Ken Fan

“A hassle free party experience. Essential Ibiza organised it all. Their on island experience clearly places them in a special position for looking after people. Amazing ” — Cathy Summers

Made in China, assembled in the UK and distributed throughout the globe, this stalwart of the dance music industry has been resident DJ, promoter, director and manager at the world's best venues, including Space Ibiza, Fabrik Madrid, Pacha Ibiza, Privilege, Ibiza Underground and Café Del Mar Ibiza where he now works as resident DJ as well as event and music manager.

Kens early days consisted of going out to raves, spraying graffiti on walls, practicing martial arts with his brother and DJing, to running his own parties and radio shows from the local bars and pubs in his home city, as well owning a record shop called Upfront Records. In 1999 Ken was scouted by UK house music Pioneers Miss Moneypennys to become one of its resident DJs, from here Ken was catapulted onto the International DJ circuit where he toured for over a decade around the globe, earning a nomination for Pioneers best breakthrough DJ in The House Music awards in 2006.

After working in Ibiza for over 18 years, Ken finally took the plunge and moved to Ibiza full time in 2009, where he now plays a crucial role in one of the island and world's best loved venues Café Del Mar. HIs duties there include playing most days, as well programming the music for the summer season, promoting the bar as well helping to run the world tours.

Ken has produced and released numerous tracks on various labels, including Strictly Rhythm and 303 Lovers, as well as producing a debut EP, 'I Won't Fall' under his alter ego El Chino, a name given to him by DJ Sneak, which would be released on Sneak's own I'm A House Gangster label. One of the tunes on the 4-track release catapulted up the Traxsource hype chart, peaking at number two, with the other three tracks featured in the top 50.

Ken's year normally consists of living and working in Ibiza in the summer, spinning at the islands top hotspots, while winter normally sees him touring the globe, spreading some Balearic love wherever he may be. Future projects include working with the Add-Mind group in Dubai, playing and promoting some of its lifestyle brands venues in Dubai. Ken will resume his annual Australasia tour with fellow Island resident DJ and good friend Andy Baxter, as well as organising and playing at Café Del Mar events, which will also involve coordinating the following summer season schedule.

“A hassle free party experience. Essential Ibiza organised it all. Their on island experience clearly places them in a special position for looking after people. Amazing ” — Cathy Summers