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THIRD. HAND. WIRE. RIFFS.

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

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  1. Rik
    September 29, 2006
    12:09 am

    Carnage is awesome, more evil than venom due to the symbiotes host. Maximum carnage is probably the best mini-series in any comic ever.

    Glad to see you appear in this one alot JTWR, will you be touring with AK at all?

    You should come to leeds when he does. I (poorly) try my hand at a bit of freestyling with my mate who is getting damn good at scratching, and all i ever rap about is anime and comics. Well, mostly anyway. But i'd love to see someone as sick as you doing it in person.

  2. Rik
    September 29, 2006
    12:18 am

    Shit, jsut got the dahlsim reference too. Thats awesome. AK makes a reference to M Bison in another tune. This is why the music coming out of the Don Squad is so awesome, because its real man. British politics, british estates, british accents, real culture.

    Dont get me wrong, theres some good shit coming out of america, but you cant beat this man. ATD, JTWR, Bashy, Narstie, equals anything they got.

  3. Rik
    September 29, 2006
    12:20 am

    Sweet man, thats a big name in the business. Good production means alot. Just look at what they did with Paris Hiltons voice to makea reasonable sounding single "stars are blind", my arse, her stylist is blind.

  4. JTWR
    September 29, 2006
    1:09 am

    I've been wanting to shit with Depeche Mode for like 2 years now they are my favorite band.

  5. Tego
    September 29, 2006
    1:33 am

    Total right?

  6. Rik
    September 29, 2006
    1:42 am

    Depeche mode rule, my favourite song is Sweetest Perfection.

    Desert Essence Cinnamon Toothpaste is my favourite, but i dont hink it does a great deal for you teeth, jsut tastes nice. I know Euthymol is really strong!

    Is this a joke? Im waiting for a punchline, lol.

  7. Jtwr
    September 29, 2006
    3:09 am

    See bloody Myspace fucking up again just as I'm tryna do something!

  8. K NH
    September 29, 2006
    3:20 am

    colgate total.
    you know there's pesticide in it, right? like, look up that "anti-bacterial" ingredient!
    kills bugs and germs and you!
    rah!

    K

  9. K NH
    September 29, 2006
    3:21 am

    serious.

    K

  10. Anonymous
    September 28, 2006
    10:13 pm

    yessssssssssss thank q ak

  11. Rik
    September 28, 2006
    10:13 pm

    Haha, first comment. The good thing about me downloading this in uni, is it took 15 seconds to finish, so I am the first person to hear it, Mwahmwahmwah (evil laughter)

    Rika

  12. Rik
    September 28, 2006
    10:14 pm

    damn i was beat to first comment. boo hoo (lots of tears)

  13. Griff
    September 28, 2006
    10:15 pm

    AH ah ah AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

  14. Rik
    September 28, 2006
    10:17 pm

    Thanks AK, my evening just looked up. It must be a nice thought that simultaneously loads of people around the UK (world?) are putting this on for the first time and rocking out!

    Amen, cant wait to see you in Leeds!

    Rika

  15. JTWR
    September 28, 2006
    10:17 pm

    Brap Brap Brap Mister AK
    Take a BREAK!!!!
    You deserve it!

  16. AK
    September 28, 2006
    10:19 pm

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-HAW it is a good thing.

    I was going to fall over. Then bot Trey rang. Now I am going to go down Cargo and watch Lupe Fiasco.

    RAAAAAAAAH!

  17. JTWR
    September 28, 2006
    10:20 pm

    He is sick I saw him at Jigga.

  18. Rik
    September 28, 2006
    10:25 pm

    Have a good evening! You deserve it.

    Rikazashi

  19. JTWR
    September 28, 2006
    10:38 pm

    Oi thats a real freestyle on Aids + STD’s top of the head shit! I cannot stress that enough.

  20. Rik
    September 28, 2006
    10:48 pm

    That rules man,

    Dong dongdong dong dong

    Dong dongdong dong dong

    I love your bit on Fuck All The Phonecalls,

    Respect man.

