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NGHTMRE Releases “Get Back” On Mad Decent


It seems that NGHTMRE just cannot be stopped, but then again, why would we ever want him to? Whether it be news of a tour, a new track, a new mix, or even more so, his highly anticipated EP, Tyler Marenyi, known better by his stage name, NGHTMRE, is keeping himself (and fans) busy in 2016.

Despite currently being on his LIGHTERS UP tour, NGHTMRE has hardly let that stop him from releasing new music. He most recently released his Triple J mix-up and two songs from his forthcoming EP, but NGHTMRE has once again provided fans with something new to enjoy. Today, finally, after several previews on his social media sites, NGHTMRE releases “Get Back” on Mad Decent. Check it out below.


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The Aftermath Of A NGHTMRE On Trap Street


Last Friday night was nothing short of magical here in Cincinnati, Ohio. People from all over the Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati area (and even some outside of that, coming down from Chicago) headed downtown to Mynt Cincinnati for whatever performance NGHTMRE had in store.

The disastrous snowstorm that was headed to the city never made it, which allowed for a packed house. As soon as I arrived, I could feel the energy of the crowd. With this being his first show in Cincinnati, the fans eagerly anticipated his appearance, and were overly delighted when he was out mingling in the crowd before his set. Bouncing around talking to attendees, this seemed to make everyone even more intrigued to see what he had in store for us that night.

Whatever expectations I had for his set, he completely shattered. Tyler truly has a gift in being able to compile a set for a particular crowd or venue and just absolutely destroy (I say that because this was my 5th time seeing him, and I’ve seen him in several different settings and venues). Being that Mynt is more of a club scene than a concert venue and typically brings DJs and producers whose main focus is house music, I was anxious to see not only how the crowd would respond to his typical multi-genre set (that definitely favors hip-hop and trap music), but also how Tyler would mix it up and appeal to the crowd and venue in which he was playing.

Let me tell you: he annihilated it. His set ranged from mainstream top hits, dropping “Trap Queen” and “Jumpman” to his original pieces (saving “Street” for the end) and then throwing down some of his best known collaborations: “Lighters Up” with Flosstradamus and his remix of GTA’s “Red Lips” (which is a collaboration with SLANDER); NGHTMRE had the entire venue hyped. Fans were starting mosh pits in the front of the stage, standing on whatever elevated surfaces they could find to dance (and to catch a better view of the magic), and overall dancing, jumping and head banging in whatever spot they could find. In addition to a phenomenal set, the experience was enhanced with light shows that danced around the room the entire night. It was definitely something everyone was happy to be a part of that night.

Overall, my recommendation is for you to get to the next NGHTMRE show you can! Whether it be on his LIGHTERS UP tour, or when Prime Social brings him to Athens, Ohio in April for the official #FEST pre-party! Tickets and event information can be found here.


A NGHTMRE On Trap Street


It’s no secret that NGHTMRE (Tyler Marenyi) is one of EDM’s hottest new artists. NGHTMRE integrates a mix of house, trap, dubstep and hip hop to create an intoxicating multi-genre sound that intrigues all of the electronic music community. He has created a variety of projects, introducing some of the hottest tracks, remixes and collaborations in the scene today. His original track, Street (featured below), is arguably the trap soundtrack for 2015 and gained him the spotlight he has today.

Skrillex dropped NGHTMRE’s “STREET” (then unreleased) during his headlining set at ULTRA in March of 2015, which sparked immense interest among the electronic community. With momentum following Skrillex’s support, NGHTMRE quickly dominated the scene performing at almost every major North American festival and headlining shows worldwide. His efforts didn’t stop there though; despite his busy tour schedule, NGHTMRE continued to produce track after track, each original with their own melodic style. In October of 2015 he released his debut EP, Nuclear Bonds, featuring SLANDER as a collaboration on most of the tracks. Check it out here:

On top of pioneering his unique sound, NGHTMRE has collaborated with and remixed some of EDM’s hottest artists to give fans even more to rant about. His collaboration with Flosstradamus, “LIGHTERS UP” has over 1 million plays on Soundcloud since its release in late November; and it doesn’t stop there, NGHTMRE continues to kill the game with his mind-shattering remixes of EDM’s most popular names and tracks. Here are three that you should definitely add to your playlist, if you haven’t already!

