The next musician to curate a DJ-Kicks mix will be Peggy Gou, !K7 Records announced yesterday.
Gou’s contribution will be the 69th DJ-Kicks mix overall, and the third mix of 2019, following installments by Laurel Halo and Leon Vynehall. Her 73-minute mix will feature the work of Aphex Twin and Kode9, and exclusives like her own track “Hungboo” and “Pert” by Milanese duo Hiver.
Her mix will also arrive with arresting cover art:
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“As the first Korean woman to contribute to the DJ-Kicks series I wanted to do something from my heritage, so I chose the tiger, which is very important in Korean traditions and a metaphor for my personality,” Gou said of the cover art in a statement.
“As it is not humane to shoot with a real tiger, photographer Jonas Lindstroem [and I] used a library image to make a composite,” she explained. “The tiger ‘disappears’ when you turn to the inside-cover photo, to highlight that these beautiful animals are already extinct in my home country and in danger of disappearing from our world entirely.”
Gou’s DJ-Kicks mix arrives June 28. You can listen to “Pert” by Hiver, one of the exclusives, here: