aka Tyler Schmith
As founder and editor of BeastsOfPlay.com and of the long running (and now retired) Gourmetbeats collective, Tyler has been an active figure in the electronic music scene for well over a decade. Playing his first shows in the deserts of New Mexico in the late 90's, Tyler moved to Baltimore in 2003 and has held residencies in many of the region's premier underground venues at one time or another. From house music luminaries like Mark Farina and Marques Wyatt, to legends like Jazzanova and Afrika Bambaata, Tyler has shared the decks with a wildly diverse range of artists, and is known for consistently innovative sets mixed with precision and soul.
In 2013 Tyler entered the world of production as Tim Down, taking influences from the sounds of Techno and Deep House, his training in music, and a never ending love for new sounds.