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
"Barnet Homes have worked with British DJ and MC Academy for over four years now and they have delivered on a number of successful events and projects. The young people that they have work with enjoy the interaction and opportunity to have real hands-on support to learn how to DJ, MC or write music. Great organisation with a real personalised family feel."
Charlie Kanareck, Early Intervention and Prevention Manager, Barnet Homes
"The British DJ & MC Academy delivered an excellent specialised course to young people as part of the Greenwich Summer University that was both lively and focused. I was particularly impressed by how the tutors and guest speakers not only provided expert advice and guidance in music and DJ skills but also provided an insight into future careers and improving aspirations that was delivered with enthusiasm and passionโ€ฆI was also massively impressed by the resources and in particular the 4ร—4! Very cool!"
Peter Webster, Greenwich Council
"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
"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

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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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