2018). "NGHTMRE and Wavedash release monstrous new track 'Grave'". Dancing Astronaut. Archived from the original on August 4, 2018. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
  31. ^ Bein, Kat (August 23, 2018). "The Chainsmokers and NGHTMRE Roar And Rumble On 'Save Yourself': Listen". Billboard. Archived from the original on August 24, 2018. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  32. ^ Krinsky, Alexander (December 7, 2018). "Nghtmre and Big Gigantic team up for 'Like That'". Dancing Astronaut. Archived from the original on December 8, 2018. Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  33. ^ Bein, Kat (February 21, 2019). "Nghtmre, Shaq & Lil Jon Go 'Bang' on Monster Collab: Listen". Billboard. Archived from the original on February 22, 2019. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  34. ^ Bein, Kat (March 28, 2019). "NGHTMRE & A$AP Ferg rumble the trap on 'Redlight': Watch". Billboard. Archived from the original on April 8, 2019. Retrieved April 8, 2019.