Akira the Don

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Akira The Don
Adam "Akira the Don" Narkiewicz (2009).jpg
Background information
Birth nameAdam Narkiewicz
Also known asAdam Alphabet, AK Donovan, A Zilla
OriginUK
GenresPop, Hip hop
OccupationsRapper, Producer
Years active2004–present
LabelsOwn label (2009-present)
Something In Construction (2004-2009)
Interscope (2005-2006)
Websitewww.akirathedon.com
 
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Akira The Don
Adam "Akira the Don" Narkiewicz (2009).jpg
Background information
Birth nameAdam Narkiewicz
Also known asAdam Alphabet, AK Donovan, A Zilla
OriginUK
GenresPop, Hip hop
OccupationsRapper, Producer
Years active2004–present
LabelsOwn label (2009-present)
Something In Construction (2004-2009)
Interscope (2005-2006)
Websitewww.akirathedon.com

Akira The Don (real name Adam Narkiewicz) is an independent British musician. Born in West Bromwich and raised in North Wales, in recent years he has lived in Hackney, East London.[1]

His music and production traverses the boundaries between Pop, Hip-Hop, Indie and Dance. He lists influences including Ice Cube, Billy Bragg, Morrissey, Michael Bolton, Gary Glitter and the Wu Tang Clan. His debut album When We Were Young was produced by Danny Saber (U2, Black Grape), James Brown (NIN, Ash) and Emile (50 Cent).

In May 2011, he released his second LP, The Life Equation. The album is co-produced with Stephen Hague and features collaborations with Gruff Rhys (of Super Furry Animals) and Envy.[2] A collaborative mixtape between Akira and Gonzales is currently in the works.[3]

Production[edit]

Akira has produced songs for a number of artists including two top forty hits for Lethal Bizzle,[4] along with songs for Mister Lacey, Envy[5] , Mary Turner, Big Narstie, Littles, Marvin The Martian, Son Of King Rebel, and Pixel.[citation needed]

Akira rapped on and co-produced a remix of a track called Bang with Temposhark in 2008 which appeared on an XLR8R magazine covermount CD.[6] Recent credits include a remix of "Great Britain" by dan le sac vs Scroobius Pip with regular collaborator Joey2tits.[7]

Discography[edit]

Release Date[8]TitleRelease TypeAdditional Info
Sept 2004Akira The Don's First EPEP
May 2005AAA EPEP
Oct 2005Clones (Featuring Bashy)Single (CD / 7")Samples Alice Cooper's "Clones"
Feb 2006Five And A Half Songs About LoveEP
Sept 2006Oh! (What A Glorious Thing) / Boom (Smash Stuff)Double A-Side SingleFeaturing Why Lout?
Nov 2006When We Were YoungAlbumDebut LP
Dec 2006All I Want For Christmas Is You (And World Peace) EPEP
Mar 2007Hypocrite (Radio Edit)Single
Jun 2007Stunners 130MixtapeFeaturing Wade Crescent
Feb 2008ThievingMixtape
May 2009The Omega SanctionMixtapeFeaturing Martin Carr
Oct 2009I Am Not Dead (YEAH!)EPFeaturing Gruff Rhys
Nov 2010The Kidnapping of Akira The DonAlbumFeaturing Joey2Tits
April 2011Living In The Future [9]Compilation AlbumTracks picked by fans.
16 May 2011The Life EquationAlbumCo-produced and mixed by Stephen Hague.[2]
11 Sept 2011BabydollSingleFeaturing Chilly Gonzales on the Remix
19 Dec 2011Saturnalia Superman: Akira The Don Salutes The Majesty Of ChristmasAlbumRevised edition released 17 Dec 2012

Guest Appearances[edit]

YearTitleArtist(s)Album
2005"All The Wrong Places"MothboyThe Fears
2006"Jerusalem"BravecaptainDistractions
"I Can See Cities"MothboyDeviance
"Down"Mothboy, Jeres, The Son Of King Rebel, & Soraya Mir
"Oh! (What A Glorious Thing)"My Super Ex-Girlfriend (Soundtrack)
"Oh! (What A Glorious Thing)"In The Hands Of The Gods (Soundtrack)
2007"Diamonds"Big NarstieHey It's That Fat Guy!
"Still"
2010"Great Britain (Akira the Don Vs Joey2Tits Remix)"Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius PipGreat Britain / Sick Tonight EP[10]
"Johnny Nemo"MothboyBunny[11]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christmas In Hackney, akirathedon.com
  2. ^ a b "THE LIFE EQUATION". Akira The Don. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "THE DONCAST #20". Akira The Don. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Lethal Bizzle - Back to Bizznizz | Akira the Don
  5. ^ Envy - Lullaby | Akira the Don
  6. ^ Bang (Akira the Don Remix) | XLR8R
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ Music Archives | Akira the Don
  9. ^ "Living In The Future: Preorder Now!". 
  10. ^ Sick Tonight / Great Britain EP out now!
  11. ^ Mothboy - Johnny Nemo | Akira the Don