Berlin-based DJ and producer Peggy Gou is shaping up to have an incredible 2018. Today she’s announced her brand new Once EP, due out this March via Ninja Tune, with the release of “It Makes You Forget (Itgehane).”
Though she’s used her voice on tracks before, this marks the first time the artist has actually sung on one of her own songs. Its six and a half minutes are a loose blend of house and electro, with infectious, dynamic percussion laying the groundwork for the song’s basic rhythmic and melodic elements. Gou’s vocal delivery is straightforward, resisting the song’s compelling drive and adding some welcome tension to the mix.
The Korean-born artist hasn’t just come out of nowhere. In 2016, she released a stream of four EPs, via REKIDS, Phonica White and Ninja Tune imprint Technicolour. She then spent 2017 refining her live set: from Glastonbury to Dekmantel, from Berlin to Rome, to Singapore and San Francisco, Gou has honed her skills in clubs across the globe.