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Peggy Gou

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Peggy Gou is a South Korean-born DJ, producer, and songwriter based in Berlin. During the 2010s, she became internationally renowned for her energetic DJ sets, which dreamily flow through various styles of techno, house, and electro. A 2019 volume of the DJ-Kicks series demonstrated her eclectic approach. Her own tracks, such as the acclaimed 2018 single "It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)" and 2021's "I Go," are vibrant, joyous productions that echo vintage deep house and post-disco without sounding like throwbacks. Taking her sound in a more accessible direction, she released the dance-pop single "(It Goes Like) Nanana" and the Lenny Kravitz collaboration "I Believe in Love Again" in 2023. Both tracks were featured on I Hear You, her 2024 debut album.

Gou seemed to appear out of nowhere in 2016, releasing no less than four 12" EPs of bright, slightly hazy house tracks during the course of the year. In actuality, she had been producing and DJing for several years -- she learned to beatmatch in Korea in 2009 and resumed the hobby a couple years later, when she was attending the London College of Fashion. After racking up gigs during the next few years, as well as moving to Berlin, she made her breakthrough in 2016, releasing two Art of War EPs on Radio Slave's Rekids imprint, "Day Without Yesterday" on Phonica White, and Seek for Maktoop on Technicolour. She also played dozens of gigs across the globe, including dates with Moodymann, the Blessed Madonna, Jackmaster, and others.

Following an even busier 2017, which included her first American tour and a month-long BBC Radio 1 residency, Gou returned to the studio. Her Once EP was released by Ninja Tune in 2018, led by "It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)," a catchy single featuring Gou's Korean-language vocals. "Travelling Without Arriving" was issued by Phonica White soon afterward. In 2019, she released the two-song Moment EP on her own Gudu Records, as well as her first mix CD, a volume of !K7's long-running DJ-Kicks series. She was featured on "Jigoo," the lead track from Maurice Fulton's Gudu-issued Earth EP, in 2020. The following year, Gou released the downtempo single "Nabi" (featuring OHHYUK) and the electro-disco tune "I Go." Remixes of the song, by Soulwax, DJ Koze, and Fulton, appeared in 2022. She remixed "Can't Get You Out of My Head" by Kylie Minogue the same year.

Gou made her mainstream breakthrough in 2023, when "(It Goes Like) Nanana," a Euro-dance-influenced single issued by XL, went viral, eventually topping club and pop charts around the world. She followed the hit with "I Believe in Love Again," a collaboration with Lenny Kravitz. I Hear You, Gou's debut full-length, appeared in 2024, including both previous singles as well as the trancey, festival-sized anthem "1+1=11." ~ Paul Simpson

Total plays

914.4 million
Updated on 2024-07-13

Monthly listeners

11,962,070

Followers

952,270

Top Cities

  1. United Kingdom
    236,853 listeners
  2. Netherlands
    197,958 listeners
  3. Australia
    150,743 listeners
  4. Italy
    165,168 listeners
  5. Netherlands
    152,498 listeners

