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June 2013
By Akira The Don on Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Yo this is awesome. Going on Hancock’s logic I’m in  the abusive stage right now. MAN WAS ON THE CHEESE! YESSS!

http://youtu.be/kXqaUcG0T60

 

— By Akira The Don on Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Akira The Don – Games For The Thrones (Tits And Wine) ft. Footsie and Big Narstie

Download on On iTunes here

BANDCAMP

The song was Produced by Akira The Don
Mixed by Deegan Adams and Akira The Don
Mastered by Mike @ Smash

The video was Directed, edited and composited by Akira The Don
Shot by Tom Coles

As premiered just now on Noisey! HIGH FIVES ALL ROUND!

ENJOY THIS HOMERIAN THING! Let me know what your favourite bits are, I’m gonna do a behind the scenes film…

I first had the idea to make this a year ago, watching S02E08 at Wade’s place in LA, and we had to rewind Tyrion’s immortal, “why are all the gods such vicious cunts? Where is the god of tits and wine?” about seventeen times. When I got home I made the beat, and then agonised about what to do with it for an age because everyone who heard it thought it was ridiculously amazing and I should sell it. Really I just wanted to do it with Narstie though as we both love The Thrones and spend many hours discussing how we’d best dispose of Joffrey and what a G Arya is. And if I was, as we decided, the Drogo-Targaryen and Narst was Winterfell, then I could think of no one better than legendary Newham General and neighbour Foots to represent King’s Landing. I threw up the Bat Signal, and the song was recorded within hours. Next up was to make a suitably ambitious visual.

Man, what a great idea this video seemed when Euro Jim first suggested the basic premise after I told him about the song. “That’ll be easy!” I said, “I can just shoot us on greenscreen with matching lighting and edit into the scenes! I knock that out in a week” Many months and a Snowdonian leaning curve later I know all about light wraps and here we have this beautiful artwork, lovingly stitched together from 6 hours of weed drenched tomfoolery with my father’s swords in a green screen studio and tiny fragments from each and every brilliant episode of the might Game Of Thrones to date. Rewatching it all over and over again, slowed down and sped up countless times was one of the many great pleasures of this particularly foolhardy and overreaching endeavour, and brought me an even greater appreciation of this homerian 21st Century epos.

Highfives all round then! Cameraman Tom who set up all the shots and the studio and did great work despite being the colour of guacamole and having to go and empty himself into the toilet every 32 minutes. Narstie who took to the swords like a newborn to a titty, and Foots who’d played a show the night previously, shot one video already that day, and smoked his way through a small duffel bag of gourmet vegetables.

Special round of applause to my family, whose shared burden was my many months of compositing until the dawn had risen.

Anyway. I hope you enjoy this thing! Get your free download of the single bundle here, and please send the video to your mum and let me know what her favourite bits were.

ONE YEAR TILL SEASON 4! WOOOOO!

PAX!

@!

TS AND WINE SLEEVE

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Akira The Don Footsie Big Narstie Games for The Thrones

— Friday, June 28th, 2013

By Akira The Don on Friday, June 28th, 2013

Young Scooter Featuring Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, Birdman – Colombia (Remix) by aplus87

It’s the HERCULEAN RESTRAINT that makes this Young Scooter Columbia record so enduring. The thing straight up refuses to nut.

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— By Akira The Don on Friday, June 28th, 2013

By Akira The Don on Friday, June 28th, 2013

White people Twitter was going crazy when I woke up this morning, and this is why. It has a repeating bridge instead of a chorus, but I’m not mad at it.

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— By Akira The Don on Friday, June 28th, 2013

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

I’m still waiting for the mystery media conglomerate to drop the Games for The Thrones video , but in the meanwhile check this thing I put together for the excellently named Max Raptor last weekend that just dropped today. It’s got about 100 hours of news footage compressed into the thing! It is a violent, rotoscoped halftone news bomb, like those things in Transmetroplitan. BE CAREFUL WITH THIS SHIT.

OK, back to frantically checking the inbox. HOLD TIGHT!

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— Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

By Akira The Don on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Sweet lord, Gates does it again, this got my stomach in knots yo. Gates is a fucking mage. Got that Bico Bico soul.

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— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013