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