The Team

The team at London’s
Leading DJ Academy

Our company ethos has always been family. We envision a professional working environment that encourages teamwork and growth.

Our work-culture makes our tutors and students feel welcomed, included, and appreciated. That’s the kind of an environment we can proudly say that we have, and we ultimately believe that this has been one of the major components that has led to the success of our sister companies.  Our mission is to continue to connect with DJS and artists in the music industry whilst sharing our knowledge and inspiring students every day.  Our team of tutors are from all different backgrounds with a wealth of experience and an array of talent they are a sure-fire recipe for success.



The Team.

Ruben Nacher Gadea

Head Course Director

Ruben was at a very early age surrounded with electronics from his father. He loved playing around with his double cassette player , making his own mixtapes from the radio and then with his first personal computer in the late 80s.  Since then, Ruben always had a strong link with technology. Over the years, he worked in one of the biggest companies in Europe dedicated to media in the audio and video department. It was here, where his knowledge, and experience in audio technology and his passion for music started to flourish into other avenues. He became a prominent DJ on the Spanish circuit with a burning desire to expand his horizons and further develop his DJ career in the UK.  Popularly known as DJ Nacher, this London-based DJ is an experienced professional who relocated to London in 2014. This brilliant DJ and music producer is passionate about his chosen vocation and has a mixed spectrum of musical influence. Ruben has a very high musical knowledge encompassing a wide range of genres which enables him to skilfully blend all different genres of music. His advanced performance technique is due to his dedication to his artisanship, it has enabled Nacher DJ to hold residencies within the UK music scene in numerous venues that have a remarkable reputation in the dance club scene in London. By the year 2020, Ruben got a variety of academic certifications. First, an HND in Sound Engineering at City and Islington College, later on, an MA (Hons) of Electronic Music Production and a Masters Degree in Advanced Music Technology and University West London. In 2021 Ruben becomes the Head Course director and manager of JW DJ Academy in London. A new project where he will dedicate his skills, talent and ideas to contribute to improving the teaching methods for future generations in the DJ and electronic music production scene. When Ruben is not working he can be found tinkering with all types of gadgets to do with video post-production and video-games.

Leanne Moser

Tutor + House +Bass + Dubstep + Music Production

Leanne Moser is a multi-instrumentalist, DJ, and music producer, who lives and breathes electronic music. She holds both Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Music Production from the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Leanne has performed in several clubs and venues in the UK, United States, Israel and Spain as well as local TV and radio shows where she featured her creative live mixing skills in her energetic, bass-heavy dance music sets. Her music repertoire also includes various genres such as House, Trance, Hip Hop and Dance Anthems. As a music producer, Leanne is part of the electronic music duo MozX, releasing music regularly on the London based record label "No Tomorrow Recordings". Her productions include massive, rule breaking tracks showcasing her unique sonic footprint and unique blend of bass sound design and dark harmonies, merging dubstep and electro house with lashings of bass. The duo’s music was featured on the BBC and top blogs, and is supported by top names in the bass music industry including Don Diablo, 12th Planet and Far Too Loud. As a teacher, Leanne is extremely passionate with extensive experience delivering DJ lessons. She uses her knowledge to help emerging artists grow and develop their own musicianship. In her classes, she aims to adapt a personalized vocabulary that reflects each student as well as tailoring her lessons to their individual needs with the aim to build her students’ confidence and provide them with practical tools to further develop their skills and unique voice.

