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Poll 2020: Peggy Gou

Peggy Gou
Even before the pandemic kicked in, Peggy Gou had decided to take it a bit easier this year. In 2019 she’d played 200 shows all over the world. “I was destroyed physically and mentally,” she explains on one of her Instagram stories. “I have seen a doctor and they have told me, ‘Calm the f*** down! Your body needs a rest’.”
She spent time recharging her batteries at her parents’ house in Seoul; making mixes to work out to; and filming workout videos, with her parents involved too. She did bits of boxing, sorted a ‘Play Gou’ mix for Nike on Spotify, readied future releases on her own Gudu label and made tracks of her own.
The South Korean DJ/producer, who’s been based in Berlin for a good few years now, also found time to get involved in the Jägermeister Save The Night initiative, which has donated a million Euros to ten nightlife communities around the world. “This means a lot to me, and it’s an honour to give back,” she says in a video promoting the project. “I can’t wait for the amazing moment when we all come back.” 

Questions Top100 DJs 2004 - Becca Antoon - 2020-10-20 12:55

Best known for: 
‘It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)’ and her ‘DJ Kicks’ mix.

Poll 2019: Peggy Gou

Peggy Gou
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The hype around Peggy Gou continued unabated in 2019, after she broke through into the mainstream last year with radio hits like the Ninja Tune-signed ‘It Makes You Forget’ and countless headline DJ gigs at festivals and clubs around the world. The South Korean DJ, producer and label boss joined the esteemed list of contributors to the ‘DJ-Kicks’ mix series this year, putting together a highly credible blend of tracks from artists like I:Cube, Aphex Twin and Kyle Hall, while she also became a fashion designer, launching the KIRIN clothing line.

Another new avenue for Peggy Gou was her record label Gudu, which, in addition to a new two-tracker by Gou herself, ‘Moment EP’, also released a curveball in the form of an EP from DMX Krew, ‘Don’t You Wanna Play?’. As far as gigs were concerned, Gou worked nonstop, appearing everywhere from Australia to Thailand, Georgia to Bulgaria, dropping into DC-10 in Ibiza and Dimensions festival in Croatia. Still to come in 2019 (before a much-deserved rest) are shows at Printworks in London, Time Warp festival in Sao Paulo, and Space Miami.

Questions Top100 DJs 2004 - Becca Antoon - 2019-10-18 10:34

House and Techno