Felix Dickinson & Jaime Read

These are club tracks for the DJ looking to add a modern take on classic acid house to their arsenal.

Jaime Read and Felix Dickinson’s pedigree as DJs and producers runs parallel to the history of UK house music.

In 1991 Jaime Read was lent a couple digital synths and made a few tunes (one of which Richie Hawtin wanted to release). He next hired some studio time and made a number of tunes there, some of which would later appear on Target, Basement 282, Relief and Peace Frog records under Joe Lewis’s name (the story behind this is well documented already). Soon after, he spent a lot of time partying in Brighton, where he met Felix Dickinson. Felix turned him on to a hell of a lot of music; and they started djing together at The Joint where they held a residency for 5 years with Bobby Coulman from Soft Rocks. Jaime has since released records on his own label Push 2 Shove, Ugly Music, and more recently Housewax and Electrosouls.

Felix’s Dickinson’s history started in the UK free party scene but has since taken him round the world many times over with a 10 year residency at the Lifeforce parties in Japan and repeat performances at festivals from Croatia to Nevada. Felix was making and playing music in those “warehouse days”, but he still consistently champions underground music to this very day, through his myriad musical guises including Foolish and Sly, LHAS Inc, Das Etwas, Bastedos, and Dedication, on labels like DFA, Eskimo, Rush Hour, International Feel and Futurboogie or his own label, Cynic Music.

One of Jaime’s early aliases on his label Push 2 Shove was L.H.A.S. (Larry Heard Appreciation Society), so when the two began making music together (as a fellow admirer of Larry’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 of Fingers Inc. (and to differentiate it from the solo work Jaime had done previously). It all got a bit confusing when Jaime revived LHAS a few years ago as to who was responsible for which tracks, so they’ve now gone back to just using their own names.

Two legends still making relevant music today.