Innovative workshops for young people & adults in urban London

 

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About Us

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

In 2008, Krissy founded the DJ&MC Academy, driven by a passion to connect people through music. Pioneering a revolutionary mobile outreach van, she brought the rhythm directly to communities. In 2010, Krissy's appearance on Dragons Den became a platform to showcase her unwavering determination, setting the stage for sustained success.

Over 12 years, the academy has touched the lives of 100,000+ individuals across London, Wales, and Manchester. Through economic challenges and pandemic lockdowns, Krissy's journey from a teenage DJ to a youth hostel manager reflects her commitment to positive impact.

Krissy's global DJ career includes commanding sets from Miami to Ibiza and a decade at Kool FM. The academy's team, including former participants turned tutors, plays a pivotal role in its success. Beyond outreach projects, the academy excels in community events, cultivating a talented pool of DJs, producers, and artists.

Re-established as a Community Interest Company (CIC) in 2019, the academy secured funding, including support from Sadiq Khan's violence reduction project. Achievements extend to establishing radio stations, building studios, and nurturing artists under the Sonitus Music Group label. Notably, our artists have earned MOBO nominations, Sony ATV contracts, and over 100 million streams on mainstream radio.


The DJ&MC Academy stands as a testament to Krissy's vision and the transformative power of music.

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
CEO
 

Christian
Managing Director
 

Maldi
Radio Presenter & Sound Engineer
 

Grace
Singing Tutor
 

Kareem
DJ, Producer & Mentor
 

Keon
DJ & Radio Presenter
 

Irish
Youth Ambassador
 

DJ E Dott
DJ, Radio Presenter & Producer
 

Mariah
DJ, Radio Presenter & Tutor
 

Olona
Rapper & Producer
 

Will
Dancer
 

Bradley
DJ Tutor
 

Enzo
DJ Tutor
 

Oskar
DJ, Music Production & Presenting Tutor
 

Nathaniel
Lyricist & Production Tutor
 

Jay
Podcast & Music Project Assistant
 

Tilly
Volunteer
 

Dre
Volunteer

Case Studies

To name just a few young people who have come through the Academy and are now inspiring artists and tutors alike.


 

Grace

Grace, a dedicated member of our community, first joined us at the tender age of 13. Now at 20, she has blossomed into an exceptional singer, showcasing remarkable growth and talent. Continuously contributing to our mission, Grace now serves as an assistant tutor, leveraging her experience and passion to inspire others. Her journey has been marked by notable TV appearances, further solidifying her presence as a rising star in the music industry. Grace is undeniably one to watch as she continues to make waves with her undeniable talent and unwavering dedication.

 


What People Say

We have loved every second of working with the DJMC Academy. It has been great for us to see our pupils so engaged and willing to learn about something they have probably never considered doing before. Staff took the time to get to know our pupils and build relationships with them using music and art as a hook to capture their imaginations. We hope to be able to work with DJMC Academy again in the future to produce more amazing work together.
 
Carl Blackstock, Assistant Headteacher, Fern House Scool
My experience with the DJ workshop was great. The activities my class did involved making a radio show and producing beats. Overall it was a lot of fun and hopefully we can do it again.
 
CC (pupil), Fern House Scool
The workshop was great. The tutors showed the young people how to set up the decks, they had time on the mic, beat matching, and brainstorming for their radio station. Time went really quick and the young people were really engaged!
 
Hayley James, Sports Development and Social Inclusion Officer, Barnet FC Community Trust
DJing was great! The students had a fantastic time, even played a couple for us old teachers, which went down well
 
Gwyneth Gibson, Teacher, St Mary's High School, Cheshunt
The London DJ&MC Academy were great, they engaged with all our customers and ensured that each young person understood everything. The kids had nothing but positive feedback to give on the friendliness of staff. We definitely would recommend using them.
 
David Duke-Vinton, Community Engagement Advisor, RHP

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