Rebecca Smart Bakken

Tutor +Social Media Expert

Rebecca is a world -wide competent digital marketing professional dedicated to helping musicians globally to market themselves and their musical messages. Rebecca’s dedication to helping musicians is inspired by her view of music as a universal language capable of awakening emotions, drive social change, and as key to living authentically. Before specializing in music digital marketing, Rebecca had played a significant role in helping establish several international tech companies and gained a vast wealth of experience in event production and promotion. This experience, coupled with her exceptional knowledge of the music market and the digital space, distinguishes her as the ideal professional to work with. Rebecca understands that, while you might have very impactful lyrics as a band, solo artist, MC, or producer, you still need the right tools to market your craft to a broader audience in the music community. Moreover, she knows that for you to grow and gain a competitive edge in the industry, you need to view your music as a business. With this understanding, Rebecca teaches you to explore an entirely different side of your career and adopt a vision that will spur you to a whole new level. Rebecca leverages her expertise in digital marketing and understanding of diverse promotional platforms to craft highly effective and targeted marketing strategies that guarantee you the growth you desire and deserve. She brings an incredible combination of skill, passion, and meticulous knowledge of the timing of how to communicate, what to communicate, where to communicate, and who to communicate it to are core to guiding others to achieve success across different media channels.


Tutor + Open Format

DJ SHRAII currently holds the award for “Best UK Asian DJ”. He is a BBC Radio presenter based in London having made history as one of the youngest-ever presenters for the BBC Asian Network. He began his career in 2012 at the age of 18 at the legendary Ministry of Sound in London. For the next few years, he served as the resident DJ in the main room, playing to crowds of thousands every week. As a DJ, Shraii is commended for his seamless blending of different styles. He considers himself to be an open format DJ, although his specialties include Urban, RnB, HipHop, Trap, Dancehall and Afrobeats. If needed, he can stay true to his Asian roots by blending in some Bollywood and Bhangra beats when necessary. Crowds love him due to his unique ability to adjust his set on the spot depending on what people want to hear. With carefully crafted playlists, strong musical sensibilities and a fun-loving attitude, DJ Shraii is a DJ that will always bring the party to the dancefloor. His exceptional style ensures a dance floor atmosphere that will be remembered for a long time. Aside from obtaining a Law degree at university, he has played in exclusive clubs all over the UK. Now, at age 26, he boasts an impressive resumé of international tours spanning across Europe and Asia. He has performed all over the world in venues such as Ministry of Sound & Fabric in London, RnB Club in Sri Lanka Colombo, Estella in India Mumbai, Radost FX in Prague, Canopy in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, and many more! Over the years, DJ Shraii has gained an impressive following. His status has allowed him to collaborate with many famous artists. The extensive list includes Usain Bolt, Wiz Khalifa, Tyga, T-Pain, The Game, Sean Paul, Jeremih, Kid Ink, Big Shaq, Wiley, Punjabi MC, Skepta, Tinashe, Wretch 32 Krept & Konan, Charlie Sloth, and more. Most recently he has become the Official Tour DJ for Arjun Artist, one of the biggest British Asian artists.


Tutor + RnB & Hip Hop + Turntablist

As a 3x UK DMC Champion (placing 3rd in the world in 2010), and with numerous other national DJ titles under his belt, DJ Cable’s ability as a turntablist and a selector brings a breath of fresh air to radio (where his mixtapes are in constant demand from stations such as BBC 1Xtra, Rinse and Kiss), and the European club circuit. Having played in over 15 countries, and continuously playing upwards of 200 shows per year, he has also worked alongside, DJ’ed for, or hosted parties for the likes of Snoop Dogg, The Weeknd, Nas, YG, A$AP NA$T, Giggs and Skepta, to name a handful. He’s also one of the official DJs for Nike, and one of the “go to guys” for sneaker events such as Sneakercon, Sneakerness and Crep City. Outside of DJ-ing, Cable is also an accomplished producer, having released his own music and officially remixed the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Giggs, Big Narstie and more, notching up releases on Universal Music/Island, Four40 Records, Speakerbox, AV8 Records & more. He also works freelance as a music supervisor and consultant for labels such as Island, Polydoor and Warner, assisting them with official radio edits, and for the marketing for their roster, putting together snippet mixes and custom beds for TV & radio adverts, and YouTube adverts.


