Korean-born, Berlin-based producer and DJ Peggy Gou’s taste is expansive. Her recent mix for Resident Advisor finds her seamlessly incorporating everything from Chicago house to searing acid tracks, and her own productions are similarly diverse. “I want my sets to be groovy and energetic, different each time and exploring different things,” she says. “If I think about it, it totally reflects my personal style and personality. It also reflects on my production side: I want every EP to be distinct with different styles of music.” Her next release, Once, out March 2 via London label Ninja Tune, is an equally eclectic collection that covers three distinct genres: Single ”It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)” is a breezy house song that includes her own vocals, “Hundres Times” is a punchier dance floor number, and closer “Han Jan” is a bouncy electro track.

This eclectic approach to sound translates to her sense of style as well. Gou, who moved from her hometown of Incheon, South Korea (which borders Seoul), to London when she was 14 years old, has been interested in fashion since she was a teenager. After spending her youth flipping through magazines and mining the Internet for ideas, she eventually pursued styling and media studies at London College of Fashion. At first, she wanted to become a designer, and she then switched to styling, only to realize that it wasn’t really a good fit for her either. “I don’t think that I was so good at styling others, to be honest,” she says. “I was putting my taste on others. I soon realized that I only enjoyed styling myself.” It was around this time that she started getting more seriously interested in music, and she’s since moved to Berlin, Europe’s unofficial techno capital, to continue to delve deeper.

As Gou has developed a versatile deejaying and production style, her look has evolved similarly. “Even though I’m more of a streetwear, sneaker girl, I try to wear different styles all the time,” she says. She’s recently been gravitating toward baggy pants that she’ll pair with sneakers, along with her Miu Miu fur hats, which she has in bright red, salmon pink, and a streaky green. And while her colorful approach certainly contrasts with the all-black, sporty “Berghain look” that so many of her peers gravitate toward, Gou is resolute in her choices. “In the beginning, I thought that in order to look serious in the music industry I shouldn’t dress up too much, but then I realized I wasn’t happy,” she says. “Dressing up, my image, and fashion are also a part of me, and it reflects who I am.” Gou’s rising profile proves that you don’t have to choose between being taken seriously in the business and wearing cheetah-print shorts—as long as you’ve got her sense of determination, anything is possible.