Living In The Future

Akira The Don

  • Uploaded on
    April 18, 2011
  • Recorded at
    Don Studios II, III, IV, Cafe 2tits, Stephen Hague's Mansion
  • Produced by
    Akira The Don, Joey2tits & Stephen Hague
  • Mixed by
    Akira The Don, Joey2tits & Stephen Hague
  • Mastered by
    Gaz Williams @ Fliskin Manor
  • Artwork by
    Zef: Design. Charlotte Whewell: Photo

Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to present to you, my first compilation album, and the second long playing release from a company called Living In The Future:



Available right now from all iTunes, Amazon and all major digital retailers, worldwide. Sixteen classic Akira The Don songs, thirteen of which were previously only available on akirathedon.com. They’ve been remixed, revocalled, reworked, and professionally mastered for your listening pleasure.

As you may recall, last year I asked you what your favourite post WWWY songs were, for the following reason:

“…to those that don’t frequent this wonderful, groundbreaking, epoch defining website, I might as well have died in 2006. So we need to edumacate their asses, before we hit them upside the head with The Life Equation, and change the course of history for ever and ever. What I want to do is this – to put together an EP (extended play) of my finest works, following the release of When We Were Young up until now, the eve of The Life Equation. I will take these recordings, polish them up, treat them with respect and love, give them the mastering I was never able to before, and release them into the world, where anybodycan find them.”

The response was vast and deeply enlightening. I took your advice, made a list of a hundred odd songs, whittled that list down to my favourites, whittled that down to my favourites that didn’t have great big fuck off unclearable samples in them, then I worked out which out of those worked best together and told a story as a whole sequence, then I re-vocalled and remixed a bunch of them, added new music, and beats,  made the whole lot work together melodically and thematically, then I added Jamie to the mix, which was a song me and Stephen Hague did that we loved but didn’t fit in The Life Equation, then I wrote The Way Back Home to finish that story, and lead into the next.

Phew! That was a big-ass sentence lashed together with nothing but commas, but I think it got the point across.

This, ladies and gentlemen of the akirathedon.com community of ladies and gentlemen, is my first compilation record. It wouldn’t have been possible without you.

Thank you.

Incidentally, I promised to record the names of those that helped choose the contents of this record on the CD’s liner notes, and I have kept my word.

Living In The Future is available in the following futuristic combinations:

CD! £5!
MP3! £3.99!
FLAC! £4.99!
CD + T-shirt! £16
MP3 + T-shirt! £15
FLAC + T-shirt! £15.50
CD, T-Shirt, Poster and Badge set! £25!

(CDs ship next week. Ts are in today. I’ll post pictures later when I’m back from the labelers.)


For more information,
including sleevenotes and individual sharing options
click the track titles.


  1. Precaution
    April 18, 2011
    9:03 am

    Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL!

    This is the Don I hath been missing!

    Props to you good Adam!

  2. Hunchbakk
    April 18, 2011
    1:28 pm

    enjoying the new touches on superhero music, nice to hear things changed up a lil

  3. NorwayKarl
    April 18, 2011
    5:35 pm

    Wow! “The Way Back Home.” So moving. Love it. ATD’s true calling is as a crooner not a rapper!

  4. NorwayKarl
    April 19, 2011
    4:02 am

    or maybe he should be called a “crapper”?!! PS. The Don of the day flash thingy messes up accessing the site from a mobile phone cos you get all 100 hundred or so photos displayed separately which takes ages!

  5. Aidan Graham
    April 20, 2011
    10:55 am

    Just had chance to listen to LITF. Great work dude. The songs selected ae ace, love The way back home and the new Giro => Can’t wait for the life equation now!

  6. Anonymous
    April 21, 2011
    1:52 pm

    Cheers you guys!

  7. Cormac Heron
    April 26, 2011
    3:34 pm

    Great st

  8. Cormac Heron
    April 26, 2011
    3:35 pm

    Great stuff Adam. Great to hear you sing. You definitely have That Feel 😉

  9. party bags
    May 3, 2011
    5:14 am

    No one knows what’s ahead of us. All we can do is to live the most out of what life can bring.

  10. plumbing
    May 9, 2011
    12:38 pm

    Life always has more to offer
    and the only thing holding us back from getting it is our own thinking. We can completely change our lives by changing our thinking.

  11. Mcel9437
    December 28, 2011
    5:24 am

    Love the music, but what happened to liven in the future (2005)?

  12. Anonymous
    December 28, 2011
    11:50 am

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