AOTY 2020
Peggy Gou - Once
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Based on 5 reviews
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Based on 117 ratings
2018 Ratings: #204
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Effective house music blends personality with the established rules of the dance floor. It's a balance only the best producers have perfected, resulting in timeless tracks that appeal to hearts, minds and bodies. Peggy Gou has cracked the code on Once.


Once resists full-blown escapism by tethering the immediacy of its propulsion to more scenic ambience, and Gou's at her best dealing in this kind of dualism.

The Skinny

Once is music for the head as well as the feet, making it as perfect for burying into with headphones as it is for dancing to in the club.


Once is Gou’s first new release in nearly a year and a half, and its three tracks mark a significant step forward.

The 405

Gou certainly seems to have found a captivating direction with Once, and I am excited to hear the work she puts out in the future.

Só 3 músicas, até dificil ~avaliar. É um disco de música eletrônica bem suave, mas super dançável ao mesmo tempo. Gosto bastante deste jogo de percussões, dos elementos q eles acrescentam pra articular espaço e tensão na atmosfera da música. As ideias melódicas tbm, mtas camadas aparecendo o tempo todo, e isso é mto bom pra uma música eletrônica diversa e interessante. A primeira faixa ... read more
This brief yet substantive EP announces Peggy Gou as one of the more interesting voices to show up in the house/techno scene for some time. The tracks here are tightly-wound with a decidedly classic approach to dance music, but Peggy always makes room for sticky melodies to float over top of the foundation she lays down. Her vocals are what put the best tracks on this EP over the top, though, as her rapping and singing lend the already strong tracks a personality that is often lacking in the ... read more
Good, but lacking in any bite
Her instrumentals are always great and her style choices are made with great care. The melodic korean mixed with english and her soft yet strong vocals complement the tracks. But it's just something that's missing for me.
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Added on: January 23, 2018