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Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

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So, ten years after I flew to LA and signed my first record deal with Interscope, last night I DJed the Interscope Christmas Party at Blind Dragon.

The legendary Dennis Graham AKA Drake’s dad come up to me at the end and gave me dap and said I was amazing. He’s the nicest guy in the world.

LIFE IS NUTS HUH?

LOVE TO ALL MY DAY ONE FAM AND ALL MY NEW FRIENDS!

WALK WITH ME ON THE JOURNEY TO MORE SUCCESS!

WE THE BEST!

SPLASH!

— Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

OMG ITS THE NEW MIDNITEMEN SINGLE AND VIDEO EXPERIENCE!

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Shout out LA Guestlist who premiered it earlier today, go check them out they also have an interview with us talking about taking over LA and playing with Bieber and space travel and stuff, its very splashy.

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The song is out now on iTunes and Bandcamp and Soundcloud and stuff, so grab that while its hot. MIDNITEMEN WILL RETURN!

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Now here’s some credits…

MIDNITEMEN – P.A.R.T.Y. M/V

Directed by Glenn Silva & MIDNITEMEN
Shot by Glen Silva
Edited by Akira The Don
Produced by Anna Lodej

P.A.R.T.Y. Girls:

JULIA ANN CONLEY

ZOE DANE
MARIE-CHARLOTTE MAHUL
KIERA SMITH
FABIOLA WONG

The Players:

HILLARY BROWN

TIM BURKE
MATTHEW CAPE
KATY P
DIANA LADO
CHASE LEVY
ANNA LODEY
GRANT MORRISON
BEN NORDBERG
BELLA TATARIAN
PETER WINSKY
LOGAN YUZNA

Hair and makeup by Erik Torppe & Erica Lee

Shot at Box 8 Studios (LA)

Special thanks to Freixenet, Peter Gurnz and Mike Utsinger

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— Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Monday, November 9th, 2015

AKIRALIVE012 - Jar Jar Binks Is An Evil Sith Lord

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Welcome, bothers and sisters, to another episode of AKIRALIVE, in which I execute a wavy ass mix of music for your enjoyment live from my perch on Hollywood Boulevard. I actually did this one in the club last night and it was awesome, and I hope you enjoy it as much as they all did.

PEACE AND LOVE!

Darth AK, AKA Jar Jar Don, Hollywood, November 2015

TRACKLISTING:

Hannah Diamond – Hi (MIDNITEMEN Remix)
Justin Bieber – Sorry
Chromatics – Cherry
Ramsey & Co – Love Call
Missy Elliott – Work It
Michael Jackson – Sunset Driver (Demo)
Jody HiGHROLLER – Brick off the Balcony
Bank$ feat. Young Dro & Ra Ra – Boot Up (Dab)
ASAP Rocky – Trilla (Feat. ASAP Twelvy & ASAP Nast) (Prod. By Beautiful Lou)
The Sisters of Mercy – This Corrosion
Lil Uzi Vert Ft. Lil Herb – On My Line
Fergie – Glamorous (M-Town Vice 80’s Remix)
Chromatics – Girls Just Wanna Have Some
Konshens – Leggo (Get Mad Inna Di Party) (High Rave Riddim)
Immagination – Music & Lights – Zampetti & Verbeni Edit 2015
The Stone Roses – I Wanna Be Adored
Young Thug – All Over
Bonecrusher ft. Camron, Jadakiss & Busta – Never scared Remix
Travis Barker ft. Lil Jon, Busta Rhymes, Twista, & Yelawolf – Let’s Go
Gucci Mane – Quiet (Taste Tester Remix)
L.A. Leakers ft. Future, WIz Khalifa, & Kid Ink – Ball Like This
Pavement – Shady Lane
Kodak Black – SKRT
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax (Lasso’s Cocktail Remix)
Eva Simons ft. Konshens – Policeman
The Presidents of the United States of America – Peaches
Ginuwine – Pony (ESTA_Remix)
Diddy – MMM Feat. Future and King Los
OutKast – Spottieottiedopaliscious (HugLife Remix)
Jay-Z – Big Pimpin’ feat. UGK
Papayo – Cheerleader – Mambo Remix
Drake & Future – Big Rings
Pat Benatar – Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Michael Jackson – Black Or White
The Darkness – I Believe In A Thing Called Love

AKIRALIVE012 – Jar Jar Binks Is An Evil Sith Lord by Akira The Don on Mixcloud

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PS – This is what I was going on about at the beginning…

BATTLE-DROID

— Monday, November 9th, 2015

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

AKIRALIVE011

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A week on from the already legendary Blind Dragon Party Mixtape, your pal DON, AKA SPLASH GOD, AKA THE LAST WAVELORD is BACK with a BRAND NEW MIX of BRAND NEW JAMS, BRAND NEW LIVE REMIXES and BRAND NEW TAKES on CLASSIC MATERIALZ, all mixed LIVE right here in the Studio of Dreams on Hollywood Boulevard.