Tutor + Open Format

Emerging from the elite London music scene in the UK, G STARR began hitting the ground running in the music realm over 15 years ago. This experience has manifested him into a versatile and multifaceted DJ with his own signature sound and stylization. Known for very energetic and atmospheric live shows, G STARR has performed internationally at a vast array of prominent clubs and events and has toured his way through Brazil, Peru, Amsterdam, Marbella and Prague. Utilizing his knowledge behind the turntables, combined with his passion for music allows him to dominate every crowd he encounters. Recently, he was featured on several national radio shows and provided guest mixes for Capital Xtra and BBC Radio 1.


Tutor + RnB & Hip Hop + Turntablist

Pavlos is an international Hip Hop & RnB DJ and Radio Presenter from London. Well known for his tidy routines, unique track selection and an incredible beard, it’s no wonder that he is a resident DJ for the likes of Supa Dupa Fly ('Best Hip Hop & RnB night in London'- Time Out Magazine) and Old Skool Brunch London. DJ Pavlos is an official Nike DJ and he’s also a favourite with brands such as; YouTube, French street wear band – Daömey, and Starbucks. He has also worked with some of the UKs most renowned Hip Hop & RnB promoters; including The Doctors Orders, Chicken ‘N’ Beer and Box Park. Presenter of ‘The Beard & Beats Show’ on both, Plus 1 Radio and Twitch, where he specialises in showcasing brand new music from some of your favourite artists from the US and the UK. He has interviewed a range of artists including; Bas, Tiana Major 9, Earth Gang, Kano, 112 and Omar. If you're a lover of quality music this show is bound to grab your attention! Pavlos has taken his burning passion for Hip Hop and launched 'Hip Hop Barbershop ', a platform specifically created for Turntablists to showcase their skills and love of Hip Hop at the award winning, and UK’s top barbershop, Porters Barbers.

Ashley Robinson

Tutor + House + Disco + Vinyl

Ashley has honed his DJ skills over a 10-year career sharing the stages with some of the world's biggest DJ's including Gilles Peterson, Nicky Siano, and Danny Krivit to name a few. He regularly plays in clubs and festivals across the world and his reputation as a quality selector has led him to be regularly called upon to DJ for some of London's biggest fashion designers and celebrities. His ability to mentor doesn't stop behind the decks. He also has a wealth of industry knowledge to share with his students from programming nightclubs, hosting radio shows and his current role as an Artist Manager for some of the biggest DJs in the game.

Adam Carey

Tutor + RnB & Hip Hop + Turntablist

Tripitaka first earned his stripes recording turntablism routines for Charlie Sloth and Mistajam on BBC Radio 1 and 1xtra. These legendary co-signs captured the attention of some of the most established promoters in the UK and you'll now find him performing alongside the likes of Stormzy at his Boxpark residency or rocking clubs and festivals up and down the country. A resident contributor on BBC 1xtra and DJ City, Tripitaka has earned acclaim for his creative mixing style and technical scratch skills.

Kenny Worries

Tutor + Open Format

With over 20 years of experience in the music industry, Kenny has played and worked alongside some of the biggest names in the business to date, such as chart toppers Chase & Status, David Rodigan, Altern 8, Mixpak, Damian Marley and many more. He has also played at clubs, private functions for celebrities and companies such as U2, Eddie Irvine (Formula One Driver) Heidi Range (Sugar Babes), Virgin, Sony, Wray & Nephew, Corona, Bacardi, Fabric, 02 Academy, Koko, & most recently the massive building project at Royal Free Wharf London respectively. With his vast knowledge in music he is able to provide the perfect soundtrack for any occasion. Be it the swinging 60’s right up to today’s current chart topping hits. His style of mixing is both fun and energetic with a keen eye to set any dance floor on fire!. When not playing at events, Kenny has an extensive knowledge in Sound System Culture (which he still continues to be heavily involved in), music production and the art form of Djing & Turntablisim. He loves to pass on his experience within the music industry to those who are learning the business or are looking to improve their skills. Kenny has done guests mixes for BBC 1 XTRA, KISS FM & London’s alternative station XFM.

