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Homework - unlike their lower case counterpart that serves as the agony of school kids everywhere - are responsible for shaking up house music in a big way in 2010. Calling their “Fissa Tune” EP on Exploited Records a “breakout record” might be an exaggeration because it’s hardly the duo’s debut. However, the title track showed a comfort and skill for transforming a Romanian traditional oboe song into a full body shakedown jacking house track adorned with guttural yelps, and “I Got One (You’re It)” loops a warm soul diva vocal into the kind of siren song that could seduce any kind of dance floor. It was one of those EPs where you couldn’t even choose a favorite because they’re all so good. Following it up with an equally heralded EP on Made to Play and a big, wild, often unexpected remix package on Exploited, Homework (comprised of Zip & Tom) succeed in something many other people haven’t lately; making dance music that’s equally satisfying for your feet and brain. With a full schedule of international gigs (including Berlin's Panoramabar) and top remixes in the pipeline (Round Table Knights a.o.), Homework provide a unique and diverse sound and guarantee serious business behind the decks. As a teaser for their next EP on Exploited, to be released in February 2011, we present you with "Lenny", which takes Lenny Kravitz’ seminal track “I Belong To You” and turns it into something infectiously catchy. Whether its "true revision" or “the ’stick a kick drum on it!’ philosophy”, Homework have taken a commercial hit and turned it into something so lush that maybe even Larry Levan might have played it out. They took those 90's sentiments and rearranged them to be retrofitted in this era; pure revisionist nostalgia. Although in the end, it’s all about the way it makes you move.
Already roadtested by DJ SNEAK (Magnetic/Oomph Recordings), SOUL CLAP (Wolf&Lamb), JAZZANOVA (Sonarkollektiv), JESSE ROSE (Made to Play), EROL ALKAN (Phantasy), DJ T (Get Physical), CATZNDOGS (Mothership/Dirty Bird), DJ GREGORY (Defected) and a bunch of other cool cats.
DJ SNEAK (Magnetic/Oomph Recordings): "Very cool remix."
SOUL CLAP (Wolf&Lamb): "Edit is super nice."
CATZNDOGS (Mothership/Dirty Bird): "Yeah!!!!!"
JESSE ROSE (Made to Play): "Proper Summer Anthem (Well its summer in Australia!)."
JAZZANOVA (Sonarkollektiv): "Funny tune here. Thanx."
DJ GREGORY (Defected): "Cool!"
MANO LE TOUGH (Mirau): "Cool. Will try it out. Thanks."
ND BAUMECKER (Berghain/Panoramabar): "Disco I hear ya!"
BRETT JOHNSON (Cynosure Recordings): "This is nice. It killed this weekend bigtime. Played it at weetamix but the people at fabric seemed to know the words. Was seeing a few girls with heads back, eyes closed singing the words! was cool..."
PEZZNER (Freerange): "I love this!"
LEE JONES (Aus, Liebe * Detail, My My, Playhouse, Watergate): "Great! Will play."
PHIL WEEKS (Robsoul): "Nice!!"
CROOKERS (Southern Fried): "x + x = y"
DJ MAG UK: "Big Tune. Instant killer. Cant believe how massive this is!"
IDJ MAG UK: "Homework have the golden touch right now. Another supurb release!"
XLR8R USA: "Cool Edit."
TSUGIMAG FRANCE: "Nice."
ONLY FOR DJS MAG FRANCE: "A Proof that all kinds of music can be melt together! Pure class!"
ALTSOUNDS UK: "Its 90's dance pop with an edge."
MICHAEL REINBOTH (Compost): "Nice one. Good. Will play it."
CHRISTIAN PROMMER (Compost): "Cool version. Thanks."
WAREIKA (Tartelet): "Always loved Lenny Kravitz's original. Great version to play on the dancefloor from Homework!"
TOMAS BARFORD (Mirau): "Funny."
CAMEL (Deadfish): "Nice one! Full support from me! Thanks!"
GARY MARTIN (Teknotika Records): "This is f..n sweet!! gary martin."
MELON (Ratio?/Platzhirsch): "Will test."
ADAM PORT (Keinemusik/Souvenir): "Cool edit and one of my fav tunes from Lenny Kravitz."
SPOEK (BBE): "Been waiting a decade for thissssss."
TEKI LATEX (Sound Pellegrino): "Pretty pretty nice."
JOYCE MUNIZ (Exploited): "This is great. Love this remix! Can see all the girls getting crazy on the dancefloor!"
MARCO SÖNKE (Cocoon): "Homework is one of the hottest Acts right now. Great gift, sureplayer in the next weeks."
PLAYMODE (Exploited): "Smooooooth and silky. I'm glad this belongs to meeee now.....thank you, you :)"
YOLANDA BE COOL (Sweat it out!): "Love it...love homewok!!!"
DCUP (Sweat it out!): "Thank you so so much. I've been playing the mixtape rip. I love it. I love you guys."
TOMMIE SUNSHINE (Brooklyn Fire): "This is fucking quality! Nice work."
JET PROJECT (Get Physical/Snatch!): "Super funky workout. Sure to get the ladies on the floor."
BENI (Kitsune): "Yeah."
MUMDANCE (Mad Decent/Grecoroman): "Love this."
STEREO MCs: "Love the Build up full of funk. This is effortless."
JOOST VAN BELLEN (Rauw): "As you say: It's a great dj tool. Very well made, brilliantly balanced, could work in many sets, from warm ups to the more cosmic disco ones. Love the balearic feel to it. Will surely play it."
KAROTTE (Cocoon): "Love it!!"
GINA TURNER (Sound Pellegrino): "Loving this! Full support! I can see myself playing this in all my sets! I was just saying, "MAN I LOVE EXPLOITED" and, then hit play, and of course i am not disappointed... ever!! thanks!"
NICK CATCHDUBS (Fools Gold): "Remember the story about Lenny Kravitz' overflowing penthouse toilet ruining the apartment underneath? I only bring it up because this remix is also THE SHIT, really subtle and awesome."