“I left Memphis at 18 and joined the Air Force. Being in the military and traveling around the world gave me a broader perspective than the one I started out with. I had the opportunity to meet people who grew up in different places with different mindsets. It was a journey. Along the way I attended quite a few parties, heard a great variety of music, and got to see how different deejays handled their work. I was still in Kuwait when I decided that deejaying was something I was interested in pursuing. I saved my money, did a lot of reading online, ordered equipment, and had it all shipped to my Mom. I had no idea what I was doing, so a lot of it turned out to be the wrong stuff [*laughs*]. When I got out of the military at 22 , I came back to Memphis. There were YouTube videos on how to hook up deejay equipment, so that's how I learned. Lots of trial and error. A local bar and grill gave me an opportunity to do some 10-15 minute sets, and that's where I started. Now, almost ten years later, I’m still at it. I do corporate events, nightclubs, weddings, bar mitzvahs, whatever is requested. People don’t always realize how much research goes into deejaying. You’re trying to please a large, diverse group of people, so you have to study in order to have a successful set. You can’t be selfish and just play the stuff you like. People want to hear their favorite current songs, they want to hear what’s popular at the time, but they also like to go down memory lane, listen to some old school. Deejaying is like a puzzle. You have to read the room and then put the pieces together to entertain a particular audience. It excites me to make people happy and to be part of setting a mood where they can relax, let their hair down, and enjoy themselves after a hard day or a hard week. I love it."
"Damien 'DjDnyce' Woods is a visionary disguised as a talented DJ from Memphis, TN. Co-creator of Lyfe is Dope and K97 affiliate, Dnyce has been an integral part of the industry since 2007. His versatility and ability to universally entertain a variety of crowds has made him one of Memphis’ most requested DJ’s and a prominent fixture at some of the Top 100 ranked spots from Nightclub and Bar. But he always finds time for a permanent chair at Club 152 on Beale Street. DNyce can be heard on nationally syndicated mix shows for K97 & iHeart Music. Recently Dnyce became a main stay on the Red Bull corporate circuit." --- source Lyfe is Dope FB page for 2015, https://www.facebook.com/events/431887837002783/
From the Eventbrite ticketing page:
Damien "DJ Dnyce" Woods
- NyceLyfe: https://www.mixcloud.com/iamdnyce/
- Lyfe is Dope Jam Session: https://www.facebook.com/events/1823347597907113/
- Lyfe is Dope tickets for show (November 23, 2016) HERE.