By Akira The Don on Friday, May 6th, 2011

I can’t believe it! Not ONE of you heartless swines told me South Park was back on! WelI KNOW NOW! AND I am going to SCREAM it from the ROOFTOPS! Because I CARE about my FELLOW MAN!

— By Akira The Don on Friday, May 6th, 2011

Art brut Akira The Don Scala OMFG
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    May 29, 2013


Watch the full AB live extravaganza on German TV here.

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    April 20, 2013


Peppermint Club Akira The Don
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    February 18, 2017

Peppermint Club Akira The DonAMAZING

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Screen Shot 2017-02-18 at 12.02.46 PMUpdates every Sunday! Very wavy!

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Screen Shot 2017-02-18 at 12.01.58 PMLots of people all over the world enjoy listening to music absolutely everywhere, be it in a car, public transport, home, work, university, on the way to someplace, etc. The reason for this is clear – correctly chosen song/s can provide great psychological effect e.g. classic music. Perhaps, that is also the ground why casino operators and developers of slot machines use exactly classic melodies in their establishments.

In the majority of offline casinos, players hear classic melodies in the lobbies or lounges. It is used as background music to relax people who have just arrived and want to relax. The most favourite is, of course, Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons.”

Background music during games

There are many gaming halls in every casino, where some gamblers play card games (poker, blackjack, etc), slot machines and roulette. When the game goes well, players almost don’t notice any sounds or songs, whereas when there are losses, players immediately pay attention to the music as it is ruining their gaming experience.

Because of this fact, operators started paying more attention to the combination of melodies depending on the score of the games.

Some operators have managed to find an easy solution to this issue- they started creating such games that are based on music icons so that there is no need to select some special melodies or tracks. Some newly created slots use Michael Jackson’s and other famous singers’ tracks and videos.

Such manipulations can be noticed not only in offline gambling houses but also in online ones. For instance, the best slots of this casino can boast of not only the most modern free slot machines with multiple features and options but also great melodies that accompany the game.

The difference between classic and modern tracks

As it was mentioned above – different original or remixed songs are played in different halls during various games. Loud and active melodies for slots, classic for lobbies/ lounges as well as for various card games. But why does classical music is so widely used? In accordance with the psychologists, this particular kind is capable of making people feel excited about the game and potential wins, thus making them try their luck over and over again.

Additionally, it also is great for relaxing and calming down, hence making players concentrate on the game. Due to such music, gamblers have more chances for positive outcomes if they play wisely. Of course, if it is a beginner who plays without much knowledge and skills, no music will ever help.

Summarising all the information, one can conclude that owners of casinos use classic music in the majority of halls to not only help players but also maintain some sophistication and exclusivity of the place. Indeed, there are many modern gambling houses that use famous singers’ tracks in all halls without even thinking of kinds of games. That’s why the majority of experienced and professional gamblers visit older casinos with nice, relaxing and calming down the music.

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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

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I chanced upon this amazing combination DJing @breakroom86 the other night. Nothing like finding some fresh ultra-combos in the heat of the moment. Its those instants that make DJing so goddamn thrilling and joyful. ENJOY THIS MIX BROTHERS AND SISTERS! And thank you for your support. LOVE YOU GUYS!
Newcleus – Jam On It
Michael Jackson – Billie Jean (Akira The Don Edit)
Patrice Rushen – Forget Me Nots
YFN Lucci – Key To The Streets ft. Migos & Trouble

For those that have asked I’m using a Pioneer DJM800 Mixer, two Native Instruments X1s, an F1 and a DJ Tech Tools Midi Fighter Twister.


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This week’s mix is EIGHTIES MUSIC ONLY to celebrate the fact I’m DJing the world’s illest 80s-themed nightspot @breakroom86 this Wednesday December 7th! That place is amazing. It like being a movie. It is SO CHOICE! The DJ booth is made out of ghetto blasters! ITS A LIVING PERFECT ARTWORK! 💦💦💦💦
MEANWHILE you can catch me at @theblinddragon tonight. And if you can’t make any of that, well, just enjoy this mix! PEACE AND LOVE!
Guns N Roses – Sweet Child of Mine
Talk Talk – It’s my Life
Madonna – Papa D0n’t Preach
Tone Loc – Wild Thing
Donna Summer – I Feel Love

For those that have asked I’m using a Pioneer DJM800 Mixer, two Native Instruments X1s, an F1 and a DJ Tech Tools Midi Fighter Twister.


By Akira The Don on Monday, August 16th, 2010


I saw Ranking Roger on Saturday at Croissant Neuf after we played. Dude was BRILLIOR. Played loads of awesome tunes off of an Ipad and performed a bunch of his own tings, including an Andrew WK-solo-show-esque version of this.

— By Akira The Don on Monday, August 16th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

TechCrunch reports:

If you’ve been to San Francisco in the past few months, you’ll know that the entire city is plastered with iPad advertisements. The situation is even more out of control now that it’s WWDC week and thousands of Apple developers are in from out of town. So one rogue group of artists decided to have a little fun.

The group Freedom From Porn has been going all around the city and altering the iPad ads to add a little porn to them. To be clear, these aren’t really explicit additions, instead, they’re more subversive. For example, see the Steve Jobs’ Facebook page below.

The group, which has this blog, is apparently doing this because they think Jobs’ take that the App Store should befree of porn is crap.

Anyone out there on the streets still seeing these or has Apple managed to take them all down?

Be sure to check out the video below.

Props to TheAlScott.

— By Akira The Don on Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

You wanna watch Game engaging in some product placement on a tube car for 20 minutes? Get in there!

— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Monday, April 12th, 2010

You know what I thought while I was watching this?

People are gonna be getting jacked for these like they was Jordans in the 80s.


— By Akira The Don on Monday, April 12th, 2010