A Few Questions With DJ Damage of The Optimen/Terntable Jediz

DJ Damage (The Optimen/Terntable Jediz)

Today we’re catching up with DJ Damage. Damage is the man behind the wheels for The Optimen and also forms part of the turntablist crew Terntable Jediz. Remember you can catch Damage’s fine cuts on The Optimen’s new album The Out Of Money Experience, available at your local JB Hifi, on iTunes or from your local music retailer (who you should be supporting!).

DJ Damage (The Optimen/Terntable Jediz)

DJ Damage (The Optimen/Terntable Jediz)

What is your favorite word?


What is your least favorite word?

“bill,” as in ‘phone bill’, ‘electricity bill’, ‘medical bill’, I’ve got too many motherfuckin’ ‘bills’ to pay.

What turns you on?

good soul music, educated women, dope turntablism.

What turns you off?

Greed, tyranny, injustice.

What sound or noise do you love?

I’ve actually come to like a bit of peace and quiet of late, but failing that, I’ll never get sick of the sound of dope cuts.

What sound or noise do you hate?

There’s so many but the sound of coolite rubbing against anything just gives me the shivers.

What is your favorite curse word?

Man, they’re all so good, you can’t go wrong with any curse word except “cunt” really, depending on the context. I like to use that as a term of endearment for my closest friends.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

something in finance maybe, an analyst/currency trader for a bank or researcher at an academic institution or even a doctor if I had the time to study.

What profession would you not like to do?

Too many to list but I have a healthy respect for the people who take them on.

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates

It doesn’t, don’t believe the hype.

Musical Specifics

What got you into music?


Whats your favourite instrument?

The turntable.

Favourite album of all time?

“Illadelph Halflife” – The Roots.

Favourite song of all time?

Depends who I’m talking to on what day and in what setting, right now I’ll say ‘Nautilus’ by Bob James.

Favourite artist of all time?

Shit, Large Pro without a doubt!