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ATD23: The Street Fighter Mixtape

Akira The Don

ATD23-A-Tribute-To-The-Music-Of-STreet-Fighter
  • Uploaded on
    May 12, 2010
  • Recorded at
    Don Studios IV
  • Produced by
    Akira The Don
  • Mixed by
    Akira The Don

Damn!

I did it!

And I love it!

THE STREET FIGHTER MIXTAPE!

Whooop!

I had a ton of fun making this… this epic thing of wonder and glory.

And to think how it began! It was supposed to be EASY… a simple, quick, fun thing I could do in a day and fulfil April’s mixtape quota. A mix of Street Fighter related music. There’s tons of it – Redman’s joint from back in the day, Ras Kass, Double, and so on – but quickly the project took off on its own crazy tangent when I found myself sampling the original SF joints wholesale and making new songs with them, rather than just arranging them all together.

Then I discovered the newer themes (S4 has some mind blowing music on it) and the movies’ music…  So the project took almost 3 weeks, instead of the intended day, and now we’re suddenly half-way through May and the rent’s mad late and there’s a lisping Tory dipstick in Number 10 (Twitter got it down to #ConDemNation, oh the lulz). DAMN! Where’d all that time go? I was supposed to be dropping an EP on May 16th to celebrate my birthday. That is so NOT going to happen!

But here we have this – almost an album in itself.  Scrub the “almost”… what I’ve been doing here all this time is all that stuff you can’t do on albums. Sample outrageously! Force self into corners! Learn fast! Scream at the horror of self-imposed deadlines! Push the maximiser too far! Learn from mistakes! Make new ones!

And, most importantly, make a gang of dope music and give it to the world.

Tracks


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including sleevenotes and individual sharing options
click the track titles.

82 Comments »

  1. primeminister
    May 12, 2010
    5:47 am

    Fresh! its great! its grand! its pure genius! best music! been listening since that first ep came out! loved it!! so fresh! if only i could find it and now look how far you have come. 6 years yo. ontop of the world!

  2. Karl
    May 12, 2010
    6:50 am

    Well done that man!

  3. Koltreg
    May 12, 2010
    7:35 am

    Some awesome songs on this one sir!

  4. BloodRed
    May 12, 2010
    7:50 am

    Happy Birthday AKIRA…. YOU are the person who made me remember that im NOT OLD, and youre 2 years my junior so… BIG UP man…… keep keeping us young

  5. Precaution
    May 12, 2010
    8:15 am

    Great vibe overall, I loved the chill pieces especially, didn't expect them on a Street Fighter mixtape, but found them to be a great addition! Props, especially to the bonus Ken will F U Up track, greaaaat shit there!

  6. joey2tits
    May 12, 2010
    11:05 am

    this is fucking class. sounding amazing.

    but a Rialto chorus? I bought that rialto album it was rubs apart from that song.

  7. Raydome
    May 12, 2010
    3:05 pm

    LOVE IT! Well worth the wait as always :)

    I'm going to keep reposting this on FB, make sure everyone gets a copy 😛

    Have you heard Scorzayzees new mixtape yet? http://www.sendspace.com/file/m9k58v

  8. Melo
    May 12, 2010
    5:16 pm

    Envy's amazing on this!

  9. Hunchbakk
    May 12, 2010
    8:19 pm

    amazing, well done!! a great listen

    only 1 gripe tho, i can't believe you beat me with that rialto tip, i recorded my vocals for a cover of that song about a month ago but haven't done anything with em since

    realy kicked myself when i heard it!!

    must admit my vocals were fucking shocking but thats not the point.

    and i'm glad people still remember rialto, even if joey aint feeling it

  10. Karl
    May 12, 2010
    10:36 pm

    Mr. Don,

    Sorry I have no comics to send you for your birthday but I have got a book that I was thinking you might like, what was the address to send it to again?

    It will be late of course! Sorry.

