Frequently Asked Questions

So here are some the most common questions we get asked:

Malta DJ Events offers you the following unique benefits:

  • choice of highly-experiencedsought-after and fully vetted DJs from our impressive 70-strong roster
  • Renownedcelebrity and premium options available
  • Talented live musicians available to accompany your choice of DJ
  • We tailor our service to suit you; every booking is “bespoke“.  Just tell us what you need and when, and we make it happen!
  • You are in the driving seat when it comes to genresplaylist and music direction (as much or as little as you want to be). For ultimate flexibility, select one of our outstanding
  • Peace  of mind knowing that we always have a back-up in place should the unexpected happen and your DJ be unable to perform last minute
  • Price matching promise. If you can demonstrate that you have received a lower quote from an equally talented, professional DJ/agency, please let us know and we will endeavour to match that price
  • Event Design including lighting & Photo-booth services

How much does it cost to hire one of your DJ’s ? The cost of every DJ set varies according to the DJ selected; number of hours of performance, extent of equipment required; and any add-ons. Kindly send us an e-mail on info@maltadj.events – include date, venue and the number of guests expected. We will get back to you very soon.

How do I secure a booking. To secure your booking (and a particular artist, where applicable), we require a deposit per your contract with us. For all bookings, the deposit is €150.

You can pay your deposit by either bank transfer or securely online with a credit/debit card online.

Can we extend the DJ performance on the night itself? Yes, this is usually possible and the DJ will have an extension contract available. However, any extension will be at the given DJ’s discretion.We love an extension request – we see it as the ultimate compliment!

What kind of events do you do? ! We supply DJs to every conceivable event. Corporate drinks, summer and Christmas parties, networking events, marketing and promotional events, brand parties, product launches, charity fundraising events, balls, street parties, boat parties, festivals – and every type of private party or celebration you could imagine..!

Can we request a drummer or saxophonist? Yes indeed! Adding a live musician (drummer, saxophonist, violinist etc) is a great option for those looking to achieve the wow factor at their event.

What equipment do your DJ’s use. For the most part, our DJs use Traktor controllers such as the Pioneer DDJ-T1/RZ and the Traktor S4. Some DJs prefer more classic equipment such as Pioneer CDJs or Technics 1210s.

If we gave you a playlist would you play it? Yes, which ever DJ you book will be happy to work with your playlist. In fact we prefer it that way. It gives us a general feeling of what style of music you like.

What time would you arrive?
Most often we set-up in the afternoon but it’s flexible. If you want us earlier or later we would obviously turn up at the time you want. Due to the time it takes to get equipment set up before your guests arrive there is no later . It’s not professional to set up equipment when guests are present.

Can we meet up to discuss requirements?

Yes just let me know and we can arrange a mutually convenient time and place. Alternatively, you can also contact me via Skype, Face Time or Facebook Messenger. All you have to do is just contact me to arrange a time for the web chat.


TOP 10 REASONS TO HIRE A PROFESSIONAL WEDDING DJ

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Top 10 Reasons To Hire A Professional Wedding DJ.

1.Expert Planning 


A professional wedding DJ will walk you through the process and make sure you aren’t missing any important details like song selections, when songs get played and for how long, what songs NOT to play, who is giving speeches, announcements etc etc.  An experienced wedding DJ will act as a background coordinator, working with the venue manager making sure your timeline stays on time.

2.Selecting the right music

There is an average of 20-25 songs an hour that get played during the dance portion of your reception and in order to keep everyone happy and excited, they all have to be a hit.  Most weddings have a wide range of ages and it can be difficult to please everyone at the same time since each generation has their favorite dance tunes.  A professional wedding DJ can take your requests and weave them into crowd pleasing favorites that bridge your group together, so that everyone stays on the dance floor all night.  We only use top industry DJs at Malta DJ Events,  many who have made a name for themselves playing at bars, nightclubs, and festivals, and have the ability to beat match songs together to create a seamless transition from one song to the next for maximum dancing fun.

3.Equipment

A professional wedding DJ will arrive early to your venue and setup the right gear in the best location for optimal sound.  We only use top of the line sound equipment, brands like Pioneer, RCF , Shure to make sure it creates the perfect audio atmosphere for your guests.  True pros also have backup equipment available in case something were to go wrong on the day such as a guest spilling a drink on the equipment, etc.  Malta DJ Events even has back up DJs in case of an accident or something unfortunate on the day of your wedding.

