Dynohunter (Boulder)
DYNOHUNTER has set themselves apart from the pack by creating timeless music that speaks to true lovers of dance music. Their set at Guitarfish was transcendant (one of the most compelling sets we experienced all summer)!! Always paying respect to the artists that have inspired them and paved the way, yet always striving to make music that is contemporary and progressive, a genuine expression of their own unique human experiences and a reflection of the times.  Their sound journeys from dark tribal meditations, exotic rhythms, and deep hypnotic grooves to hard hitting dance tracks, uplifting melodies, and soulful improvisations. They've opened for some of the biggest names in livetronica including Papadosio, Eoto, Opiuo, Sunsquabi, Ott, and The New Deal as well as supporting world renowned DJ's Shpongle, Bonobo, Infected Mushroom, Klingande, and The M Machine. Dynohunter played at JTMF in Fall 2014 & 2016, we’re thrilled to welcome them for their first May fest!

Oliver Koletzki  (Berlin)
Oliver Koletzki is a producer and DJ in the genres of electronic dance, hip-hop, pop, and house. Koletzki has been DJing since he was 18, fast becoming a regular at the local clubs. The DJ really gained attention in 2005 with his underground hit ’Der Mückenschwarm’ which became the best selling techno record of the year and got him voted newcomer of the year in the prestigious Groove magazine. Koltetzki has worked on a multitude of projects since then including founding his own label and forming and touring with his band The Koletzkis. Label manager, producer, DJ, bandleader: above all, Oliver still manages to fill clubs around the world and makes people smile to his energetic DJ sets. Oliver knows how to perform and connect with his audience.

Dachambo (Japan)
Chunky, funky, psychedelisized avant garde jam rock from Japan. “Dachambo’s sound will make a rainbow appear in the sky. Dachambo’s rhythm will awaken the land”.  If you haven’t experienced Dachambo yet, get ready! Dachambo is an avant-garde Japanese alternative rock band blending didgeridoo, synth, bass, and percussion into a truly unique sound.  The music they create covers electronica, psychadelic, tribal, rock and more.  Dachambo truly believe in the power of music and thrive off the energy of their audience. Are you ready to take the journey with Dachambo?

Trouble in the Streets  (Austin)
Hailing from Austin, TX and playing their very own unique style dubbed as "Electro Tribe", Trouble in The Streets has quickly moved up the local and vibrant musical culture surrounding them. Mixing a blend of influences from World, to Hip-Hop, Electronic, and R&B,  Trouble in the Streets delivered a powerful performance at JTMF Fall 2017 and shortly after took Best New Austin Band at the Austin Music Awards.   Most recently they have played with George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic, Grammy Award Winners Rebirth Brass Band, Beto Martinez of the Grammy Award Winning project Grupo Fantasma, along with many notable artists across the nation.  Trouble in The Streets continues to leave a big musical impression everywhere they play.

After Funk (Toronto)
Championing a new and unique sound, After Funk has been bringing their infectiously fun yet thoughtful music to audiences across North America since they formed in 2011. The Toronto based funk, rock and soul family have been touring relentlessly for years and have no plans of slowing down anytime soon. Hailed as "the grooviest band from north of the border", After Funk has been steadily on the rise. Over the years, the band has amassed a burgeoning, loyal fanbase, played hundreds of shows to thousands of fans, in multiple countries and released 2 albums. With a multitude of new content on the way in 2018, including a new full length album, music videos and their first coast to coast tour, this year will see After Funk as a force to be reckoned with.

Earth Arrow   (City of Angels)
This high energy, Afro-beat, hip-hop & dance band is focused on reviving ancient african and indigenous rhythms and dance.  A reflection of the fire that burns in the hearts of all who live in colonized lands across the world, Earth Arrow harnesses the likes of Sly & the Family, Santana, Jimi, TLC, The Godfather of Soul, and moments of Motown Magic.  They are a songwriter’s band, for hip-hop heads, fans of funk, a dancer’s dream, tip-toeing in jazz, but you may end up skakin' the night away. Humbly playing to spread truth, justice, and light over the lands.  Music with a message, party with a purpose. Earth Arrow blew the audience away with their powerful performance in Fall 2018, we can’t wait to see what they bring in May!

Diggin Dirt   (Arcata)
Diggin Dirt began planting its roots back in 2011 in the town of Arcata, CA in Humboldt County. The original lineup as a jammed out quintet has evolved into an 8-piece band had instant chemistry, and after only a few months of playing together, released their Full Season LP. This past summer they blew the roof off the vaudeville tent at High Sierra; on a Thursday at noon, no less. They pack a punch, and play to win. Their musical influences range from afrobeat, reggae to rock, but always with an underlying theme of funky soul. The band has a reputation of quality original music backed by high energy performance and are more inspired than ever, and ready to bring the music to the people. With more expansive West Coast tour dates, and fresh material coming out of their preparations, the group shows no signs of slowing down as they expand their reach.

Smoked Out Soul   (Bay Area)
Founded in 2013, Smoked Out Soul started out as a mixtape concept fusing southern hip hop beats with classic funk & soul. Eventually DJ/Guitarist Zebuel took that sound to clubs playing guitar over funk remix DJ sets adding live drums, horns and percussion. After moving from Lake Tahoe to The Bay Area, SOS became a thriving party which eventually gave birth to a live act, a production team a music collective and record label. Zeb and crew meld the electronic & organic musical worlds for maximum dance floor destination!  Their set at Guitarfish Music Festival in July made sure we went out with a bang; not a whimper.  Smoked Out Soul aims at blending the thriving DJ culture with the live music scene in The Bay Area,  putting a fresh spin on a classic sound, tunes rooted in soul with a nod to the future.  We are THRILLED to have them return to Joshua Tree for their second time. 

Radio Skies​   (Ojai)
Hailing from the mountains of Ojai, dream pop quintet Radio Skies blend radiant folk-roots and hypnotic production for a genre-spanning experience.  The purpose of Radio Skies has always been to create without inhibition. Friends Danny Boy Wright and Oliver “Oliwa” Newell accidentally started the band while working on some new music together in Oliwa’s ‘65 Airstream studio amidst a large orange grove at the foot of the Topa Topa Mountains. Over the course of their first residency at the legendary Deer Lodge, three more members joined, including Danny’s childhood friend and harmonizer Ethan Glazer, Erin “Syd” Sidney, and Eric Sullivan.  The band prides itself on liberated musicianship, constantly growing through brave experimentation even when it feels frivolous. Their live chemistry is virtually unbeatable and is constantly being refined.