Album Review of DJ-Kicks by Peggy Gou.

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Peggy Gou

DJ-Kicks by Peggy Gou

Release Date: Jun 28, 2019
Record label: !K7
Genre(s): Electronic, House, Techno, Club/Dance, Ambient Techno, IDM, Neo-Electro, Detroit Techno

76 Music Critic Score
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DJ-Kicks - Very Good, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10

During the 2010s, Peggy Gou quickly became one of underground dance music's brightest stars due to her driving, energetic DJ sets as well as sublimely crafted tracks like "It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)" which felt like instant classics. In 2019, she achieved a career goal when she mixed a volume of !K7's lauded DJ-Kicks series. As with many of the releases in the series, Gou's is more of an eclectic blend of major personal influences, deep-crate rarities, and uncategorizable curiosities than an attempt to replicate the DJ's typical club set.

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Pitchfork - 71
Based on rating 7.1/10

The histories of fashion and techno are frequently intertwined--just ask Raf Simons, who debuted his Spring/Summer 2020 collection at Paris Fashion Week with pieces that paid tribute to the legendary R&S Records--and that's especially true for the DJ and producer Peggy Gou. Born in South Korea and now based in Berlin, Gou cut her teeth studying at London College of Fashion before turning to dance music. Fashion school is rooted in learning history before adding your own spin, and Gou brings that wisdom to her music.

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