Spirit of Ibiza found at Lost Beach Club
Thursday, 22 February 2018
kami-tadayon-at-lost-beach-clubKami Tadayon at Lost Beach Club
Ecuador - Lost Beach Club in the secluded surfers’ town of Montanita was recently upgraded with an Evo system from Funktion-One.
Kami Tadayon founded in 2012 with the ambition to create a club that would garner international acclaim and be visited by top DJs.
“Lost Beach is unique,” he explains. “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.”
Far from a hindrance, the club’s remote setting has fuelled a reputation for being among the best beach club experiences on the planet, and ensured that those who do make the journey arrive with a real passion to party. At Kami’s insistence, Lost Beach Club has, from its inception, featured a Funktion-One sound system at its heart. Ever one to push for the very best, he recently ramped things up a notch with the addition Funktion-One Evo 7 and Evo 6 enclosures.
It was back in 2003 that Kami first found and immediately fell for the unmistakable Funktion-One sound. Relocating to Ibiza for two years, he quickly embraced the island’s superclub scene, witnessing from within the incredible sound systems installed at venues like Space and Privilege. “Space Ibiza was a big inspiration for me,” Kami remembers. “I studied and investigated the place thoroughly and swore to myself that one day I would start a club and take it to the same level.”
On the way to realising that ambition, Kami first established a series of club nights branded the Global Unity Movement, based out of his adopted home of Ecuador. To ensure the best possible sound quality, 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. And when Kami selected Montanita as the location for Lost Beach Club – and spiritual home for the Global Unity Movement – this same system provided the starting point for the venue’s audio.
In 2014, a change in Ecuadorian law led to restrictions on the opening hours of outdoor clubs. This provided the impetus for the club’s next evolution - an indoor ‘Cave’ space, fitted with a carefully designed Funktion-One system from Metcalf and the Blue Box team. They installed a pair of DS4 Dance Stacks with EVO 6SH skeletal speakers and F218 dual 18in bass enclosures for the mezzanine area.
“Mark is an unbelievably experienced expert,” says Kami. “He understands our needs and always delivers to our high expectations for the club system... and, on top of all that, he’s a great guy.”
In 2017, Lost Beach Club’s audio provision evolved again with the addition of the new Evo 7 and Evo 6 systems. 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.
“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,” says Metcalf. “Kami’s maxim is ‘If I build it, they will come’ and they are coming - in ever increasing numbers.”
(Jim Evans)

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