About DJ Pleez

Matt "DJ Pleez" Villacarte is a co-founder of Planet Hype and is a veteran club and radio mixshow DJ based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the guy in the gorilla mask and do not necessarily reflect the views of everyone at Planet Hype.

The Guy In The Gorilla Mask Speaks

Having worked in and around the music business for quite some time now, I often hear questions about what it takes to succeed. Obviously it all begins with talent. Whether you are an aspiring producer, songwriter, performer or executive, you have to have a talent to bring to the table. It’s also good to increase […]

Happy New Year

With the New Year upon us, we take time to reflect on the months that have passed as well as those ahead. Now, without thinking too deeply, I’m going to share the random thoughts inspired by the coming new year, that come into my mind as a write: This year I was reminded of why […]

Play Ball!

It’s been a while since you’ve heard from me. The reasons are simple. Starting a brand new record label is not the simplest thing in the world to do. We knew we were in for a lot of work but you never really understand the intensity of an undertaking like this until you’re really in […]

A Road Less Traveled

The traditional road that is recommended to most of us throughout our schooling is that we should strive to enter the work force in one of the more “solid” fields like business, law, medicine, etc. While I do have respect for these professions, they were never fields I felt I would be happy in. I […]

Into The Mind of DJ Pleez

Welcome to my little slice of the Planet Hype web page. When we discussed getting our site up and running, I thought it would be a cool idea for me to take up a little spot to share my random thoughts as we move forward with our Planet Hype adventure. Fortunately my partners JP and […]