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

"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
"It has been a pleasure to work in partnership with The DJ and MC Academy over the last couple of years. They have shown dedication and commitment to the projects at our youth centre and the young people have responded with great enthusiasm for the DJ'ing and Mc'ing projects. A young person who attended a DJ course in June said – β€˜More people know me and I feel more confident speaking on the mic to them. Over the summer I DJ'ed more and spoke on the mic and taught other people. I also showed older people how to use the decks."
Kate Smith, Youth Development Worker, Oasis Enfield, EIYCT
"The DJ & MC Academy have provided a lively and young person led programme of work. The tutors are able to relate to the young people they are working with enabling all to take part. The way in which the team are able to adapt ensures that young people participate and create pieces of work that reflect their achievements. The relaxed and flowing style of the workers allows the project to be fluid allowing for spontaneous learning to occur at all stages."
Helen James, Youth Club Manager, Sutton
"The academy has been a huge success, we have seen some real talent and potential in the young people who have taken part, as well as increased confidence and self-esteem. The academy has given them the chance to try something new and has equipped them with valuable skills..."
Jenny Newbold, Fundraising Officer, St Christopher's Fellowship
"We found The British DJ & MC Academy really fascinating and thought that it was a very engaging and interactive activity for children and young people within the community."
Marsha Gray, PR Officer, Blottr

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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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