Founders of taste-making music consultancy Playlister, Dan and Ben curate music for high-end international hotels, fashion and retail brands. They’ve been behind the decks at LUX*’s beachside bars in Mauritius, the Maldives and La Réunion; inspired by the natural beauty of these five-star resorts on the edge of the Indian Ocean, they’ve captured their experience in the BEACH ROUGE compilation:
'We imagined ourselves Djing as the sun set and turned the sky the most beautiful shade of red, reflected off the white sands of the beach. BEACH ROUGE is our humble attempt to encapsulate that masterpiece of nature in music.’
The result is a mix of 15 recent tracks that capture the essence of idle days on the beach and languid evenings spent sipping cocktails with your toes in the sand. With each grooving cut and captivating hook, BEACH ROUGE takes the listener on a sun-kissed journey from established artists such as Miguell Cambell and Bonar Bradberry to rising stars such as Youandewan and Bodhi. Cleverly combining familiar disco cuts such as Mario Basanov’s remix of Flight Facilities’ Stand Still with more underground but equally intoxicating house such as Urulu’s Moon Unit, it’s the perfect antidote to cold winter nights back home.
LUX* Belle Mare’s Beach Rouge is the place to be on the island: a beachside restaurant and lounge for the island’s elite to dine, chill and party. Evoking the laid-back vibe of the French Riviera, this bright, airy venue frames postcard views of a perfect beach and the bluest lagoon beyond – an idyllic spot for lunch, before dusk’s fiery red sun sets the scene for an evening of good food, good company, topped off with guest DJs spinning the night away.
The BEACH ROUGE CD is the fourth in a series of compilations that Dan Lywood and Ben Bridgewater have been commissioned to create for LUX* Resorts & Hotels. The digital release comes with the full carefully constructed continuous mix and all unmixed tracks, perfect for both digital DJs and the more casual listener.
LUX* Resorts & Hotels Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Julian Hagger, is delighted about this new release: ‘LUX* cares as much about how it sounds as about how it looks. We’ve worked with leading music consultants to create the right mood and a true sonic identity for our venues, whatever the time of day. The Sound of LUX* Volume 4 is now accessible for pre-order from iTunes.'