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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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
"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 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
"I just want to say a massive thank you for supporting the event, the DJ workshop got rave reviews."
Darren Smith, Football Development Officer, London FA
"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

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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