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 100,000 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

"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
"The workshop was great. The tutors showed the young people how to set up the decks, they had time on the mic, beat matching, and brainstorming for their radio station. Time went really quick and the young people were really engaged!"
Hayley James, Sports Development and Social Inclusion Officer, Barnet FC Community Trust
"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
"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 – ‘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
"Once again a big thank you to you and your team. The kids really loved it!!!! "
Chinelo Moh, Latymer All Saints Primary School

Recent News View All

December 1, 2022

Bellah Featured in Grazia

This amazing artist has made it into Grazia magazine talking about her journey as an artist. Since the age of 17 Bellah’s dream was to […]

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November 28, 2022

Children and Young People’s Award 2022

We are very proud to announce we won the children and young people’s award 2022 with our amazing partners and team. Couldn’t be more humbled […]

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6 Month Edmonton Outreach Project

The DJMC academy have been running the Edmonton outreach Project for 6 months working in partnership with schools, communities, Edmonton green shopping centre, NYCC and […]

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