Arriving at the World around 1:30, there was not a line outside. Entrance was swift and the bouncers did not harass any of the clubbers. Once you enter, you head down the stairs into the club and walk through a set of double doors. Once inside, you are presented immediately with a view of the DJ's and the wall to wall dance floor below you.
The DJ setup was quite interesting. There were monitors above and behind the djs with two large podiums to either side. Sasha and Digweed were prominant upon the dais with lasers firing light over their heads and above the dancing contingent.
If you traverse to your right upon entering and head in, there is a bar to your left and on the right handside past the coat check is a small "chill" area with some minimal seating. If you continue back into the club, you can see dozens of tiny monitors with various forms of psychedilic images and a few with a feed from the DJ booth. This area is a bit detahced from the music and the rest of the club but is a good place to take a break.
The World has a lower level which is basically a fenced in dance floor. Looking left to right from our vantage point, a sea of people washed over the floor. The crowd, energetic, hopping up and down to the music. Slightly above the dance floor is a circular ledge, the crowd filling the area wall to wall, and to my delight, everyone was dancing to the beat, pumping their hands in the air.
Sasha appeared to be enjoying himself immensely behind the decks. He spun alot of energy through his tracks. Dancing about and clapping his hands in the air. Digweed was a bit more laid back than usual, and his music selection showed it. More mellow than usual, nevertheless, he had a smile on his face.
Smiles all around, the “vibe” was definitely apparent. Was surprised to feel it so evident in this place but it appears the true heads brought it with them. Brought it with them piece-by-piece, feeling-by-feeling. The music this evening was moving, it reminded many of us why we enjoy it, why we go through so much trouble to hear it.
Familiar faces coalesced out of the air, knowing smiles were shared when an old friend was spotted. At the end, many of us stood close together for the final track, one that brought back the beauty of the night, brought back the excitement of the early morning.
Sasha brought it all to a close with a fantastic ending track.
Thanks Sasha and Digweed, and thanks to Balance for bringing the boys back to us.
Quick tracklisting provided by members of Ezdreamer (phazon, shadow):
Low End Specialists - smoked piece
Adam dived - Headfirst/B.O.D - My House- Sampled
Solid Sessions - Janiero (James Holden Mix)
Main Element - Take me down
Deceptions - Eastern Promises
Chimera - Just wanna do my thing
Moby - We R All Made of Stars (Timo Maas Dub)
Nosmo & Krispy - 1 For The Road
Flash - Hazy March
Shmuel Flash - Chilling Moments (Bedrock Dub)
Yunus - Red Pilot
Yunus - Lullaby
Tom Mengen - Chutney (Bedrock Edit)
Tijuana -Groove is in the Air (Moonface unreleased remix)
Envelope - Packet
Head Honcho - Waters of Jericho
Sasha - Untitled (sickest breaks)
Kelli Ali - Kids
The Path - Prayin (Children of the House)
Tone Depth - Rumblefish