Wednesday, January 11th, 2017


WARNING: I AM DELETING MY BACK CATALOGUE! MUSIC! VIDEOS! EVERYTHING! If you have this stuff you’re cool, otherwise you might wanna download it now because it will be gone shortly.

Explanation for hyperbolic statement follows. 2017 is here. Its the most critical year of my existence so far. It brings a New music project every month all year long. New website. New podcast. New mix series. Basically NEW EVERYTHING with a guarantee of the kind of consistency and quality I’ve been exhibiting since I quietly started dropping a #ONEMINUTEMIX every Friday and a new music project every month earlier this year. I am going all in on making this a HUGE SUCESS. I want to provide the life for my family that they deserve. We want to be able stay in America. To travel. To not struggle. To be happy and free. I want my music to reach the amount of people that deserve to hear it, and it deserves to be heard by – which is MILLIONS AND MILLIONS. I want to play massive stages, clubs, stadiums, festivals. I am good enough. I have worked hard enough, I am ready.

You only get one chance to make a first impression. You, dear reader, are already here, you amazing cutting edge early adopting tastemaking zeitgeist straddling uber cool cultural genius you. Most of the people who are gonna be enjoying my music, performances and DJ sets in the future are’t here yet. So when they get here, I don’t want them to be confused by ten years of learning and experimentation. I want them to hear the PEAK STUFF first. Maybe after some series digging they can unearth that rare, experimental, unpolished stuff you experienced, in all its rawness and honesty. When they’re ready. But to make that right impression, it means In need to nuke 97% of my output to date.

So, with that in mind, I’ve bundled everything I can find that I’ve done together into a handy package that you can download here. It also includes a zip of hours and hours of unreleased music. So go cop that and own HISTORY.
If you can’t afford the whole thing, and you’re missing something in particular, chuck me a message and I’ll hook you up.

I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for being here until now. What an adventure! With the biggest still to come! What’s coming next terrifies me. I have never been more excited, and I have never been READIER.

I love you. I appreciate you. I am grateful for everything you have bought to my life.

Don Studios, Downtown Los Angeles, Dec 31, 2016

— Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Don Studios IV looks like a BOMB HIT IT. That is because I have been Checking Stock. And checking stock has revealed that I am SUPER LOW on pretty much EVERYTHING.

Just eight LITF hats left! Seven Unkillable Thunderchrist prints left! Just four complete Nostalgia Swag Bags left! No Revolution Ts left in XL and XXL! 2 Kidnapping Ts! Three Omega Sanction Ts! Twelve hoodies! Eight Unkillable Thunderchrist CDs! And so on!

I suggest you get your ass down to the shop and grab what you want before it’s all gone. I might reprint the Revolution Ts, but that’s probably it. Gonna be coming with a bunch of new stuff next month. Holla if there’s anything in particular you’d like to see!

Oh, and I did a MAJOR post run yesterday, so if you’re waiting on anything, it should show up pretty soon, if it hasn’t already.

Actually, you know what? I’m gonna send a discount code to everyone that’s bought something off me before. Check your inbox in 5432…!

So recently someone was in the comments of one of my Youtube videos asking where they could get a song I did back in 06 or something called DOWNLOAD… I had no idea., as that was on the harddrive that fell off atable in New York, along with many albums worth of unreleased material, and I’d forgotten about it.

How about that? Blessings to the homie Justin who sent me that message on Twitter, and has upped the song, which I will duly add to the archives. Is there anything else anyone’s missing? Let me know and I will pass it on to the #DONARMY, who will SAVE US ALL!

PS, someone made this from my Prometheus review. SHOCKING. But is a much more concise review.

— Thursday, June 7th, 2012

By Akira The Don on Thursday, February 9th, 2012

“Rockin’ 28s on a rocket ship so I could give a fuck about what car you in.”


— By Akira The Don on Thursday, February 9th, 2012

By Akira The Don on Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

I love seeing Frenchie doing so well. And I love this mixtape.


— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

By Akira The Don on Friday, December 9th, 2011

Holy shit, ERROR! I just realised I haven’t posted one of my favourite releases of the year up here yet. This shit found its way into my life by the perma righteous Southern Hospitality rcently, and hasn’t left my speakers since. It is beautiful, and reminds me of the stuff I used to make when I first started making stuff, like Lung Full of Smoke (shout out if you ever heard that, you are in rare company) but better produced, because this Issue Cat has been doing this shit since he was ten and is a fucking prodigy.

Anyway, you better get schooled on this cat quick, cos me and him have already done a song together that you’re gonna hear next week. So go read this interview. And listen to this amazing record.

Download: ISSUE – ‘Moonroof’ (Mixtape)

— By Akira The Don on Friday, December 9th, 2011

By Akira The Don on Thursday, December 8th, 2011

The most lyrical swaggist of them all brings together an army of Based Children and unleashes the Switched Gears movement upon an unsuspecting populace, thus changing the world forever. Amen.


— By Akira The Don on Thursday, December 8th, 2011