“I’m not the type to just sit there and listen, I want to be involved,” says Kristina Childs. “The first time I heard this music, I knew I wanted to play it.” Starting in 1999 with a mixture of house, techno and drum & bass, Childs quickly evolved her style into the eclectic mix of genres she still plays today. Never content to stay within the lines, her range of musical style has allowed her to share the stage with artists of many types, including Speedy J, Jacob London, Thomas Fehlmann and Bassnectar.
As well as being a guest DJ at many clubs in the Seattle area, Childs has held over 8 residencies and headlined events in Europe and South America. She is the curator of Plasmodium, co-creator of KRAKT and as a founding director of Decibel Festival played an integral role in making it one of North America’s premier electronic music festivals. Her diligence in the Seattle scene has made her a popular Northwest DJ, combining excellent track selection and mixing skill with her signature floor-filling sound and energetic performances. In 2007 she won the Battle of the Mega-Mixes competition and successfully defended her title in 2008. She is known primarily as a techno DJ, however you can hear her play everything from ambient to hip-hop, downtempo, electro, disco, new wave or funk, depending on the event.
Childs was introduced to electronic music in 1995, but being involved in the punk scene, she remained a closet technohead until her first party in 1998. It was then she was introduced to deep house, and immediately knew this music would become a fundamental part of her life. It did, and within a year she was playing parties and after-hours around the Seattle area. Her debut release was 2004 in the form of a vocal appearance on Take’s Colossal Volume 1.