There is an interesting duality to be found in their Homework guise: bringing back memories of childhood, restlessly waiting for that summer that never seems to arrive, unable to shake off the shackles of unfinished schoolwork… It combines both playfulness with serious business; nostalgia with immediacy. And so, to reference Kubrick's The Shining, the two could never be described as "dull boys".
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Amsterdam-based duo Homework burst onto the electronic music scene in 2010 with a refreshing take on lush, Chicago-inspired house music, pricking up the ears of some of the most respected underground dance labels such as 20:20 Vision, Made To Play, and Berlin-based Exploited. Their Hudson Square EP – now a vinyl collectors item going for high prices on Discogs – garnered thumbs ups from both critics and peers and, seemingly overnight, turned them into internationally in-demand club djs. Within a year, after being catapulted into the limelight the duo found themselves playing all over the globe, box-checking revered clubs such as Berlin's Panoramabar, Paris' Social Club, The Standard in New York and Studio 80 in their hometown of Amsterdam; winning them a prestigious Dutch night life award, Gouden Kabouter for Best DJ Duo, in the process.
One defining feature of these two gentlemen it's that they are difficult to pigeonhole. Both in their productions as in their dj sets Homework always take an 'anything goes' approach. Their restless straddling of genres and inspirations, testament to years of working in well-known Amsterdam record store Concerto, might lead one to expect their kaleidoscopic oeuvre to be all over the place, but the inherent 'warmth' (or: 'umph' if you will) that permeates their music runs like a common thread through all their productions.
In hindsight it seems logical that, when in 2007 the duo decided to pursue a career in music, they chose the name Homework. There is an interesting duality to be found in their guise: bringing back memories of childhood, restlessly waiting for that summer that never seems to arrive, unable to shake off the shackles of unfinished schoolwork… It combines both playfulness with serious business; nostalgia with immediacy. And so, to reference Kubrick's The Shining, the two could never be described as "dull boys".
Selected discography Homework
Homework - The Way I See It feat. Bea Anubis (Exploited)
V/A - 5 Years Of Jackmode Part 2 (Jackmode)
Homework - Conversation Piece Remixes EP (Exploited)
Homework - Confessing EP - 2020Vision
Homework - Conversation Piece EP - Exploited
V/A - Black Jukebox 02 (Exploited)
V/A - Snatch! Goes Mixmag EP (Snatch!)
V/A - Made 'N' Mixed EP (Made To Play)
V/A - Black Jukebox 01 (Exploited)
Homework - Hudson Square Remix EP (Exploited)
Homework - Rally Racquet Club EP (Made To Play)
V/A - Bday Bash! (Snatch!)
Homework - Hudson Square EP (Exploited)
Homework - Fissa Tune / I Got One Remixes (Exploited)
Homework - Trumpet Express EP (Made To Play)
Homework - Fissa Tune EP (Exploited)
The Close Up - Better With You (Homework Perspective) - Exploited
Yooj & Steve Huerta - Save Each Other (Homework Perspective) - Retrofit
Breakbot - You Should Know (Homework 'Le Bain' Remix) - Ed Banger
Lars Vegas - Break Me Down (Homework Remix 1 & 2) - Large Music
Andre Crom - Hypnotizing (Homework NYC '82 Mix) - OFF
David Keno - Heroes (Homework Re-Interpretation) - Noir
S.K.A.M. - Outside The Box (Homework Perspective) - Gruuv
Duff Disco - I Won't Forget (Homework Perspective) - Dikso
Nufrequency - Streetlife (Homework Remix) - Rebirth
Jet Project - Alright (Homework Remix) - Snatch!
Andre Crom & Martin Dawson - Need You Back (Homework Remix) - Exploited
Crystal Fighters - Champion Sound (Homework Remix) - Different
Round Table Knights - Say What?! (Homework Remix/Dub) - Made To Play
Joyce Muniz - Party Over Here, Party Over There (Homework Remix) - Exploited
Rainer Weichhold - Reis (Homework Remix) - BluFin