Akira The Don

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.
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. A collaborative mixtape between Akira and Gonzales is currently in the works.

Akira has produced songs for a number of artists including two top forty hits for Lethal Bizzle, along with songs for Mister Lacey, Envy , Mary Turner, Big Narstie, Littles, Marvin The Martian, Son Of King Rebel, and Pixel.
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. Recent credits include a remix of "Great Britain" by dan le sac vs Scroobius Pip with regular collaborator Joey2tits.