Here at Maryland’s DJ, we like to talk about some of the great vendors that we get to work with, from photographers to designers to wedding planners. But we don’t get to brag as often as we’d like about our own crew of hard-working DJs.
So we wanted to introduce you to our roster of spinning wizards so you could meet the talent behind the booth.
Today, we’re chatting with Mebaa Braha, aka MebaaWorldPeace. Mebaa is a local from Ellicott City, Maryland, just west of Baltimore.
He first got bit by the DJ bug in college. While studying Public Relations at University of Maryland, Mebaa performed his first gig at a fraternity tailgate and had a blast. He continued to DJ frat parties for the rest of his college career.
After graduating, Mebaa started DJing clubs and bars up and down the East Coast. In 2012, he worked his first wedding and was hooked on the joy of bringing friends and family together to celebrate.
In addition to weddings and corporate events, Mebaa has DJed some major sporting events. He’s DJed for several Baltimore Ravens games, and he even did the MLS All-Star game in 2019!
After honing his skills for over 10 years, Mebaa joined us here at Maryland’s DJ to bring his expertise to more weddings and celebrations all over Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC.
Mebaa is a multi-talented guy — in addition to being a killer DJ, he does some acting and can speak three languages! We’re thrilled to have him on the Maryland’s DJ roster. He brings an unparalleled ability to read a room and weave all genres of music together to keep a dance floor packed all night long.
We asked Mebaa to share some of his thoughts about the DJ and wedding businesses. He opened up about his favorite wedding venue, what he loves about weddings, and what he listens to when he’s off the clock.
Responses have been lightly edited for clarity.
What makes a great DJ?
- Mixing abilities
- Ability to read the crowd
- Customer service & working intimately with clients
- NEVER TRUST A DJ THAT CAN'T DANCE
What’s your favorite local wedding venue and why?
Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. That place is magical.
What’s your favorite thing about weddings?
I do all kinds of events from corporate galas to employee recognition events to fundraisers, and any other event you can imagine.
But nothing tops the energy of a wedding. The love you feel in the room is truly irreplaceable. I also really love watching the interactions of families and friends that are meeting for the first time.
If you were getting married this weekend, what would your first dance song be?
Best Part by Daniel Caesar (feat. H.E.R.)
What’s the best “little kid moment” you’ve seen at a wedding?
I did a wedding a couple years back where the groom's son was a budding break dancer and took over the dance floor all night doing every type of dance move imaginable. He had to be carried out after, he was so tired!
What's the most interesting processional song you've ever played?
Sirius by Alan Parsons Project. This was the theme song for the Chicago Bulls in the mid-90s, Super random, but my god did it get the crowd hyped!
What do you think is the most overplayed wedding song?
Tough question because I genuinely love most wedding songs that are "overplayed." But I would have to say Ho Hey by The Lumineers.
What’s one thing you wish people knew about working as a DJ?
Though it all looks like fun and games and the equipment looks like a fun toy, DJs are actually working! When I'm in the middle of a packed dance floor, I am actively scanning the room and planning several songs ahead, overseeing a timeline, and coordinating with the other vendors to ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible!
When you're not working, what kind of music do you listen to?
If you think Mebaa seems like a good fit for your wedding, let us know! We’re taking wedding bookings for 2020 and 2021.
Sunday, June 14, 2020