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!

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!

Wedding Planning Top 10 Essentials

Last year I put together a list of the Top 10 things you should know before you start planning your wedding, and to be honest, I didn’t expect it to get as many reads as it did, and I was shocked at the number of people who talked to me about it. Now with the wisdom of 2017 behind me, I decided to make a new updated version. SO without boring you anymore in this intro and going on and on (like, subscribe, follow) here it is in no particular order:

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May 2017

5/28/17 – Wedding

Thank you so much to my fellow UT grads, Ashley and Scott, for trusting me to help them with their wedding at Ma Maison! When we were in college Ashley would hire me to DJ her organization’s parties, so from the boat parties, to formals, and now your wedding, I’m so thankful for your friendship and support! Everything was absolutely perfect, as always, from start to finish and I couldn’t be more happy for y’all as the new Mr. and Mrs. Rasmussen! My Snapchat story below.


5/27/17 – Wedding

Had a great time at Donnie and Kelsey’s wedding at The Addison Grove. Rebecca and Kim with Eclipse Events did an amazing job helping fight through the rain and humidity to pull of a perfect wedding! Of course, yours truly came through with the on point music to make an unforgettable night for everyone. My Snapchat story below.


5/20/17 – 50th Birthday Party

Jennifer was looking for unique and unusual entertainment for her husband’s 50th birthday, Hype Rhythm was just what she was looking for. We all had a great time and guests could not get enough of our contagious dance energy and great song selections! Pictured above is the look of our set up that is now included in every package. Four up-lights, two stage (party) lights on stands, Bose dual tower system, wireless mic, and of course with a real drum kit and real turntables.


5/19/17 – Wedding

Thank you to Debora and John for trusting me to help make your day unforgettable at the beautiful, new Dripping Springs venue, Canyonwood Ridge. Highly recommended for its beautiful chapel seen above!

The real story here was at the very end of the night when guests were asked to line up for the sparkler exit. Long story short, the limo driver got lost on the way to the venue and ended up bottoming out in a ditch. Still wanting to make their day perfect, I stepped up to the plate and offered my Jeep to be the getaway vehicle for their sparkler exit. Funniest thing I’ve ever done as a DJ while doing this for the past 8 years. I can now say my services include DJ, MC, Officiant, and Limo Driver! I do it all to make your day perfect!


5/13/17 – Wedding

Kim and Rob got married at Blue Rock Estate , recently opened by Disch Events, an absolutely beautiful venue! This was one of the first weddings where I was asked to play throwback hits from the early 2010’s, which makes me feel old just typing that. Haha! Congratulations to Kim and Rob and thanks for having me be there to make everything go perfect!


5/6/17 – Wedding

When you have a large, beautiful backyard, having a wedding at your house isn’t a bad idea. Thank you so much to my long time friends, Sara and John for having me to their house in San Antonio to DJ their dinner and reception.


5/5/17 – Wedding

Hype Rhythm Live did our second official wedding at Barr Mansion! We were so excited to be the preforming for this wedding, and honestly, it exceeded our expectations for how much fun it was gonna be. Luckily, we had Airebourne Entertainment there to video capture all the dance floor action! Official professional video coming ASAP! Thank you for trusting us for taking your wedding to the next level, and congratulations to my A&M friends, John and Hailey!