April 2018 Events Recap

JJ and Trisha’s Wedding at the McNay Art Musem – 4/8/18

Back to back amazing dance parties this weekend. JJ and Trisha are blessed to have amazing friends that helped make their Sunday wedding one of the best weddings ever. This was such perfect wedding with such amazing weather (on a crazy weather weekend). The dance floor was packed the entire time (even grandma was getting down to Cardi B) that I wish we could have gone on longer! Thanks for having me and congratulations JJ and Trish!


Jamie’s Bat Mitzvah at Parkside on Historic 6th Street -4/7/18

*Review to be posted soon*

Such an amazing dance party that I felt honored to even be there. Had guests dancing from the moment they got there to the very end of the night. Jamie and her family are people with amazing hearts and personalities, and I felt blessed to help provide an unforgettable dance party for them! Cant wait for yall’s next celebration with Lexi!


Life Austin Silent Disco Party – 4/4/18

Last minute was booked for a Silent Disco After Party at Life Austin, a local Christian Bible Study Church. While I took pictures on my Instagram, I forgot to save them, however it was an amazing time, even more amazing light show behind me, and amazing sound/video production from the crew at LA Youth Night. Thanks for having me and looking forward to the next!

March 2018 Events Recap

Jason and Sidney’s Wedding at Hummingbird House – 3/30/18

May the Force be with these two! This Star Wars themed wedding was every SW nerds dream. Stormtroopers escorted “rowdy guests” out of the cocktail hour, all guests brought SW themed helmets to wear, and at the very end (as seen above) there was a light saber, honorary grand exit for the bride and groom. A fun theme with an even more fun dance party. Lucky to be a part of this one! Thanks to Jason and Sidney for having me.


Texas Roadhouse National Cook-off Convention at The Resort at La Cantera 3/27/18

Parented up with Groovelabs recently to do more corporate gigs. Was originally asked to DJ mostly old school rock off real Vinyl, but it turned into to a full on, get down and dirty dance party with an amazing end of the night for the national Texas Roadhouse Cook-off Convetion. Forgot to save a picture from my Instagram, but it was an unexpected fun time for everyone. Thanks to Groovelabs for trusting in me to rock this event!


Ryan and Monica’s Wedding at Texas Old Town’s Red Bud Hall – 3/23/18

Monica found me on The Knot after reading my reviews, and after an amazing wedding, she added her own. Thank you Monica and Ryan!

DJ Nick did a great job for our wedding. He kept our guests dancing the whole night long and was easy to work with throughout the planning process. He and our day of coordinator did an excellent job keeping the night moving along and everything went very smoothly. Most of all, we appreciated how genuine he was and that he always put our preferences and opinions first.

5 out of 5 Stars


Cynthia and Ryan Wedding at Gruene Estate– 3/17/18

Cynthia and Ryan met me at the Austin Bridal Extravaganza, looking for someone who could rock a Country/South African wedding. Even though the weather was trying to put a damper on their day, I made sure the music was rocking and their guests had a great time dancing and celebrating the Austin, Texas way! Yee-haw!


Real Savvy and Drop-off SXSW Art Showcase – 3/12/18

This amazing art show case  was put on by two local startups and had an unexpected turnout for such a small unofficially SXSW spot. I was DJing in front of a portrait of Elon Musk that went for $10,000. Made me realize that I’ll never understand art.


Kendal’s Bat Mitzvah at The County Line – 3/10/18

Did you know that Every Time We Touch by Kaskade is one of the most popular songs that kids listen to, still, today. Not Sandstorm, not Justin Bieber, but this song…and Mamma Mia by Abba. I don’t write the rules, I just follow them.


Maggie and Zach’s Wedding at Springdale Farms – 3/3/18

Another amazing Hype Rhythm Live Wedding! The wedding was at the all- outdoor venue, Springdale Farms. It started to rain right before the ceremony, but luckily they had tents just in case. The rain didn’t damper our fun, as we rocked the party and made sure it was an unforgettable dance celebration for Maggie and Zach’s wedding day. Thanks for trusting in us!