4.Professionalism

Pro DJs can read a room and play the right song, at the right time.  They can keep the night moving along, making necessary announcements to let people know what is happening and when and also organise guests for speeches, wedding entrances, and traditional formalities.

5.Value

When shopping around for DJs, you’ll probably notice a wide range of pricing for services and equipment.  The old saying “you get what you pay for” couldn’t be more true when it comes to hiring the entertainment for such a special occasion.  Yes, it’s easy to find a cheap DJ to play at your wedding, but most likely you would be sacrificing experience, equipment, and peace of mind of having someone who won’t disappear a week before the wedding day.  The widely respected, wedding industry website, The Knot recommends allocating 8-10% of your wedding budget for entertainment Malta Dj Events offers entertainment packages that tend to be less than these percentages, saving you money so you can put it towards more important things, like margaritas on your honeymoon.

6.DJ Skills

There are 2 types of wedding DJs in this world. Cheesy” traditional wedding DJ that talks heavily on the microphone and continually creates crowd interaction by announcing songs, playing games, talking to guests, cracking jokes, and generally over-using the mic to help move the night along.  The contemporary-styled DJ more reserved on the microphone, making announcements only when necessary, playing a seamless mix of classic and current hits, and tends to blend into the background of the wedding and not be a focal point.  Here at Malta DJ Events we pride ourselves on being the latter type of DJ.  Our DJs have years of experience not only playing private events, but also playing in public venues where it is frowned upon to be a “Cheesy” DJ. They are used to mixing songs professionally on turntables and CDJs, creating a soundtrack for listeners to focus just on the music, and not the person playing it.  We let the music do the talking.

7.Appearance & Attire

You’ve spent countless hours picking the perfect colours, the perfect flowers, the perfect lighting, and the perfect pair of shoes for your big day, why shouldn’t you also pick a DJ that cares just as much as you do about the “look” of your event?  A professional wedding DJ will be groomed and wear the appropriate clothing to match your wedding like a suit and tie for formal weddings, business casual for the relaxed wedding, or even shorts and some flip-flops for your destination beach wedding.  The appearance of the DJ’s equipment should also be of importance, making sure the equipment is clean, there are little or no wires in site, and their DJ area is clutter free.  We care just as much as you do about how our DJ area looks in your photos!

8.Multiple Locations

Unless you are having your ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing, all in the same room, you are going to need someone with the experience and the right equipment to handle multiple areas at your wedding.  Music, microphones, and lights need to be available on cue as guests get shuffled from one area to the next and having everything setup by a professional is really the only way to handle this.

9.Results

We spend hours and hours prior to your wedding compiling music, testing equipment, contacting vendors, going over the timeline, rehearsing announcements, etc. so that there are no surprises.  Because we have spent so much time organising your wedding before hand, there will be no need to bother you on the day of with questions or issues and you can kick back and enjoy every minute of it (it goes by so fast!)

10. Memories

Nobody forgets amazing weddings.  On the other hand, nobody forgets really bad weddings either.  A professional wedding DJ can help make a good wedding great.  We can’t tell you how many times we’ve been told ” You guys were incredible!  Everybody was on the dance floor the whole time.  Everyone kept talking about how good you were at the wedding!”  Our reviews don’t lie.  Make your night a night to remember (in a good way!)

Samantha & Terrence – Giardini Lambrosa

We wanted to thank you for your super service. We are still so surprised how much our guests danced through the night. We really enjoyed the vibe 🙂 Well done!

Terrence & Samantha's wedding at Giardini Lambrosa was a super wedding with over 450 guests.  Started the night with easy listening, background music whilst guests got themselves comfortable.
After a couple of hours we proceeded with the first dance. (Video Below)
The crowd really let themselves loose because what followed next was 3 hours of solid dancing - Dance/Clubbing music & hits from 80's & 90's.

