“House, disco and acid from a DJ on the rise.
Peggy Gou is a relatively new DJ with a timeless style. The music she makes and plays often begs the question: was this track made yesterday or 20 years ago? This was true of her releases across 2016, where, on tracks like the standout “Gou Talk,” her production approach collapsed the sense of time. She recently told Red Bull that she wants to be more considered with her rate of releases from now on, but there’s no doubt her four EPs in 2016 kick-started things for her. (It also helped that they came out on leading labels like REKIDS, Phonica and the Ninja Tune sub-label Technicolour.) As a DJ, Gou plays a breadth of styles within a loose aesthetic framework. Whether it’s house, disco, techno or something fruitier, she seems to enjoy gritty drums, snaking melodies and throwing the mixer’s faders around. But however you choose to characterise Gou’s style, it’s clear that it’s working extremely well for her. As recently as 2015 she was playing sporadically in her native South Korea; in 2017, she played over 100 shows, which basically included every leading nightclub in the world.
We get something old and new on Gou’s RA podcast, a mix that highlights some of her all-time favourites as well as tracks from her upcoming EP for Ninja Tune. It’s the sound of a DJ who has well and truly arrived.”
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Peggy Gou – Resident Advisor podcast #606 2018-01-15 [Uploaded.net download]
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