The tale of Kyra Joseph is one of legend, having been a strong part of the Santa Cruz music and surf community for years. Luckily for us, Kyra will be the debut disk-jockey to perform at DIO Fest. It felt not only appropriate, but well deserved, given her refined taste for instrumental jams, musical history, and a solid Love for bringing people together to groove through song and dance.
Being affilliated with Raindance and Booty Patrol (an all womens DJ collective in SF), Kyra has a particularly diverse style and a wide range of past bookings. She's shared the stage with a number of national acts, including All Good Funk Alliance, Beats Antique, and Random Rab to name a few. Her sets knock down the fabled sounds of disco, funk, and soul, while eclectically integrating some boogie juice throwbacks.
Kyra is taking over the late night after Jungle Fire, a 10 piece afro/funk band, close out the main stage. This Saturday Night Fever affair is sure to be a booty moover, so break out those vintage jumpsuits and your finest bell bottoms.
Give Kyra's sound a listen in the link below:
Kyra's mojo behind the decks has the distinct flavor of tequila-funk-glitter-punch, mixed from the heart, served with a generous splash of independent woman hype, and always with some feelin' yoself garnish on top.
Performing at DIO will be a first for Kyra, as well as for us, and we're beyond stoked to have her.