  1. Griz – Stop Trippin’ (NGHTMRE Remix)


  1. Major Lazer & DJ Snake – Lean On (NGHTMRE Remix)


  1. Elliphant feat. Skrillex – Only Getting Younger (NGHTMRE X Imanos Remix)

NGHTMRE’s resume is already impeccable and he is hardly finished. With such an astounding 2015 behind him, he is set to take on 2016 with his LIGHTERS UP Tour and the release of his new EP. While a date has not yet been determined for when the EP will release, NGHTMRE took to social media to let fans know it is coming. The posts, which can be viewed on his Facebook and Twitter, featured a photo of the track list with “NEW EP” typed across the photo.

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Whether the EP is finished or not, we don’t know, but what we do know is that the support and hype he has already received following the announcement is only further evidence that NGHTMRE’s future is bright.

NGHTMRE will be in Cincinnati at Mynt Cincinnati on Friday, January 22, 2016. Tickets are available here.

If Cincinnati isn’t your stop, be sure to check out the rest of his LIGHTERS UP tour dates on his Facebook page, available here.


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A Little More About NGHTMRE


On Thursday Jan. 21st, NGHTMRE makes his second Columbus appearance at Sway. Ticket sales range from $15-$500 and according to Eventbrite, tickets are selling hot!

Following the incredible performance at Haunted Fest in October, many are ecstatic for his show in January. The letters spelling NGHTMRE followed by the multicolored light show made everyone’s heart lift a little higher–no doubt his upcoming performance will give the same effect. The drop aligning perfectly with the spirits of the audience was also an unforgettable experience and is something to look forward to.

Read our awesome interview with NGHTMRE that took place at Haunted Fest 2015 here.

Still considered an up-and-coming artist, NGHTMRE has so far made an amazing reputation for himself. He is well-known for his mash ups and original tracks. His remix of “Live This Nightmare” is an all time personal favorite of mine and something I hope to experience live. Remixes such as “It’s Alright”, “Limelight”, and “Dum Dee Dum” have also won the hearts of many.

Although Sway is a drastic size reduction from the Ohio Expo Center, there are no doubts for the upcoming performance. Some say the smaller the venue, the greater the vibes! “It sucks that the venue is smaller, but I’m not too worried about it. I, as well as many of my friends, will have a good time, despite the change of space”, says student Kendall Coffey.

With doors opening at 10 p.m. on a Thursday, be sure to arrive with plenty of time to dodge the late night campus traffic! Fortunately the venue is indoors, so weather shouldn’t take a toll on the show. Sway and all of Columbus welcome you, NGHTMRE!

Buy your tickets to see NGHTMRE in Ohio or Michigan here



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Abroadfest 2016 Almost Ready | Barcelona, Spain

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From March 3rd to March 5th, come experience Abroadfest 2016, presented by De Lis Group and Prime Social Group. Prepare yourself for the three day weekend festival in the beautiful location of Barcelona, Spain. This is Europe’s largest gathering of students abroad. Featuring big track DJs like The Chainsmokers, Cash Cash, Slander, NGHTMRE, and more!


For 2016, we are introducing TWO new genres to the lineup, Trap and Tropical House. NGHTMRE has been one of the hottest artists in the scene and will be here along with Slander to take the festival to another level.

Past years have always been HUGE! Tickets go fast so make sure you buy them ahead of time. We have had sellouts! To give you an idea what this festival is like, our past lineups included: Kaskade, Madeon, Borgeous, Thomas Gold, Sander Van Doorn, Showtek, Cedric Gervais and Laidback Luke.

It’s not just the music that will leave you breathless while you’re here, you have the pleasure to explore and enjoy all that Barcelona has to offer. From downtown Barcelona, the very popular Barceloneta Beach is only 10 minutes away, a must see beach for those wanting a great experience. To the North-East, there is Nova Icaria Beach where you can spend your time enjoying watersports. When you have had too much sun, the Museo Picasso and the Magic Fountain are two destinations you won’t want to miss out on. Don’t forget FC Barcelona Stadium as well. Add those attractions in between events and you are sure to be in for a weekend you won’t forget. Just remember to save some energy for the electric nights!

Ticket sales are still on sale here! Tier 1 early bird 3-day tickets are SOLD OUT. Tier 2 early bird 3-day tickets will be available till December 31st, 2015. Get them while you still can! Over 60% sold!

