ABOUT AKIRA THE DON
Akira The Don is a world-famous rap superhero, DJ, producer, illustrator, actor, public speaker and celebrated pop polymath based in Hollywood, Los Angeles.
Raised in the Middle Earthian Welsh mountains, at 16 he left home and set off in search of adventure, traveling to London where he formed a rap group, played live with Public Enemy, Soulwax and Pulp, acted in some TV pilots, hosted some music festivals and edited a major music website. He then made his way across the Atlantic to America, and within the month was signed to Interscope records. He has since released three albums, 34 mix tapes (including the first ever online mixtape, ATD1), directed, edited and performed in countless music videos for himself and others, produced 3 UK top 40 hits, collaborated live with Andrew WK, Super Furry Animals, Chilly Gonazles, 2ManyDjs and more, performed at and hosted the culture-shifting Morrisoncon convention in Las Vegas, and judged a piano battle in New York.
In 2014 he formed the party DJ production duo MIDNITEMEN with longtime collaborator Wade Crescent, releasing a slew of remixes over the summer for the likes of Makonnen, Rae Sremmurd and Taylor Swift, racking in 100,000 streams on Soundcloud alone (before the latter had the account shut down), whist working on their debut EP and music video (dropping soon). He emigrated to Los Angles in the Fall of 2014, and MIDNITEMEN can currently be found DJing some of Hollywood and Las Vegas’ most exclusive and ridiculous night spots.