Meet Tyresse Julien aka DJ SK Beats


Tyresse Julien




Angel, Islington


Creating music and practising DJing


House and garage


How long have you been coming to the youth hubs?
Started at Rose Bowl in 2015, Lift 2016 and Platform 2017. Rose Bowl was suggested to me by Dawn at Waterside adventure playground. It was there I heard about the others.

What do you do?
Music production, archery, fencing, cooking, youth sessions and I perform at events and parties.

How has Lift helped you?
I have learnt how to make music professionally, how to finish up tracks and then what to do with them. I have known MK since the start of Rose Bowl and he has taught me a lot over the years. I met so many people through my travel and journeys through the hubs made tons of contacts and tons of friendships. When I started performing I was a bit nervous but now through doing it more I have gained a lot of confidence.

What is the most fun you have ever had?
Rose Bowl started off my music journey and I leant more than I thought I was going to learn. At Lift it has been working here with other artists and going to music production. At Platform it's been the performances and being able to express your creativity to different people from all over Islington. 

What would you say to a young person that has never been here before?
You should come here as there is a lot or things you can do or just hang out, lounge about and make friends.

What do you hope to be doing in the future?
Working in my own professional studio and making a living out of my music.

How is Lift helping you meet these goals?
By providing the studio space, performance opportunities and the support from MK and the youth team.

You can hear my music on my YouTube channel.


Stage invasion!

Launchpad stage 2018

Performing at Summer Celebration

Go Islington 2017

Last updated: 18/10/2018 02:04PM