  11. deus_ex_guy
    May 13, 2010
    5:04 am

    Love it as usual AK! Keep it up man, you ARE the best! DO IT AGAIN!!!

  12. Three_years
    May 13, 2010
    10:23 am

    Hells yeah, totally worth the wait. Winners is AMAZING.

  13. Wonchop
    May 13, 2010
    6:14 pm

    Kotaku's given the mixtape a mention: http://kotaku.com/5538060/the-best-gaming-mixtape

  14. Akira The Don
    May 13, 2010
    7:34 pm

    WOO HOO!

  15. Raydome
    May 13, 2010
    7:39 pm

    You're back 😛

  16. timinaz
    May 13, 2010
    11:10 pm

    Arrgh File Not Found!

  17. Akira The Don
    May 13, 2010
    11:12 pm

    Which link? Just tried them and they all work fine here!

  18. timinaz
    May 13, 2010
    11:14 pm

    The track sep file…

    I’ll try it at home, was hoping to use our ds3 here at wok…

  19. James W. Lehr
    May 14, 2010
    12:25 am

    Yeah slight problem, I can't download the seperate track files. When I right click save-as it works, but when I get the file to open/extract it says the file is 1kb and is corrupted. Really wanna give this a listen anything you/I can do?

  20. Jose M Saucedo
    May 14, 2010
    12:31 am

    Nope, both links won't work for me.

  21. James W. Lehr
    May 14, 2010
    12:33 am

    Okay listening to the track file on your site, and now I "REALLY" want it. Amazing…I think it has to do with when you left click on it it goes to a page that says 404 file not found, so since the link doesn't lead to the music it can't really download anything. That's just theory though I'm not amazing with computers or anything.

  22. BloodRed
    May 14, 2010
    12:36 am

    seperate track file isnt working for me either…..

  23. Akira The Don
    May 14, 2010
    12:40 am

    DON IS ON THE CASE! HOLD TIGHT GANG!

  24. Akira The Don
    May 14, 2010
    12:43 am

    Ok, that should work now…

  25. Jose M Saucedo
    May 14, 2010
    12:53 am

    From a mexican Street Fighter Fan, thank you! Your work is another reason to justify videogames as art!

  26. EKG
    May 14, 2010
    1:54 am

    Dude, this is awesome! Fantastic work!

  27. James W. Lehr
    May 14, 2010
    1:58 am

    Thank you all fixed and wonderful…BRILLIANT!!!

  28. shez
    May 14, 2010
    2:27 am

    awesome love the mix but i cant download the whole things as 1 track. keeps coming up with 404 error and when i right clikck and save the file is less than 1mb and wont do anything when double clicked.

    Any idea whats up with it?

  29. shez
    May 14, 2010
    2:28 am

    awesome love the mix but i cant download the whole things as 1 track. keeps coming up with 404 error and when i right clikck and save the file is less than 1mb and wont do anything when double clicked.

    Any idea whats up with it?

    again awesome mix love it

  30. Lene
    May 14, 2010
    2:42 am

    Lovin' it!

  31. zp
    May 14, 2010
    9:19 am

    …tearing up t’interwebs, dude…

  32. Raydome
    May 14, 2010
    11:43 am

    Awesome, will there be a Mortal Kombat music later this year :)

    Manga Music!?

  33. Akira The Don
    May 14, 2010
    2:28 pm

    Working fine over here! Don;t right click! Just click! Then hit the big BLUE button! Safe!

  34. silentbob69
    May 14, 2010
    6:25 pm

    Thanks as always man…will get this on my Ipod tonight.

    Check this site…old comics and stuff free to download (Warrior, 2000ad type stuff)

    http://cosmobells.blogspot.com/2008/09/mega-2000a

  35. cain
    May 15, 2010
    2:44 pm

    I quite enjoyed the OSTs specially for Super SF 4, can't wait to listen to this one. Thanks

  36. Chad
    May 17, 2010
    6:13 am

    I'm a fan of anything Street Fighter, and a bigger fan of anything that prominently features the music from the Ken stage. Well played, sir! Consider me a new fan.

