Gou-mania: Peggy Gou’s ‘Once’ EP is an invigorating testament to her dynamic flair

Gou-mania: Peggy Gou’s ‘Once’ EP is an invigorating testament to her dynamic flair

has arrived. She’s graduated from the underground circuit with the highest honors distinct, club-polished sounds, Gou’s built a sterling reputation for …

has arrived. She’s graduated from the underground circuit with the highest honors distinct, club-polished sounds, Gou’s built a sterling reputation for herself in the modern techno and electro spheres —and if the lively nature  her music is any indication, she’s only just begun her journey.

2018 is poised to be the year Gou-mania. In April, she is set to make her debut. Just last month, she served up a Podcast, and now the Berlin-based producer’s coherently embedded elements Korean-sentimentality and effortless groove into her new three-track EP. Once.

A compelling concoction atmospheric synths, acid lines, techno vigor, and disco swing, Once is the embodiment Gou’s buoyant style. As a catwalk beat bursts, a four-on-the-floor hi-hat/kick combo drives “Hundres Times.“ Contrastingly, Gou gets cool and atmospheric on “Han Jan.” “Han Jan,” which translates to “One Shot,” administers a rush fleeting euphoria. It’s an instantly danceable number, and even if it were Gou’s only record, the track’s chiseled electro and ebullient nature ensures she would still captivate listeners worldwide.

There’s a glossy sheen and insatiable energy to Once’s velvety groove. It is an especially energetic dance record, and while it’ll likely stand as one the most authentic cultural dance explorations  the year, it’s an equal reminder that Gou’s at her best when just she’s true to herself.


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