The South Korean-born, Berlin-based producer and DJ details her meteoric rise, from raving in London to developing her own sound.
Peggy Gou’s name is now synonymous with the sunny house earworms she has produced for London-based labels like Rekids, Phonica White and Ninja Tune. While the South Korean artist pays tribute to the music education she received as a DJ in the UK capital, her relocation to Berlin coincided with the beginning of her career’s ascent. With her 2018 breakthrough track “It Makes You Forget (Itgehane),” from the EP titled Once, she rediscovered an abandoned passion for singing, and introduced Korean-language vocals to many clubgoers for the first time. With the creation of her own imprint Gudu Records, and her installment for !K7’s DJ Kicks, Gou is an artist reaching toward the peak of her powers. She reflects on her evolving production style as well as her passions for fashion and voice-driven music making.