iPodding has hit East London. noWax night (d'you see what they've done? noWax, moWax?) at DreambagsJaguarshoes, on Kingsland Road lets aspiring jockeys to 'set the floor alight' karaoke style. Well it saves them carrying their decks and vinyl to each gig (imagine carting around 10,000 12 inches). To be come a superstar DJ , just take your iPods along, put your name down, wait for your number to flash up and up you get. Just remember to take a load of mates along who are on your wavelength (something I learned when I deejayed with Dean 'Decks' Taylor at Club X, High Wycombe in my student days). One problem though, how the hell do you cue and mix tracks on an iPod?
Realistically, who'd want to go to a club where the music was a geek's free for all? And no pitch control means no seamless mixes. Now that's the equivalent of a disco at a wedding...out of town..somewhere in the early 80s. Read more at Method Shop.