Perhaps not a surprise, but remixes can take many forms nowadays and this one is no exception. Korean sprung DJ Peggy Gou has remixed Kylie Minogue’s iconic pop anthem ‘Can’t Get You Out of My Head.’
Peggy’s remix adds global club sounds of the 2020s to the retro noughties flair of the original track.
Both Peggy and Kylie Minogue have also come together for a music video, which acts as a nod to the 2001 original. The video combines 00s nostalgia with Korean pop illustrations by Seoul-based artist, Seo Inji.
Speaking about the collaboration, Kylie said: “I can’t quite believe it’s been twenty years since I released this song! I’m a big fan of Peggy and I’m so excited for everyone to hear this remix!”
Speaking to Vogue Scandanavia, Kylie added: “It’s not easy to remix that song…so I was so excited to hear it, and I loved it. There was nothing to say. It was gorgeous.”
Peggy said that she did not want to remove the enamoured bassline of the original, so she opted to chop and change parts from the original to give it an original spin set for global dancefloors.
“Partnering with one of my musical icons to remix what is an undisputed club classic is a dream come true,” Gou said of Minogue in a statement. “From personal experience, ‘Can’t Get You Out of My Head’ is one of those songs that transports, moves, and uplifts people all over the world. Classics like this never go out of style, but I’ve loved being able to put my own personal stamp on such a legendary track.”
Gou’s most recent full-length release, her contribution to !K7’s beloved DJ-Kicks series, came out in 2019. Last year, she released the singles “Nabi” (featuring Oh Hyuk, the lead singer and guitarist of the South Korean rock band Hyukoh) and “I Go.”
“Kylie, she’s my icon. I think she’s a lot of peoples’ icon,” Peggy says.