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08. Give Me Something (11:11)

Akira The Don ft. Envy

  • Uploaded on
    May 17, 2012
  • Recorded at
    Akira The Don
  • Produced by
    Akira The Don
  • Mixed by
    Akira The Don
  • Mastered by
    Gaz Williams
  • Artwork by
    Akira The Don

Its funny to think we recorded Fuck You Pay Me and this in the same session. It’s hard to imagine being able to record anything else within a year wide radius of this record, so powerful and honest and insanely brave a performance it is from my dear friend.

The beat I made late one night early one morning a few months back when Charlotte was in India. I’d been up all night making usic and drinking Jack Daniels and Dr Pepper, and I was working on my Zion 2012 Project Bluebeam Staged Alien Invasion Slash Rapture Event: The Musical project, that’s coming out later this month, hopefully with a more succinct title. I sampled an extravegant three pop songs: Gene’s immortal Olympian, Rufus Wanwright’s 11:11 and The Only Ones’ Another Girl Another Planet. I was so pleased with the thing I broke out my emergency weed and sat up for ours playing it very loud on repeat. The benefits of living above a shop and having no direct neighbours.

Anyway, when I knew Envy was coming round to record, it occurred to me that she’d sound amazing on this. I was going to rap on it too, but when I heard what she’d written, it was obvious that nothing else was needed. Of all the records we’ve made, this may be my favourite, even if it is rather hard to listen to. I am not ashamed to admit I dropped a tear mixing it.

EDIT: the song is now officially Martin Rossiter approved. ACE.

3 Comments »

  1. Daniel
    June 9, 2012
    11:43 pm

    you two always find the way to put tears in my eyes i have a request since i was the one that put “I love you” in your hands again, the coolest thing in the world will be that envy said thanks to me LOL OOOOhhh i have to say too that this the first time in over 4 months ” ahahahahaha denuevo me aburri de escribir en ingles lo que decia es que hace cuatro meses que no me meto en tu pagina por que no tengo internet y justo cuando estaba aburrido de escuchar la misma musica me meto y SORPRESA un NUEVO ATD!!!!!!!! y es increible muchas gracias por un buen momento

    Chabela y respeto

    Daniel

    Desde el sur del mundo

  2. akirathedon
    July 10, 2012
    12:48 pm

    thank you sir

  3. robb roncs
    July 11, 2012
    12:22 am

    VIVA LA GENE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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