So basically I had that Kanye West Jimmy Jimmel interview on while I was listening to this mix John Doran from The Quietus did and this awesome joint by SATELLITI called YOUNG WOLF came on just at the point where Yeezy started getting mad righteous about society trying to hem motherfuckers in with low expectations and self esteem. Shit sounded awesome, so I recreated it, mashed the visuals together, and hit upload. YOU’RE WELCOME.
GMANE says: “GMANE teams up with London’s own Akira The Don, who also produced the track, to create dat ultimate smoke and ride music!!”
“Alabama country rap legend GMANE and I connected via Twitter last year, as is the contemporary and righteous way. We realised we had a shared musical heritage, both having sampled the same Tom Petty joint, he retweeted one of my mix tapes and I sent him some beats, which he said were unlike “anything [he] ever heard before.” Then I didn’t hear anything from him for ages and forgot about it until a few weeks ago he sent me back one of them, based around a backwards Mercury Rev loop, all vocalled up and beautiful, asking if I wanted to add some raps to it. The song came through as a one track MP3, as he’d had some kind of hard drive fakery incident, but I was able, with professional skills, to mix in elements of the original production, along with new ones, and give it some of that hi-fi audio quality it deserved. And, obviously I blessed it with a sweet sixteen.
ENJOY THIS FINE SHIT! And look out for more in the future.
Check this dope ass Torley-sampling joint I produced for my home Time, who you may remember from such hits as Full Metal Alchemist (I Walter White). This is the opening and title track from his forthcoming Newstalgia LP, which I have had the pleasure of hearing in full and it is BRILLIANT and INSPIRATIONAL, so look out for that shit. As previewed by The Unheard Nerd.
Speaking of production, can it be 5 years since I did all those joints for the Bizzle? It’s Lethal’s birthday today, so let’s celebrate by banging this classic record produced by, chorus-sung0-by, and video-starring-in-the by Your Friendly Neighbourhood Don. Amen!
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: