Toy Room Malta Launches with Funktion-One Sound from Futuretech

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Launched by owner/operators MedAsia in 2023, Toy Room Malta opened with bold ambitions to elevate the country as a global clubbing destination for jet-setting partygoers and clued-up local revellers. Embedded deep in its DNA is a requirement for world-class audio.

“The sound is an essential element of the Toy Room experience,” says MedAsia’s Owner Darren Casha, “I wanted to achieve the highest audio quality level possible and knew that Funktion-One could rise to the challenge.”

Toy Room is located at the Paceville address as the legendary Axis Discotheque, which closed down back in 2013. The space went on to become a retail operation before undergoing another significant rebirth as a glittering attraction in Malta’s nocturnal landscape. Since it reopened last year, Tinie Tempah and Switch OTR are among the global stars to have taken to its stage. Weekends typically feature resident DJs playing the latest house, techno and club sounds. 

Futuretech, Funktion-One’s distributor for Malta, designed and installed the sound system, as well as the dynamic lighting and LED displays in three different spaces: a main dancefloor area, the VIP and the VVIP. Each is equipped with Funktion-One sound systems that are custom designed for the space. 

The impressive main room system has been designed using Funktion-One’s Evolution X, F124 bass, PSM318 DJ monitors and F101.2 in fills. In the VIP area Evolution X, BR218  and F101.2 feature, while in the VVIP has an F101.2 and BR218 system. Music is networked from the main dancefloor into these additional rooms. 

Mike Igglesden, Funktion-One Technical Design Engineer, says: "The main dance floor has great proportions for implementing a cross-stereo, four-point system, utilising an Evolution X in each corner. Their high output with 90 degrees of horizontal dispersion makes them ideal for this sized space.”

Stefan Farrugia, Futuretech’s Owner, says: “We are delighted to have played a part in Toy Room, the biggest project we’ve ever worked on in Malta with sound, light and LEDs. Funktion-One’s Evolution X far exceeded our expectations in the space, sounding much better and bigger than its size first suggests.” 

Igglesden continues: “For bass, four F124 are installed into the front of the DJ booth, providing deep low frequency extension directly into the heart of the dancefloor. The main VIP area has a stereo pair of Evolution X to match the feel of the dancefloor.”

 

Futuretech has established a reputation for high quality sound installations, having worked on several other MedAsia projects, including Bora Bora and MedAsia Playa, while also devising systems for venues like Cafe del Mar Malta, Havana Club, Hive and many more. 

Since it opened, Toy Room’s weekly Fridays and Saturdays have seen Frank, the brand mascot, hosting events and playing everything from hip hop to reggaeton. The programmers have also nodded to the venue’s previous incarnation as Axis by welcoming back some of the original DJs including Rob Dowling, Paul Camilleri and J Joy. It is this astute booking which is ensuring Toy Room Malta matches up to its sister spaces in London, Dubai, Istanbul, Rome, Mykonos and Delhi and their reputation for great parties.  

Commenting on the installation at Toy Room, Casha says that the combination of Funktion-One sound and the latest industry knowledge from Futuretech is offering clubbers in Malta an exciting new landscape.  

“The sound is crystal clear with plenty of power when needed,” he says. “It’s exactly what I wanted. Working with Futuretech gives me peace of mind too. They’re very knowledgeable and always there to support us when needed. I’m looking forward to what comes next for Toy Room.” 

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