TR20 – Waves of Game

Artist: TR20
Track: Waves of Game
Label: Kyubu
Cat No: KYB002
Release: 24th March 2014
Genre: Tech House/Progressive House/Techno
Review by Simon Huxtable

TR20 has made a big impact in a relatively short space of time. This, the second track on Kyubu follows on nicely from the excellent Barry Jamieson remixed Road Sines.

Title track Waves of Game thunders along in that oft forgotten dutch prog house of the 90s way. Its powerful house music with melodies. This is very much the kind of track which will serve as a cross over for a variety of jocks keen to up the pace of the night without destroying the vibe. Underpinning the whole track is a simple 4/4 kick and minimal skippy percussion. The energy is created by a series of carefully crafted synth lines which systematically add depth and atmosphere in equal measures. Groovy stuff.

Juno also has a darkness to it, although the choice to start with a plain beat and build in layers of disparate elements over 8 bar segments is a little amateurish when listening out of the context of a mix. However, once the break at 1 min 30 is over, the track springs into life. The break at 3.40 is insane and shows the quality of these guys.

Uber remixer Andre Sobota need little introduction. Testament to his incredible talent is that a few years ago he made drum n bass as Bungy. He injects a whole new atmosphere into Waves of Game. Staying on the sinister, dark path of the original he totally overhauls the percussion making it much more tribal and stompy. The baseline is also a lot more prominent and is the main driver here. The familiar melodies flicker in and out of the mix creating a more polished and dynamic piece. I expect it to do magnificently in the clubs.