More details to come! Stay tuned!


5 Tracks From NGHTMRE You Should Be Listening To Right Now


NGHTMRE has taken the dance music scene by storm this year. His signature bass style and intricate sound design have proven to be a recipe for success. He’s spent the better part of this year touring, and if you missed him at this year’s Haunted Fest you shouldn’t fret. NGHTMRE is coming to Sway in Columbus on January 21st, Mynt in Cincinnati on January 22nd, and Necto in Ann Arbor on January 26th (find your tickets here). Here’s five tracks that you should be listening to that’ll keep you hyped up until then:

5. Griz – Stop Trippin’ (NGHTMRE Remix)

Here’s a remix that NGHTMRE put out last month. The fusion of his signature sound with the funk that GriZ brings is a true match made in bass music heaven.


4. NGHTMRE & Boombox Cartel – Aftershock

Another newer one from NGHTMRE, “Aftershock” is a beautiful example of blending melody with intensity. Bass music has never sounded so elegant.


3. Flosstradamus & NGHTMRE – Lighters Up

NGHTMRE scored a big time hit with his collaboration with the trap gods that are Flosstradamus. This song is crazy. Enough said.


2. NGHTMRE & Slander – Gud Vibrations

“Gud Vibrations” was an instant classic. The Nuclear Bonds EP that NGHTMRE and Slander released was full of hits, and it was clear that both of these artists were going to go places.


1. NGHTMRE – Street (and Street VIP)

All I wanted for Christmas was new NGHTMRE, and new NGHTMRE was what I got. Street was NGHTMRE’s most highly anticipated release to date, and it received support from just about every DJ in the world. The VIP takes the original and adds a whole new flavor to it.

Remember, NGHTMRE will be in Columbus on January 21st, Cincinnati on January 22nd, and Ann Arbor on January 26th.

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NGHTMRE And His ‘Lighters Up’ Tour Is Coming To Ohio

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NGHTMRE has been creating a huge buzz in the bass music scene since his debut set at EDC Las Vegas this summer. With his crazy, screeching sounding synths and unique snare sounds he has made a rapid climb since his first appearance. Working with some of the top artists in the game, there is no sign of slowing down for this guy anytime soon. Read our awesome interview with NGHTMRE after he absolutely destroyed Haunted Fest this past Halloween here.

Together, NGHTMRE and SLANDER released an EP called Nuclear Bonds and has been a great kickstart to NGHTMRE’S expanding popularity. He also just recently remixed the funk master GRiZ’s “Stop Trippin” into a festival trap banger to get everyone up and dancing:

There is already a lot of talk and excitement on his “Lighters Up” tour that is coming and bringing some crazy bass lines and hard 808 kicks. I highly recommend you catch him when he’s at one of these two locations:

Buy your tickets for NGHTMRE @ Sway, Columbus on 1/21/16 here


Buy your tickets for NGHTMRE @ Mynt, Cincinnati on 1/22/16 here


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The Life Backstage: NGHTMRE Interview At Haunted Fest 2015


We had the chance to catch the incredible NGHTMRE at last month’s Haunted Fest, Ohio’s biggest Halloween Party on OSU’s campus. One of the hottest acts in bass music today, NGHTMRE’s momentum is on an astronomical pace towards the top. About to embark on his own headlining tour, we were so thankful to catch up with one of our personal favorite artists before his career really begins to take flight. Co-producing and touring with some of the hottest names in dubstep/bass music: Slander, Flosstradamus, Datsik, Zomboy, Flux Pavilion (to name a few), the future is going to be very bright for NGHTMRE. Also keep your eyes peeled for new releases coming up on Mad Decent Records.


“There’s no time for sleep when NGHTMRE is in the mix.” [Diplo]


Who, or what, is NGHTMRE?

I want NGHTMRE to be a few things. First off, it’s music that I love. I try to just focus on making music that I really feel passionate about. I think when you do that, you will see a much more genuine appreciation and reaction from fans.

I also want NGHTMRE to be a brand that represents something more. I want to be an inspiration for people who want to follow their dreams, but are scared to take their first steps out into the unknown. That’s why I’ve developed the crystal ball as my logo. When people think of a crystal ball they think of ‘seeing the future’. I want people to realize that every single person in the world has the ability to create their future and create their own happiness. I want NGHTMRE to encourage people who might be in a job or part of their life where they are unhappy to take steps towards fulfilling their dreams.


