Akira The Don – ATD19: The Steven Wells Mixtape

Akira The Don

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    November 21, 2009
  • Recorded at
    Don Studios IV
  • Produced by
    Akira The Don
  • Mixed by
    Akira The Don

ATD19 is a mixtape for Steven Wells, the Greatest To Ever Do It, who died earlier this year. It is mostly comprised of music he liked – apart from the first song, which he might not have liked at all, although he probably would have secretly, as it is about him. The first version of the mixtape was created at the request of Steven’s friend and collaborator David Quantick, and played at a party celebrating Swells’ life held in London a few weeks ago. This version features some extra music, including the aforementioned song about Swells, most of which I wrote today, although I’ve had parts of it swimming around my brain for a while now. James Harrison played guitar on that song, and Joey2tits played bass.

I hope you enjoy it. It was fun to make. I especially enjoyed getting to listen to Steven’s poetry and romance fiction. That, and singing “TITS OUT TEENAGE TERROR TOTTY!” over and over at the top of my lungs for about half an hour.

Cheers Swells!

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Akira The Don – Steven Wells (He Was The Greatest)
Akira The Don – Steven Wells’ Intro
The Clash – Carreer Opportunities
Daisy Chainsaw – Love Your Money (Akira The Don’s Sweet Nas Remix)
Atari Teenage Riot VS Slayer – No Remorse (I Wanna Die)
Seething Wells – The Drug Squad
The Prodigy VS PWEI – Their Law (Akira The Don’s DHR Remix)
Shampoo – Trouble
Akira The Don – Ultimate Trouble RMX ft Shampoo, Carter USM, & Whylout?
Akira The Don ft Whylout? – BOOM!
Elastica – Connection
Sleeper – Inbetweener
Akira The Don – Shopping For Guns ft Sage Francis, Sleeper & Babybird
NWA – Straight Outta Compton
Aphrodite VS NWA – Dopeman
Steven Wells – Romance
The Manic Street Preachers ft Traci Lords – Little Baby Nothing (Akira The Don Remix)
Bis ft Public Enemy & Technotronic  – Eurodisco (Akira The Don Remix)
Akira The Don – Steven (You Eat Meat) ft Sandy Shaw
Daphne & Celeste – Ooh Stick You!
The KLF VS Extreme Noise Terror – 3AM Eternal (Live at the Brit Awards)
Chumbawamba – Give The Anarchist A Cigarette
Chumbawamba – Tubthumping
Kylie Minogue – Better The Devil You Know
Seething Wells – Tetley Bitter Man VS Godzilla
The Beautiful South – Liars Bar
Monty Python – Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life
Akira The Don – Tits Out Teenage Terror Totty


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  1. Hunchbakk
    November 21, 2009
    12:59 pm

    it looks nice, looking forward to giving this a listen and honouring the man…

    he picked the short straw going at roughly the same time as Michael Jackson, Swells deserved his own NME tribute issue


    ps….. give your postmen a slap, i’ve still had no goodies turn up, and for once i dont think it’s my dumbass postie that is to blame as all my xmas shopping and suchlike has been arriving fine :-(

  2. Rich
    November 23, 2009
    3:29 pm

    You little beauty.

    Quite surprised that NME didn’t have a Swells tribute issue. I might even have bought a copy for the first time this decade if they had.

    Fuck you, the NME.

  3. Akira The Don
    November 23, 2009
    4:33 pm

    Hmm. Everyone else got their prizes!

    I shall send something else.

  4. Hunchbakk
    November 23, 2009
    6:45 pm

    ggggrrrrrrrrrrrr, could be my guys, sometimes they can be a right bunch of donks

    stuff left in the rain, stuff goin missing, or going to the right number but the wrong street, not getting cards when stuff has gone back to their depot…. i've had the lot

    i thought they'd got themselves sorted but maybe not

    oh well..

    cheers for that… look forward to it

  5. VictoriousJones
    November 28, 2009
    7:14 pm

    Is it me, or does wells look alot like michael chiklis (actor who played the thing in fantastic 4)?

  6. Akira The Don
    November 29, 2009
    12:49 pm

    Having managed to avoid both those movies, despite Silver Surfer looking ill in the trailer… I COULDN'T TELL YA!

    Peace everybody. YEYAH!

  7. VictoriousJones
    November 29, 2009
    7:49 pm

    movies sucked, but jessica alba in a fantastic 4 suit was well worth the price of admission. =) Boioioioioing….

  8. Dave, The
    December 10, 2009
    7:47 pm

    I love this more than I can say.

    RIP Swells, them that know all know how great you are.

  9. Archduke
    January 3, 2010
    11:25 pm

    Can you put up an MP3 for the Gunz Yo remix you made for this mixtape?

    I love it, and I wish I could find the acapella for it too, I got a couple ideas for it.

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