Crossing boarders and dropping break beat bombs.
Mollyfi AKA Krista Thibodeau has been a mainstay in the Calgary Electronic scene for over 15 years. Her youth was spent snowboarding and helping pops work on old hotrods while listening to country twang. Exposure to electronic beats came in the mid-nineties amid the wave of alternative rock that was sweeping mainstream charts. Bustin’ a move with her closest friends became a central focus and it wasn’t long before a natural evolution into DJ’ing took place.
Cutting her teeth on Tidy’s finest beats allowed her to learn the skills necessary to rock a steady dancefloor. Crowds gathered, it was clear she could be more than capable of rocking some of Calgary’s most legendary underground events within only a few short months of practice. After experimenting in a range of different styles and sounds it wasn’t until early 2004 that she witnessed a jaw dropping performance by Krafty Kuts and decided to pursue the breakbeat sound.
As founder of the longest running all girl DJ collective in Canada “Girls On Decks” Mollyfi has her priorities focused on breaking new female talent in an industry dominated by men. Hosting over 40 G.O.D events at a handful of clubs, galleries, and warehouses all over the western region has opened the door for a number of emerging female artists by including B-girls, graffiti artists, MCs as well as DJs at her shows. Since 2003 such local favorites as Isis Graham, Eleven, Michelle C, Jessica Pitt, Mahajic Touch, Donna Dada, Soul Supply, Krissdoll, Miss Kelly, DJ Chantz, A-Rock, Blair Van Piesen, Money Jane and Andrenacrone have graced the decks while out of towners from Northern Alberta and the BC interior such as DJ Sprout, Soulus, DJ Riot, ACE, Lisa Delux, Sweetz, $hortee, Fuuze, J Girl, Mz Revolution, Foxy Ozzy, Rhia Wellbelove have all played a part in making GOD a force to be reckoned with.
Dubbed Calgary’s first lady of breaks, Mollyfi has graced the decks in every major center in Alberta and has played to packed houses in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Lethbridge, Edmonton, Golden and Whistler, BC. Her first residency in Calgary was with Adam Audio and DJ Split at Manhattans Night Club. An all breaks night, “Flow Fridays” became a regular spot in the C-town clubbing world between 2004 and 2005. After relocating to Whistler in the summer of 05′ she teamed up with local favorite DJ Surgeon for a weekly aptly named “Dirty Beats” at the now legendary nightspot Tommy Africa’s. Now back in her hometown you could currently catch her at Twisted Element Djing monthly for “Les Girls” Calgary’s only all girl girls night or for the lovely Fairytales Film Festival, and of corse yearly with the pride comitte of Calgary. Still hosting Girls On Decks primarily at Habitat Living Sound on a bi-monthly basis Mollyfi has teamed up with her DJ partner in crime Krissdoll together forming Bitches On Pitches taking over the world one break at a time or just keep your eyes and ears open for other weekly listings.
Not limited by focusing squarely on all girl events she has had the pleasure of opening for international break beat icons such as The Freestylers (UK), Miami’s Queen of bass Baby Anne, Malente (Ger), The Phat Conductor (Tor), Freq Nasty and has played alongside heavyweights like Fort Knox 5, B.Traits (L.T.C), Ursula 1000, Lisa Delux, Myagi, Mama Miche and Kenzie Clarke (Bitchin’) and Bassnectar.
Having a total fuck you attitude and the skills to back it on the pitch her pop influenced blend of breaks, organic house, sultry drum and bass, baltimore club and every mish mash in between is not just going to bring your feet to the floor for an ass shaking good time. Mollyfi is guaranteed to take you on a musical journey with drops and pops and bass lines to make you purr, setting you off on a dance floor experience that will leave you breathless and asking for more.
Like wind blows, Trees dance and make souls fly..