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September 2006
Thursday, September 28th, 2006

Is online.

BOOM!

In case you hadn’t guessed, the premise is this: every song on this mixtape samples a 1990s indie/britpop/whoteva song. Or is a cover version of one. Every song, bar two co-produces, was produced by me, and recorded in my flat. I am all over it, but my friends guest on lots of the tracks. It is ace on stilts. That’s all I can say right now, apart from:

TRACKLISTING:(!)

Akira The Don – BOOM! (Remix) ft. Lethal B & Narstie
Akira The Don ft JTWR – Daydreamer
Akira The Don & Dego Brown – Melon Men
Akira The Don – The Tree
Akira The Don – The Fuzz ft Jack Nimble & JTWR
Akira The Don ft Narstie – Gitmo
Akira The Don & JTWR – Adored
Son Of King Rebel – Angels
Akira The Don & Marvin The Martian – The Girl From Mars
Akira The Don ft Bashy – Wake Up Bashy
Akira The Don & Enveh – Enveh Don’t Give A Fuck
Mary Turner – Something Changed
Akira The Don ft Sage Francis – Shopping For Guns
Akira The don ft JTWR & Miss OddKidd – AIDS and STDs
Swine – We Are The Swine
Akira The Don ft Narstie – Wonderwall
Akira The Don & JTWR – Fuck All The Phonecalls
Akira The Don ft Sage Francis – Slowdown Symphony
Akira The Don – Speedway

SAFETY!

— Thursday, September 28th, 2006

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

EDIT: 

From September 2006! The first ATD mixtape/LP, wherein I produced and self-recorded in my very own gaff an album plus worth of songs on a theme (Britpop samples) and called it a mixtape. I’d just started leraning a bout compression, the self mastering is shocking, I hadn’t learned to EQ vocals yet, but still the people loved it. There’s some genuinely ACE stuff on here, some wonderful guest turns from my extended “Don Squad” family and I am, in retrospect, very proud of it.

ATD, Nu Olympia, 12/06/12

PS – Because I keep getting asked, the sleeve references the famous Patsy Kensit/Liam Gallagher “Cool Britania” Vanity Fair cover.

 

 

Original text:

OK, this is a fucking LP, first. Everything on here is by me, and my people, made especially for this tape, apart from three joints which appeared on previous ATDs and fit the theme.

I’ll post a list of the sampled artists in a few days, but right now, you can have fun guessing. If you don’t know anything about 90s indie, ask Jeres. WORD!

TRACKLISTING

Akira The Don – BOOM! (Remix) ft. Lethal B & Narstie
Akira The Don ft JTWR – Daydreamer
Akira The Don & Dego Brown – Melon Men
Akira The Don – The Tree
Akira The Don – The Fuzz ft Jack Nimble & JTWR
Akira The Don ft Narstie – Gitmo
Akira The Don & JTWR – Adored
Son Of King Rebel – Angels
Akira The Don & Marvin The Martian – The Girl From Mars
Akira The Don ft Bashy – Wake Up Bashy
Akira The Don & Envy – Enveh Don’t Give A Fuck
Mary Turner – Something Changed
Akira The Don ft Sage Francis – Shopping For Guns
Akira The don ft JTWR & Miss OddKidd – AIDS and STDs
Swine – We Are The Swine
Akira The Don ft Narstie – Wonderwall
Akira The Don & JTWR – Fuck All The Phonecalls
Akira The Don ft Sage Francis – Slowdown Symphony
Akira The Don – Speedway

 

 

 

 

— Thursday, September 28th, 2006

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

Stop whining! Its NEARLY READY! That I am working so hard on this bitch of a tape should excite you. I don’t know if I mentioned, but this isn’t really a mixtape. It is a fucking abum.

Hold tight. I got one more rap to record, one song to mix, and the sleeve to finish.

Booya.

— Thursday, September 28th, 2006

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

Everybody knows that. But I still think The Beta Band’s take on The Wallace Collection’s Daydream is the best. Stupid I Monster. Who gives a fuck about that now, apart from Lupe Fiasco?

Anyone wanna give me a new brain? Mine’s all melty.

Laced another track for the mixtape earlier, finished mixing the remaining that needed mixing. We are waiting for a verse from bad dad Marv The Marsh, and a telephoned in rap from Enveh, and we’re done. Third Hand Wire Riffs will be with you on Thursday as promised. That is today. RAH! Prolly about lunchtime. Keep your eyes peeled.

Oh, that picture above was taken by a nice girl in a green dress – who asked me to play Joe Mangle once, which I have never done, and perhaps ought – at that gig we did in Cardiff last week or whenever it was. She took lots more, including a nice one of Martin and Tobe performing as Bravecaptain that she said was Zabrinsky. Whoo!

— Thursday, September 28th, 2006

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

— Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

Thursday.

I urge you all to read Jeff Wells today. Don’t worry, its short. And its happy.

— Wednesday, September 27th, 2006