DJ Jose 2 Hype

Jose Gutierrez a.k.a. "Jose 2 Hype", DJ Extraordinaire, is a native of Illinois. He was influenced during the latter half of the disco era, which established his love for music. Upon moving to Guadalajara, Mexico in 1983, he began his DJ career. Spinning four years at a prominent nightclub, he relocated to Las Vegas. Jose found himself spinning parties of all kinds. By 1990, he found his opportunity in something he could relate to: The techno-rave scene, thus "Jose 2 Hype" was born. And so it began. He became one of the pioneers to break the rave culture in the Sin City, spinning at literally hundreds of raves locally and across the country. Shortly after, Jose 2 Hype began producing tracks starting with the "Jose 2 Hype E.P.," which appeared under his own independent label, 2 Hype Records. The success of tracks like "Move Dat Culito," "Jax Back" and "Clap Your Hands" paved the way for getting signed with and representing one of the most influential "hard house" record labels known at that time: "Underground Construction"(Chicago). Via this medium, Jose presented to the dance community cuts like "Jack Attack" and "Dance Your Ass Off." Jose 2 Hype's producing and remixing skills then led him to produce for other labels as well including Renengade Records (Chicago), Peerless (Mexico), and most recently, Shock Records (United Kingdom). Recently Jose released the music video of "Yes," which has been shown in over 55 countries. Most of his titles have been featured on internationally known DJ mix compilations and all of his records have been sold throughout the world. After being a seven-year resident DJ at the world famous Studio 54, Jose 2 Hype now is Music Director and Resident DJ of Tabu Ultra Lounge (MGM Grand) and Cherry Night Club (Red Rock Casino Hotel). He also makes occasional guest appearances at other venues worldwide, Currently Jose produces and remixes tracks for domestic and international record labels. He is also currently releasing tracks on his label, "2 Hype Records," which are available on Beatport, Expessbeats and Dancerecords.

Real name
Jose Gutierrez
Name orgins
A friend of mine from Chicago gave it to me back in '91. He said, Alright, you're going to be Jose 2 Hype. And I was like, OK.
Current status
Recording, touring internationally
Las Vegas
Years spinning
Electronic / DJ, Latin
Favorite place to listen
MGM Grand
Favorite song
Yes by Jose 2 Hype
Favorite place to play
The Palladium, Acapulco, Mexico
Past gigs
Tabu/03-present, Club Rio/03-05, Studio 54/98-05/
Carl Cox, Bad Boy Bill
Recommended if you like
Cross between Junior Sanchez and Carl Cox
Sounds like
Energetic catchy dirty electro house
DJ gear
Two Technics 1200s, Pioneer DJM-600 mixer
Jose 2 Hype EP/2 Hype Records/12/1/95, Sin City EP/2 Hype Records/7/20/96, Mirage EP/Underground Construction/10/1/96, The Strip EP/Underground Construction and Peerless Records/12/10/96, Dance 2 This EP/2 Hype Records/3/5/97, The Hard 8 EP/Underground Construction/5/1/97, The Fremont Street EXP EP/2 Hype Records/3/1/98, Rollin' the Dice EP/Renegade Records/8/1/98, High Rollers EP/Thrust/2/2001, The Harder EP/2 Hype Records/1/1/07, Yes/2 Hype Records/3/1//07 (made music video)
2 Hype Records
Booking contact
Mas Managment