Published on November 8th, 2012 | by Liz Moy0
Tmare – Show & Tell EP Review
You might think that finding good EDM requires a trip to NYC, LA or Ibiza; North Carolina-based Electro-House producer Tmare defies this. A 22-year-old producer from Elon University, Tyler Marenyi has spend the past year producing tune after tune, gaining recognition from countless blogs (Check out our review of “Coloring Book” here), competitions and now shining in the spotlight with his new Show & Tell EP.
One of Tmare’s signature elements is fun, glitchy synth sounds to carry the melody. In fact Summertime, the first track on Show and Tell, almost reminds me of something you might hear from a producer like Dillon Francis. In the same vein, the third track titled Wisdom begins with a light poppy melody and breaks for a harder dance-floor drop, a quality that can be attributed to Tmare’s experience and influence from dubstep artists. I’m a sucker for the dubstep break near the end of Harmonic Tonic, and always applaud the use of a well-placed shouting sample (Zedd’s Slam the Door, anyone?)
Karma King reigns supreme, tying together the EP and showcasing Tmare’s ability to flawlessly mix genres. What I like most about this EP is the difference and variety it provides, with songs structured so well they could easily be used in a big-room set or even in mashups.
Want more Tmare? Grab a copy of his remix of Frisber’s “I Believe” off Beatport and check out his Drum and Bass and Dubstep influenced remix of Legalised’s “Out of My Head.” The latter remix is part of a contest on Rockforce Records, so if you like it, be sure to leave a comment or give it a favorite on SoundCloud!