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!

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.

Hype Rhythm Live 2017

January 14&15, 2017. Premiere of "Hype Rhythm Live" at our third Austin Bridal Extravaganza
January 14&15, 2017. Premiere of “Hype Rhythm Live” at our third Austin Bridal Extravaganza

Hello! Welcome to the official Hype Rhythm DJ website. Scrolling down below you can check out our blog of the most recent events we have done. Check the 6th street tab above for our upcoming downtown DJ/Hype Rhythm Live bookings. You can also inquire into booking us for your future event by clicking the “Check Availability” button on the right side of the screen to see if myself or Eugene are still open on your day. Currently, we are almost fully booked every Saturday till September 2017, but would still love to hear some details, offer an estimate for services, or even recommend over other trusted professional DJs. Thanks for stopping by!

– Nick @ Nite


1/21/17 – Second Live Show

The hype is spreading! Come check us out this Saturday @ Nook!


1/13/17 – Premiere of “Hype Rhythm Live”

First time preforming live downtown Austin, Texas @ The Nook. Amphitheater.

 

Top 10 things to know before planning your wedding

Hype Rhythm DJ turns one come January 2017! In celebration of an amazing 2016 in Austin, Texas, I decided to make a list of the 10 most important things (from the DJs perspective) that I took away from the past year of weddings I was a part of or heard of. First of all, the most important thing people don’t realize is that without a doubt, your wedding – if you want it to go stress free and picture perfect – is going to take a lot of time and money. The average wedding in Austin costs 30k, easily. The last thing you want is to be looking back at the wedding thinking of all the things you wish you would have known before, which leads me into my first point.. Continue reading “Top 10 things to know before planning your wedding”

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!