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Galen founded Sunset Sound System by setting up a generator and speakers at a park in Berkeley, California every sunday to spin records he didn’t get a chance to play anywhere else. Word spread and soon many hundreds of people we’re dancing and picnicking while watching the sun set behind the San Francisco skyline.  Today, Sunset Sound System is on the move with incredible boat and outdoor parties as well as the annual Sunset Campout Festival.
Galen developed his signature sound through these weekly jams and as well as his technically proficient yet fluid dj style. The psychedelic music scene of 90s San Francisco provided a launching point to his extensive vinyl collection the 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 have become a more frequent mode of expression for Galen. Release collaborations with Claude Von Stroke, Justin Martin, Lopazz, and Shiny Objects having laid the foundation to new solo endeavors. A handful exist now and are becoming more frequent as his bass & groove laden production style becomes more defined.


8/17/17Galen: Big Summit Prairie 
8/21/16Sunset Summer Boat PartySan Francisco SpiritSan Francisco
7/22/16Sunset Campout 2016Belden TownBelden
5/13/16Sunset Sound System’s Dekmantel...MightySan Francisco
4/17/16Sunset Sound System Love International...San Francisco SpiritSan Francisco
10/31/15Scary Party with Groove Armada, Seth...The MidwaySan Francisco
10/25/15Sunset Halloween Costume Boat PartyThe San Francisco BelleSan Francisco
10/25/15Sunset Sound System Halloween Boat...MonarchSan Francisco
9/27/15Sunset Season Closer in the Park +...Sunset Party, Stafford LakeNovato
9/05/15Solar: SD WarehouseSD WarehouseSan Diego
7/17/15Sunset Campout 2015Belden TownBelden
5/17/15Sunset Island 2015: an electronic music...San Francisco Treasure IslandSan Francisco
3/27/15Galen: Los Coyotes Indian ReservationLos Coyotes Indian ReservationSan Diego
3/22/15Sunset Season Opener Celebrating the...Stafford Lake ParkNovato
2/15/15Sunset Sound System Valentine Formal...SF
1/20/15Sound Sound System Tulum Beach Party!Papaya PlayaTulum
1/01/15Sunset Sound System New Years Day Dance...MezzanineSan Francisco
12/31/14Gray Area Presents HONEY SUNSET NYE...Gray Area Art + TechnologySan Francisco
12/16/14DAYBREAKER SF // Dec 16th Holiday...Yerba Buena Center For The ArtsSan Francisco
12/16/14DAYBREAKER SF: Holiday Edition!Yerba Buena Center For The ArtsSan Francisco
11/28/14Sunset Sound System with DixonSF
7/25/14Sunset Campout 2014Belden TownBelden
6/14/14Sunset Island: an electronic music...Treasure IslandSan Francisco
1/01/14Stompy Sunset: New Years Day 2014Cafe CocomoSan Francisco
12/31/13NYE with Matthew Dear (DJ Set), Honey...Public WorksSan Francisco
11/30/13Dax Presents - SETH TROXLER //...Public WorksSan Francisco
10/27/13Sunset Halloween Boat PartySan Francisco SpiritSan Francisco
9/29/13Sunset Music Picnic - Season CloserStafford Lake ParkNovato
7/19/13Sunset CampoutBelden TownBelden
6/09/13Sunset IslandSan Francisco
5/26/13STOMPY+SUNSET:Memorial Weekend Get DownCafe CocomoSan Francisco
5/05/13Sunset Spring Boat Party + After-Party!San Francisco SpiritSan Francisco
4/07/13Sunset Season OpenerStafford Lake ParkNovato
3/30/13Matt Tolfrey, Galen, Mossmoss & Dax LeeMonarchSan Francisco
2/23/13Get Physical Music Release Party with...MonarchSan Francisco
2/17/13Stompy + Sunset present Franck Roger at...Cafe CocomoSan Francisco
1/01/13Breakfast in Bed 2013 NYE After PartySupperclub San FranciscoSan Francisco
12/21/12Disco or Die - Free All Night Open Bar...MightySan Francisco
11/11/12Make A Wish! with Eddie C, Galen, Solar...MonarchSan Francisco
9/30/12Sunset Music PicnicStafford Lake ParkNovato
9/29/12Catz 'N Dogz, Galen, Mozaic & DaxMonarchSan Francisco
9/27/12Base: Roman Flügel at VesselVesselSan Francisco
9/02/12Stompy + Sunset : Labor of LoveCafe CocomoSan Francisco
8/19/12Sunset Summer Boat PartySan Francisco SpiritSan Francisco
7/21/12Forward & Public Works present: Nitin...Public WorksSan Francisco
7/13/12SUNSET CampoutBelden TownBelden
6/10/12SUNSET Island: an electronic music...Treasure IslandSan Francisco
5/27/12STOMPY+SUNSET with: RADIO SLAVE & ALEX...Cafe CocomoSan Francisco
4/01/12SUNSET (After)Party with SASCHA DIVE!MonarchSan Francisco
1/14/12The Capricorn Party with special guest...MonarchSan Francisco
1/01/12Breakfast in Bed 2012Supperclub San FranciscoSan Francisco
