Initial impression: Stunned. As I slipped the headphones over my ears, the sensations were already pouring out of the stereo, and I felt myself slipping, slowly and generously into Pyramid‘s rendition of what was an electro/funk vortex. The original version feels a little like a scene out of Scarface, somewhere between a leisure suit and a pile of cocaine. It’s awesomely energetic and features an undeniable beat-drop-build-up. Lifelike and Popular Computer each craft their own special blends of electronic and club music. Lifelike is rowdy and bouncy, Popular Computer is old school smooth and Pyramid completes the French trifecta with his fourth dimension spatiality.
Meanwhile what is so fascinating about this remix is the genre jumping that takes place. Pyramid deconstructs Getting High and creates this cavernous experience. Where the original was chaotically enticing, Pyramid invites you to slow down and pass the proverbial dream stick. The result is intoxicating and sensual and will likely make you want to get high if you aren’t already. So I encourage you to find the most comfortable chair nearby, crank the volume and sink into this remix.