– Hudson Square EP

Artist: Homework

Title: Hudson Square EP
Format: Vinyl + Digital
LC: 15799
Cat: GH-20
Released: 14.02.2011

“Modern jazz and funk influenced club tunes that are in the vein of the wolf and lamb, Nicolas Jaar productions.” (CLONE)

As always EXPLOITED is crossing DJ styles easily:
Early support by Soulwax, Digitalism, Brodinski, Sinden, Feadz, Claude Von Stroke, Laurent Garnier, DJ T, DJ Hell, Jesse Rose, Soul Clap, Round Table Knights, Andre Crom+Martin Dawson, CatznDogs, Axel Boman, Brother’s Vibe, Trickski, Hudson Mohawke.

Homework have been labelled “Emerging Artists for 2011″ by Beatport.
Their productions did get supportive spins from a who is who in dancemusic.
Following their head turning “Fissa Tune EP” on Exploited and another storming EP (“Trumpet Express”) on Made to Play, here is the new release by Homework: “Hudson Square EP”: 4 infectiously catchy tracks! Homework’s debut “Fissa Tune” has been getting plays from a who is who in dancemusic. With a full schedule of international gigs (including Berlin’s Panoramabar, Paris’ Social Club, Zuerich’s Hive or Ghent’s Culture Club), top remixes in the pipeline (Round Table Knights ect.) and an upcoming guestrelease on Snatch! (Riva Starr’s label), Homework provide a unique and diverse sound and guarantee serious business.
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.

Homework’s new EP “HUDSON SQUARE” on EXPLOITED is pure revisionist nostalgia. The “HUDSON SQUARE”-EP goes beyond what they had laid out with their previous productions, exploring the soulful&discofied sides of house music and proving once again that Homework will never cling too long to one style or genre. Homework remain commited to pushing all genres of dance music forward and that’s why they fit perfect on EXPLOITED. Homework are there to set musical trends, rather than to follow them. Or to put it in Dr. Cornel West’s words: “You have to be able to cut against the grain, get the distance from your peer group.”


The current artwork is a painting from JANI LEINONEN who is probably one of the most intriguing artists in Helsinki. His work ‘UNDRESS ME’ (featured on Exploited) took inspiration from retro saucy/pornographic magazines. Get ready to feel used to enjoy exploitation.

