EDIT: Various major label copyright claims had this taken down repeatedly over the weekend, but after shortening the lenght of some of the MV snippets I’ve got it working. HAIL MUSIC INDUSTRY!
BRAND NEW FROM DON ENTERPRISES! It’s THE ATD CHART SHOW! This week I run down the ten MVs that have been getting the most burn in Don Studios lately. Big up if you recognise where I jacked the graphics from. And let me know what’s in your CHARTS right now, and what CHARTS you wanna see in the future!
There’s a list of the MVs after the image below, advise not looking at it till after though cos you don’t wanna SPOILER YOURSELF.
10: Da Mafia 6ix – Hard
09: LaJIT – Fear In Me (Prod. by Keyboard Kid)
08: AKB48 – Heavy Rotation
07: G-Dragon - Coup De Tat
06: JodyHighroller – Jody Highroller
05: Big Narstie x True Tiger – Headgone
04: G-Dragon – Crooked
03: Pusha T x kendrick
02: Riff Raff – Dolce and Gabana
01: Tiny G – Minimanimo
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.
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
Those on the mailing list might have seen an email the other week in which I was getting all excited about a new Youtube Channel… THE new Youtube channel… Youtube.com/AKIRATHEDON
Longtime friends of the Don might be aware that some asshole has been squatting that most prized domain since 2006. Well, Youtube finally agreed to give it to its rightful owner, AKA ME, Akira The Don… there were however some issues with the thing, and when I sent that email it transpired it wasn’t working (and annoyingly a bunch of your subscribed to some wrong-ass new ATD channel which is about to be deleted. SORRY!)
Well it’s working now!
And I am busy re-rendering and re-upping old videos in super hi def, and working on a schedule of NEW REGULAR CONTENT for you to enjoy. So get your ass over there and subscribe, and let me know what you’d like to see!
Example: I have a cold right now, which would probably have been averted had I worn my hoodie. Or not got on that airoplane with all those humans recycling the same air for ten hours.
Speaking of airoplanes, I’m getting on one tomorrow, headed in the direction of CRETE. Pre-baby holiday with my girl. Last time we’re gonna be able to fanny about in the sun without having to consider another lifeform, for a while… OH YEAH!