LHA – “Split Decision” review

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LHA are Sydney based duo emcee Adikkal and Korean producer LeeHahn – Split Decision is their debut long-player offering since releasing their debut EP It’s Time in 2009. The album is a blend of souled-up, slowed down, funk, jazz, reggae, disco beats and flavours.

Split Decision contains good, organic production and musicianship considering the RnB genre’s penchant to be over-produced to within an inch of it’s life, a true testament to the talents honed by previous endeavours and experiences, ensuring the beats and lyrics are kept tight and flowing, although lyrically the album is a tad negative in parts considering musically it is quite upbeat and carefree, aside from that though this is certainly an album worthy of being played at a party or social event that simply just adds to the atmosphere and get people up and moving.

The first single Keep It Moving is a reggae-esque track that bounces along brilliantly, with Dlect helping out on the rhymes.

The opening track Rise Up uses sampled horns to great effect, Sun Is Shining has a great ‘summer vibe’ and bass riff, that ensues you are at least moving some part of your anatomy.

Adikkal honed his craft as a skilled freestyler drawing his years of experience from hip/funk/rock band The Suitable Few having played alongside some of the biggest names in Australian hip hop including The Herd and Downsyde. LeeHahn meanwhile utilised his talents as a producer for Korean hip hop outfit J Diaz, and now brings his meticulous production skills combining live instruments and adeptly chopped samples together.

Check out their website for more info or to purchase a copy of Split Decision.

LHA are officially launching Split Decision at the Gaelic Club on 17th November with Five Coffees and The Chalmers in support.