I belong to you,
And you belong to me too.
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 SOUL CLAP (Wolf&Lamb), JAZZANOVA, JESSE ROSE (Made to Play), EROL ALKAN (Phantasy), CATZNDOGS (Mothership/Dirty Bird) and a bunch of other cool cats.
SOULCLAP: Edit is super nice.
JESSE ROSE: Proper Summer Anthem (Well its summer in Australia!)
JAZZANOVA: Funny tune here. Thanx.
ND BAUMECKER: Disco I hear ya!
BRETT JOHNSON: This is nice,... always searching for a great vocal, so much music is boring these days. Glad to see you guys doing something more ambitous. It killed this weekend bigtime.... thx! played it at weetamix too 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: I love this!
LEE JONES: Great! Will play.
PHIL WEEKS: Nice!!
CROOKERS: x + x = y
DJ MAG: Big Tune. Instant killer. Cant believe how massive this is!
IDJ MAG: Homework have the golden touch right now, another supurb release!
XLR8R: Cool Edit.
ONLY FOR DJS MAG: A Proof that all kinds of music can be melt together! Pure class!
DE-BUG: Review to follow.
MELON: will test
SPOEK: Been waiting a decade for thissssss.
TEKI LATEX: pretty pretty nice
JOYCE MUNIZ: this is great love this remix! can see you all the girls getting crazy on the dancefloor!
CAMEL: Nice one! Full support from me! Thanks!
WAREIKA: always loved lenny kravitz's original. great version to play on the dancefloor from homework!
MARCO SÖNKE/COCOON: Homework is one of the hottest Acts right now. Great gift, sureplayer in the next weeks.
ADAM PORT: Cool edit and one of my fav tunes from lenny kravitz.
MICHAEL REINBOTH: nice one, good will play it
PLAYMODE: smooooooth and silky, i'm glad this, this belongs to meeee now.....thank you, you :)
YOLANDA BE COOL: love it...love homewok!!!
DCUP: Thankyou so so much. Ive been playing the mixtape rip. I love it. I love you guys
GARY MARTIN: This is f..n sweet!! gary martin
TOMMIE SUNSHINE: This is fucking quality! Nice work.
JET PROJECT: Super funky workout. Sure to get the ladies on the floor.
TOMAS BARFORD: Funny
MUMDANCE: Love this
STEREO MC: Love the Build up full of funk. this is effortless
JOOST VAN BELLEN: As you say: its 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. Love it!!
GINA TURNER: Loving this! full support! i can see myself playing this in all my sets! i was just saying, "MAN I LOVE EXPLOITED PROMOS" 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.