    Rika

  21. Rik
    September 28, 2006
    10:50 pm

    My favourite is the reference to peter parker tho.

    Venom is my favourite character ever.

    Suitably impressed.

    rika

  22. JTWR
    September 28, 2006
    11:00 pm

    I love venom too!

    I fucked up though it was supposed to say…

    “Created Carnage + a bunch of drama because I fight with Venom like Peter Parker”

    Spiderman fans understand what with Carnage Venom etc…

    Thanks very much though Rik!

  23. Jtwr
    September 28, 2006
    11:17 pm

    I will be in Los Angeles from October 14th to be with the Mrs!!! Tryna get some shows in Hollywood. And ATD is hooking me up with Danny Sabre out there I think which is incedible!
    Ah man I wish I knew enough about comics to actually say something truly meaningful about a series!
    Cheers!

  24. Jtwr
    September 28, 2006
    11:27 pm

    Ha What is good is slowly the U.S is opening it’s ears to us!! It’s all about AK though he is the link that links us.

  25. Andy Asbury
    September 29, 2006
    12:08 am

    Absolutely bloody brilliant, yet again. Nice one Akira. What do you reckon you could do with Pixies or Mary Chain tracks? Or maybe a bit of Depeche Mode. If anyone’s gonna do something genius with ’em, it’s you mate.

    Cheers for a crackin’ compilation.

  26. Tego
    September 29, 2006
    12:17 am

    TOTALLY OFF TOPIC… The Lupe album is boring.

    I am downloading now. 60%. Where’s the ‘Trouble Remix’? Daing it that was slick as hell!

    I 67% Wooooooooooooo!

  27. JTWR
    September 29, 2006
    12:29 am

    Whats the best toothpaste?

  28. JTWR
    September 29, 2006
    12:47 am

    LOL Nah serious I just wanted to know which is the best because I’m still tryna find the best brand for me. That Baking Soda shit does not cut it.

  29. Tego
    September 29, 2006
    12:53 am

    Fuck that! Whitening is NOT good for you. I remember there was a thing on T.V about the best Toothpaste. It was Colgate Total. I’m sure there have been tests since and this was a good 8 years ago. But that was enough for me.

    Although I do like the shit with all the colours in it.

  30. JTWR
    September 29, 2006
    12:58 am

    Aquafresh!!!
    Remember as a kid the strawberry and bubblegum shit NOW that must have been bad for you!

  31. Karborn
    September 29, 2006
    12:59 am

    BIG UP INDEED!

  32. Tego
    September 29, 2006
    1:03 am

    Yeah see that fruity shit was serious! Aquafresh in the solid tube. I haven’t had anything that wasn’t Total for a while now. My sister used to fuck with some baking soda shit for tooth whitening, it didn’t work. She had to get it done by a dentist. Colgate Total man trust me. It’s the way to go.

    What are you fucking with now?

  33. Tego
    September 29, 2006
    1:34 am

    This post could go Blog platinum! Come on people! Let’s do this!!!!!

  34. Jtwr
    September 29, 2006
    2:06 am

    I’m using abit of Colgate and a bit of Baking Soda Arm and Hammer.

    My teeth are fucked though.
    Fucking sweet shit that tastes good.

  35. K NH
    September 29, 2006
    2:22 am

    THE BRUSHING THAT WORKS BETWEEN BRUSHINGS™ FOR UP TO 12 HOURS.

    Its unique formula continues to work even after you stop brushing. Yes, even after you eat or drink. In fact, Colgate Total®; is the first and only toothpaste to receive the ADA Seal of acceptance for protection against plaque, gingivitis, and cavities. It’s revolutionary because no other toothpaste made in the United States contains the antibacterial ingredient Triclosan.

