hypno5ive about

Hypno5ive is all about music and making sure it gets heard. Whether on stage, in the DJ booth, promoting or writing, the passion has always been in sharing and elevating underground genres.


Hypno5ive promotes, visually designs, markets, writes and DJs for the post-punk, industrial, EBM, darkwave, goth, and alternative music audience. Since 1988 he has written music reviews, published his own magazines, and developed online presence. Hypno5ive maintains his engagement in the music industry furthering communication among promoters, bands and music events organizers in Europe and the U.S. as well as providing music news and reviews.

hypno5iveHaving a long history of working with bands, artists, live shows, concerts, public relations firms, radio, clubs as well as major and independent music labels, studios, and distributors, Hypno5ive has promoted alternative music in the U.S., Europe and South America. He collaborated, promoted, and DJed at concerts for musical groups including Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, KMFDM, Ramones, Nitzer Ebb, Meat Beat Manifesto, My Life with the Thrillkill Kult, Gene Loves Jezebel, aGrumh, Front 242, Pankow, Front Line Assembly, Skinny Puppy, Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids, Schnitt Acht, Cat Rapes Dog, Vomito Negro, Vociferous Mutes, Another Nation, and Consolidated, among others.

Label promotion work in the U.S., Europe and South America has included Wax Trax!, Play It Again Sam, Nettwerk, TVT, Anagram, Antler-Subway, Caroline, Cargo, Beggars Banquet, Mute, Contempo, Minus Habens, Zoth Ommog / Music Research, ZYX Music, Swemix, SST, EMI, Sony Music, BMG, PolyGram, Universal Music Group, Elektra, Sire, Atlantic, and Warner Music Group.

Hypno5ive’s involvement in the music industry began in mid 1980s South Florida working with music executives and producers Henry Stone (TK Records), Paul Klein (Hot), and Larry Davis (The Ritchie Family, Instant Funk) in all areas of the Miami independent record label, Hot Productions. Weekly live radio broadcasts were done as DJ Nice & Nasty alongside DJ Mohamed Moretta on Rhythm 98 and Power 96.

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s Hypno5ive also DJed, organized events, concerts and promoted at numerous South Florida clubs and establishments including Skylite Express, Video Powerhouse, City of Miami Parks and Recreation, Club 1235, Backdoor at Club Nu, Church, Kitchen Club, Club Beirut, Jonestown, Cameo, Red Room, Another World, Hell’s Kitchen, Institute, Noise Unit, Right Wing, The Catacombs at Power Studios, Respectable Street, Thrashcan, DarkWave Club, Edge, Cafe Iguana, and Marsbar.

Today Hypno5ive resides in New York City and continues to DJ and work on creative projects involving music production, promotion, design, and social media marketing.

Listen to the latest 120 Volts Mixcloud music collections by Hypno5ive featuring new & classic alternative, darkwave, EBM, electronic, goth, industrial, post-punk, and synth tracks.