Peggy Gou and Borusiade
The week’s best new electronic releases, plus conversations with fast-rising Korean talent Peggy Gou and synth hypnotist Borusiade.
Winter is still upon us, but the pool of new electronic music releases is already beginning to heat up — First Floor is here to highlight only the highest-quality offerings. This week finds host Shawn Reynaldo premiering a new track from Space Dimension Controller’s upcoming EP for Dekmantel, plus Shawn will talk with Korean-born, Berlin-based artist Peggy Gou, whose meteoric ascent continues this week with the new Once EP on Ninja Tune. She speaks here about the teenage troubles that prompted her parents to send her off to London, explains how that city sparked her love of dance music and breaks down her decision to sing in Korean on new record. Also coming through for an interview is Borusiade, a Romanian producer whose debut album, A Body, is arriving this week via the Cómeme label. She reflects on her classical music upbringing, details her seemingly unlikely relationship with Cómeme and discusses the frustrations that stem from the assumptions people make about her home country.