FONOTECA was conceived, and has been driven by, a passion for music and a fundamental respect for creative expression.
Our story started with a party. An opportunity to host a monthly event at a new bar in Ibiza Town called Malanga Café. It was dedicated to quality music from across the world and supported DJs, musicians and promoters to put on nights appealing to a summer and winter audience, who had no interest in the expensive discotheques and bars dominating the dancefloors with electronic club music. So FONOTECA was born.
The two partners in the business are Ian Kennedy and Nell Shakespeare. Ian has a long and varied professional history, including production management, start-ups, creative consultancy, promotion, technical support and trouble-shooting, as well as a DJing career which now spans four decades. Nell is an inspirational and universally respected vocalist, musician and creative director. She is currently the most in demand wedding ceremony singer on the island, and is regularly booked to perform for every type of event that takes place in Ibiza. To add to her live performance reputation, she writes and records for some of the most reputable music producers.