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Peggy Gou reemerges with ’90s-influenced house offering—stream ‘Nabi’

Written by on June 10, 2021

DJ Peggy Gou has led quite the influential career since playing her first gig at Cirque Le Soir, Soho and releasing her first track “Hungboo” in 2014. Now, the Berlin-based South Korean producer breaks a two-year hiatus with her latest single “Nabi,” featuring OHHYUK from the South Korean rock band Hyukoh. Gou deems “Nabi” a “nice summer song,” further expressing in a release,

“We’ve all been through so much over the last year and it’s about facing up to the problems and negativity in our lives and learning how to deal with it. It’s also about acceptance—accepting that it’s OK to feel this way. When people hear ‘Nabi,’ they’ll hopefully feel the same sense of healing—that feeling that everything’s going to be OK—that I feel when I listen to the songs that inspired it.”

The Korean word for “butterfly,” “Nabi” marks Gou’s first release since 2019’s “Starry Night,” the year that Gou founded and began distributing through her own label, Gudu Records. In April of 2020, the techno-house talent performed on Boiler Room’s 21st edition of its “Streaming From Isolation” series. With little activity since then, it is thrilling to see the influential artist’s new wave of music materialize; Gou also mentioned that there would be a follow-up single dropping this summer. In an Instagram post, Gou stated that “dance tracks are on the way too,” likely with higher tempos to contrast the more serene atmosphere of “Nabi.”

Featured image: Han Myung-Gu

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