David Conway

Tutor + Open Format + House

With 20 years’ experience as a full time DJ, Music Consultant and Music Producer, Dave has a wealth of experience and knowledge when it comes to the art of DJing a multitude of genres as well as mentoring several DJ’s throughout his career and getting them to the standard necessary to achieve success within the nightlife industry. Regularly working in many of the UK’s top venues and bespoke private events as well as holding residencies at some of the UKs busiest student nights has led to Dave to DJing with and Introducing for artists including Ed Sheeran, Giggs, Wiley, Shy FX, Mnek, Chase & Status, High Contrast, Sigma, Calvin Harris, Rudimental Stormzy and many more. Dave has been involved in the launch of several multi-million-pound venue openings, including The Forum and Luminar Leisure. As well as being continually booked to DJ for several other Industry leading brands, he has built several long-standing working relationships with various event promoters, venue managers and staff and most importantly the clubbers that pass through the doors and onto the dancefloors. Other highlights of Dave’s career so far have included bookings to DJ at the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monaco, The Golden Tulip Hotel Bahrain NYE, Ibiza Classics - Windsor Racecourse, The Crazy Bear Hotel Group, and several private bookings for clients. In 2016 Dave launched his project DC Dubz, a pseudonym, to release his passion for underground house music through a monthly podcast (broadcasting monthly from the Bloop London Studio) as well as releasing his own music to showcase his productions. His releases as DC Dubz have gained support from some of the music industry’s leading underground artists including Maya Jane Coles, Enzo Sarraguza, James Dexter, Todd Terry & more, whilst regularly releasing music on global labels such as Nervous, Music Related, Play Groove, Floorpiece, Blind Vision, Relikt & more.

Jerdyah Mahal

Tutor + Open Format

Jerdyah is not only an outstanding DJ himself with a wealth of industry experience, he has a passion for training young DJS as well as helping DJS tweak their performances to get to the next level. He is great musical director and curator for our brands and clients. He has strong values and sustainable outlook and commitment to the future. He brings a wealth of experience to the team and has been involved in club and DJ management, event promotion and stage production among other roles within the industry. Through his years of working with major events companies, 5 star resorts and venues around the world he has nurtured his ability to assess and understand every venue and clients needs and molds his performance between self expression and satisfying the clients needs in his DJ sets. He has used this experience to build a platform to be able to guide and train DJs of all levels. His understanding and unbiased approached allows him to maintain an exceptional standards.


Tutor + RnB & Hip Hop + Vinyl

Born and raised in London, Sai has been a part of the UK music scene for almost 20 years. His passion for music knows no bounds: from the very early days of being on weekly pirate radio, starting his own record distribution company to moving onto managing Def Jam parties across the UK. Sai’s very own record label internationally consulting for some of the most prestigious clubs around the globe. Progressing his career in the industry while still maintaining his status as a world class DJ has been no easy task! Sai has regular international bookings which sees him playing alongside some of the music industries leading artists such as Drake, Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa and many more. After completing his seventh consecutive season in the world famous VIP destination Marbella, DJ Sai still is the most wanted DJ on the Costa Del Sol holding residencies at Mirage and Olivia Valere among others. Sai was and still is the pioneer of the rnb and hip hop scene in Marbella and the costa del sol, creating some of the most illustrious parties and events to have ever hit the coast. He has also toured Africa, America, Europe and the UAE with a great success and response from venues and clubbers alike. In the last few years Sai has DJ‘d alongside some of the hottest artists from a wide array of genres and countries such as… Maitre Gims, Lil Wayne, Giggs, Drake, Trey Songz, Wiz Khalifa, Mario, Joe Budden, Wale, MMG, Lloyd, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Chris Brown, DJ Snake, Ne-Yo, Lloyd Banks, Iggy Azealia, Kano, Krept & Konan, Kojo Funds, DJ EZ, MK, Fatman scoop and Miguel’s concert at the Forum and that just to name a few!

