Look out for Pyramid, he’s coming. The Parisian (via Lyon) producer has already started climbing the ladder to stardom, being featured on the Kitsuné Parisian Compilations. Further to that he released what has become a cult release, Cosma, with his production partner Crayon, that including the single Wolf.
Now he’s returned with a new EP, The Pheonix, which is out now on Kitsuné right now. It opens with Astral, which has this huge Daft Punk-esque basslines, over which there’s these synth lines, running through arpeggios and adding to this feeling that all is funky in the world of Pyramid.
Following on is The Phoenix, that opens with this stabby repeating synth rhythm that eventually expands to include the bassline over it. Over the top though, it’s left-field hip-hop, with rhymes provided by Willy Wesly. It’s uplifting synth driven, lovably roguish leftfield though, and when the gospel choir join, in the sort of thing that brings a smile to your face.
The third track on the ep is Lunar Ghosts, is slightly retro in feel, particularly the beats, but it’s lavished with modern electro over the top, which gives it this sort of two-tone feel, one colour underneath, one over the top.
The EP is augmented by a couple of remixes of the lead track. Fellow Parisian Lifelike gets hold of it, and turns it into a this shuddering slab of nu disco, complete with squelchy bassline. Its followed by Blende’s effort, who forces you onto the dancefloor with his bass heavy remix, and forces you to stay there throughout.
Get onto Pyramid, he’s headed for the big league. `