Homework (4)

Real Name:
Tom Waist & Zip Stolk
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 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”.


Singles & EPs

EXPDIGITAL03 Homework (4) - I Got One / Fissa Tune Remixes album art Homework (4) I Got One / Fissa Tune Remixes(8xFile, WAV, EP) Exploited EXPDIGITAL03 Germany 2010
MTP033 Homework (4) - Trumpet Express EP album art Homework (4) Trumpet Express EP(3xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Made To Play MTP033 UK 2010
EXPDIGITAL02 Homework (4) - Fissa Tune album art Homework (4) Fissa Tune(4xFile, MP3, EP) Exploited EXPDIGITAL02 Germany 2010
GH-20, 5060120873385 Homework (4) - Hudson Square EP album art Homework (4) Hudson Square EP (EP) Exploited, Exploited GH-20, 5060120873385 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
MTP041 Homework (4) - Rally Racquet Club EP album art Homework (4) Rally Racquet Club EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Made To Play MTP041 UK 2011
GH-20 Homework (4) - Hudson Square Remix EP album art Homework (4) Hudson Square Remix EP(6xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Exploited GH-20 Germany 2011
GH-24, 5060120875334 Homework (4) - Conversation Piece EP album art Homework (4) Conversation Piece EP Exploited, Exploited GH-24, 5060120875334 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
EXPDIGITAL21 Homework (4) - Conversation Piece Remixes album art Homework (4) Conversation Piece Remixes(2xFile, WAV, EP) Exploited EXPDIGITAL21 Germany 2012
VIS224 Homework (4) - Confessing album art Homework (4) Confessing(12") 20:20 Vision VIS224 UK 2012 Sell This Version
BJ02 Homework (4) - Shir Khan Presents Black Jukebox 02 album art Mercury (11) / Homework (4) Mercury (11) / Homework (4) - Shir Khan Presents Black Jukebox 02(12", Ltd) Exploited BJ02 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
WOLFEP027 Homework (4) - Conquered Enemies album art Homework (4) Conquered Enemies(12", EP) Wolf Music Recordings WOLFEP027 UK 2014 Sell This Version
LPHWHT07 Homework (4) - Palindrome 1 album art Homework (4) Palindrome 1(12", EP) LPH WHITE LPHWHT07 US 2015 Sell This Version


EXPDIGITAL59 Homework (4) - The Way I See It album art Homework (4) The Way I See It(2xFile, WAV) Exploited EXPDIGITAL59 Germany 2014