ImageAfter so much fun in Miami, it was back to the normal routine of Digital Therapy on the first Friday of the month.  And although it couldn’t deliver the excitement and anticipation of the events of Miami Music Week, it would be a chance to catch up with friends, share our tales from the holiday and distribute one or two souvenir gifts.

And what a great night it turned out to be!  Digital Therapy seems to have found the perfect home at One22.  I could go on about the carpeted dance floor, but that’s fairly minor.  It has an intimate, friendly atmosphere, great drinks specials before 11pm and is just the right size for nights like this.  I like it a lot.

We arrived shortly after B-Rad‘s set started and he was warming up the room nicely. Nick Shepherd took over as the bar specials finished and delivered a great set with tunes that reminded me of the days when I used to like Gareth Emery – Oceanlab’s Lonely Girl (Gareth Emery remix).

Next was another great set from Big J, who played from midnight before handing over to Avian.  Avian was the surprise of the night for me – a young DJ whom I hadn’t come across before, but he delighted the crowd with a set mostly of classics (e.g. Oakenfold’s Full Moon Party, Armin van Buuren’s Shivers), but really well chosen and structured and I was definitely impressed.

After Avian, it was the turn of Alex “Chico” Arias – who played the set of the night to bring things to a close. Deep, dark and driving trance – fabulous stuff!

All in all it was the perfect return from the wonders of Miami, showing us exactly what’s so great about the local trance scene.  With the Italian Anjunabeats DJ, 7 Skies, headlining next month’s event, it looks like Digital Therapy is going from strength to strength.