West Coast Harem was originally a recording project formed in 1994. The concept was to build a modern, funkified, psychedelic rare groove from both synthetic and organic sources. To use the neo-DJ mentality with a live player approach.
West Coast Harem had it's share of line-up changes but it's root was a electric combo of John Basil (guitar), R. Scott (keyboards), Craig Tiegen (drums) and Jim Haas (bass) that was captured on this EP.
The band became a live staple in Southern and Northern California soon after the release of their first 12" vinyl release "Silver Kiss" (Insta-Noise Records). "Introducing...West Coast Harem" was self-released in 1997 and captured the change in direction to a more eclectic jazz/funk sound.
The band disbanded in 1999 after a hectic five year run.