If its deep soulful summery house that gets you in a twist, look no further than Amsterdam’s ‘Homework‘. Homework’s Tom Waist and Zip Stolk first grabbed the collective interest with their Fissa Tune EP on Exploited Records. The lead track Fissa Tune seemed to get most people into a frenzy over its Middle Eastern pipes and chopped vocals, the sort of track you could imagine Riva Starr banging out. However for me it was the rest of the EP that caught my attention, in particular the filtered funk of ‘I Got Two’, a sound that reappears in subsequent EP’s and in my opinion is where Homework’s greatest strength and perhaps interest resides. Whilst the Tech-House Brass tracks such as ‘Trumpet Express’ work they lack the warmth and depth of the more funk fuelled numbers. Overall Homework are building an impressive portfolio of tracks and look set to build on their early success.
Homework – Rally Racquet Club
Homework – The Street
Homework – Hudson Square
Homework – I Got Two (Fissa EP)