Peggy Gou is getting a lot of attention now, so we wanted to catch the moment and gather the info from her recent interviews to get to know her.
She was born in Seoul, was trained as a classical pianist and was sent to London to study at the tender age of fourteen, due to her poor school performance. That was a crucial point in her path, as that’s where she found out about electronic music and then, to the more underground part of it. At that point she was studying fashion and contributing to Harber’s Bazaar. After she got sucked into the musical whirlwind, she decided to quit the fashion world, stick to music and move to Berlin.
As she puts it, a lot of girls in fashion were starting to DJ to look cool and she wanted to avoid that stigma, which meant making choices. But she didn’t have to hesitate, as her passion for music was a lot stronger than her connection to fashion.
Moving to Berlin has opened an opportunity to find support in what she wanted to do and she found it in Italian duo Nu Guinea. Lucio Aquilina taught her how to achieve analogue sound. She started working at a record shop, which widened her musical horizons.
The first track she ever recorded was Hungboo (ㅎㅎㅎ) featuring a Korean celebrity Yoo-Ah-in. Recently, the track was released with a video for the Style Icon Asia awards. The story behind this track is cute, as Yoo-Ah-in is one of Peggy’s closest friends, whom she showed the track and he loved it. Filming the video was a unique experience for hes, as the level of stardom of Yoo-Ah-in in Korea makes his shooting day worth about £50,000 and Peggy got a chance to film for free.
Now, she is the first female Korean DJ, who plays outside of the country regularly and releases on Western labels.
As fore her releases, she creates style-variative dancefloor hits, which are inspired by her love for vinyl and crafted with passion for what she does. The Rekids label head – Radio Slave, who has an eye for the producers’ potential signed her first release and 2016 saw two parts of her Art of War as well as the Day Without Yesterday on Phonica White.
Now, Peggy is starting to settle down on the wave of interest she gets, which will grow with every gig and release. She has great taste in music and the fact that she came into the culture late and consumes music without thinking about genres, makes a great impact on her productions and mixes. She wanders around “Anton-Zappy” house, techno and acid when produces, and puts together chillout mixes, as well as techno vinyl-only enjoyable sessions. The soft analogue sound will lure you into her charm. And yes, she is extremely beautiful.
Watch her rise.