Location: Montañita, Ecuador
Richy Ahmed says it’s his favourite club in the world. Bushwacka!, aka Just Be, loves it so much that he wrote a tune especially dedicated to it. And wAFF is so enamoured with the place that he recently played there for over 12 hours a day, three days in a row! The reputation of Lost Beach has spread far and wide through the underground house and techno communities, so that now international touring DJs are queuing up to play there.
Situated on the west coast of Ecuador in the midst of what owner Kami calls “a small hippy surf beach town”, Lost Beach just keeps growing — both physically, and in reputation. In the past 12 months they’ve installed a new Function One system on the main floor, fitted by the guy who maintained Space Ibiza’s F1 system for years, at the cost of a cool quarter-of-a-million dollars. Covered by a huge bamboo structure and surrounded by psychedelic murals, it’s a great place to experience some of the best DJs around.
When the main floor action finishes at 4am, party-hard punters move inside to The Cave, where the sounds continue well into the morning. It’s an amazingly friendly place to club and to play — a real labour of love — and has totally helped to revitalise the Montanita beach area.