After a short break over the summer, Sydney’s boutique trance and progressive night, Digital Therapy, returned on Friday night, celebrating two years of partying.  And along with a red theme, came a new venue, One22, hidden away behind Pitt Street, near Martin Place.

To mark the occasion, an excellent roster of DJs were all set to get the clubbers dancing.  We arrived too late to catch the opening DJ, Andy Nicholas, but the club was already buzzing to a progressive vibe from DJs Jezza and Adam Byrne, aka Take This.  As we greeted friends, it was also an opportunity to take in the new venue – and there was lots to like about it.

An intimate space with great lighting, $5 drinks (until 11pm), friendly bar staff and good sound, it really is everything that the old venue (the Wolf bar at Home nightclub) is not.  And everyone who knew the old place was very pleased that there are inside toilets at One22!  Although I was puzzled that it seemed you had to lose your head to pay a visit.

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Take This handed over to Rodskeez and although I did enjoy the tunes he played, especially earlier in his set, I was more than ready for Aaron Camz when he came on at 12.30.  It’s the third time I’ve seen Aaron play, the last time being at Digital Therapy’s 1st birthday .  And each time I have really enjoyed his Coldharbour-infused style of trance.  Markus Schulz regularly picks out Aaron’s new tunes in his Global DJ Broadcast and live sets – fans of Schulz will surely enjoy what Aaron does.  The Digital Therapy crowd were definitely having a lot of fun.

Big J took his turn on the decks after Aaron Camz drew his set to a climax with one of my favourites of his tunes, Aqwa.  Unfortunately we couldn’t stay, either for Big J’s set, or for Rossco‘s afterwards but it was difficult to pull ourselves away from what had been a great night out.

All in all, it was a triumphant return for Digital Therapy … the new venue is almost perfect (to get a 10/10 it would need to get rid of the carpet on the dancefloor) and hopefully provides a platform for future growth and success.  A massive well done and thanks to the organisers!

PS – I keep trying to think of a good caption for that photo … feel free to make suggestions in the comments!

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