60 Seconds with Ken Fan – Ibiza DJ

Ibiza resident Ken Fan lifts the lid on his Ibiza

What is it about Ibiza that makes it so special?

Away from the clubbing antics, which dominate the summer, Ibiza has a
special energy, which reflects on the peoples well-being and minds, the
weather sure helps I bet. It is a paradise island but within a couple
hours flight from the UK, and also there are allot of like-minded people
who live here in Ibiza. I have lived in various places around the world
but Ibiza is home now.

Does Ibiza still play a role in breaking a new tune?

Yeah I think so, you always get a few holiday tunes that the DJ’s hammer
out, and then the tracks are released on whatever compilation for the
memorabilia of the holiday makers, then the track gets commercial

How important is Ibiza to the building of a global club brand?

I think it has a lot to do with pushing and exposing global brands to an
international playground, a lot of brands have spawned off Ibiza.

Describe your first Ibiza experience?

Pure and utter tourist with a group of mates in 2008, not knowing what
we were doing or where we were going and getting stung left right and
centre in some dodgy chavotel in San An.

Away from the club how do you relax on the island?

To be honest, I spend most of my time in my house, on the computer
either catching up with mates on skype, producing music, organizing the
events or the next gig. But now I have met up with some keen fellow
martial artists on the island, training has taken up a lot of my time as
well as cooking and winding down with some home grown medicine.

Which is your favourite beach?

Cala Vadella. It’s almost my front garden and it’s where I train, as
well as take my dogs for a daily walk. The view of Es Vedra still takes
my breath away even though I see her beauty everyday.

What are you listening too chilling on the beach?

The Sea Breeze and my mind.

You’ve got a night off, where do you head for food?

I do love to cook, but if I go for a special dinner, its normally La
Luna in San Miguel, or a posh pretentious sushi meal at Planet Sushi or
Sushi point in the winter, but I have found a descent Chinese buffet
near my home, which is cool for a monster munch.

Name three essential items needed to survive your Ibiza trip?

Contacts, an open mind and money.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen/experienced on the island?

The amount of nonsense that comes out of peoples mouths and actions that
they take when they are desperate for whatever reason.