10/29/11Freaker's Ball - Day TwoPublic WorksSan Francisco
10/16/11Nest - A benefit for Krescent CarassoPublic WorksSan Francisco
9/10/11Dax and Public Works Present: Barem,...Public WorksSan Francisco
7/29/11Nexus Masquerade :: Burning Man...1015San Francisco
6/10/11Dax Presents... Asad Rizvi & Justin...MightySan Francisco
1/01/11Stompy +Sunset New Years Day 1-1-11Cafe CocomoSan Francisco
12/11/10The Gathering 19 Year AnniversaryThe FactorySan Francisco
12/03/10Josh Wink & J. Phlip @ Temple FridaysTemple NightclubSan Francisco
9/25/10SUNSET Party! ...A Civic Picnic +...San Francisco City HallSan Francisco
9/10/10Dax Presents Catz n Dogz (live), Tim...MightySan Francisco
9/05/10STOMPY/SUNSET 'Labor of Love' w/Pepe...Cafe CocomoSan Francisco
8/13/10Hector Moralez, Rouzbeh, Sombionx &...Temple NightclubSan Francisco
7/16/10Sunset CampoutBelden TownBelden
7/04/10STOMPY/SUNSET "IndepenDance" Cafe CocomoSan Francisco
5/22/109th Annual Slide Into Summer featuring...MightySan Francisco
5/02/10Sunset Boat PartySan Francisco SpiritSan Francisco
4/25/10Sunset: Season OpenerStafford Lake ParkNovato
2/14/10Stompy + Sunset Valentine's Day w/...Cafe CocomoSan Francisco
1/09/10The Capricorn Party - 8th AnnualMightySan Francisco
1/01/10STOMPY + SUNSET: New Year's Day 2010Cafe CocomoSan Francisco
1/01/10Breakfast in BedSupperclub San FranciscoSan Francisco
10/25/09Sunset Halloween Costume Boat PartySan Francisco SpiritSan Francisco
10/18/09Sunset Party - Season FinaleGolden Gate ParkSan Francisco
10/03/09FullyloadedThe Triple CrownSan Francisco
9/05/09Green Gorilla LoungeThe Triple CrownSan Francisco
9/06/09Stompy + Sunset: Labor D' AmourCafe CocomoSan Francisco
6/05/09Dax Presents 10 Year AnniversaryMightySan Francisco
5/24/09Stompy with Jimpster (UK)Cafe CocomoSan Francisco
4/26/09SUNSET Boat Party! + AfterpartySan Francisco SpiritSan Francisco
3/07/09The Gathering w/ Terry FrancisParadise LoungeSan Francisco
2/15/09Stompy + Sunset : Valentine LoveCafe CocomoSan Francisco
1/30/09PulseParadise LoungeSan Francisco
1/16/09The Capricorn PartyMightySan Francisco
12/26/08The Gathering w/ Eric D & Mark Bell!DNA LoungeSan Francisco
12/19/08OM Winter BallMightySan Francisco
12/06/08The GatheringParadise LoungeSan Francisco
11/28/08Landshark & John Tejada - LiveDNA LoungeSan Francisco
11/26/08Fully LoadedThe Triple CrownSan Francisco
11/15/08The Show: Green Gorilla & SunsetThe End UpSan Francisco
11/01/08The GatheringMightySan Francisco
10/31/08Inferno ParadisoRegency CenterSan Francisco
10/26/08Sunset Halloween Boat PartySan Francisco SpiritSan Francisco
9/19/08LoveFest FundraiserMightySan Francisco
9/14/08Sunset - Get out and vote!San Francisco
8/31/08STOMPY + SUNSET: labor of loveSan Francisco
8/17/ presents SUNSETStafford Lake ParkNovato
8/03/08For the FutureCafe CocomoSan Francisco
7/20/08Sunset Boat PartySan Francisco SpiritSan Francisco
7/04/08Sunset Independence DayJelly'sSan Francisco
6/22/08Sunset Summer Solstice CelebrationSan Francisco
5/25/08Stompy & SunsetCafe CocomoSan Francisco
12/31/07Stompy/Sunset New Year's DayCafe CocomoSan Francisco
12/28/07The Gathering 16 year AnniversaryDNA LoungeSan Francisco
12/11/07La Dolce VitaPinkSan Francisco
5/13/07For The FutureCafe CocomoSan Francisco
1/13/07Slide Into CapricornSan Francisco
6/30/06AlumniDNA LoungeSan Francisco
12/31/05Slide Into 2005San Francisco
5/15/05For The KidsCafe CocomoSan Francisco
12/31/03Slide into 2004 NYESan Francisco
12/18/03Kit Kat & Pacific Sound Holiday Disco...The End UpSan Francisco
12/13/03GiveShadow LoungeSan Francisco
8/16/03Slide 2 Year AnniversarySan Francisco
5/24/03Be Here NowStudio ZSan Francisco
7/28/02For The LoveCafe CocomoSan Francisco
6/24/01Heart & SoulWhisper Ultra LoungeSan Francisco
12/29/00Le FreakSpace 550San Francisco
3/21/00KultureRawhideSan Francisco
12/31/69Dirty Secrets 
12/31/69Slide w/ Funky Transport 
12/31/69SUNSET Season Opener 
12/31/69SUNSET Season Re-Opener + After-Party 
12/31/69Hotel California, Outdoor Day Party at... 
12/31/69Slide Underground 
12/31/69SUNSET Full Moon Boat Party w/TRAXX +... 
12/31/69Sunset Summer Boat Party at Pier 3... 
12/31/69Pacific Sound Solstice Underground 
12/31/69Sunset Campout 2012 at Belden Town 
12/31/69Symbiosis Gathering 2012 - Pyramid... 
12/31/69PacificSound EQUINOX Underground 
12/31/ presents SUNSET 
12/31/693rd Annual SUNSET Music & Arts Picnic +... 
12/31/69"LIFE" A Gravity Point Benefit