“The idea was to make the music sound as vast and glorious and psychedelically life affirming as the experience of catching lil pokey critters running around stoned outside Don Studios in downtown Los Angeles at four am.”
Recorded at Don Studios LA in historic downtown, where I can access two Pokestops from my mixing board. SPLASH.
Starting work on the new ATD site soon, in the meanwhile I’ve found a way of gathering STUFF I AM INTERESTED IN that I just don’t have time to collate in the Blob Blog like I used to. That’s my Flipboardd mag, DON TIMEZ. Check it out!
Crazy season is upon us – from my 11th story view up here in Don Studios LA I can see kids going at each other with super soakers while a merry mix of hipsters, models, over-tanned vagrants, seamstresses and construction workers look on beatifically. Hercules is jumping up and down in a water fountain via facetime in a window to the top left of my voluminous SCREEN, while I’m prepping for three nights of consecutive shows and approving the masters for my upcoming PROJECT – the first fruits of my time in this incredible studio I’ve been building since February.
MEANWHILE! Its time for a new mix. AKIRALIVE020 is here and it is typically brilliant and mental. 40-odd nukes masterfully mixed and blended live over the course of an hour or so, recorded right here in Don Studios and broadcasted live on Periscope last night. Check that here now, and keep it locked for an all new DONCAST SEASON broadcast live from DON STUDIOS LA soon!
Aight, back to work. If you’re in LA you can catch me at Blind Dragon tonight (Thursday), Bootsy Bellows tomorrow night (Friday), and AT THE RACES at Santa Anita Park with Mark Ronson on Saturday.
1. D.R.A.M. Ft. Lil Yachty – Broccoli
3. M-City J.R. – Addicted to My Ex
4. Snoop Dogg Ft. Wiz Khalifa – Kush Ups
5. Madeintyo – Need Dat Pack
6. Oxide & Neutrino – Marimba
7. Frisco Ft. Skepta & Wiley – Raving Tonight
8. Dae Dae – We Here Together
9. Boards Of Canada – aMo Bishop Roden (Hudson Howhawke rmix)
10. Young Thug & Travis Scott – Pick Up the Phone (feat. Quavo)
11. Dawn Penn – You Dont Love Me (No No No)
12. Nelly – Air Force Ones
13. Trillville – Some Cut – Ingwell & SUBshockers Remix
14. Post Malone – Go Flex
15. Tom Petty – Free Fallin’ (Akira The Don Remix V1c)
16. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – Free Fallin’
17. Burberry Perry – Burberry Perry – Beautiful Day Feat Lil Yachty, Kylie Jenner & Justine Skye & Jordyn Woods
18. Donna Lewis – I Love You Always Forever – DJ Kue Tropical Remix
19. Rihanna – Kiss It Better – Kaytranada Remix
20. The Game ft. 50 Cent – Hate It Or Love It – Tuner Remix
21. DJ Snake ft. Bipolar Sunshine – Middle
22. Drake – Hold On, We’re Going Home (feat. Majid Jordan)
23. The Notorious B.I.G. – Mo Money Mo Problems – Shoe Scene Remix
24. Kanye West ft. Desiigner, Travis Scott, Big Sean, Gucci Mane, Yo Gotti, 2 Chainz, & Quavo – Champions (Round & Round)
25. Tremz – Pull Up Hop Out Bang
26. Rich Homie Quan – Type Of Way
27. Kanye West ft. Desiigner, Travis Scott, Big Sean, Gucci Mane, Yo Gotti, 2 Chainz, & Quavo – Champions (Round & Round)
28. Roscoe Dash & Soulja Boy – All The Way Turnt Up
29. Rihanna – Pour It Up
30. Juicy J – Bands A Make Her Dance (Remix) (Feat. Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz)
31. Birdman and Lil Wayne – leather so soft
32. Schoolboy Q – Collard Greens (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)
33. Kap G – Girlfriend
34. Sub Zero – Lil Uzi Vert
35. Clams Casino Ft. Lil B – Witness
36. Gucci Mane Ft. Drake – Back On Road
37. Busta Rhymes | Mariah Carey – I know what you want (Dj Rukus Quick Hitter Edit)
38. Jay-Z – Izzo (H.O.V.A.)
39. Mr Witch ft. Devin Lucien & Akira The Don – Feelin Fine
40. Young Jeezy – Go Getta Feat. R. Kelly
41. Rihanna – Kiss It Better
42. Missy Elliott – Work It – Mayeda Remix
43. Boone ft. French Montana & E-40 – Pop A Perc Remix
44. YG ft. Drake & Kamaiyah – Why You Always Hatin – Drake First Edit
45. Popcaan – Ova Dweet
46. Ice Cube – You Know How We Do It
47. Lil Peep – lil jeep prod. Cian P
48. Eddie Money – Take Me Home Tonight
On this memorial day I think of my Polish grandfather who was kidnapped by Russians as a boy and went on to drive a tank and my Brummy granddad who shot a donkey in the dark while his brothers slept thinking it was a Nazi.
THANK YOU BRAVE HUMANS I LOVE YOU AND AM FOREVER GRATEFUL.
Here’s a picture of me and wifey and my pal Blue Logan (the G behind my recent ace tattoos) at his art gallery the other night he made us proud.
Afterwards Charlotte saw me DJ Blind Dragon which SHE”D NEVER DONE BEFORE, how mental is that? By the way, I’m doing Friday;s there now, and have whipped them into an immediate frenzy of joy and wonder, do come by as soon as you can.
As you know, I like to draw when I get a chance, and recently I did quite a lot as part of the design process for Don Studios LA…
SO, as suggested by Wadeypants, I have started an Insta account just for my drawing. Its called DONCOMICS, check it out here. Also check the LITF store for related merch, be warned they will only be on sale for a week at a time.
Speaking of which, Don Studios LA, which is very close to completion, got its forst LEGENDARY MUSICAL VISTOR yesterday, in the shape of EDWIN FLIPPING BIRDSONG. Ie this legend:
He LOVED the gold gator booth, and wants us to help him with his studio. HASHTAH BLESSED!