Valerie Calano

Also Known as DJ Explorateur


Who is Valerie Calano?

Valerie Calano (aka DJ Explorateur)'s record collection is so extensive that she sometimes accidentally buys records she already owns. Depending on the mood, her DJ sets will put you in euphoric dance mode, a state of relaxation, or make you lose all sense of time and space. She produces an ambient music event called Rare Air, is a member of the all-female coldwave crew False Prophet, and has DJed on KEXP and Hollow Earth Radio. The only thing she loves more than records is a magical canine creature named Tippi. Check out her record collection on Instagram: @explorateur


More fun facts

  • My initials are the only two letters in Scrabble that cannot be used to form a two-letter word.
  • I've lived in three countries and five states,
  • I work as a program manager at an education company during the day.
  • My dog Tippi is named after Tippi Hedren.
  • I take a photo at 8:36pm every day.
  • My continued existence is made possible by cold brew coffee.
  • My grandfather sewed and tailored Michael Jackson's "Thriller" jacket but still doesn't realize how huge that is. 
  • 70% or higher cacao or GTFO


Valerie Calano's daily questions for Siren members

What would your sleep schedule be like if you had no commitments?

What's a significant music related memory in your life?

What's your zodiac sign? Do you think the characteristics of your sign describe you?

What would be your dream job if salary were no object?

Do you collect anything? If so, what?

Do you eat meat? How would you feel about dating someone who was vegan?

What is something you loved in the past but can't stand now?


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