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
  • Kareem
    Kareem
    Producer/Bass Player
  • Glen
    Glen
    A&R Manager
  • Johnny Royal
    Johnny Royal
    Producer/Engineer/Tutor/DJ
  • Duvaniel
    Duvaniel
    Sound Engineer/Producer
  • Dylan
    Dylan
    Tutor/Rapper/Lyricist
  • Oskar
    Oskar
    Volunteer/Guitarist
  • Ricardo
    Ricardo
    Volunteer/Saxophonist
  • Elbie
    Elbie
    DJ Volunteer
  • Gledion
    Gledion
    Drummer/Volunteer
  • Alan
    Alan
    Studio Assistant/Volunteer
  • Bonnie
    Bonnie
    Volunteer
  • Shantelle
    Shantelle
    Volunteer

What People Say About Us

"The tutors have been really welcoming and have developed an excellent rapport with the students. Even when the singers were behaving like 'divas', their patience, professionalism and pedagogy was apt for the students. I look forward to working with the DJ & MC Academy again..."
Kieran West, Northumberland Secondary School
"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 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
"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
"Krissy and the team at The DJ and MC Academy have supported the College at numerous events over the past few years, they have always been a delight to work with from event conception through to event day. Whilst providing fun and engaging sessions for our students they also inspire them to learn and discover new skills. We would happily recommend the team to anyone looking to book their services."
James Page, School Liaison and Events Planner, Barnet and Southgate College

Recent News View All

February 24, 2017

“Worship” by Bxrber

Kenneth (aka Bxrber) has just released his amazing new track “Worship”. It was produced by Jnthn Stein. Kenneth has been working with the Academy from […]

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Boroughs United 2017

It was a pleasure to be asked to judge at the Boroughs United 2017 competition, in partnership with the Cribs. Krissy, CEO of the Academy, […]

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“TYPiCAL” Released by Danica Hunter

Danica Hunter is one of our incredible artists at the academy and on our label, and she has just released her first song “TYPiCAL”. Watch […]

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