Chelu Garcia is another Ibiza native member of the Fonoteca family. Chelu is a keys man, as adept on stage as he is in the studio. It’s not an exaggeration to say that he expresses musical magic, through a keyboard. One of my favourite videos of all time captures Chelu and fellow Fonoteca family member Oggie Marinski jamming together to create a special moment in time, on the day we all gathered together at Fonoteca HQ during the COVID summer 2020 and made the website. To this day it gives me goosebumps. Watch it here:
His live performances exhibit an obvious mastery of multiple genres, including some for which only true musical geniuses can master; namely House, Techno and Jazz. He owns a collection of keyboards including some of the most advanced and exceptional on the market.
His diverse style may seem too difficult to be mastered by one person, but you only have to watch Chelu play and recognise his ear for music to realise that it really is possible. His fingers step effortlessly through advanced, improv-Jazz and classic Techno, and then manipulate synthesisers with subtle musical timing and expertise. The short video sample of his performance for Sofar Sounds should give you an idea; and though he looks surrounded by cables, machines and potential disaster, he is always in control.