DJ Galaxy—aka Vincent Corrales—is a ubiquitous name at clubs and events all over the Coachella Valley, and he has performed at pride events all over the United States.
How ubiquitous? He doesn’t just have one residency … he has four: in Palm Springs at Wang’s in the Desert, Oscar’s and All Worlds Resort, and in Cathedral City at The Roost Lounge. Oh, and he does the lunch-hour mix several times a week on KGAY 106.5. During any given performance, you can dance the night away to his unique set of today’s hits, throwback jams and custom DJ Galaxy remixes.
Therefore, it’s no surprise that the readers of the Independent have voted for DJ Galaxy as the Best Local DJ in our annual Best of Coachella Valley poll. I recently talked to Corrales about his history as a DJ, and what it means to be voted Best DJ.
“I’ve been DJing for about 29 years,” Corrales said. “I have a lot of music in my family. My brother was actually a DJ when I was a kid, and I started learning from him when I was 13. Then I began playing in bars and a lot of places around Palm Springs when I was 16. I played a lot in the Coachella Valley, and would sometimes go spin in New York, Miami and Las Vegas. I do some tours from time to time as well.”
DJing is not the only thing Corrales excels at; you may have heard his voice on the radio, or seen one of the products of his production company.
“I currently have my own radio show on 106.5 KGAY, which is on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It’s the Noontime Retro Lunch Show that runs from noon to 1 p.m.,” Corrales said. “I also run a video-production company called VJC Productions, which I’ve had since 1993. I do a lot of video production, graphic design and nightclub consulting for stage and sound design. That’s my side job, and I DJ five nights a week. I try to make it my main job.”
As for his DJ name, the choice was simple for Corrales.
“I’ve always been interested in space and astrology, so when someone asked me for my DJ name, I just thought ‘Galaxy’! So I became DJ Galaxy,” he said.
Often included with his DJ name is DJ Galaxy’s motto: “Peace, Pride, Love.”
“The music I spin revolves around those three words,” Corrales said. “My goal musically is bringing love and fun energy to all the places I play at. I don’t play any negative or offensive music.”
He aims to have people leave violence at the door, and have a good time on the dance floor. His creation of safe spaces and the usage of his platform to fight for equal rights are among the reasons DJ Galaxy has gained such a broad following of fans.
“Thank you for all the support and continued love that I get at each event I spin at!” Corrales said. “I’m very honored to get this award and ask for your continued support!”