We also have some EXCLUSIVE MATERIAL for you… alongside rand new cuts from ME, including my all new rap song Year One and my official Sauce Twinz remix, we also have a brand new as yet unreleased Big Narstie joint produced by me, and a brand new unreleased PABLO DYLAN joint produced by his top secret kabal of wizards up on Mullholand Drive. The song is called – duh – Mullholand Drive, and I have been very much enjoying sneaking into my DJ sets recently and watching the unsuspecting faces go THIZZ.

Track listing below. Meanwhile, shout out the homie David Arquette for shouting me out in the Chicago Sun Times interview he did about his role as Sherlock in the stage play (ON TOUR NOW! VERY WAVY!) this week.

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BLESSINGS ON BLESSINGS.

OK, let’s all listen to this mix and jump up and down joyfully shall we?

AMEN.

AKIRALIVE 011 – Return Of The Wavelord by Akira The Don on Mixcloud

AKIRALIVE 011 – Return Of The Wavelord

Tracklisting:

Akira The Don – Year One
ILOVEMAKONNEN – Big Gucci
Big Narstie – Good Girl Gone Bad (Produced by Akira The Don)
Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing (Kygo Remix)
Ty Dolla $ign ft. E-40 – Saved
The Weeknd – The Hills – Baseler Nu Disco Remix (Intro)
Sauce Twinz – 93 (Akira The Don Remix)
Master P – Bout It, Bout It II
BIGBANG – Zutter (T.O.P. & GD)
Father – Everybody in the Club Gettin Shot
J-Kwon – Tipsy
Hurrican Chris ft. Ty Dolla $ign – Sections (Intro – Dirty)
Mobb Deep – Shook Ones Part II [Explicit]
Jay-Z – Girls, Girls, Girls
Jadakiss – Jason (Feat. Swizz Beats)
Snoop Dogg – Snoop Dogg feat. Master P / Get bout It & Rowdy
Ludacris – Southern Hospitality
N*E*R*D – Lap Dance
PABLO DYLAN – MULHOLLAND DRIVE
DUMBFOUNDEAD – Domies (도우미) (Feat. Keith Ape, Okasian)
Baby E. – Champagne
A Chal – Round Whippin
Migos – Look At My Dab (Dirty)
ILoveMakonnen – Trust Me Danny (Intro – Dirty)
Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus
Birdman and Lil Wayne – Leather So Soft
Juicy J – Bands A Make Her Dance (Remix) (Feat. Lil Wayne)
Rihanna – Pour It Up
Billy Joel – Uptown Girl
Yung Beef – Ready Pa Morir

— Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Friday, October 23rd, 2015


ONE YEAR AGO TODAY I MOVED TO LOS ANGELES.

I finished Skyping my babies around midnight last night, and made this song.

LOVE TO YOU ALL.

SPLASH!

ATD, Hollywood Boulevard, 2015

LYRICS:

hip hip hooray
one year to the day
since i packed my bags and moved to la
i looked to the stars and ask for a sign
now i look out the window and see the hollywood sign
and i walk on stars when i step outside
down the boulevard through neon lights
there’s spider-man, there’s sponge bob, theres superman
cracked out staggering outside the gift shop
head rings loud with the tick tock
time is my enemy
i gotta level up so hard
for my family still waiting to follow
this time last year I was running on the beach each night
pushing my son up the hills each morning
got in the best shape of my life
practicing my performing

cos i been pushing so so hard
and i been grinding so so long
all i want is to be my best
and to sing my songs and the world sing along
now california’s calling
hand outreached she asked me to dance
and I take it
cos this could be my last chance

ran with the jellyfish one last time
kissed goodbye to the sunrise
crossed a ocean
hit that strip like meteor
ATD Conquistodor
kick in the door waving the four four
took to the life like i been here before
ooh baby i like it raw

mixed opportunity with preparation
plus perspiration
worked it out didnt need no presentation
a little patience
just a while longer we’ll be celebrating
i spoke to my nan on the phone her birthday
she said guess I’ll never see you again
I’m like no way
I coming back on a horse for you all

i been been missing my dad
i been mission my mum
i been missing my girl i been missing my son
i was with him each day first half of his life
only with him two months last year of his lif
but i see him on skype
and I see says I miss you daddy
i say i miss you buddy
I missed so much
making our dreams come true
did it for your mum
did it for you
so you could be proud of your old man
and know that you could be whatever you want
fortune favours the brave
now I drop nukes in the rave
do not behave
smash every stage i invade
every song a grenade
AK Donovan
AKA
the best DJ in all of LA

— Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Friday, October 16th, 2015

AKIRALIVE10 - The Blind Dragon Party Mixtape Vol. 1

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All year, since the day it opened back in February, I’ve been DJing every Saturday night at the Blind Dragon, LA’s waviest new nitespot, a sexy leopard carpeted speakeasy style nightclub slash karaoke bar in West Hollywood. It has been a joy and a privilege to soundtrack the nights of the lucky few hundred who cram into that gorgeous Lynchian haven, hidden from plan sight, entered via carpark, each and every Saturday night.

