Hype Rhythm DJ – Welcome!

DJ Kit Ketterman and DJ Nick Ruiz at The Driskill Wedding Showcase

Welcome to the official Hype Rhythm website! DJ Nick here, just wanted to give a quick introduction to anyone stopping by. Scrolling down below you can check out my blog of the most recent events we have done. Check the 6th street tab above for our upcoming downtown DJ/Hype Rhythm Live bookings. Inquire for pricing by first checking your date on the right.
Couples love us! See our reviews on The Knot.

2017 was a great year for Hype Rhythm! We did twice the number of events as the year before, Nick just DJed his 300th wedding, partnered up with newest member DJ Kit Ketterman, and had previous clients post nothing but 5 out of 5 star reviews to The Knot, Google Reviews, and Facebook! This year we received “The Best of The Knot 2018” and “Wedding Wire: 2018 Couples Choice Award” award/designation! Hype Rhythm also launched our new “Live” concept – the first Austin drummer/DJ duo. Check out all our reviews and videos on Youtube/Instagram. On to our third year as Hype Rhythm!

January 2018 Events Recap

Driskill Hotel Wedding Showcase – 1/21/18

Hype Rhythm is so excited to announce our addition of DJ Kit Ketterman to the HRDJ roster! Kit is a true professional DJ, as he’s been DJing in Austin for the past 16 years, done almost as many weddings as I have, and has been/is the resident DJ on West 6th at The Ranch (for 8 years) and Buford’s Backyard (since its opening) – All done as an individual DJ. Kit has spent many years in Radio DJing as well and is an amazing MC and coordinator. Our first event together was at the Driskill Wedding Showcase thanks to Jessica Dickman with Clink Events. Excited for 2018!!!

Hilton Austin – Corporate Party – 1/20/18

Another Groove Labs after party event that was a lot of fun to do. Going into it I was told that the (not to be named) guests would mostly be 50’s+ and to have a good selection of Classic Rock playing, but once again you can never judge a book by its cover. Ended up being a much younger crowd who wanted to hear club jams. Real DJing brought the two together and started the night off right for these guys!

Patrick and Lindsay’s Canyonwood Ridge Wedding – 1/19/18

Another amazing Hype Rhythm Live (DJ+Drummer) production at one of my personal favorite venues in Dripping Springs, Canyonwood Ridge! The two coordinators, Alex and Amanda, are some of the best at what they do and make my job so much easier and the event run smoothly and stress free.  Even though Patrick and Lindsay said they weren’t much of dancers, we knew the perfect songs to get them and their guests dancing all night as you can see below!

Audi Corporate Convention at San Antonio Grand Hyatt– 1/15/18

Thanks to this amazing partnership with Groove Labs, DJ the DJ. Groove Labs brought in over 100+ classic vinyls, which you can see on display above. Guests were invited to come up, pick a song off a vinyl, and I would mix it in on my turntables. Great way to keep the music fun and interactive, especially for a corporate event where people are there to network and not dance.

Austin Bridal Extravaganza January 6/7 2018

Had a great time spinning some classics at the ABE for the third year now! Great meeting so many people interested in what I do. As you can see, in 2018 I have taken a step forward by taking a step back (in time). Now once again DJing a (limited) real vinyl set during cocktail/dinner time for all clients, then I switch over to Serato Control Vinyl after that. Ask if you’re interested in how it works!

Austin Wedding DJ Cost

DJ Nick at Pecan Springs Ranch

“How much do you charge?”

One of the main reasons people go to the Austin Bridal Extravaganza is to get an idea of the price range that certain wedding vendors will charge. Understandably, one of the first questions people ask me as a DJ is always, “How much?”

But I’m sure some people are also asking right now, “Why not just Google it?” Try it if you want, but you will soon find that most DJs and wedding vendors do not list their prices online. Which is a big reason why people find value in going to the Extravaganza, because its the quickest way to get pricing and package information from vendors (and hopefully some deals as well). So why don’t DJs list their pricing and what is the range of pricing even like?

In order to save time for my future brides and grooms getting married in Central Texas, here is what you need to know about the price range of wedding DJs. You will find that review websites list their DJs in order of dollar signs ($), so I’m gonna break down essentially what you are paying for at each price range – from $ to $$$$ ::

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June 2017

6/17/17 – Wedding

Another amazing Hype Rhythm Live wedding took place at Ashley and Andrew’s wedding at Dimebox Ballroom. Here is her review posted of our DJ/Drummer entertainment combo on our Facebook. More pictures to be posted as soon as the photographer has them ready! Thank you for having us and glad we could rock your wedding!

Thank you so much Nick Ruiz for making our wedding so awesome!!! I can’t tell you how many of our guests raved about how great y’all were! We have some friends that are booking y’all for their wedding next year! So again, thank you SO much! Y’all were fantastic!

6/10/17 – Wedding

Congratulations to Matt and Tawny! They had a (finally!) beautiful day in June and celebrated it at Texas Old Town‘s Stone Hall. This was one of the most on-time and stress free weddings I’ve ever seen thanks to Michelle with Here To Help! The couple and I met over our love of Halal Bros, who don’t usually cater, but Tawny and Matt weren’t about to take “No” for an answer. Thank you for having me!

6/3/17 – Wedding

For the past three weekends in a row the weather in Texas has been extra Texas. We would go from no rain predicted to flash flood, back to clear skies all within an hour. No matter what, the humidity was always there to remind us that the Texas summer is just beginning!

So needless to say, from the DJs perspective at least, moving the ceremony to the air conditioned inside is cool with me! And it’s even more fortunate when the sky clears up beautifully right after your ceremony, so you are still able to take planned pictures in the Spicewood Vineyards. Congratulations to Brian and Anne, and thank you guys for trusting in me to do what I do!

6/2/17 – Hype Rhythm Live

In the mix at our newest West 6th Street spot, Steampunk Saloon. Even while both us of were sick with a cold, we still brought the Hype on a very humid Friday! We are in the mix again at Steampunk next Friday 6/16 from 11pm-2am!