Funktion-One Sound Systems Provide Sound Advantage at Day Zero Festival
Mexico – Mexico’s Day Zero Festival celebrated its tenth year in style with Funktion-One audio systems – from distributor and rental partner Loto Audio – on all three stages. The festival, which is the brainchild of organizers Damian Lazarus and Crosstown Rebels, is renowned for its mix of music, mysticism and natural wonder.
Started on the last day of the ancient Mayan calendar in 2012, the day-long spectacle takes place in the Mayan jungle surrounding Tulum on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. Over the past decade, it has developed a community of like-minded revelers from around the world, drawn both to the festival’s deeper experience and its stellar musical lineup.
This year, international electronic music artists, such as Nina Kravitz, The Martinez Brothers, Seth Troxler and Carl Craig, have joined founder Damian Lazarus and a host of Mexican stars, including Grammy Award-winning Nortec Collective.
Day Zero Production Manager Carlos Lopez said: “It has been a long journey from the first edition, especially to this one after numerous cancellations of other shows around the world. Despite all the challenges, it was finally possible for it to happen and what better than the tenth anniversary. We are very happy with the result and to see the crowd dancing again.
Loto Audio has been providing the festival’s Funktion-One sound for four years. Lopez continues: “Loto Audio is the only company I trust to do the sound for this festival. The crew is always engaged and on top of every detail.
Loto Audio founder Ramón Salazar explains: “A lot of people say it’s the best party of its kind in the world. Every year people from all over the world, including many production guys, praise us for the sound, which is always amazing. We just install the PA systems and turn up the volume, but we still get such positive feedback. »
Anxious to impress the production team and the public, Loto Audio chose to deploy its Funktion-One Vero system on the main stage. The natural amphitheater housed two suspensions of nine Vero speakers and 16 F124 bass drivers, with Res 5T and Evo 6 filling, and PSM318 monitoring. A more compact system was needed for The Club Stage, where Vero VX combined with F124 basses and PSM318 monitoring
Alexander Danielewicz of Loto Audio says: “This year we considered using Vero VX on the main stage, but we decided that Vero was the best choice in this case because we wanted to wow the production team and the audience. with its SPL, impact and coverage capabilities. Instead, we deployed VX to The Club Stage and the results were spectacular.
El Teatro Stage featured an array of local DJs and producers, who enjoyed the classic Funktion-One sound performance of Res 5Ts with an F221 bass.
“The Funktion-One sound brings a feeling of freedom and joy,” says Lopez. “The aesthetic of the various boxes we use on all three stages matches the jungle perfectly and the sound is punchy and resonates clearly with our guests.”
Danielewicz comments: “In terms of audio performance, the bar has been set very high this year and it will be a challenge to improve it further next year.”
photos: Haydon Perrior and Juliana Bernstein