Daim™ is a post-internet music project initiated in 2016 by Axel Chemla—Romeu-Santos, Kévin Raharolahy, and Hugo Scurto (w.lfg.ng collective). The project explores analog forms of digital expression that memeingly hijack cultural and technical systems associated with pop and art music. Daim™ eponymous EP was deconstructed into a series of dank singles, albums, and video clips (2018—2020), assembling raw audiovisuals from both their personal archives and the internet. Current home performances jump about from live-coding YouTube to jamming on GAFA services and playing with machine learning, embracing media hypermnesia & saturation within a maximalist musical experience.
For Ars Electronica 24h Rave, Daim™ will premiere an audiovisual mixtape recounting their web browsing experiments as a burlesque and danceable musical short film. Expect avant-garve jokes, popping-up beats, and many more passive-aggressive leftfield surprises.