DJ-Kicks

Album Review of DJ-Kicks by Peggy Gou.

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DJ-Kicks

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

77 Music Critic Score
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DJ-Kicks - Very Good, Based on 3 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10
80

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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Exclaim - 80
Based on rating 8/10
80

Since releasing her first record in 2016, Peggy Gou has become one of the most popular artists in the underground techno and house scenes, touring constantly to perform for a zealous fan base. Now, !K7 have called upon her selector's expertise for their next entry in their long-running mix series.   Gou's DJ-Kicks, while somewhat reminiscent of her sets that ignite parties around the globe, also brings a different energy. Not unlike some recent contributions to the venerated series, the vibe and flow of this one are more akin to a record ….

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Pitchfork - 71
Based on rating 7.1/10
71

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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