iPod DJ parties continue to proliferate worldwide, with a new event springing up in Melbourne, Australia.
Local newspaper Web site, The Age, this morning carries a report from the first event, which took place on Friday at Melbourne's Bourgie Bar. The Australian manifestation of the growing meme, organized by local student DJ, Hugh Waters, invites party-goers to choose songs from within his 10,000-strong library of tunes.
Waters believes iPods to be changing the face of modern DJ-ing, saying: "Eventually, people will just DJ with iPods. It's much more practical and easy."
However, choosing the right songs at the right time for an audience will remain a skill, he said, "We are always needed for the dance floor," he says. "We get a feel for the vibe in the room and we know when it's time to drop a certain track. You can never program a playlist to do that."