Song Requests

Entry: For you - Liam Payne, Rita Ora
First Dance: Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Parents song: Xemx - Ivan Grech
Bouquet toss: Single Ladies- Beyoncé
Garter toss: Sexyback - Justin Timberlake
Cake cutting: Greatest Day - Take that
Going away : Best day of my life - American Authors

 

Anna + Gilles – Palazzo Villa Rosa

Wedding full of wonderful people who got together to celebrate the love between Anna (Russia) + Gilles (France).

Firstly the ceremony took place where the bride and groom gave their vowels and were officially declared husband & wife.

A variety of styles were played here leading up to party/club section including jazz, Rap/Hip-Hop, Chillout, Deep House, Vocal House and Russian traditional songs.

Lots of dancing including a surprise, rehearsed dance from the guests. (Video below) - Happy (Pharrell Williams)

Everyone was excited to be there and had a great time.

Equipment used:

JBL Sound System
Uplighters to light castle and trees
FX Lights
Cables/Stands
DJ Equipment - Mixer, Laptop, Controller
Wireless Microphone for speeches and ceremony

Song Requests:
Bouquet Toss: Single Ladies - Beyonce
Garter: Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
First Dance: Charles Aznacour - For me Formidable
Cake Cutting - We Are Family (Video Below)

Venue: Palazzo Villa Rosa
Wedding Planner: Jewel Wedding 
Saxophonist: Ivan Borg

Kurt & Annalise – Bottegin Pallazzo Xara

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Venue: Bottegin Pallazzo Xara
3rd August 2018 - 7pm till 11pm

Traditional Maltese wedding, everyone was up for dancing, good times.

Played smooth jazz for the first half hour whilst guests were arriving and then switched to the playlist provided by the bride. The DJ on the night took care of the order and added to the list according to what the guests were reacting too the most. Track list found below.
In this wedding the bride wanted to express her love to her husband by singing live over an Enrique Iglesias song: (This went down really well with the guests and was a total surprise for the Kurt.)

Equipment Used:
x2 high speakers
x2 sub woofers
x1 Pioneer DJ Mix
Pioneer Headphones
Laptop
Traktor controller
Cordless Mic for announcements
Projector to display names of bride & groom on wall
Fx Lighting
x2 moving heads

Song Requests

Bride & Groom: Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Father & Bride - Isn't she Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Mother & Groom - Because you love me - Celine Dione

 

Dorianne & Franco – Limestone Heritage

onderfull, super wedding. Started off with mellow music to some popular classics to more upbeat modern music for dancing. Intact there's a bit of everything pretty much. Full track list below.
For this wedding the bride only gave me vague guidelines and left it up to us to decide on the musical direction based on the audience and what worked.

Entry Song: All you need is love – The Beatles
1st Slow Song: unchained melody gareth gates
2nd Song (with family) – marvin gaye by charlie puth and meghan trainor
Cake Cutting: Marry you – Bruno Mars
Bouquet Toss: It’s raining men – The Weather Girls
Garter : You sexy thing – Hot Chocolate
Going Away: Can you feel the love tonight – Elton John

https://youtu.be/U8BI3Zn4f0E

Equipment 

x2 Highs
x2 Subs
x2 Moving Heads
Wireless Microphone
Laptop + Controller + Hard drive (Music Storage)
Analoge Mixer
x10 Uplighters - Around trees/ near waterfall - colour celeste

Corporate Beach Party – Golden Sands

We were proud to be involved in supplying all the sound and lighting equipment needs of our discerning customers from Malta.

A magnificent sunset corporate beach party from 18.00 - 23.00 at golden sands with volleyball court, bar and BBQ.

Equipment:

Laptop + Controller
x2 RCF High Speakers
T-bar with x4 FX Lights
x2 MOVING HEADS
General White Light
Generator + Fuel
DJ Stand
Pioneer DJM 750 Mixer
Microphone
Cables

 

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Lyndsey + Bryan, Corinthia St. George Bay Hotel

Venue: Corinthia St. George Bay Hotel

Photographer: Shane P. Watts

Wonderfull small, traditional, Scottish wedding with ceremony & dinner.

For the ceremony a cordless microphone for the registrar was provided along side the entry song for the bride which was Sognatori Per Caso:

I played a selection of smooth, happy, chilled/lounge with some classics whilst the drinks and foods were flowing.

