ATD21 – Love Life

Akira The Don

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    February 14, 2010
  • Recorded at
    Don Studios IV
  • Produced by
    Akira The Don
  • Mixed by
    Akira The Don

“Let me show you baby, I’m a talented boy.”

First off: This is not a Valentine’s Day Mixtape!





Yes, I stayed up all night again, recording three and a half songs, countless mashups and remixes, , drinking Pepsi and JD and braving the madness that comes from not sleeping, to craft you this beautiful pink piece of High Concept… Travel with me, from the cradle to the grave, in a life of loving and, when favour intervenes, being loved too. This thing runs deep like a abyss.

A big thank you to  Lee Smilex for the bass on The Saturday Boy and Optimax for the guitar on Brickbat. The call was answered! Music was transferred from miles away via thin air! J’adore Abite Dons Le Future!

I dedicate this to Charlotte, the love of my life, and to you, dear readerlistener, without whom there would be none of this. How ace are we? Making Love… out of nothing at all.

Word to Jim Steinman. Pow! Right, it’s time for me to do something romantic, like The Hoovering. Love has driven weaker men to stranger acts. And its still got along way to drive me. Anyway. I hope you enjoy this thing.


ATD21: Love Life

Akira The Don – Love
Akira The Don – The Saturday Boy ft Billy Bragg
Dion & The Belmonts – A Teenager In Love
Akira The Don – Burgerdate ft Dion & The Belmonts
Slick Rick – A Teenage Love
B.o.B. – 16 Teen ft T-Pain
Akira The Don – Growing Pains ft Bob Dylan, Babybird & Sebastian Bach
Akira The Don – Delusions Of Granddad ft Extreme, De La Soul & LL Cool J
Akira The Don – To Err ft The Human League
Belle & Sebastian – Mayfly
The Smiths – Ask
Usher – Love In This Club
Andrew W.K. – Let’s Go On A Date
Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes – I’ve Had (The Time Of My Life)
Jilted John – Going Steady
Jilted John – Jilted John
Pulp – Stacks
Babybird – If You’ll Be Mine
Akira The Don – Fools Rush In ft Babybird, Tom Waits, E, The Divine Comedy
Akira The Don – Fools Rushing ft My Chemical Romance, Clipse, Babybird & Busta Rhymes
Bonnie Tyler & Jim Steinman – Making Love Out Of Nothing At All (Akira The Don Remix)
Envy – The Best You Ever Had
Ghostface Killah – Never Be The Same Again
Akira The Don – Plenty More Fish In The Sea Etc ft Roxette & Super Furry Animals
Pheonix – If I Ever Feel Better
Bjork – It’s Oh So Quiet (Live At Taratata 117)
Tom Waits – Bend Down The Branches
Dead Prez – Mind Sex
Prince Get off
Akira The Don – Solidify You Love ft Ashford & Simpson, yeah yeahs Yeahs, Queen & Joey2Tits
Akira The Don – Babydoll (Snippet)
Firehouse – Finally Found The Love Of A Lifetime
Akira The Don – Brickbat


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  1. Melo
    February 14, 2010
    4:37 pm

    Our tender hearts are secured by ATD

  2. brandon
    February 14, 2010
    5:09 pm

    awsome job akira , when can get download the thing?

  3. Karl
    February 14, 2010
    5:24 pm

    “Delusions Of Granddad”, one of the best titles ever!

  4. Monte
    February 14, 2010
    5:59 pm

    Positively smashing. A happy Valentine's to you too, man.

  5. Hunchbakk
    February 14, 2010
    7:28 pm

    staying up and drinking is always a positively productive work ethis of mine to feed inspiration

  6. Chris Emmerson
    February 14, 2010
    8:25 pm

    Master ! Another work of beauty and wonder on the best day of the year. All you need is…..


  7. silentbob69
    February 14, 2010
    9:35 pm

    Jilted John…Nice on e Adam. Gettin' this now will bang on my ipod

  8. Akira The Don
    February 16, 2010
    12:01 pm

    Cheers gang!

    One day will release box set of all of these on CD with really nice packaging, and you'll all shout at me for financially ruining you.


  9. Woman Eyes
    February 16, 2010
    7:27 pm

    Five and a Half Songs About Love….

    tip top.

  10. Cogstar
    March 11, 2010
    10:12 pm

    Awesome and I missed it..:o

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