  37. bag0k
    May 18, 2010
    4:04 am

    As soon as the music started, I looked for any credit given to the original remixers of the menu theme. Nope! Although it was ripped from Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, it’s important to note that that game’s soundtrack was inspired from OCRemix’s remix project, Blood on the Asphalt.

  38. Fighter23
    May 18, 2010
    12:16 pm

    I cant download the file. It says "file not found" after clicking on the blue button. do u guys know why?

  39. Mr Leo
    May 18, 2010
    7:17 pm

    Where can I buy the full album?, I NEED TO OWN THIS!

  40. Daytona 5 Bill
    May 18, 2010
    8:30 pm

    Yo… In all SERIOUSNESS, I’d like to talk to you about getting some production, you’ve got some seriously impressive material here and I’d love to work with you.

  41. Craig Christensen
    May 20, 2010
    7:16 pm

    Hey props to Akira man this mixtape is legit i love street fighter and to rape to the songs man make this a beastly mixtape man what you do is the greatest

    Late

  42. Craig Christensen
    May 20, 2010
    7:17 pm

    Hey props to Akira man this mixtape is legit i love street fighter and to rap to the songs man make this a beastly mixtape man what you do is the greatest

    Late

  43. Justin Bailey
    June 3, 2010
    1:23 am

    no mention of Man Factory? Awesome list but perhaps you should have thrown in a song by a band that does albums all about street fighter. myspace.com/manfactory

  44. Nostok
    June 3, 2010
    3:02 pm

    I love the little references to British computing culture… ZX Spectrum, Sam Coupe. Excellent. Thanks Akira for another fun tape that brought back some memories of many 50p spent on SF2 in dodgy arcades.

  45. cam
    June 3, 2010
    7:05 pm

    man the starting of this is just the best ever… love the retro ken into the HD remix menu music

  46. Karl
    June 7, 2010
    4:37 pm

    And now reviewed on THE DAILY TELEGRAPH WEBSITE!
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/video-games

  47. Felix
    June 15, 2010
    2:22 pm

    Seems like the split track link isn't working! I told a couple of my friends to try it on their computers and they got the same error message.

  48. Akira The Don
    June 15, 2010
    3:51 pm

    Too many downloads, again… I have reupped the file!

  49. sketchbillz@bristol
    June 18, 2010
    7:43 pm

    streetfighter mix-wel hot,but didnt expect anything else really!any chance of info on live dates this summer dude?

  50. psychic
    July 14, 2010
    8:24 pm

    why didn't this get any love at EVO2010?? they bumped some real bad rapper before the finals but they should gotten ATD in there instead

  51. Kuratsu
    November 20, 2010
    7:06 am

    In my opinion this album hasn’t gotten enough love. To be honest it’s my favorite album that you’ve done and I’d love to see more work like this (in tribute to video games (and their music/characters) of course) as it never seems to get old for me.

  52. Anonymous
    November 20, 2010
    2:55 pm

    Thanks Kuratsu. I will be doing something video game related early next year…

  53. Laziejim
    December 6, 2010
    2:32 am

    Theme from Ken is just ridiculously amazing. I’d love to have heard Guile’s theme made in a similar manner!

  54. Anonymous
    December 12, 2010
    1:27 am

    Awesome! I’m looking forward to it. This album has officially landed on my most played list.

  55. Bob
    January 23, 2011
    8:30 pm

    “The Title” is fucking awesome!

    Also, who is Envy? She really killed it on “Winners”.

  56. Chostylish
    April 9, 2012
    4:41 am

    Any way I can get that instrumental for Winners?

  57. Anonymous
    April 9, 2012
    3:24 pm

    Lemme look into that…

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