November 2017 Events Recap

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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.
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The Terrace Club Wedding – 11/12/17

!!New Announcement: Once again DJing with real vinyl!!

Decided that during the month of November I would try DJing with real vinyl during dinner once again to see how guests would respond. Long story short is that guests loved it and as a result I will now be brining back real vinyl into my gigs. It’s a great conversation starter and brings the real authentic “Austin DJ” vibes.

More importantly, and as always, The Terrace Club (Kristen, Hunter, and their staff) did an amazing job at Raquel and Tyler’s wedding. No rain was predicted for this Sunday wedding, but minutes before the ceremony a storm passed through, drenching the ceremony site. Kristen made sure every inch of the ceremony site was dry, and below you can see the beautiful bride, Raquel, waiting for the rain to pass and the ceremony to begin.


Backyard Wedding – 11/11/17

James and Courtney had an absolutely beautiful and cozy wedding at their parents house here in Austin. Favorite memory: As I was arriving to the wedding, I found the two best men rehearsing their toast/speech in secret and cracking up. So of course, this was one of the funniest best men speeches (see also: Roast) I’ve ever heard and I had to take a picture as to not forget. Glad they could bring the laughs and I brought the tunes!


Rattle Inn UT Theta Parents Weekend – 11/10/17

I was asked to fill in for DJ Kit K for the yearly UT Theta parents weekend, a late night gathering of over 400+ people. The person who put the event on, Laura, told me she didn’t expect any one to dance, but of course Hype Rhythm brings that fire in the winter. The calm scene above turned into a mosh of ladies dancing to hits from the 80’s and 90’s – much to everyone’s dismay, I could have easily done an encore for another hour had I not had another gig later that night as well downtown already. Such a blast and thankful I had the opportunity. Thanks to Kit, Laura, and Theta!


Mimosa Hall Wedding – 11/4/17

Candace and Mike saw me originally at Kim and Rob’s wedding that I did back last year and knowing how much fun they were in store for, they asked me to drive up to the DFW area to Mimosa Hall to DJ their wedding. Favorite memory: A fun alternative to not being able to use sparklers or bubbles is glow necklaces as seen above. Thanks for having me and glad we could get the party lit!

October 2017 Events Recap

Canyonwood Ridge Wedding – 10/29/17

October is always the busiest month of the year for weddings, and this year was no different! Finished out the final and 7th wedding of October with Raquel and Dan at one of my personal favorite venues in Dripping Springs, Canyonwood Ridge because of their beautiful inside ceremony space pictured above. To summarize the feels of the evening, in the words of Dan, “That dance party was all because of you, wouldn’t have happened without you”. Glad I could bring the dancing fire to a Sunday wedding!


The Allan House Wedding – 10/28/17

I will never forget this specific wedding- it was literally a life changing ceremony. When I initially met with Courtney and Matt, they explained that they were gonna officiate their own wedding (i.e. just exchange vows and rings), as they had already been legally married. I had never even heard of this before in 8 years of DJing weddings, so I was honestly a little skeptical of how it was all gonna play out because the bride and groom are usually nervous the day of, but I love untraditional stuff, so I was happy to oblige. Admittedly a strange sight, Matt walked up to the front – no officiant or wedding party in tow- and thanked the guests for coming, and then motioned to me to being playing Courtney’s processional song.

If you haven’t ever been to a wedding, the officiant usually talks about the couple’s relation, quotes some passages on love, helps the couple recite their vows to one another, helps them exchange ring vows, and then legally pronounces them newly weds. When meeting with them before beginning, they were both visibly nervous and stiff, but as soon as they started talking to each other they completely opened up. Courtney and Matt’s ceremony blew my mind because it was like them speaking from the heart to one another about their history together, why they fell in love, and are still falling in love each day with each other so much that they wanna spend the rest of their lives together. The eloquence and confidence with which both of them spoke and the way you could feel their emotions for one another.  It was such a special ceremony because of its beautiful uniqueness, just like their love – something to envy. So now, thank you to  Courtney and Matt for changing my perspective on wedding ceremonies, officiants, and love. It was an honor to be your DJ!


Agudas Achim Wedding – 10/22/17

Aliza and Jennifer put a lot a trust into me to help pull off their non-traditional, yet traditional Jewish wedding off. They were understandably nervous leading into the wedding, but it was one of those weddings where the family wants to get up and start dancing before dinner is even over. Long story short, it was one of the most fun dance segments at a wedding, even got Granpa Annon guest DJing!


