— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, November 25th, 2008
Karl Wild writes:
Bonjour Monsieur Le Don
My what an odd looking bunch of fans you have!
These cracker ass crackers are funny as hell, non?
Download: Akira The Don ft Big Narstie – Gitmo
My buddy Jon Ball, formerly of Ikara Colt sent me a beautiful drawing he did of Narstie, check it on the Blob Blog.
Oh, there’s a really interesting programme about when Johnny Cash played Folsom Prison on Radio 4 right now, check it out.
From September 2006! The first ATD mixtape/LP, wherein I produced and self-recorded in my very own gaff an album plus worth of songs on a theme (Britpop samples) and called it a mixtape. I’d just started leraning a bout compression, the self mastering is shocking, I hadn’t learned to EQ vocals yet, but still the people loved it. There’s some genuinely ACE stuff on here, some wonderful guest turns from my extended “Don Squad” family and I am, in retrospect, very proud of it.
ATD, Nu Olympia, 12/06/12
PS – Because I keep getting asked, the sleeve references the famous Patsy Kensit/Liam Gallagher “Cool Britania” Vanity Fair cover.
OK, this is a fucking LP, first. Everything on here is by me, and my people, made especially for this tape, apart from three joints which appeared on previous ATDs and fit the theme.
I’ll post a list of the sampled artists in a few days, but right now, you can have fun guessing. If you don’t know anything about 90s indie, ask Jeres. WORD!
Akira The Don – BOOM! (Remix) ft. Lethal B & Narstie
Akira The Don ft JTWR – Daydreamer
Akira The Don & Dego Brown – Melon Men
Akira The Don – The Tree
Akira The Don – The Fuzz ft Jack Nimble & JTWR
Akira The Don ft Narstie – Gitmo
Akira The Don & JTWR – Adored
Son Of King Rebel – Angels
Akira The Don & Marvin The Martian – The Girl From Mars
Akira The Don ft Bashy – Wake Up Bashy
Akira The Don & Envy – Enveh Don’t Give A Fuck
Mary Turner – Something Changed
Akira The Don ft Sage Francis – Shopping For Guns
Akira The don ft JTWR & Miss OddKidd – AIDS and STDs
Swine – We Are The Swine
Akira The Don ft Narstie – Wonderwall
Akira The Don & JTWR – Fuck All The Phonecalls
Akira The Don ft Sage Francis – Slowdown Symphony
Akira The Don – Speedway
Two Akira The Don produced collaborations with the one Big Narstie showed up on this, dude’s crack at a rap/indie crossover, post Spun A Web. The record appeared out suspiciously soon after Narstie’s manager came round and heard me talk of my plans for Third Hand Wire Riffs, but maybe it was just that old chestnut Collective Consciousness at word. Who cares? There was some dope stuff on here, especially the songs we did, Gitmo (curiously miss-titled as “Get Mo” on the Narstie’s sleeve) and Wonderwall.