February 2018 Events Recap

Alex and Marla’s Wedding at The Union on Eighth -2/24/18

A big thanks to Marla and Alex for sending this picture over that the photographer captured during their first dance and final song of the night. Just a few days before I had an appendectomy, but DJ Kit and myself still made sure I was there to DJ and make Alex and Marla’s wedding perfect. An amazing day for an amazing wedding!


Caleb’s Bar Mitzvah at The Goodnight – 2/17/18

*Picture coming soon!*

Nick is absolutely fantastic. Just the fact that I hired him for two different parties, a few years apart should say a lot! He kept the guests engaged throughout the entire party. From the grown-ups, to the kids, to everyone in between…there was always something for everyone. People were dancing and playing until the very end of the night! Nick just knows how to read the crowd and do what is needed at just the right moment. He’s easy to work with, professional, responsive, and he’s the only DJ I would ever hire for events in the future.

– Michelle H.

5 out of 5 stars – Google Reviews


Hyatt Regency Austin – Abby’s Bat Mitzvah – 2/3/18

I haven’t done a mitzvah in what feels like forever, but they are so much fun to do! Especially when I already know the client (DJed for Abby’s sister, Sara’s mitzvah, two years ago) and they know how much fun we are gonna have – everyone was so excited! The pressure was on to make sure the fun was just as fun if not more fun than Sara’s. Well glad to report that I did it once again as always! Thanks for trusting me again guys! Thanks to Rachael Hall Photography for the amazing picture above from the Hora.

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!

April in Austin, Texas

4/10/17 – ILEA Happy Hour

Hype Rhythm Live was debuted at ILEA’s April Happy Hour at Speakeasy. Proud to say we got people dancing, which is unusual to say the least. We know how to bring the energy that gets people grooving!


5/30/17 –  Wedding

Proud to say this is Hype Rhythm’s first LBGT wedding! Congratulations to Stephanie and Cara, and thank you for letting me be a part of yall’s big day! The newly wed’s first dance and Hype Rhythm’s new essential lighting package is pictured above at Camp Lucy‘s Ian’s Chapel.


5/29/17 – Wedding

Had the honor of being the DJ for my good friend from college. Hype Rhythm’s standard package light set up is pictured above at The Austin Club. But most importantly, this party was awesome! Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Taraba!


5/29/17 – Mitzvah

Hype Rhythm’s Eugene “Alchemist Prime” Gil did an amazing job at Gavin’s Bar Mitzvah at The Getaway Car Club. Kids had a great time playing games and dancing to the top hits of today with Eugene and Eric, the party motivator. The guys were looking for an assortment of the newest rap music out today, but Hype was well prepared in making sure we had all the proper clean edits of any requested songs.


4/22/17 – Mitzvah

Celebrated Emily’s Bat Mitzvah at The Old San Fransisco Steak House in San Antonio. Easily one of the top mitzvah’s of 2017! Emily wanted to dance the entire time and we definitely made that happen from start to finish! Review to be posted soon!


4/21/17 – Wedding

Mr. and Mrs. “Johnifer” had a lovely wedding out at Welfare Cafe in Boerne, Texas. It was supposed to rain all day, but somehow ended up being one of the most perfect days of the year. Congratulations Jennifer and John!


4/1/17 – Wedding

Thanks to Ahisamac and Shane for having me out to Kevin Fowler’s Rustic Ranch. That dance party was nonstop! Her review below speaks for itself!

Nick was awesome at our wedding, everyone was talking about it at the wedding and after the wedding. We had a wedding with less than a 100 guests the day of coordinator suggested to have 2hrs or less of dancing because the amount of people, I’ve insist in having more time, best thing I did, Nick had everyone dancing from the first till the last song. When the last song was announced some people including me were asking if we could extend the party. We had the wedding I wanted it was soo much fun, everyone had fun.If you want your wedding day to be memorable he is the guy!

5 out of 5 stars via The Knot