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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

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    May 29, 2013

PARTY! OMFG! THIS IS GONNA SHRED! ALSO ON AM GONNA DEBUT MY NEW NUMBER ONE HITS! LET US RUMBLE!

Watch the full AB live extravaganza on German TV here.

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    April 20, 2013

420! TWENTY! APRIL! LIVE! ATD! ISOTOPE COMICS LOUNGE! SAN FRANCISCO!

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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.
LET’S GO INTO THE FUTURE AND BE GREAT TOGETHER

Sincerely
ATD
Don Studios, Downtown Los Angeles, Dec 31, 2016

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ONEMINUTEMIX 012 80s

WEEK THIRTEEN! LUCKY FOR ALL OF Y’ALL!
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!
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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
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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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ONEMINUTEMIX 012 80s
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!
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TRACK LISTING:
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
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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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    November 27, 2016

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#ONEMINUTEMIX 0#ONEMINUTEMIX 011 – SO GOOD!
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Live from Don Studios DTLA with another nuke-hot 60 second epic!
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DM for bookings.
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Catch me at BLind Dragon tonight (Fri Nov 25) till 2am!
Put December 7 in your diary cos I’m playing Break Room 86 which means EIGHTIES MUSIC and CHRISTMAS, i.e. two of the humanity’s finest institutions.
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TRACKLISTING:
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Ma$e – Feel So Good
Bee Gees – Stayin Alive
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic (Rock-It! Scientists Hype Edit)
Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit (Akira The Don Edit)
Harold Faltermeyer – Axel F.

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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    November 20, 2016

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#ONEMINUTEMIX 010 – The Money Mix is bought to you by @bigfoot_dtla : The World’s Finest Cannabis Products. Check them out because they are SO CHOICE (Ferris Bueller voice)!

WOW! This is the TENTH (10th) one minute kid! That’s TEN (10!) Fridays in a row I’ve delivered you fresh ass-mix live and directive from Don Studios in Downtown Los Angeles! I’m super happy you’re enjoying them so much, and I love doing them, so here’s to the next 10 and beyond! SPLASH!

Catch me at @theblinddragon tonight (Fri Nov 18) till 2am, and at @novacancyla tomorrow (Sat Nov 19)

TRACKLISTING:

The O’Jays – For The Love of Money
Rihanna – Bitch Better Have My Money
Ol’ Dirty Bastard ft. Kelis – Got Your Money
Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It
Missy Elliott – Work it (Mayeda Remix)
Lionel Richie – All Night Long

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.

PREVIOUSLY!

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Welcome to my new weekly video mix series, #ONEMINUTEMIX! In which I execute a very cosmic mix live from the palatial glory of Don Studios in historical Downtown Los Angeles every Friday.

I’m posting them on Twitter, Insta, Facebook and Youtube (well, I’m still attempting the latter, keep getting takedown notices, tres frustrating).

Dedicated to Leonard Cohen, my sweet sweet wifey and my peoples out there in the galaxy. We gon’ be better than alright. Promise.

TRACKLISTING this week:

Tyga – Rack City
Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows
Public Enemy – Harder Than They Think (Featurecast remix)
Bob Marley – No Woman No Cry
Kendrick Lamar – Alright

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTNpaaPHENE

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.

TRUE TALK.

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