DJ-Kicks (DJ Mix)
For the 69th installment of !K7’s DJ-Kicks mix series, the Berlin independent label tapped dance music superstar Peggy Gou. A native of South Korea who now lives in Germany, the inventive DJ/producer is known for exquisitely curated live sets that offer a global perspective, sampling a range of eras and regions from classic Chicago house to playful nu disco. In recent years, she began releasing her own sultry productions which feature her featherweight vocals over growling grooves (listen to "It Makes You Forget [Itgehane]” for a taste). But her DJ-Kicks mix is less an impression of her live sets and more a musical diary, showcasing a selection of songs that have shaped her identity. Again, she casts a wide net: There’s dizzying polyrhythmic experimentations (Aphex Twin’s “Vordhosbn”), off-kilter electro (“Perseguido Por El Rayo” by Pegasus), and delirious, sputtering techno from Detroit’s Kyle Hall (“Flemmenup”).