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GALEN (Sunset Sound System, Dirtybird Records, Roam Recordings - San Francisco)

Galen, founded Sunset Sound System in 1994 in Berkeley, California. It began as a small outdoor dance party set against the backdrop of the sun setting in the beautiful San Francisco Bay. Within just a few years, Sunset became an internationally recognized production company drawing thousands of attendees to sold-out events throughout the year -- from boat parties to the annual Sunset Campout Festival in Northern California.

Galen has earned an international following and has toured extensively in his career throughout the United States as well as performed at major clubs and festivals in Europe, Central America, and Asia (ie. Glastonbury, Love International). With a university degree in Sound Design and extensive experience spanning almost 25 years, Galen has gained the respect for being technically proficient and yet has a unique fluid dj style.  The psychedelic music scene of 1990s San Francisco provided a launching point to his extensive vinyl collection that spans many genres from classic disco to post-punk to roots reggae and modern house music. His sets can travel a diverse range yet maintain a conscious groove of cohesiveness, always appropriate to the time and place. They are thoughtful, yet never pre-planned, with artfully-timed track selections that spark any dance floor, appealing to the old school just as much as the new.

Music productions are also at the core of expression for Galen. Collaborations with Claude Von Stroke, Justin Martin, Lopazz, Pillowtalk, and Shiny Objects have laid the foundation to new solo endeavors. Releases to date are defining his bass & groove laden production style.