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Most popular tracks

Track Plays Duration Release date
(It Goes Like) Nanana - Edit
(It Goes Like) Nanana - Edit
481,074,303 3:52 2023-06-15
Starry Night - Edit
Starry Night - Edit
93,615,098 3:54 2019-03-22
It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) - Edit
It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) - Edit
56,735,944 3:56 2018-01-23
Starry Night
Starry Night
49,661,193 6:39 2019-03-22
Can't Get You out of My Head - Peggy Gou’s Midnight Remix
Can't Get You out of My Head - Peggy Gou’s Midnight Remix
35,767,486 4:31 2022-05-19
I Believe In Love Again
I Believe In Love Again
15,396,439 2:57 2023-11-08
Nabi (feat. OHHYUK)
Nabi (feat. OHHYUK)
14,480,442 3:53 2021-06-07
Han Pan
Han Pan
13,792,102 6:42 2019-04-19
At Night - Peggy Gou's Acid Journey Remix
At Night - Peggy Gou's Acid Journey Remix
13,115,301 7:11 2018-07-06
Han Jan - Edit
Han Jan - Edit
12,708,186 4:03 2018-02-26
It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)
It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)
11,905,895 6:35 2018-05-25
I Go - Edit
I Go - Edit
11,872,324 3:44 2021-07-09
(It Goes Like) Nanana
(It Goes Like) Nanana
10,847,583 6:08 2023-09-29
I Go - DJ Koze Remix
I Go - DJ Koze Remix
9,966,691 5:30 2022-03-30
Gou Talk
Gou Talk
7,263,355 5:47 2016-09-21
I Go
I Go
6,921,644 5:59 2021-07-09
Hungboo - DJ-Kicks
Hungboo - DJ-Kicks
6,642,540 4:36 2019-05-31
Han Jan
Han Jan
4,694,439 6:21 2018-02-26
Jigoo - Radio Edit
Jigoo - Radio Edit
4,582,464 4:03 2020-02-12
I Go - Soulwax Remix
I Go - Soulwax Remix
4,301,764 6:51 2022-03-30
1+1=11 - Edit
1+1=11 - Edit
4,296,020 3:11 2024-04-04
Lobster Telephone - Edit
Lobster Telephone - Edit
3,390,002 3:34 2024-05-16
Back To One
Back To One
3,110,407 4:58 2024-06-07
Rose
Rose
3,084,182 7:45 2016-10-14
I Believe In Love Again - Jex Opolis Remix Edit
I Believe In Love Again - Jex Opolis Remix Edit
2,567,827 3:20 2023-12-01
Shero
Shero
2,003,206 6:43 2018-06-25
Jen High
Jen High
1,963,642 6:27 2016-04-22
Day Without Yesterday
Day Without Yesterday
1,915,152 5:39 2016-04-01
Maktoop
Maktoop
1,869,772 7:55 2016-10-11
Travelling Without Arriving
Travelling Without Arriving
1,865,679 5:58 2018-04-27
Hungboo (DJ-Kicks) - Mixed
Hungboo (DJ-Kicks) - Mixed
1,740,591 4:17 2019-06-28
It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) - Mixed
It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) - Mixed
1,672,733 1:45 2018-12-07
At Night - Peggy Gou's Acid Journey Remix Edit
At Night - Peggy Gou's Acid Journey Remix Edit
1,618,946 3:38 2018-06-29
Troop
Troop
1,525,269 5:53 2016-02-05
Hundres Times
Hundres Times
1,512,340 6:56 2018-03-02
Six O Six
Six O Six
1,326,077 6:06 2016-04-01
When Round, They Go - Terekke Remix
When Round, They Go - Terekke Remix
1,168,632 6:27 2016-04-22
Starry Night - Mixed
Starry Night - Mixed
1,143,144 2:51 2019-05-24
In Sum
In Sum
985,848 6:37 2016-02-05
It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) - I:Cube Remix
It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) - I:Cube Remix
980,931 6:42 2018-11-28
All That
All That
627,394 3:54 2024-06-07
Your Art
Your Art
611,214 1:57 2024-06-07
Lobster Telephone
Lobster Telephone
606,203 5:21 2024-06-07
I Need You - Peggy Gou Remix
I Need You - Peggy Gou Remix
594,418 7:03 2018-02-23
It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) - Mixed
It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) - Mixed
560,016 3:52 2018-02-16
Travelling Without Arriving - GE-OLOGY Nite Stealth Ninja Mix
Travelling Without Arriving - GE-OLOGY Nite Stealth Ninja Mix
516,370 7:21 2018-04-27
Troop - Galcher Lustwerk Remix
Troop - Galcher Lustwerk Remix
505,155 7:25 2016-02-05
I Go
I Go
466,671 5:33 2024-06-07
I Go - Maurice Fulton Remix
I Go - Maurice Fulton Remix
459,645 6:19 2022-03-30
Seoulsi Peggygou (서울시페기구)
Seoulsi Peggygou (서울시페기구)
414,341 2:37 2024-06-07
(It Goes Like) Nanana - Nanadub
(It Goes Like) Nanana - Nanadub
408,830 6:06 2023-09-29
Jigoo
Jigoo
407,222 6:27 2020-03-13
When Round, They Go
When Round, They Go
405,177 6:32 2016-04-22
1+1=11
1+1=11
377,991 5:32 2024-06-07
Purple Horizon
Purple Horizon
366,388 3:42 2024-06-07
Lobster Telephone - Full Length
Lobster Telephone - Full Length
363,410 5:50 2024-05-16
It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) - Jay Daniel Remix
It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) - Jay Daniel Remix
344,479 4:59 2018-11-28
It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) - Jamal Moss ChicagoPhonic Sound System Remix
It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) - Jamal Moss ChicagoPhonic Sound System Remix
259,667 8:02 2018-11-28
1+1=11 - Beatless Mix
1+1=11 - Beatless Mix
237,204 5:11 2024-04-04
It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) - I:Cube Parallel Dub
It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) - I:Cube Parallel Dub
195,383 6:22 2018-11-28
Han Jan - Mixed
Han Jan - Mixed
156,063 3:23 2018-03-23
Time - Peggy Gou Remix
Time - Peggy Gou Remix
94,594 4:59 2017-05-26
It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) - Mixed
It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) - Mixed
62,946 5:34 2018-02-23
At Night - Peggy Gou Acid Journey Remix [Mixed]
At Night - Peggy Gou Acid Journey Remix [Mixed]
59,714 4:33 2018-06-29
At Night - Peggy Gou's Acid Journey Remix (Mixed)
At Night - Peggy Gou's Acid Journey Remix (Mixed)
59,448 5:31 2018-12-14
It Makes You Forget - Itgehane
It Makes You Forget - Itgehane
39,128 2:48 2019-07-19
At Night - Peggy Gou's Acid Journey Remix [Mixed]
At Night - Peggy Gou's Acid Journey Remix [Mixed]
30,369 4:49 2018-07-06
The Sun Comes Up - Peggy Gou 6am Mix
The Sun Comes Up - Peggy Gou 6am Mix
24,646 6:40 2017-07-07
At Night - (Peggy Gou's Acid Journey Remix) [Mixed]
At Night - (Peggy Gou's Acid Journey Remix) [Mixed]
15,713 6:17 2018-07-27
At Night - Peggy Gou's Acid Journey Remix (Mixed)
At Night - Peggy Gou's Acid Journey Remix (Mixed)
15,258 5:00 2019-12-13
At Night - Peggy Gou's Acid Journey Remix (Mixed)
At Night - Peggy Gou's Acid Journey Remix (Mixed)
14,334 4:10 2019-07-26
It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) - I:Cube Remix (Mixed)
It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) - I:Cube Remix (Mixed)
13,570 6:15 2019-03-01
Han Jan - Mixed
Han Jan - Mixed
9,780 4:58 2018-07-27