Soulwax (2 Many DJs/One Man Party): “Warm funky house tracks dipped in chocolate. Will play! Reminds of La Funk Mob days.”
Digitalism (Kitsune): “Nice EP. Really like it.”
Laurent Garnier (F-Com): “Disco bomb!”
Brodinski (Turbo): “This is sick as usual. Homework didnt do any mistake and I love them.”
Soul Clap (Wolf&Lamb): “Nice looped out discoey jams.”
Jesse Rose (MTP): “Liking the latest single, deep but groovy.”
Sinden (Grizzly/Counterfeet): “Funky!”
Round Table Knights (Made to Play): “YES! Loving this EP. Full support from the Roundies. BIG!”
Mercury (Gomma): “Hold Me Tight…big time…favourite.”
Axel Boman (Pampa): Oh yes! It shivers down my spine. Funk all over my body. I love this so much! Especially ‘whipped cream’ and ‘hudson square’. Magic ear candy!!
Andre Crom&Martin Dawson (Off): “Biggest props for Homework and this great EP. A fan of “i got one” already and this is a great follow-up. Will play and chart most definitely!”
CatznDogs (Mothership/Get Physical): “We like Homework more than candys.”
Pol_On (Pets/Freerange): “I’m Into This is really nice !!!”
Kasper Bjorke (Mirau): “I feel taken back and I love it. Full support from Copenhagen.”
Brother’s Vibe (SOM Underground): “Wicked Stuff.”
Pezzner (Freerange/Om Records): “Homework does no wrong. I’m into all these! Full support.”
Hudson Mohawke (Warp): “Yeah!”
Donk Boys (Trapez/Dirty Bird): “Nice tunes! Feels very 90ies in a good way.”
Feadz (Ed Banger): “Nice and easy.”
Trickski (Suol): “Super solid EP! Like all tracks but hudson square is fave. Respect!”
Khan (I’m Single/Panoramabar): “Thanks for the sunshine during these grey cold days !!”
Mosca (Nightslugs): “Wooooooiiiiiiiii Loving I’m Into This and Hold Me Tight. Both movers.”
Telonius (Gomma): “Great release. Love it.”
Rub’n Tug (Rong): “I like!!!”
Strip Steve (Boys Noize): “Aha. Love the speech in this. Great track!”
J.Phlip (Dirty Bird): “”I’m into this” – im into it!!!!! Diggin that sample boyzzzz.”
Nils Ohrmann (Hula Hoop/Arms&Legs): “Reeeeaaally big one! Killer release!”
Jet Project (Snatch!): “Whipped Cream and Into This hitting the spot Nice vocal usage. Nice ep!”
Camel (Deadfish): “Great package. All nice tracks. Full support.”
Daniel Brandt (Brandt Brauer Frick/K7!/The Gym/Doppelschall): “Really nice EP! Hudson Square is the one for me.”
Bag Raiders (Fools Gold): “Frikky Fresh!”
Orgasmic/Sound Pellegrino DJ-Team (Sound Pellegrino): “Perfect EP!! I absolutely love all the tracks. Super well produced, deep but pop feeling at the same time! So you make it complicated to me guys, for choosing wich little case/heart i ‘m going to fill.”
Michael Reinboth (Compost): “Some nice edits and reminiscenes here.”
Hannah Holland (Bugged Out/Batty Bass): “Lovin the gay roots house sound coming through…will defo play. Love Hudson Square. Disco vibes and wicked sample in Whipped Cream.”
Moullinex (Gomma): “Had a hard time finding a favourite, they’re all very cool. I’m Into This and Hudson Square take my pick.”
Larry Tee (Ultra): “Hudson Square bumps!”
Acid Washed (Recordmakers): “Nice!”
Joyce Muniz (Exploited): “This is really cool and sexy!”
Rainer Trüby (Compost): I am Into This! Loving the warmth of the rhodes…”
Makossa (Gigolo/FM4): “Top stuff. Will play.”
Boris Dlugosch (Phantasy): “Well done. Lovin it!”
Moonbootica (Cheap Thrills): “I feel it. Not as tight as the Fissa Tune EP, but still lovely.”
Malente&Dex (Exploited): “Music for girls with hairy pussys! Into This is fuuun.”
Mumdance (Mad Decent): “Love this. All Homework’s stuff has been consistently great! Nice selection of moods here. Will deffo support.”
Yolanda be Cool&Dcup (Sweat it Out!): “Love you guys!! Hudson no.1 but love Hold me Tight and I’m Into This aswell. Keep tha shit up. Nice EP.”
Playmode (Exploited): “I am so into this whole release! Feel like i’m in a boogie nights right now. This must be the audio version of 70s porno magazines……”
Shadowdancer (Boys Noize). “Great stuff! Gritty, loose sounding house of the Moodymann kind….’Hudson Square’ and ‘Hold Me Tight’ will be big.”
Kruse&Nürnberg (Mood Music/NRK): “Pretty awesome package here… Not sure which one we support the most but we support this for sure! ;-) THX.”
Bastian Schuster (Robsoul/Off): “Hold Me Tight is the one for me!”
Daniel FX (Watergate): “So great. Thanks for this one.”
DyE (Tigersushi): “This release is just %#¨$+=GreaT ! i’LL play the Hudson Square & Whipped Cream & Hold me Tight_ ThX!!!! DyE”
Marco Sönke (Cocoon): “Homework continue to be one of the most interesting new acts. Amazingly jazzy & moody 4-tracker, can’t pick a favourite, all tracks are huge!”
Mathieu Schreyer (KCRW LA): “Nice EP! Wicked.”