The British DJ & MC Academy

Innovative workshops for young people and adults in urban London

About Us

The British DJ & MC Academy is a youth arts organisation based in North London.

Since we began our journey in 2008 we've had the pleasure of working with over 40,000 young people and adults across 20 London Boroughs, engaging, developing and influencing through the medium of music.

The academy was set up to address a clear shortfall in outreach programmes available for young people living in urban London.

What makes us unique is our ability to reach young people in their own social environment through our fully customised DJ vans.

These mobile music facilities enable us to take music to the streets, providing a positive gateway for young people in need of inspiration.


Music unquestionably connects people from all walks of life. The work we do continues to leverage this virtue, delivering programmes to some of the most deprived parts of our city.
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Meet the Team

  • Krissy Sims (DJ Trickles)
    Krissy Sims (DJ Trickles)
    Founder/Managing Director
  • Christian Odamtten
    Christian Odamtten
    Managing Director MD Records
  • Kenneth Barber
    Kenneth Barber
    Executive Director
  • Marie
    Marie
    Project Manager
  • Caroline
    Caroline
    Safe-Guarding Manager
  • Dwain Chambers
    Dwain Chambers
    Athlete/Mentor
  • Pembe
    Pembe
    Tutor
  • Jason J Beatz
    Jason J Beatz
    DJ Tutor/Producer
  • Pedro Prophesize
    Pedro Prophesize
    Mentor/MC
  • Brad Osman
    Brad Osman
    Mentor
  • Candice (C Cane)
    Candice (C Cane)
    MC Tutor/Songwriter/Producer
  • Ellen Blane
    Ellen Blane
    Musician/Songwriter
  • Monica Michael
    Monica Michael
    Patron/Rapper/Singer/Songwriter
  • Jason (Sharpey)
    Jason (Sharpey)
    Producer/Singer/Rapper
  • Dante
    Dante
    Beat Boxer
  • Dexplicit
    Dexplicit
    Producer/DJ
  • Ben Murphy (MC Mekar)
    Ben Murphy (MC Mekar)
    Rapper/Producer
  • Pablo
    Pablo
    Rapper/Producer
  • Keya Lake
    Keya Lake
    Songwriting and Singing Tutor
  • Kenny (MC Utter Once)
    Kenny (MC Utter Once)
    Rapper/Songwriter
  • Charmz
    Charmz
    Rapper/Songwriter
  • Emmanuel
    Emmanuel
    Tutor
  • LP
    LP
    MC Tutor
  • Bam Bam
    Bam Bam
    Beat Boxer
  • Jermaine (Junior Dangerous)
    Jermaine (Junior Dangerous)
    Sports Manager/Rapper/Singer
  • Omar
    Omar
    Producer
  • Oskar
    Oskar
    Volunteer/Guitarist
  • Kareem
    Kareem
    Producer/Bass Player
  • Ricardo
    Ricardo
    Volunteer/Saxophonist
  • Elbie
    Elbie
    DJ Volunteer
  • Gledion
    Gledion
    Drummer/Volunteer
  • Bonnie
    Bonnie
    Volunteer
  • Shantelle
    Shantelle
    Volunteer
  • Alan
    Alan
    Studio Assistant/Volunteer
  • Glen
    Glen
    A&R Manager
  • Johnny Royal
    Johnny Royal
    Volunteer/Producer/Tutor/DJ
  • Duvaniel
    Duvaniel
    Sound Engineer/Producer

What People Say About Us

"A big thank you to you and your team for Saturday, should we decide to hold any other events in the future and would be more than happy to use the Bass Station once again."
Jason Fleming, Local Assemblies Co-ordinator, Catford Community Services
"I appreciate the opportunity the youth club at TAB has given me. I look forward to visiting the studio, learning to use the equipment and getting the chance to create my own sound. No matter which member of staff is at the studio they are always willing to share their knowledge and encourage my passion for music. See you back in the studio soon!"
Lewis (student), Potters Bar
"Just a few notes on the good work that you and your team have done on these estates with the youth"
Erhan Mestanoglu, Community Development Officer, Ascham Homes
"The DJ & MC Academy have provided a lively and young person led programme of work. The tutors are able to relate to the young people they are working with enabling all to take part. The way in which the team are able to adapt ensures that young people participate and create pieces of work that reflect their achievements. The relaxed and flowing style of the workers allows the project to be fluid allowing for spontaneous learning to occur at all stages."
Helen James, Youth Club Manager, Sutton
"After speaking with colleagues they have mentioned that sessions are going really well."
Obi Onyido, Learner Engagement Worker, College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London

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October 25, 2016

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