New releases

I Hear You
I Hear You
2024-06-07
[XL Recordings]
Lobster Telephone (Edit)
Lobster Telephone (Edit)
2024-05-16
[XL Recordings]
1+1=11
1+1=11
2024-04-04
[XL Recordings]
I Believe In Love Again (Jex Opolis Remix)
I Believe In Love Again (Jex Opolis Remix)
2023-12-01
[XL Recordings]
I Believe In Love Again
I Believe In Love Again
2023-11-08
[XL Recordings]
(It Goes Like) Nanana
(It Goes Like) Nanana
2023-09-29
[XL Recordings]
(It Goes Like) Nanana [Edit]
(It Goes Like) Nanana [Edit]
2023-06-15
[XL Recordings]
Can't Get You out of My Head (Peggy Gou’s Midnight Remix)
Can't Get You out of My Head (Peggy Gou’s Midnight Remix)
2022-05-20
[WM Australia]
Can't Get You out of My Head (Peggy Gou’s Midnight Remix)
Can't Get You out of My Head (Peggy Gou’s Midnight Remix)
2022-05-19
[Parlophone UK]
I Go (Remixes)
I Go (Remixes)
2022-03-30
[Gudu Records]
I Go
I Go
2021-07-09
[Gudu Records]
Nabi (feat. Ohhyuk)
Nabi (feat. Ohhyuk)
2021-06-07
[Gudu Records]
Jigoo (Radio Edit)
Jigoo (Radio Edit)
2020-02-12
[Gudu Records]
DJ-Kicks (Peggy Gou) [DJ Mix]
DJ-Kicks (Peggy Gou) [DJ Mix]
2019-06-28
[!K7 Records]
DJ-Kicks EP
DJ-Kicks EP
2019-05-31
[!K7 Records]
Moment EP
Moment EP
2019-04-19
[Gudu Records]
Starry Night
Starry Night
2019-03-22
[Gudu Records]
It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) [Remixes]
It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) [Remixes]
2018-11-29
[Ninja Tune]
It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) [Remixes]
It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) [Remixes]
2018-11-29
[Ninja Tune]
It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) [Remixes]
It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) [Remixes]
2018-11-28
[Ninja Tune]
Needs x UN Women Present HeForShe
Needs x UN Women Present HeForShe
2018-06-25
[Needs (not-for-profit)]
Travelling Without Arriving
Travelling Without Arriving
2018-04-27
[Phonica White]
Once
Once
2018-03-02
[Ninja Tune]
Once
Once
2018-03-02
[Ninja Tune]
Han Jan
Han Jan
2018-02-27
[Ninja Tune]
Han Jan
Han Jan
2018-02-26
[Ninja Tune]
It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)
It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)
2018-01-24
[Ninja Tune]
It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)
It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)
2018-01-23
[Ninja Tune]
Seek For Maktoop
Seek For Maktoop
2016-10-14
[Technicolour]
Seek for Maktoop
Seek for Maktoop
2016-10-14
[Technicolour]
Maktoop
Maktoop
2016-10-11
[Technicolour]
Gou Talk
Gou Talk
2016-09-21
[Technicolour]
Art of War (Pt. II) EP
Art of War (Pt. II) EP
2016-04-22
[Rekids]
Day Without Yesterday / Six O Six
Day Without Yesterday / Six O Six
2016-04-01
[Phonica White]
Art of War EP
Art of War EP
2016-02-05
[Rekids]