DJ Galaxy, aka Vincent Corrales. Credit: Bill Swindle Credit: Bill Swindle

Vincent Corrales is a staple of the local club scene. As DJ Galaxy, he performs frequently in Coachella Valley and beyond, and is one of the hosts of KGAY 106.5’s Retro Lunch. Our readers are big fans, as for the third year in a row, he’s been voted the Best Local DJ in our Best of Coachella Valley poll. Learn more at Corrales is the latest to take The Lucky 13; here are his answers.

What was the first concert you attended?

New Order in 1991.

What was the first album you owned?

Whitney Houston.

What bands are you listening to right now?

Klur, Dua Lipa, Pet Shop Boys, Dash Berlin, and Lady Gaga, just to name a few.

What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone love, but you don’t get?

I understand all genres. I can’t understand why people love songs that incite violence, degrade people and divide humanity. I love, understand and appreciate all genres of music as long as it does not contain the above content. My slogan under my DJ name is “Peace, Pride, Love.” The music I spin and listen to reflects generally on those three simple words. That being said, music is freedom of art and expression.

What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?

Lady Gaga, Madonna, Beyonce, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, and Dua Lipa.

What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?

I’m a huge fan of musical theater. When I’m not spinning EDM or dance remixes, I’m usually listening to Broadway classics from stage and screen.

What’s your favorite music venue?

The Hollywood Bowl. It’s where I saw my first concert. Most importantly, it has the best acoustics of any venue, in my opinion.

What’s the one song lyric you can’t get out of your head?

Hmmm, there are so many. As I type this, I’m thinking about a song that my husband performs in drag as Anita Treadmill: The 1965 song by Jackie DeShannon, “What the World Needs Now Is Love Sweet Love.”

What band or artist changed your life? How?

I can’t honestly say that any band or artist has changed my life. However, I’ve been influenced in a positive way by many artists and their lyrics, most recently David Guetta featuring Sia, “Let’s Love.” I’m getting ready to work on an independent music video using this track. All the music and artists I listen to have shaped my entire life.

You have one question to ask one musician. What’s the question, and who are you asking?

Madonna. I would ask her how she separates fame from her personal life. I would ask this same question to so many superstars. These days, it seems like all artists are combining both lifestyles. I’m just a small-town DJ, yet, at times, even I feel like the two are always mixed, in a very positive way.

What song would you like played at your funeral?

The instrumental ’90s trance song by Dario G called “Sunchyme.” You have to see the video to understand the message. The actual music sample is from a song in 1985 called “Life in a Northern Town” by Dream Academy. The video is a message of acceptance and unity. Being that it’s an instrumental track, people at my funeral could come up with their own thoughts to this beautiful track.

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?

I don’t have a favorite album. Sorry. As a DJ, I’m more about singles. Next time, ask me what my favorite single of all time is.

What song should everyone listen to right now?

There are so many, but right now, my favorite song is an instrumental house track by a band called Klur, “Panorama.”

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Matt King

Matt King is a freelance writer for the Coachella Valley Independent. A creative at heart, his love for music thrust him into the world of journalism at 17 years old, and he hasn't looked back. Before...

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