ATD23: The Street Fighter Mixtape

Akira The Don

  • Uploaded on
    May 12, 2010
  • Recorded at
    Don Studios IV
  • Produced by
    Akira The Don
  • Mixed by
    Akira The Don


I did it!

And I love it!



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.

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  • primeminister

    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!

  • Karl

    Well done that man!

  • http://www.socialfist.com Koltreg

    Some awesome songs on this one sir!

  • BloodRed

    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

  • Precaution

    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!

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  • joey2tits

    this is fucking class. sounding amazing.

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

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&amp;friendid=53854969 Raydome

    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

  • Melo

    Envy's amazing on this!

  • http://www.hunchbakk.blogspot.com Hunchbakk

    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

  • Karl

    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.

  • deus_ex_guy

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

  • Three_years

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

  • http://www.wonchop.net Wonchop

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

  • Akira The Don

    WOO HOO!

    • Raydome

      You're back 😛

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  • timinaz

    Arrgh File Not Found!

    • Akira The Don

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

      • timinaz

        The track sep file…

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

  • James W. Lehr

    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?

    • James W. Lehr

      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.

  • http://bajocontrol.vg Jose M Saucedo

    Nope, both links won't work for me.

  • BloodRed

    seperate track file isnt working for me either…..

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  • Akira The Don

    Ok, that should work now…

  • http://bajocontrol.vg Jose M Saucedo

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

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  • EKG

    Dude, this is awesome! Fantastic work!

  • James W. Lehr

    Thank you all fixed and wonderful…BRILLIANT!!!

  • shez

    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?

  • shez

    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

    • Akira The Don

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

  • http://rhythmemotion.net Lene

    Lovin' it!

  • http://www.myspace.com/zenpyramid zp

    …tearing up t’interwebs, dude…

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  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&amp;friendid=53854969 Raydome

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

    Manga Music!?

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  • silentbob69

    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)


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  • cain

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

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  • Chad

    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.

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  • bag0k

    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.

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  • Fighter23

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

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  • Mr Leo

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

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  • Daytona 5 Bill

    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.