There’s nothing quite like dancing in the open air, especially if the weather is good! That’s what makes Breeze Summer Club in Cyprus so appealing. The unique venue features a huge outdoor space, located right on the beach, that hosts dance parties as well as live music concerts throughout the summer. Ahead of the 2016 season, the venue’s owners decided to update the club’s lighting system and opted for ADJ’s powerful Vizi Beam 5RX moving heads to enhance the atmosphere in the large open-air party space.
Located in the coastal town of Limassol, on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, Breeze is made up of a building that opens out onto the resort’s main thoroughfare and a big outdoor terrace which sits between the building and the ocean. The indoor space includes a small basement lounge bar and a stylish seafood restaurant which looks down onto the terrace. This outdoor area is the club’s main party space, which features a DJ booth, two bars, raised seating areas and a phenomenal view out to sea.
The club has a modern feel, with striking architectural features and multiple levels to its expansive terrace. Two curved canopy structures sit at either side of the outdoor space, one housing a secondary bar and the other a raised seating area. Together with the main building, these structures create a C-shape around the terrace, while the ocean-facing side is completely open, integrating that amazing view as part of the club’s décor. The terrace is furnished with modern white tables, sofas, and stools, which are arranged around the large main bar, which is circular and sits at the center of the terrace. This comfortable furniture allows guests to relax and enjoy cocktails early-evening, before the whole space becomes one big dancefloor later in the evening.
The club is owned by Mr. Andros Georgiou and managed by the Breeze Group, which runs several other clubs, restaurants, and bars in the area, including the Bedroom day and night venue featured in the November 2016 edition of the ADJ NewsWave. Operating only throughout the summer, Breeze hosts a wide variety of events including club nights run by local promotors as well as live music concerts featuring local musicians.
The sound and lighting system at the venue was supplied by SP MEGASOUND LTD, a well-established company based in the Cypriot capital of Nicosia. When the Breeze Group decided to beef up the club’s lighting rig ahead of the 2016 summer season they reached out to SP MEGASOUND for advice on a fixture that would not only deliver fast movement, punchy colors, and exciting effects, but also offer enough power to fill the club’s large outdoor space.
Antonis Skotinos, who looks after Customer Sales & Sales Support for SP MEGASOUND, explained that they were very clear on the right product to recommend. “The Breeze Group is one of our main clients and this summer they wanted something different in lighting for the Breeze Summer Club. ADJ’s Vizi Beam 5RX was our first choice, as this venue had all the credentials for a fixture like this. The end result was fantastic and we’ve received great reviews from our clients and their customers.”
Powered by the revolutionary Philips® Platinum 5R 189W lamp, which offers output comparable to a regular 575W discharge lamp, the Vizi Beam 5RX is an incredibly impactful moving head fixture. Not only does it offer phenomenal output, but also a versatile feature-set, including 14 colors, 17 GOBOs on an independent wheel, an 8-facet prism, internal frost filter, and motorized focus. Despite its powerful output and wide range of features, the fixture is also remarkably light-weight and compact, meaning that it is capable of significantly faster movement than other moving heads in its class.
At Breeze, the Vizi Beam 5RX fixtures have been mounted to the canopy structures, with four on each side of the terrace. This allows their beams to shoot the entire length of the space to create impressive mid-air effects. Despite the fully outdoor nature of the club, which means that atmosphere-enhancing haze can’t be used, the beams are clearly visible, filling the nighttime sky with movement, color, and patterns.
The club’s lighting system also features four ADJ Inno Spot Pro LED-powered moving head spot fixtures, which are used to compliment the main lightshow provided by the Vizi Beam 5RXs with moving GOBO pattern projections. The system is controlled by Elation Professional’s Emulation DMX software, used in conjunction with a MIDICON hardware controller.
When ADJ visited Breeze last summer, it was for one of the popular weekly ‘Lick’ Hip Hop and RnB nights, which are popular with locals and tourists alike. We arrived as the sun was setting, just as the club was being prepared to open, and were impressed by the scale of the large outdoor space. The lighting was being used to create an ambient atmosphere, with the Vizi Beam 5RXs bathing the terrace with deep blue light spread through their frost filters. This was accentuated by sharp GOBO projections, from the Inno Spot Pros, arranged around the floor.
Over the next hour and a half the club went from completely empty to absolutely packed full. During that time the energy of the music slowly increased, as did the speed and intensity of the lightshow, to the point that the party was in full flow well before midnight. The music pounded, the crowd danced, and the Vizi Beam 5RXs created an electric atmosphere with fast-paced movements, dramatic beam effects and lots of strobing.
With its open-air design, breath-taking sea view, and modern feel, Breeze Summer Club is an exciting place to spend an evening enjoying a cocktail with friends before dancing the night away in the open air. It’s also a perfect showcase of the power and versatility offered by ADJ’s Vizi Beam 5RX moving heads, which are able to fill the large outdoor space with vibrant color and fast-moving effects. At this club, thanks to ADJ, creating a party atmosphere is a breeze!
Breeze Summer Club
90 Georgiou A Str, Potamos Germasoyias, Limassol 4048, CYPRUS
Breeze Group – Andros Georgiou
Lighting System Design, Installation & Programming:
SP MEGASOUND LTD, www.megasound.com.cy
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