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The story behind Lost Beach Club in Ecuador is nearly as convoluted as the tale of the cult TV series Lost, after which it is named. The shortened version is that owner Kami came to Ecuador just after the Millennium — after putting on parties in Guatemala and El Salvador — and fell in love with the tiny resort of Montanita on the west coast of South America.

He started throwing raves, built Lost Beach from the ground up, and also built the palatial Dharma Beach hotel — named after the fictional research project in Lost — to house visiting international DJs. These initiatives helped Montanita grow as a resort, and it’s now a destination holiday-spot for young Ecuadorians and adventurous international travellers.

The club itself is amazing — there’s loads of bamboo everywhere, and the inside space — The Cave — is a great place to rave into the morning hours, and possibly experience ‘weird disruptions in the normal flow of time’ — as in the TV series Lost. The club operates a ‘no EDM’ policy, so the roll-call of recent visiting DJs reads like a who’s who of the underground — Damian Lazarus, Soul Clap, DJ T, Steve Bug, Art Department, Jackmaster, Ben UFO, Miguel Campbell, Hunter/Game and Andhim are just a few who have lined up recently alongside talented resident DJs such as Slurm, George Levi, Melissa Santa Maria, Pancho Piedra and owner Kami himself.