Now firmly established at Don Studios L.A – Akira The Don is back to making music. His latest single is called ‘BAMF’ from his forthcoming album ‘Goldtron’.
Akira The Don has never been a stranger to experimenting with different genres of music. He describes his latest sound as “Trap Rave Peakwave” and it’s something he’s been developing alongside Wade Crescent as one half of Midnite Men.
With the release of his 2014 album, ‘A.T.D – R.I.P‘ the rapper/producer hinted that ‘Akira The Don’ was being retired in favour of other projects. The inclusion of a ‘Never say never’ caveat proved wise as the recent opening of Akira The Don’s own studio space in Hollywood seems to have got the creative juices flowing once more. Don Studios L.A. is the reward at the end of a long process that saw Akira move his family from the U.K. to the West side of the United States.
Follow The Don’s instagram account and you’ll see that the studio is decked out in his typical exuberant style with a white and gold theme. Even the mixing desk is covered with a gold alligator skin effect. This colour scheme isn’t just restricted to the bricks and mortar, Akira The Don’s forthcoming new album is titled ‘Goldtron’, the cover art features a very white and gold aesthetic. Even the video for the first single from the new release is treated with the same hue.
The single is titled ‘BAMF’ (possibly unrelated, but BAMF is the word given to the sound the X-Men character ‘Nightcrawler’ makes when he teleports). The video is cut together with scenes from the iconic anime feature film ‘Akira’. Somewhat removed from much of his previous output BAMF is an instrumental EDM track.
The album, ‘Goldtron’ features twelve tracks and is available to buy now via bandcamp for $8.
About Akira The Don | Akira The Don is a world-famous DJ, producer, artist, songwriter, illustrator, actor, public speaker and “one man party machine” based in Hollywood, Los Angeles. He’s a resident DJ at “LA’s hottest celebrity hangout” Blind Dragon , and plays regularly at Bootsy Bellows, The Mondrian, The Roosevelt, and many other legendary night spots.