The Glasgow resident's Sydney debut, hosted by People Must Jam, was sold out well in advance, and by 11 PM it was already packed, a rarity for Sydney crowds who are usually nowhere to be seen before midnight. Walking in to the warehouse space hosting the party, you could see why. It's one of Sydney's most unique spaces—with an inconspicuous entrance, high ceilings and a quirky interior—situated in a residential area not too far from the city centre, and had been closed for several months after a series of noise complaints from neighbouring locals. For the venue's return to the Sydney music landscape, The People Must Jam residents and promoters Peter Taylor and Matt Trousdale welcomed the arriving crowds with smooth selections of disco and house, before handing over the decks to the headliner at midnight.
When Kent made his way to the DJ booth, the dance floor quickly filled, and stayed that way right until the night's end. He was noticeably enjoying himself from start to finish, playing upbeat disco tunes—most with a love theme—for the duration of his set, the standout tracks including "Dream World" by Don Downing, Pete Heller's "Big Love" and Dimitri From Paris's rework of "The Love I Lost " by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. Originally booked for four hours, Kent played for a full five-and-a-half, with the organizers having to literally pull the plug on the DJ equipment and turn on the lights to bring the set to a close. Although there was a piercing moment of stark reality when the lights came up, it seemed that everyone left the warehouse with a sense that they'd experienced something quite special from one of disco's true connoisseurs.