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Poll 2022: Peggy Gou
Peggy Gou

From: South Korea

DJ style: House

Best known for: Tracks like ‘It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)’ and ‘I Go’.

Few have had a year like Peggy Gou. With regular gigs on both US coasts, festival sets across Europe — from Portugal’s Neopop in Forte de Santiago da Barra to Decoder in Tbilisi — the South Korean DJ has been, for the best part of 12 months, at full speed. She returned to Finsbury Park for her highly-anticipated Pleasure Gardens Fest in August, adding a second stage to the proceedings and showcasing artists on her Gudu label, and returned to London weeks later for Field Day, playing a faithful, bubbling house set — with a few choice curveballs thrown in, too. 

It’s also been a busy period, musically-speaking, for the Berlin-based artist. Earlier in the year she featured on The Batman film, providing 2016’s ‘Troop’ and the unreleased ‘Darkroom’ to an electronic-heavy soundtrack, and in September she released a remix of the Kylie Minogue classic ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’. Gou also blessed the world with remixes of 2021’s ‘I Go’, calling on the likes of Soulwax, DJ Koze and Maurice Fulton for good measure. It’s no wonder, then, that she’s up another 14 places this year and into the top 25 in the world.