Louis Raymond

Tutor + Open Format + Mash Ups

Raymond is a Music Producer, Remixer and International Open-Format DJ. As one of the preeminent DJ’s in the entertainment industry. Many have witnessed his exhilarating live performances at bars and club circuits across London, Marbella, and Turkey. Born and raised in Essex, Raymond’s passion for music started at an early age. He decided to pursue his passion as a creative artist and he began DJ’ing and carving a niche for himself on the celebrity scene. Performing DJ sets at XOYO, The Magic Roundabout, Be at One Soho and Brickyard Romford , Raymond has shared booths with the likes of Colin Francis, Kenzie, J Funk, KO Kane and Tom Zanetti. Over the years, he has amassed a lot of high profile clients and fans who are attracted to his eclectic sound, style, uniqueness, adaptability to emotionally connect with any audience by bridging and blending music genres and generational lines. More so, his technicality is enhanced by his capacity to integrate his own productions and remixes to his sets while playing. His live show experience and extraordinary attention to detail with his commitment to being the best at his trade, Raymond is a rising star on a mission to become a nexus of global music.


Tutor + RnB & Hip Hop

For over ten years now, well established DJ, Walshy has been bringing his iconic mixing skills to party people all around the globe. Known for his electrifying performance style, his thumping rhythms and enchanting melodies have been the soundtrack of many nightclubs in his home of London and beyond. Walshy is an exceptional DJ who is endorsed by Belaire as A Black Bottle Renegade & Nerd Unit and is the Official DJ Of UK R&B Artists Zion Foster & Geovarn. He has also held residencies at a number of prestigious establishments. These include the likes of PRYZM Watford, ATIK Windsor, Oceana Southampton and Independant Clubs Such As Grand Elektra In Hastings, Embassy Eastbourne, Shooshh Brighton & The Sussex Exchange. Not to mention also trotting the globe as far as Ibiza and Malia. This vibrant DJ has played alongside some of the biggest on the scene including Kid Ink, Sean Kingston, Giggs, Tim Westwood, Charlie Sloth and many more. He’s been a radio presenter on Reprezent (107.3FM) for over four years now and even landed a resident sloth on BBC 1Xtra’s Charlie Sloth Show. An accomplished DJ in his own right , Walshy has his own events company called “Culture Parties UK” that is geared towards high profile influencers, footballers and artists.

Ethan Porte

Tutor + Open Format

Ethan Porte is a Open Format DJ, Host & Presenter hailing from East London. During his career he has gained a solid reputation on the DJ circuit for playing at some of the UK’s finest club nights and celebrity/branded events. Ethan has a rare and natural ability to keep the dance floor popping at all times, and has a wealth of experience playing for a variety of age ranges. Over the past 4 years, Ethan has played for a number of reputable clubs and bars such as: Be At One, Ballie Ballerson, Thirst Bar, Dirty Bones Kensington, The Macbeth, Dirty Bones Kensington, The Lost Alhambra, Nikkis Shoreditch and The Lighthouse Shoreditch to name a few... Ethan quickly climbed the ranks at JW DJ Agency in 2019 after he won the Be At One residency competition and then in 2020 he hosted his very own virtual DJ competition for a chance for one lucky DJ to win a spot on our agency books. In 2021, Ethan started up his own successful podcast (Say it With Chest) which he hosts on YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music.


