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It’s 2001, and Valerie Ganda, soon to be DJ Val G, began her journey with a pair of turntables, a few way-back records and admittedly, only a mild interest in life as a professional DJ. By 2008 however, she blazed into the industry as a serious contender and humbly emerged from obscurity into the San Francisco nightlife circuit. Since then, her catalog has grown with each drop of the needle, having played everywhere, from house parties to mega clubs, and featured in everything from homegrown televised documentaries to larger than life community events, including the world-renowned SF Pride event championed by 100,000+ supporters and onlookers each year.

DJ Val G now rocks crowds throughout the Metropolitan Bay Area with a unique brand of style and background. As a proud member of the LGBT community, Val G often plays in both gay and mainstream/hip hop nightclubs with a cautiously optimistic vision to bridge the gap between the two. When she was featured in the 2009 hip-hop documentary “Built From Scratch,” showcasing her talent and involvement in the LGBT community, her webpage was saturated with vitriol and venom spit forth from homophobes and haters alike. Undeterred by the hateful rhetoric and ignorance, she moved forward and in 2010 played the PINK PARTY, SF Pride’s signature event with thousands upon thousands there to champion the LGBT movement.

Inspired by DJ legends such as Jam Master J and Beat Junkie, Mr Choc, Val G has played with a range of new artists including Tha Dogg Pound’s Warren G, R&B soul singer Jeramih and San Francisco’s native son, LoveRance. She currently resides in San Francisco and plays at several local nightclubs. She is also host of the hip-hop radio show “Hall of Slap” on KSFS. While she plays to the masses, her style is nothing short of original, and while many DJs offer little more than a playlist of cheap gimmicks and placebos, DJ Val G plays strictly organic, breathing new life into the crowd with each revolving record. Live and listening, her fans range from devout music lovers, to movers, shakers, even love makers, and her quest to move the crowd continues.