As a DJ, it is one’s job to create the soundtrack for the environment and the people, to score their movie… and each place, and each crowd, is unique. The way I play in Blind Dragon can be very different to the way I play in other places, because it demands it… there’s something special and singular in that leopard carpet, and that golden wallpaper, and its made me do all manner of things I might not have otherwise.

This mix, executed live here in Hollywood, is a little taste of some of the things I’ve been doing in my favourite Golden Booth this year. Pretty much everything that happens, every transition, blend, or live remix, was worked out in that booth on the spot in front of joyful humans, fuelled by Moscow Mules and the energy of the room, from the barstaff to the bouncers to the bottle girls to the gleeful gangs of revellers who bring that room alive every night its open. Much here couldn’t have occurred without it – for example, the only reason I sussed out that ill-ass Dee-Lite/Nicki Minaj blend is because someone was having a birthday and their buddy asked if I could play Nicki Minaj while I was playing Groove is In The Heart. Escalating 30Bm from Pony to Everywhere via the majesty of a Pixies remix and a Makonnen hook only happened because someone I saw someone spend a gang of money and the bottle girls emerged ablaze with sparklers, and it felt appropriate, nay necessary, in that moment. And I remembered it, because it was a moment, and moments are what its all about.

Andrew W.K has that song, You Will Remember Tonight:

Today Will Be Over And Done With A Sunrise
But The Way That You Feel Will Be Frozen Forever In Time
You’ll Forget Yesterday
You’ll Forget All The Fears In Your Old Life
You Will Remember Tonight

That’s what I’ve ben trying to create at Blind Dragon. If you’ve been there, you’ll know. If not, enjoy a little taste of the magic via the wonder of this mix.

SPLASH!

ATD – Hollywood Boulevard, October 2015

TRACKLIST:

Cheers (Where Everybody Knows Your Name)
Major Lazer Feat. Amber Coffman – Get Free
Hall & Oates – Maneater
Jamie XX Ft. Young Thug & Popcaan – I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times) (Final Version)
Bob Marley – Could You Be Loved (12′ Mix)
Toto – Africa
DIE ANTWOORD – Ugly Boy
LL Cool J – Doin It
Rihanna – Bitch Better Have My Money
Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Got Your Money ft. Kelis
Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It (Twerk Remix)
Mark Morrison – Return Of The Mack
Nicki Minaj – Truffle Butter (feat. Drake & Lil Wayne)
Usher featuring Li’l Jon amd Ludacris – Yeah!
Prince – Kiss
The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
Justin Timberlake – Rock Your Body
Bobby Brown – My Prerogative
Estelle ft Kanye West – American Boy
Sauce Walka – Legitit To QuitIt feat. Flame
ILOVEMAKONNEN – Whip It (Remix) (Feat. Migos & Rich The Kid)
D.R.A.M. – Cha Cha
Drake – Hotline Bling (Cha Cha Remix)
Jack U x Justin Bieber x Craig David – Where Are U Now/Fill Me In (MIDNITEMEN Edit)
Post Malone – White Iverson
Billy Idol – White Wedding
Dead Prez – Hip-Hop
Dead Prez “Bigger Than Hip-Hop” (Beatnick & K-Salaam – O. Jamrock Remix)
Damian Marley – Welcome To Jamrock
Three 6 Mafia – Poppin My Collar
Ginuwine – Pony
The Pixes – Where Is My Mind (Bassnectar Remix)
Carnage – Like Tuh (feat. I LOVE MAKONNEN)
Deee-Lite – Groove Is in the Heart
Nicki Minaj Ft. Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown – Only
Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere
Blondie – Heart of Glass
The Jackson5 vs TropKillaz – I Want U Back (MVXXA Edit)
Notorious B.I.G. – Hypnotize (Mvxxa ReTwerk)
Queen – Another One Bites The Dust
INXS – Need You Tonight
Will Smith – Miami
MIDNITEMEN – P.A.R.T.Y (Matty Aug Mix)
R. Kelly – Ignition (Remix)
Jay-Z and Kanye West – Niggas In Paris
Chamillionaire – Ridin’ (K Theory 2015 Trap Remix)
Soulja Boy – Crank That
The B-52’s – Love Shack
Backstreet Boys – Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)
Britney Spears – Baby One More Time
Ace Of Base – All That She Wants – Self Help & Tanner Twerk Remix
Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes – (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life

AKIRALIVE 010 – The Blind Dragon Party Mixtape Vol. 1 by Akira The Don on Mixcloud

— Friday, October 16th, 2015