Tutor + House Music

World-class producer and DJ, Jayli has toured the world, supporting the likes of David Guetta, Mark Ronson, Black Coffee and Swedish House Mafia. Having worked closely with global-dance phenomenon Hedkandi, Jayli is a veteran of the international house scene. Jayli’s sound is euphoric, melodic, feel-good house with a soulful influence… Regularly performing at exclusive venues across the globe, Jayli has built a devote following in London and Ibiza. Notable performances include Ocean Beach Club Ibiza, Eden Ibiza, Cafe Del Mar Sydney, Sushisamba, 100 Wardour Street, Reign Nightclub, Tape London. STK Worldwide. She intially trained as a classical musician learning the violin and trained at the Guildhall School Of Music with singing. The Last Two years were extremely eventful as Jayli Joined the worldwide House brand Hedkandi as a DJ ambassador and has featured in Forbes magazine, MTV, Radio 1 and Ministry of Sound. She toured the world headlining shows alongside Grant Nelson, Tom Novy, Tom Zanetti. Kristan Nairn, Full Intention, Freemasons and Basement Jaxx , and spent her summer gracing the stages in Ibiza. 2020 she closed off January supporting Mark Ronson and confirmed gigs with Bakermat in Asia, and Tomorrowland but due to covid, everything was paused. During this time she launched her very own brand JAGGED JUNGLE and hosted two Jagged Jungle Events to raise money for the food banks with Live for Love and the Mind Charity, Featuring Judge Jules, La Fuente, Justus & MORE As the voice of Hedkandi radio, Jayli presented the 20th year anniversary across the globe weekly. And You can catch her hosting her own Melodic House Music Show ‘Jagged Jungle LIVE’ each week on Select radio + her monthly Podcast Jagged Jungle which now hits 4000 plays each month. Increasingly captivating International recognition, she travels weekly across the globe and in 2021 she is on Tour with FOREVERLAND, Playing alongside Artful Dodger, James Hype, Wilkinson, Secondcity and more +Plus playing with High on Heels who've kept her diary jam packed over the course of 6 years touring INDIA, NETHERLANDS, ITALY, SPAIN, BAHRAIN, CROATIA, Each week when she isn't Jet Setting she hosts weekly gigs In London at 100 Wardour street, Madisons, Avenue, and Quaglinos, Passo Shoreditch, Vyta Covent Garden, Meraki and more. Jayli spends her days songwriting and producing house beats! Collaborating with Denon and Roland, And working on her House brand, Jagged Jungle, alongside she runs a huge Spotify Playlist hosting music from her podcast. and a meditative playlist ZEN JUNGLE . In the past her recent releases features platinum singer songwriter and Basement Jaxx singer Ami Carmine “Who I Am (Iris)” from the classic Goo Goo Dolls Nadine from MO MUSIC, (SINGER OF BAD VIBES & Lotto Boyzz) with was on Jayli's Remake of Lauryn Hills DOO WOP which went top 10 on the DJ CITY charts and made it to NEW MUSIC FRIDAY on Spotify, End of 2020 saw Jayli hitting thousands of listeners with her podcast Jagged Jungle, and creating two series in lockdown with artists Sammy Porter (Love Juice) Ben Rainey (Ministry of Sound White N3rd (Craig David, Sigala) Printz Board (Black Eyed Peas) HEDKANDI resident (Ministry of Sound/Sony Music) Includes major label support with playlist building on National PR campaign. Worldwide touring opportunities. Inc. key Ibiza venue performances. Jayli presents... Jagged Jungle, monthly, syndicated by ‘This Is Distorted’now on 100,000 plays Charted TOP 10 in Beatport Charts. Foreverland Resident DJ, Official sponsor of Denon DJ, DJ Tutor for JW Academy

Alex Zed

Tutor + House + Music Production

Thunderously thumping rhythms, euphoria-dripped soundscapes and an irresistibly catchy style that just keeps giving. Welcome to the exciting new world of Alex Zed, an emerging DJ and producer based in London,UK, currently obliterating the boundaries of his genre. His style is steady and seductive as he continues to push out songs that bend the possibilities of electronic music to whole new levels. The internationally recognized artist has toured much of the world in some of the most iconic venues in existence. His expertly crafted sound is highly accessible whilst still packing a commercial punch to keep you hooked. Alex has been a full-time DJ for over fifteen years now. During this time he’s become well connected within the underground electronic scene Through organizing raves in a warehouse in East London he discovered his passion for the more business side of the industry. Even founding his own label “Inside Out Records”. He’s worked with the likes of Mauro Picotto, Dave the Drummer and Chris Liberator. With his venomous bassline, mesmerizing melodies and smoky club atmosphere, he’s been feeling dance floors across the world for some time now. He’s currently continuing to put out stunning songs as he relentlessly tours the globe as a professional DJ.

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