Jaime ReadCompositions & Recordings
When Felix started Ugly Music with Tony Lee they naturally considered Jaime to be one of their main contributors. One night when Chicago 'producer' Joe R Lewis was D.J.ing at Tony's club night in Brighton they played him some of Jaime's forthcoming releases for Ugly. Joe was so impressed that he offered to release some of the tracks on his label Target. Jaime was star struck and Felix and Tony didn't want to stand in the way of what seemed like a great opportunity for Jaime. Joe left with a D.A.T. load of music, which he then sold as his own for the next 10 years to labels such as Relief, Basement 282, and Peace Frog.
Jaime continued producing music for Ugly Music and his own label Push to Shove, and also released a triple album for Fragmented in 1997 (Joe Lewis hasn't released anything other than Jaime's music since that night, which raises questions as to the ownership of the tracks he released prior to then).
In 2000 when Felix moved to London to pursue his own production career, he called on old friend Jaime to start a new collaborative project. One of Jaime's aliases prior to this had been L.H.A.S. (Larry Heard Appreciation Society), and as a fellow admirer of Larry Heard's work Felix suggested the Society expand and they change the name to L.H.A.S. Inc. to give a further nod to the work Larry Heard did as Fingers Inc. (and to differentiate it from the solo work Jaime had done previously).
Their first session together produced the song Reasons (that was recorded in 2 hours) which was sold along with the track Ports to Doc Martin's label Wax. This first release was soon followed by E.P.s for Eskimo and Felix's new label Cynic, as well as a track for the album Cynicism.