Your Diplo & Friends Guest Mix is filthy, and a great example of a NGHTMRE DJ set. A Diplo & Friends Mix basically gives you a golden ticket; a known gold standard that produces future success. Have any amazing doors been opened since the release of that mix?

Well, everything has been moving really quickly since the release of “Street”. Being able to finally go on my own headlining tour has been absolutely amazing and I’m so excited for the future. As for the mix, I’m not sure if it specifically has opened any doors but the feedback from everyone has been incredible! I’ve also got some HUGE collaborations coming up because of it that I can’t mention yet that may have been a result of the mix.


What’s your favorite track to play at the moment?

One of my favorites is “The Hills (RL Grime Remix)”. When I first heard the song I really liked it, but when I heard it played out live I knew it was a smash! Whenever I play it in my set it gets such a good reaction and brings such positive energy to the crowd, he really killed it on that one.

What was the last concert you attended for pleasure?

I went to see Porter Robinson Live after my set at Moonrise Festival this year. It was absolutely incredible and inspiring. I’ve always looked up to him and seeing that live performance really encouraged me to keep pushing the boundaries or dance music

Earlier this year, Skrillex dropped “Street,” unreleased at the time, during his Ultra set and you seemed geeked about it. What are some other moments that have stood out for you in your career?

This was definitely one of the best moments of my year. Another one was my set at Lollapalooza. It was my 5th show in 4 days so I was extremely tired, the set got moved back due to weather, and we had no idea how many people would actually show up for my set. Then when the time came my crowd grew from 500 to 8000 in a matter of minutes. The energy was incredible and its a moment I will never forget.

Are we going to see the “Street” VIP mix release anytime soon?

Next month! I’ll be releasing it following “Lighters Up” with Flosstradamus


You’ve got an intense tour schedule until the end of the year, have you been writing anything while on the road? What’s your plan once you get a break?

Yeah I’ve actually gotten pretty good at writing music with nothing but my laptop. I didn’t think it would happen but I’ve kind of gotten used to writing music on airplanes, in airports, in my hotel, and wherever I can find a minute to write down my ideas! Whenever I am at home I always schedule studio time too. Working in a nice space like that is always better for creativity than in a busy airport.


If you could make a song with any artist, dead or alive, who would it be?

I think it would be the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Anthony Kiedis, Flea, John Frusciante and Chad Smith. They had such an influence on me and the music I listened to growing up. To work with them would be unreal.



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[WATCH] Life Backstage Exclusive Video: Martin Garrix Takes Stage To Beautiful Piano Version Of “Animals”


Martin Garrix’s performance at the second annual Haunted Fest Columbus was nothing short of amazing. Taking the stage to a beautiful piano rendition of his hit song “Animals”, Garrix had the crowd in a frenzy before the first drop. The air truly was electric in The Lausche Building the night Corrupt, DJ Davey CNGHTMRE, Pierce FultonSnails, Cash Cash, and one of the best electronic dance music producers, Martin Garrix, took the stage. Playing to a completely packed crowd brought an energy to all of the performers that no one will soon forget.

Watch from the point of view only The Life Backstage can provide of what went on behind the scenes right before Martin Garrix took over the show and brought a contagious energy of a magnitude that Ohio has never witnessed before below.


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Get Hyped For Haunted Fest With NGHTMRE’s Latest Guest Mix


Haunted Fest Columbus is only days away, and it’s gearing up to be Ohio’s biggest party of the year. Boasting acts like NGHTMRE, Martin Garrix, Snails, Cash Cash, and Pierce Fulton, a billing of this caliber just doesn’t happen in the midwest.

As if you weren’t already hyped for the impending shenanigans, NGHTMRE just dropped an absolutely filthy guest mix on Diplo & Friends. We think it sums up Halloween perfectly, and packs some of the hardest hitting tracks of the year. Andrei Stephen’s remix of “Some Chords,” NGHTMRE’s own “Street,” and EPTIC’s “The End (Breaux VIP)” are just a few of the murderous sounds featured on this mix. Have a listen below, and share the stoke.

We can’t wait to see you this Friday at the Ohio Expo Center! Hit us up on Facebook, let us know your plans on Twitter, have a listen below, and don’t forget to share the stoke.