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

"Great team to work with, everyone is both extremely professional and friendly. The workshops have been fun and interactive. The young people at our projects have developed both their confidence and skills"
Rabena Faried, Manager, Look Ahead Housing
"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 work the academy does with children and young adults has a significant positive impact on their lives and self-esteem. The Academy has always been very flexible with our needs. We would definitely recommend the DJ & MC Experience for corporate and team building events – it is very different, extremely energising and great fun! "
Salesforce.com, UK
"The British DJ and MC Academy are a great organisation to work with, delivering the highest standard of workshops in a fun and exciting manner for all that take part. Across all the Nike Five Legacy events they delivered a fantastic atmosphere and kept the energy levels high. It was a real privilege to work with such a passionate group of people and I look forward to working with them in the future."
Daniel Barry, Nike Powerleague
"The Academy was enjoyed by all those who attended, with many young people demonstrating a natural ability in mixing and making music."
Paula Frank, Hammersmith & Fulham project

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October 25, 2016

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We’re working in partnership with Barnet Southgate College and Support Young Talent to help 18-24 year olds who need assistance to progress their careers. See […]

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