    But is Triclosan safe? Colgate-Palmolive claims that it is. But some environmental health activists are not so sure. Triclosan is one of a class of chemicals called chlorinated aromatics, containing one or more benzene rings with one or more chlorine atoms bound to carbon atoms. Triclosan’s chemical name is 2,4,4′-trichloro 2′-hydroxy diphenyl ether, which is a complicated way of saying that it has two benzene rings bound in the middle by an oxygen atom, 3 chlorine atoms bound to carbon atoms, and a hydroxy radical (oxygen and hydrogen):

    triclosan.gif (2142 bytes)

    What is worrisome about triclosan to some environmental health advocates is that its chemical formulation and molecular structure are very close to some of the most toxic chemicals on earth, the chlorinated dioxins and furans (referred to simply as “dioxin”) and PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls). For instance, the most toxic form of dioxin, called TCDD, has two benzene rings bound in the middle with two oxygen atoms, with four chlorine atoms.

    Furthermore, it is common in the manufacture of chlorinated aromatics that the resultant chemical products are often contaminated with super-toxic dioxin. This is the case, for instance, for hexachlorophene, once a popular anti-bacterial skin cleanser, but now primarily used only in hospitals. This is because the chemical processes that are used to make chlorinated aromatic chemicals are also often the perfect environment for dioxin formation. Dioxin has toxic effects in the parts per trillion – one drop in 300 Olympic-size swimming pools – because it is a powerful hormone-disrupting chemical.

    Colgate-Palmolive claims that Triclosan is safe, but to our knowledge has made no claims one way or the other about contamination by other chlorinated organic chemicals.

    http://www.cqs.com/total.htm

    K

  36. Bebe
    September 29, 2006
    3:53 am

    That is a point. AK, have you told the people about the evil of flouride yet?

  37. J-Ace
    September 29, 2006
    4:14 am

    so, i take it im the only one that went out tonight and wasn’t sat at my computer?
    hmmm.
    for the record, i cannot beothered to brush my teeth, they hurt now as i speak, and eat.
    but i figure i will just buy a whole new set when the women stop coming.

    now to the point, this “mixtape”, ir should i say platinum album, is exactly that. platinum. i had the honour of bing there alot at the ATD Hit Factory, and i’m so proud it’s all been put together marvellously.
    its so fucking great. big up to all the artists on the tape, including my boys akira, dego, jack nimble and JTWR, not to forget the beautiful miss oddkidd. <3

  38. Cartelmike
    September 29, 2006
    9:36 am

    Absolutely fucking brilliant.

  39. Gary
    September 29, 2006
    3:37 pm

    Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!

  40. Jon boy the baptist
    September 29, 2006
    10:46 am

    “I’m boy Georges lovechild” ^this just made me spit out my tea and snort

  41. Tego
    September 29, 2006
    11:09 am

    That flouride shit is what it is. We drink, we smoke, we eat Irn Dru bars. We all know by know what flouride is and what it does, what difference does it make? Really?

  42. Kat
    September 29, 2006
    12:52 pm

    90s indie! 90s indie! 90s indie! Britpop! Clap clap clap clap clap clap hurray!

  43. timhj
    September 29, 2006
    12:55 pm

    keep em coming. nice one.

  44. jeres
    September 29, 2006
    1:23 pm

    The Lupe Fiasco album is mostly fucking ace. In my humble opinion.

  45. JTWR
    September 29, 2006
    2:51 pm

    I met Boy George when I was like 8. Baffled.

  46. tom
    September 29, 2006
    3:08 pm

  47. Tego
    September 29, 2006
    4:40 pm

    ‘Daydreamin’ was a disgrace and ‘Igotcha’ is Pharrel by numbers. I was excited by the album but it bored me absolutely shitless.

    Everything is “Similar to” I know most rappers say “Like” too much but shit “Similar to” is just annoying.

  48. Michael
    September 29, 2006
    5:13 pm

    “i was referred here by J-Ace, and i’m loving your stuff, where can i buy your album…”

  49. Legion
    September 29, 2006
    8:28 pm

    Love this mix! If there’s any chance thru the Myspace of making the Sage collabs seperate to download/add to profile that’ll be awesome!
    Keep up the good work… maybe a metal/electro idea next? (I can dream…!)

  50. K NH
    September 29, 2006
    8:46 pm

    I enjoyed the rap over the phone. that was lovely.

    K

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