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Yeah, that’s right.

From 3am June 23rd to 3am June 24th I will be recording ATD24, the twenty fourth mixtape in the series, which kicked off way back in May 2004 with – yes! – Akira The Don Vol. 1.

This is what I am about to email:

24 hours. 1 man, making 1 mixtape. All live online. This is ATD24 by Akira The Don. Like Jack Bauer, but with less torture.

At 3am on Wednesday 23rd June, Akira The Don will embark upon the world’s first attempt to create an entire mixtape in 24 hours, from start to finish, with the whole project being broadcast live at www.akirathedon.com.

Following on from the insanely successful ATD23: The Street Fighter Mixtape, Akira the Don will be broadcasting live from Don Studios (aka his house), letting people see the naked truth behind the creative process as he puts together ATD24, which will be released as a free download on completion at 3am on Thursday 24th June.

Very special guests will be dropping by to help out and guest on the Mixtape, including:

  • Envy
  • Gonzales
  • Martin Carr
  • Big Narstie
  • Littles
  • Cibelle
  • Polar Bear
  • Socalled
  • Marvin The Martian

If you’d like to know more about the project or want to chat to Akira about the frankly insane task he’s putting himself through, get in touch at this email address.

Exactly. Or you could leave something in the comments. Either way, the fact of the matter is unavoidable – we’re doing this thing. We sold enough T shirts and got enough donations to buy the UStream Pro thing, that allows us to broadcast with multiple cameras in HD.

I have a rodonculous guest list, with more still to confirm, with, like, actual times for stuff to happen and everything.

I have a gang of beats, samples, snippets, slices and other-such delicious ingredients.

I have prepared my Music Machines for the mighty tasks that lie ahead of them.

James Dean Harrison is on his way round to test hooking up his fancycam for the broadcast. It is a beautiful thing, really it is. We could do with another camera actually, so any bright ideas, hit me up. I could also do with some good ideas for how best to capture audio coming in live from abroad  – the problem with Skype is it upsets my clock settings (geek talk for makes things sound like chipmunks and/or Satan). I have some ideas already, but maybe you have a better one. I am not too proud to admit I when I am lacking!

And remember, I am gonna be getting you involved. Keep it locked to find out how you and your Mum can get onto this slice of HISTORY! I am scared and excited and SCARED AGAIN and worried and HYPED and CERTAIN that it will be FANTASTICAL.


Thanks everyone for their kind words regarding my last post. I am gonna have a go at that sort of writing more often, I think. The good news is my friend got out today, and is in the best shape I’ve seen him in ages. Sometimes a little time-out is all a person needs. It is my professional opinion that duke is gonna be JUST FINE, and even better than that. And never mind that glass. It’s somewhere in the middle.

(Damn! That was a tune! And you never heard it. From the great lost James Brown VS Akira The Don EP. We shall have to finish that one day. It was  full of magic.)

Anyway. I better get back to prepping. There is a lot to consider. What to eat, for one. I need ENERGY. All day long. What should I be rocking, like, bananas or something?

— Monday, June 21st, 2010

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  1. kwokrocker
    June 21, 2010
    4:29 pm

    As it’s gonna be a marathon, I suggest stacking up on the carbs. Pasta ftw!

  2. Eliot
    June 21, 2010
    5:07 pm


    Cant think of anyone better for a collab mix

    Im shitting myself with excitement

  3. TIRO
    June 21, 2010
    5:15 pm

    Nangness. So will I need Skype to watch it? & could I send you a verse in the very minute possibility you might listen to it?

  4. johnny D
    June 21, 2010
    6:39 pm



  5. Rich
    June 21, 2010
    6:57 pm

    Fuckin' A, Chilly G and the Don? That alone sells me. This is going to be excellent.

  6. Precaution
    June 21, 2010
    10:29 pm

    Oh man, Akira, does that mean you'll be accepting audio clips/skype calls during this thing? I work 12 hours a day at two jobs, but luckily the first one has a laptop I use for work-e-mail and shiz, and one of them is at an internet cafe/community resource center, so I'll be watching at work almost the whole time. 😀

  7. Davey C
    June 21, 2010
    11:09 pm

    What the FFFFFFFFFF. So sic. Amazing idea, I can’t wait. And Socalled?!? As in Josh Dolgin Socalled?! HYPE!

  8. Richard from Illinois
    June 22, 2010
    6:12 am

    Now I have even more of a reason to slack off during my final hours at school.

  9. jjfabulous
    June 22, 2010
    8:30 am

    Dude, this is beautiful. This epic 24 hr Doncast Mixtape marathon starts @ 7pm for us over here in LA! Finally! An evening with ATD! We're gonna get our drink on and just sit back and watch you work your magic! I'm so amped for this!

  10. Liz
    June 22, 2010
    10:29 am

    Akira it is going to be FANTASTICAL!!!!! Dont you worry too much!!! I am really excited…I cant wait!!!! Oh man me and Jess are gonna love it I am sure…. I am proud to be part of this history in the making!!! even if it is just by enjoying it in the chat room………..

    Cheers until then!!!

  11. Money
    June 22, 2010
    11:50 am

    I don't now how you'd do it, but make sure you record the 24 hours for posterity…

  12. Trollface
    June 22, 2010
    12:50 pm


  13. Johnny Nothing
    June 22, 2010
    8:08 pm

    Definitely should be on a pasta tip. And maybe try to incorporate a little of the England game?

  14. Three_years
    June 23, 2010
    12:52 am

    God damn it, I got called in to work today so I’m going to miss the start. Hopefully I’ll be back in time to see Gonzo, very excited for that.

  15. medicating
    June 23, 2010
    2:43 am

    when we want to send audio clips to people, we usually use vocaroo..


    June 23, 2010
    3:13 am

    I am waiting with a can of special brew.

  17. BloodRed
    June 23, 2010
    3:17 am

    is it gonna happen on his ustream? or should we wait here =)

  18. Raydome
    June 24, 2010
    8:44 am

    Well done dude, what I saw was awesome, wish I could have caught more!

  19. medicating
    June 26, 2010
    7:04 pm

    The webcast was AWESOME! I really like that one you did with the anamanaguchi track, SO CASH!
    I’m still waiting for the drop, close tweetdeck you twat, and finish the damn thing!

  20. zippy the magic camel
    November 8, 2010
    2:20 pm


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