I am proud to inform you that my contributions to the #LOTB #LORDOFTHEBEATS UK producers clash this week have been deemed mighty by my peers, the people AND the Gatekeepers Of Grime, and I’ve been shortlisted from all those that threw their proverbial snapbacks in the ring. If you dig what I does, go vote for me here!
And enjoy all these fine riddims!
Oh, and check my final contribution, ROUND 3, that I did on the train to Swansea yesterday and in the Travelodge bar.
(Video coming up from last night’s crazed event soon by the way. That’s me with fellow entertainists Geordie Depp and KAt Pole Pride up top…)
So look what I taught myself to do yesterday! ROTOSCOPING! And with Magic Bullet Looks’ excellent Toonit 2 and my better than new fixed Macbook Pro with 16 g of ram and a solid state hard drive, I could actually do it in near-real time, and the render only took 12 hours. Amazing.
Akira The Don ft. Pixel – Stand Alone Complex 攻殻機動隊
In which I share my (no longer) secret recipe, many weeks in the refinement!
All music by Akira The Don. Songs included: Fun With Science, I Don’t Own A TV (Instrumental), Steven Wells He Was The Greatest (Instrumental), We Won’t Be Broke Forever Baby (Instrumental)
Ingredients: 1 red onion, 3 cloves of garlic, 1 tin of plum tomatoes, 1 pinch of smoked salt, 2 thirds of a cup of brown sugar, 3 tablespoons of Worcestershire Sauce, one gob of molasses, one tablespoon of tomato pure, a generous carpeting of chili flakes
Good luck making your sauce! Let me know how it goes, and what other How To… videos you’d like to see in the future!
Meanhwile, I just got a new Google+ page. I’ll mainly be using it for INTERACTIVE DONCASTS. I’ve just sussed out how to have music and voice going at the same time and shit. IT IS MAD FLY.
Speaking of which, check this dope ass thing GobbleGames made:
Two dope videos for you today my brothers and sisters! Below we have myself and brothers Narstie and Ev Dash, performing Games For The Thrones all acoustic like on a (yes) balcony (as blogged about when it happened a few weeks back)… not just any balcony, mind, but the balcony of that great big Methodist Church in central London, the one where Luke and Mary Turner’s dad runs things in the manner of the head of a church, which is sort of what he is.
The session came out very dope, I am happy to report, despite us only getting one take and not being particularly rehearsed and Ev cocking up the end. Good work Balcony dudes! ALL HAIL!
The second video, then, is a pretty mightily serendipitous affair. A few hours ago I was like, crap, I need to put a video on my new Youtube Channel, there hasn’t been one since Saturday! SO I looked in my Competed VIdeos folder, and I saw THIS… Thank You Beyonce, a thing I created at the behest of the 02 a few months back, to celebrate Beyonce’s series of shows at the former Millennium Dome. I’d started a version with titles, that I was going to out on my channel, so I decided right there and then to FINSIH THAT THING, right away, in the manner of the head of a company (which I am). Anyway, when I’d finished it and was rendering, the internets informed me that today is NATIONAL BEYONCE DAY, and also that very same Beyonce’s flipping BIRTHDAY! HOLY SYNCH BATMAN!
Anyway, enjoy this thing of beauty, it made me cry while I was creating it. Those people love that woman SO MUCH.
Kicking off my new weekly video series with a BANG ! And A BVVVVVVVVRMMMMMVVHHHVVVRMMM sort of a noise! Welcome to How To…. LIKE A DON! In which I impart my many knowledges upon thy ass, in the name of MANKIND’S BETTERMENT!
Let me know any topics you’d covering, skills you’d like divulging, esoteric techniques you’d like explaining, that sort of thing. I know a ferryload of super useful shit and am here for you and I live to serve.