Though she does not fall into the category of radio pop music – Peggy Gou is iconic in her own ranks, as a producer/musician/DJ and part personality.
Among the women electronic Dj’s, from the Black Madonna, to HoneyDijon, to Nina Kravitz – Peggy really has my heart. As an Asian American woman, I never had many female influences of the Asian ethnicity. Especially ones that weren’t your stereotypes. Super talented, great style and strong! Of course, throw in beautiful and individuality and you have someone who I believe has an indefinite lasting quality.
She absolutely crosses borders and boundaries with her uplifting and positive mood boosting house and electronic dance music. It’s just so welcomed. SO SO VERY UPLIFTING. Her music video released to the public today (directed by Jonas Lindstroem) is a gorgeous execution of nostalgia attached to the dreamworld…sprinkled with lots of pride and confidence. You should know this by now – REPRESENTATION MATTERS.
It’s powerful and distinctive because she also sings in her native tongue. I love hearing her voice, it has a raspiness to it…and it’s so soothing. I wish someone like her existed when I was growing up.
” Born in Incheon, South Korea, Peggy Gou began classical piano lessons at age 8. At age 14, her parents sent her to London, England to study English. She moved back to Korea when she was 18 years old, but six months later she returned to London to study fashion at the London College of Fashion. After graduating, she worked as the London correspondent editor for Harper’s Bazaar Korea, and then moved to Berlin, Germany.
Gou was taught to DJ in 2009 by her Facebook friend from Korea. She had her first gig in Cirque Le Soir, Soho, and later performed weekly at The Book Club, East London. In 2013, she learned to use Ableton and began to create her own tracks. Her first track, Hungboo, was completed in 2014. Hungboo was named for the hero of a Korean fairy tale. She played the track in Korea for the first time at the 2016 Style Icon Awards opening show, featuring award-winning actor Yoo Ah-in in a visual art video…”