Peggy Gou is reppin' girl power from behind the decks
Having emerged as the dark horse in the DJ scene just a year ago, Peggy Gou has the accolades to prove she's here to stay for serious business. The 27-year-old South Korean DJ sampled her first demo with a snippet from a Korean play, proving that there's a wider breadth of music beyond K-pop in her homeland. She released her first synth-heavy EP, Seek of Maktoop, and a 12" EP, Day without Yesterday, with Phonica Records which solidified her rep as a techno and house artiste to watch.
Staying resolute to her ethos of being a game-changer, she left her life as a fashion writer at Harper's Bazaar in London and made the jump to Berlin, where its eclectic music culture hit home for Gou. The diverse environments she grew up in greatly shaped her open-mindedness to all sorts of music. Gou herself is heavily inspired by African world music with its percussion and beats and has moulded a distinct sound of percussive abstract compositions that even her mentor Daniel Wang, a fellow DJ, can instinctively identify.
In a male-dominated industry, her efforts in pushing for female DJs to get the credit they deserve have not gone unnoticed, with an invite from the The Boiler Room to perform at Dekmantel Festival 2017. Travelling to wherever her passion takes her, Gou will be in town giving the decks a refreshing twist alongside homegrown acts Daryl C and Ulysses this Saturday for the fourth installment of Plastik Dreams by The Council.
Plastik Dreams is happening on 23 December, 11pm till 4am at 222 Queen Street.
Check out last week's #WomanCrushWednesday here.