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Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Cotdamn! That was a goddamn crazy ass Doncast and no mistake! For those that missed it – you missed it. It was not recorded. I was too busy trying to make things work. My internal clock was going crazy and pitching the sound down, then up. Here’s an example, sent in by Ben Bryans.


See? Crazy. Anyway, after an hour or more of outrageous technicalities, I gave up and went accoustic. We had James Dean Harrison in the building, along with Littles and the twins: Bugsy and Lickel P, so we went freestyle with James on my battered old spanish guitar that used to belong to Alexander Velky. We did classics like Oh!, I Am Not Dead (Yeah!), Living In The Future, Big, and a load of freestyle stuff which was WELL FUN after the initial mania had worn off. Hell, we even got the Doncast Dedication done. Happy birthday Liz!

So big up everyone that stuck through the technicalities! I hope it was worth it…

In ATD24 news, we are $47.89 away from our target of $298 to buy the Ustream Pro thing so we can broadcast with multiple cameras in HD and do transitions and shit and make it a flipping AMAZING SHOW TO REMEMBER FOR ALL TIME (yes, I will be doing extensive testing before hand to make sure it all works)! Only we’re not, cos they charge 17.5% VAT. BUT WE ARE CLOSE!

So. Click button!


Or you can send money via paypal to zillazillazilla at gmail.com.

Right, I am off to the hospital to see my friend, then I am gonna see my Mum, who turns 50 today!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUM! YOU ARE THE GREATEST MUM OF ALL TIME! AND AN INCREDIBLE WOMAN! LOOK AT ALL YOU’VE ACCOMPLISHED! I AM SO PROUD OF YOU! MAY YOUR NEXT 50 YEARS BE THE MOST AWESOME 50 YEARS A PERSON HAS EVER HAD! I LOVE YOU!

Sincerely,

Eldest Son.

xxx

— Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

DOWNLOAD: Akira The Don – The Doncast # 17 (Right Click and Save As)

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Another spectacular show was had by one and all! Shout out everyone that was locked in live!

As promised, I went ahead and revealed the next two mixtapes. Damn, they’re looking beautiful. Are you ready? Huh? Yeah?

Well.

You can look forward to a collaboration between me and Joey2tits on ATD25.

BLAP!

OH MY DAYS THAT IS GONNA BE LEGENDARY!

And ATD24?

Well, daaaaaamn, homie. You know I had to come up with something to top that Street Fighter tape, and all my other tapes, in sheer audacious concept alone…

..you ready?

(drum roll)

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ATD24: The 24 Hour Mixtape.

June 24th 2010. Recorded, arranged, mixed and released in 24 HOURS.

The whole process broadcast LIVE via the magic of Ustream.

OH MY GOSH!

That ish is going to be INSANE!

What is WRONG with me?

Why do I insist on DOING THIS TO MYSELF?

Well, it is because I love adventure, and I love to do NEW STUFF, and I love to make life EXCITING. And man, this is gonna be exciting. We’re gonna have special guests aplenty. There’s gonna be a schedule. Ish is gonna be military (and I might need some of those military stay-awake drugs to keep it together!). Oh man!

Anyway. In order to properly broadcast the thing – with multiple cameras, in HD, with graphics, etc, we are gonna have to upgrade from the free Ustream, which allows you but ONE WEBCAM, to Ustream Pro, which allows one to pretty much act like Howard Stern.

That ish costs $199 – which I do not have. BUT! If we all chuck in what little we can, I am pretty sure that between us we will hit that target and we’ll be broadcasting in HD with three cameras by next week. IMAGINE! I announced this during the Doncast, and we already have $72.94500 $98.235735… so we’re already a good way there!

You can donate by clicking this button here (it was broke earlier, fixed now):


OR you can send money via paypal to zillazillazilla at gmail.com.

Donators will be rewarded with a copy of the EXCLUSIVE VERSION of the Akira The Don VS Joey2tits remix of dan le sac VS Scroobius Pip’s Great Britain, as played on the Doncast. You can’t get this anywhere else!

BLESS!

In other great news…

THE carbon neutral, organic cotton, hi-def print OMEGA SANCTION Ts ARE IN!

BUY YOURS HERE!

QUICK!

BEFORE THEY GO AGAIN!

