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 100,000 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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What People Say About Us

"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
"The British DJ & MC Academy have been contracted by London Action Trust to deliver diversionary programmes to young people from high crime gang affected estates on the Waltham Forest gangs intervention project. Activities included open music workshops and accredited courses over a period of 12 weeks. They have successfully engaged young people in positive activity teaching techniques, lyric writing and radio presenting skills. The young people have learned how to create and perform demonstrating a transition in their thought processes, thinking about their aspirations and directions in life. British DJ & MC Academy have remained professional, enthusiastic and have made every effort to develop the young people using minimal resources. I am willing to support this organisation because I sincerely believe the team have great motivation and a proven track record to make a change in the communities by offering young people alternative paths."
Diane Prempeh, Project Manager, London Action Trust
"British DJ & MC Academy ran a brilliant workshop on using music to tackle street crime at an event we put on in November 08. The facilitators related really well to the young people. The workshop itself was really engaging and fun and the young people absolutely loved it!"
Rachel Segal Hamilton, Events and Marketing Coordinator, Envision
"The DJ bus was great and all of the residents enjoyed its capabilities."
Chanelle Farrell, North Tottenham Project Officer, Haringey Council
"I'd just like to say a big thank you to you and the team as they were spectacular. They really livened things up and I would definitely recommend The DJ and MC Academy to others."
Neena Raj, Information Officer, North Herts Centre for Voluntary Service

Recent News View All

February 1, 2020

Calling Out Young People’s Role Models in the Music Industry

The DJMC has been running for over 12 years now and had the pleasure in working and teaching over 80,000 young people and adults. We […]

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January 15, 2020

Our New Recording Studio is Ready!

After 6 months of building and creating our studio is ready to be used to create amazing music. The studio has been designed to continue […]

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November 20, 2019

Celebration Event @ Barnet & Southgate College

We would had a celebration event which included DJ’s, food and a fun workshops as all the young adults had progressed into internships, education and […]

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DJ & MC Academy session Matt Jam Lamont, DJ Ramsey and MC Creed https://t.co/PWPfo4JEPJ via @YouTube
01:21 PM Apr 21st
So it's been over 10 years of running the academy and We have engaged over 70,000 #youngpeople and #adults on sessions and in our #djwaggons
12:42 PM Jul 14th
Loving our new van it's #rocking sound system is amazing 😉 https://t.co/8n8c6KPejw
12:41 PM Jul 14th

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