Brodie Homestead Wedding – 10/21/17

Another great example of why to have a professional wedding DJ! When meeting with David and Raisha, they were open to dancing to anything and everything; However, initially their guests weren’t as obliging. Noticing a fair amount of hispanics and using my San Antonio roots, I pulled out one of the best Cumbia/Salsa/Reggaton sets I’ve ever spun and knocked it out of the park for the newly weds. Thanks for trusting in my song selections and allowing me to help make the day perfect!

Stonehouse Vineyard Wedding – 10/19/17

Thursday weddings are super rare, so I was more than happy to DJ for Jeremy and Elizabeth with their small wedding of 50 people. They didn’t expect guests to dance, but still, as a DJ the goal is to pull off the unexpected small dance party. Proud to say the unexpected dance party happened! Thanks for having me and congratulations!


TerrAdorna Wedding – 10/14/17

I was so excited to be the DJ for Albert and Jennifer! As a South Texas DJ, its awesome when you can play the all of the “super 3 wedding dance genre’s”(Classic and new wedding Hits, Country music, and Hispanic music). Favorite part of the day was the special ceremony during the actual ceremony where Albert and Jennifer poured a shot of Tequila (while I softly played Tequila by The Champs of course) as their “unity ceremony”. Definitely gonna be recommending that one in the future!


Hog Heaven Wedding – 10/7/17

Hog Heaven is actually not a public wedding venue, but rather a client of the personal trainers and newlyweds, Gina and Bane! An absolutely gorgeous skeet shooting and sport venue in Dripping Springs, its a shame it isn’t on the market for future weddings. Nonetheless, it was an amazing time and I was blown away by how everyone in attendance made me feel like I needed to go on a diet and hit the gym. Congratulations and thank you for putting your trust in Hype Rhythm.

July Gigs

San Marcos Conference Center

7/13/16 San Marcos Conference Center Holiday Open House

Austin’s Best Wedding DJ takes on San Marcos! After the Peck/Keel Wedding Nick did back in April at the San Marcos Conference Center, Hype Rhythm was asked back to represent their preferred vendors to work with in promotion of the upcoming Christmas/holiday corporate party barrage that will happen in December. Shout out to Gary with Green Dot event planning and decor, and MyEventIsTheBomb party entertainers and photo booth, both of whom were also at the Canyon View Event Center open house last month. Great professionals in the industry and a delight to work with. I highly recommend them for your party if you’re still looking!


Buckshot 4th Anniversary

July is our least favorite month to do outdoor weddings. However, we have been keeping busy doing private events, open houses, and of course DJing at night downtown. DJ Nick is gonna be spinning at the Buckshot 4th year anniversary 8-11pm on the last Sunday of the month. Check it out if you have the time!

June Joy!

Canyon View Event Center Canyon View Event Center Expo

6/30/16 Canyon View Event Center Open House

Had a good time spinning tunes at Canyon View Event Center, one of the newest spaces in town. When I walked in the first thing I said was “This place would be perfect for holiday parties and mitzvahs!” With a parking garage built right underneath, and a quick elevator ride to the top, its large party friendly, and also featuring a beautiful spacious view of the Austin hill country. Check it out if you’re in the hunt for a venue.


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6-27-16 ILEA New Member Monday

Proud to say Hype Rhythm has made the cut and is now a part of ILEA or International Live Events Association. We are excited to learn and share our experiences with some of the highest quality and professional event vendors in Austin. Today, we have been mentioned in their new member Monday. Check it out!

New Member Monday – Nick Ruiz @ Hype Rhythm DJ


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6/25/16 Old Folks Wedding

Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s never too late to fall in love! Pictured above is Syd and Chuck, both in their late 70’s. Along with Love Joy Events, Crave Catering, Disch Events, and Rachel Hall Photography, we helped pull off the most stress free and perfect wedding anyone could ask for. Per request of the bride, some of the best music from the 60’s and 70’s were mixed together by DJ Nick @ Night all night. If you read this, thanks again Syd and Chuck.

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6/10/16 – Wedding

Ventured down from Austin to Helotes, Texas to the Gardens at Old Town for this beautiful couple, Kelly and Jordan. Even though the humidity was insane, the music was on point at getting people up on the dance floor all night. Gotta give them a lot of love as they booked with me about a year ago before I had even started Hype Rhythm! Thanks for trusting in me and glad I could help make your reception unforgettable!