I am wearing mine right now. It is MAD COMFY. And only £12.99! BARGAIN!

OK. Enjoy that Doncast. We have music from (deep breath)

Big Boi & Andrew 3000, Janelle Monae, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Dan le Sav VS Scrooboius Pip, Akira The Don, Joey2tits, Lonely Island, Vado, Klashnekoff, Redman, Gang Starr, Freddie Fox, Factor ft Sole and Radical Face, Chilly Gonzales, The Crimea, Curren$y, Wiz Khalifa, Wu-Tang Clan, G Frsh, Serge Gainsbourg, David Allen Coe, Yelawolf, Esso, Uncle Murda, Busta Rhymes, The Serial Killaz, Mercantile Aims and Warren Zevon!

And keep your EP suggestions coming in, that shit is MAD HELPFUL.

PAX!

— Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Another beautiful moment from yesterday’s awesome Doncast. This is has had 170,000 odd views on that Youtube you know. Modern classic.

— By Akira The Don on Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

DOWNLOAD: Akira The Don – The Doncast # 16 (Right Click and Save As)

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Yeah, this was, as many of you said, “the most epic Doncast EVAH!”.

We had music from (deep breath) Kanye West, Akira The Don, Big Boi, Marvin The Martian & Pixel, Yukmouth, Curren$y, Raekwon, Cee Lo Green, Drake, JME, Lil Wayne, Jay Electronica, Tom Petty, 112, Theophilus London, Hironobu Kageyama, Mz Bratt, Underworld, Young Jeezy, Danny Brown, Warren Zevon, Squarepusher, Tempa T, Dam Funk and MORE!

We had Littles in the building, answering your probing questions (“How many Littles can you fit in a car?” “Can you shot me a draw?” etc.) We did some proper freestyling, some DJ Khaled styled shouting over our own records, and I dropped my future number one/Eurovision contender. Truly, it was a great show.

Enjoy!

And remember, you should send your requests, letters, dedications etc, for next week’s show to akirathedon at googlemail.com.

OK< in other news, me and Joey’s dan le sac VS Scroobius PIp remix just popped up on the Hype Machine! YOU KNOW WHAT YOU NEED TO DO!

— Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Yes, we are at NUMBER 2 in the Hype Machine Twitter charts, above Robyn and Andre 3000 and Radiohead and hot on the heels of LCD Soundsystem. HOOOO-GRAAAAAAAAH!

BIG UP EVERYBODY who’s been involved in this historic feat! And it’s not over. Number one is within our grasp. Multiple votes seem to count, perversely enough, so GET IN and LET’s GET THAT NUMBER ONE! For as Chilly Gonzales so wisely noted on Presidential Suite:

“It’s a popularity contest
You’ve just got to put it in context.”

Yes indeed.

Anyway. As I mentioned on twitter earlier, I awoke at the crack of dawn today with a terrible burning pain in my belly, and lo I did run to the bathroom heaving painfully, eventually spattering the bathtub with a foul red acid slop, reminiscent of the Martian Weed from Jeff Wayne’s War Of The Worlds...  the stuff stripped all the enamel off my teeth and has left me feeling pretty shit, to be honest, therefore I am cancelling today’s Doncast, as I don’t want to deliver anything subpar, and, as noted last week, the royal We are charging the format to something BIGGER and MORE AWESOME.

So sorry if you, like, took the day of work or anything crazy like that.

Anyway, last night’s meeting was fruitful, you’ll be glad to know. Momentum around this here Don seems to be picking up beautifully, which spells Good News for that long awaited Life Equation… I shall be letting you know very soon how you can get involved in the artwork. It’s gonna be a flipping masterpiece.

OH YEAH! I forgot to say – my little brother Zef was trying to fix the whole navigating past the first page issue last night, and somehow broke the comments section, and some other stuff. Hopefully that will be fixed soon, but in the meanwhile you can send messages via Twitter and Facebook.

EDIT: It’s fixed! Zef coached his girl Kelly through the process on the telephone. Amazing. Maybe they can do the new website that way. Win!

PAX!

— Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

DOWNLOAD: Akira The Don - Doncast # 15 (Right Click and Save As)

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Vague details later! In a rush! Going on holiday at 3 am! Yikes!

No time for details. But know this: Karl’s Kid Stood!

— Wednesday, May 19th, 2010