Ecuador’s Lost Beach superclub upgrades Funktion-One system

Lost Beach Club in the small surfers’ town of Montanita in Ecuador has upgraded its Funktion-One sound system with the addition of Evo 7 and Evo 6 enclosures.

The venue has, since its inception in 2012, featured a Funktion-One sound system at the request of its founder Kami Tadayon (pictured).

After falling in love with Ibiza’s superclub scene, Kami established a series of club nights branded the Global Unity Movement, based out of his adopted home of Ecuador. He turned to Funktion-One experts Blue Box, owned by Mark Metcalf, the man credited with introducing the loudspeaker manufacturer into Ibiza. An initial itinerary comprising 10 Resolution 2s and eight F218s (split in to two systems), was soon augmented by a further six Resolution 2s and four F215s.

In 2014, a change in Ecuadorian law led to restrictions on the opening hours of outdoor clubs. This led Tadayon to develop an indoor ‘Cave’ space, working with the Blue Box team to design and install the Funktion-One system. They also installed a pair of DS4 Dance Stacks with EVO 6SH skeletal speakers and F218 dual 18in bass enclosures in the mezzanine area.

In 2017, the new Evo 7 and Evo 6 systems were added. The Evo 7s have taken the place of the Res 2s in the Lost Beach terrace while the Evo 6s provide updated sound for the large VIP area behind the DJ.

The full Lost Beach system supplied by Blue Box now comprises: six Evo 7E, six Evo 6E, 10 F221, two E100 amps, two E60 amps, two E25 amps and two XO4A audio management systems. As a result, the venue has been recognised as DJ Mag’s top seven beach clubs of the world, and is constantly climbing the magazine&rsquorsquo;s global club rankings.

“What Kami’s achieved here is remarkable, and he continues to grow his audiences, many of whom travel up to 10 hours just to experience Lost Beach and its sound systems,” said Metcalf. “Kami and his team have created quite a buzz with the installation of this new system and Lost Beach has raised its game once again. Kami’s maxim is ‘If I build it, they will come’ and they are coming – in ever increasing numbers.”

“Lost Beach is unique,” Kami added. “You’re under the stars, on the beachfront, in a town of 1,000 residents, and you have this superclub, with the best sound system in the world and some of the best DJs in the world coming to play every weekend. There’s nothing like this anywhere in Ecuador – or even Peru and Columbia.”