Innovative workshops for young people & adults in urban London

 

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About Us

The British DJ & MC Academy is a youth arts organisation based in North London.

In 2008, Krissy founded the DJ&MC Academy, driven by a passion to connect people through music. Pioneering a revolutionary mobile outreach van, she brought the rhythm directly to communities. In 2010, Krissy's appearance on Dragons Den became a platform to showcase her unwavering determination, setting the stage for sustained success.

Over 12 years, the academy has touched the lives of 100,000+ individuals across London, Wales, and Manchester. Through economic challenges and pandemic lockdowns, Krissy's journey from a teenage DJ to a youth hostel manager reflects her commitment to positive impact.

Krissy's global DJ career includes commanding sets from Miami to Ibiza and a decade at Kool FM. The academy's team, including former participants turned tutors, plays a pivotal role in its success. Beyond outreach projects, the academy excels in community events, cultivating a talented pool of DJs, producers, and artists.

Re-established as a Community Interest Company (CIC) in 2019, the academy secured funding, including support from Sadiq Khan's violence reduction project. Achievements extend to establishing radio stations, building studios, and nurturing artists under the Sonitus Music Group label. Notably, our artists have earned MOBO nominations, Sony ATV contracts, and over 100 million streams on mainstream radio.


The DJ&MC Academy stands as a testament to Krissy's vision and the transformative power of music.

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
CEO
 

Christian
Managing Director
 

Maldi
Radio Presenter & Sound Engineer
 

Grace
Singing Tutor
 

Kareem
DJ, Producer & Mentor
 

Keon
DJ & Radio Presenter
 

Irish
Youth Ambassador
 

DJ E Dott
DJ, Radio Presenter & Producer
 

Mariah
DJ, Radio Presenter & Tutor
 

Olona
Rapper & Producer
 

Will
Dancer
 

Bradley
DJ Tutor
 

Enzo
DJ Tutor
 

Oskar
DJ, Music Production & Presenting Tutor
 

Nathaniel
Lyricist & Production Tutor
 

Tilly
Volunteer
 

Dre
Volunteer

Case Studies

To name just a few young people who have come through the Academy and are now inspiring artists and tutors alike.


 

C Cane

C Cane, a dynamic force in the music industry, embarked on her journey with The DJMC Academy as a tutor, honing her craft and inspiring countless aspiring artists along the way. Today, she commands the airwaves with her regular show on Represent Radio, captivating audiences with her infectious energy and unparalleled talent.

From memorable appearances on platforms like 1Xtra, KFC Adverts, and SBTV, to electrifying performances at major festivals including Wireless, Parklife, and Ends festival, Not content with just her musical prowess, C Cane has also made her mark in the world of television, appearing on BBC 3 alongside Idris Elba and featuring on Tony Visconti’s Unsigned stars for Sky Arts.

 


What People Say

I enjoyed the workshop as it helped me to express my emotions by playing music. It was so much fun. I really do hope we can work with them again. The staff were really welcoming and didn't make us feel bad for making mistakes. They taught us several times and were very patient with us.
 
TRM (pupil), Fern House Scool
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
From my records, I have worked out that DJ Academy have delivered 131 sessions in total, Many Thanks! :)
 
Katharine Thompson, Gatway Sound Music Co-ordinator, Look Ahead Housing and Care
British DJ & MC Academy ran a brilliant workshop on using music to tackle street crime at an event we put on in November 08. The facilitators related really well to the young people. The workshop itself was really engaging and fun and the young people absolutely loved it!
 
Rachel Segal Hamilton, Events and Marketing Coordinator, Envision
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

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