A list of songs was provided by the bride to be played for the dancing section which can be found below. Loved her selection of music especially: New Order, Kasabian, Phill Collins, Prince, Disciples, MK & Daft Punk

First dance: Take That - Rule the World

Going away: Run Rig: Loch Lomond

Congratulations to Lyndsey & Bryan:

Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness.

Ceremony Service

If you’re having your ceremony at a church, you won’t need a lot of this information. The church staff and clergy should assist you with sound and music as well as helping you to plan the ceremony. But, if you’re planning to have the wedding at the same location as the reception, listen up.

Music at a wedding is an absolute must! Music sets the mood for the occasion and a big day is often remembered by the entertainment. Of course the music you choose reflects your personality and theme, but what will work best at your celebration?

For the wedding DJ ceremony we use x2 RCF PA System with built in amplifiers,  mixer with 6 inputs for microphones, laptop for music and live instruments like Saxophone, Violin & guitar.

We use professional grade sound and audio equipment so that the wedding officiant, the “saying of the vows”, exchanging of the rings, etc can be heard throughout the ceremony area, no matter where your wedding guests are seated or standing.

Picking the music for your wedding can be fun but it’s only when you get down to the nitty gritty, you realise how many songs you have to choose and how time consuming it can be! While it can be hard work, your song choices will really add some personality to your day and are a great way to make the ceremony more meaningful to you as a couple. Check out our song suggestions for the prelude, Bride walking up the aisle, signing of register & married couple walking down the ailse and signing the register below:

Ceremony Prelude - Richard or slow classical music

Whilst guests are finding their seats, greeting each teacher and settle in.

Bride walking up the aisle - The big entrance, this is it.

Marry bruno - Marry Me

Ed Sheeran - Photograph

Pachelbel - Canon in D

Christina Perri - A Thousand Years (Piano & Cello Version)

Mendelssohn - Wedding March

 

Signing of the register - The ceremony Interlude

The right song will keep the spirit of the ceremony going

Coldplay - Viva la Vida

Can See Clearly Now – Jimmy Cliff

Your Song – Elton John

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

Beautiful Day – U2

 

Couple walking down the isle (Newlywed exit)

Happy – Pharrell Williams

Everything – Michale Bublé

Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) – Stevie Wonder

All you Need is Love – The Beatles

Ho Hey – The Lumineers

At Last – Etta James

Happy Together – Turtles

You’re My Best Friend – Queen

*Remember – If you’re getting married in a church, make sure to run your song choices by your priest/parish as some churches may not allow certain songs or types of music!

Meet DJ for free consultation - info@maltadj.events or 99559805

Wedding Ideas: Classical Guitarist

You might be wondering what kind of live music your guests would enjoy, and how you can make that work with your budget and venue.

This blog post deals specifically deals with background music during wedding ceremony afternoon receptions & cocktail drinks.

If your budget is fairly modest, but you still want the magic that live music can bring, how about a soloist A wedding classical guitarist can provide gentle sophistication and a musical background to your wedding reception or wedding breakfast without being intrusive.

Mr Tony Pace; Guitarist, Tutor and Radio Presenter has been teaching different styles of guitar for a very long time, and his passion for music is unceasing.

A few words from the master.

“There are two kinds of music, good music and bad music and my favourite kind is anything which I classify as good. Good creates standards, like the Beatles had done in the 60s with melodies that even transferred onto jazz. In the 60s, free jazz confused people. Jazz did have some rules, but it was a kind of music that you couldn’t learn from books. You start playing on a chord and improvise your way through.”

“In 1966, I went to play in British nightclubs for about four months. Oscar Lucas and other jazz enthusiasts like me used to go to jazz clubs together to get the full experience. Tony Camilleri, a really good trumpet player, introduced me to a guitarist in the UK that used to play with the best jazz bands there and I took some lessons from him too. I even played in hotels in Ireland and in Brussels with the European institute for a great number of MPs. I played in Mexico with the Minister of Tourism at the time, so I had my fair share of opportunities to get the best kind of exposure.

Demos

 

Tony (guitarist)’s sound is ideal for wedding ceremonies, drinks receptions and wedding breakfasts and his fantastic repertoire is ideal for adding a touch of romance to your wedding day! He comes self-contained with amplifier and can set-up quickly, which makes him an ideal choice when booking for the wedding ceremony and drinks reception.

Email us on info@maltadj.events for a quote now!