Panama Trax un tempo era un buttafuori di Las Vegas noto per i suoi pugni incredibilmente potenti.
In quel periodo veniva chiamato " Cracker" , a causa del frequente uso della sua inseparabile mazza da baseball.
Un giorno però, venendo a conoscenza di essere il prossimo bersaglio, per motivi ignoti, della più potente organizzazione criminale della zona, decide di sfuggire dagli Stati Uniti. Inizia così a peregrinare tra le isole del golfo del Messico, taglia definitivamente i ponti col passato e inizia a dedicarsi anima e corpo alla sua più grande passione: la musica house e balearica.
Negli anni diventa un esperto pescatore (ad oggi possiede 5 barche da pesca) e il più grande collezionista di vinili degli anni '80 di tutto il centro America.
Dopo gli anni di sperimentazioni in studio e di jam in spiaggia con artisti del posto, Panama Trax ha deciso di spostarsi per un breve periodo in Europa per potersi esibire in alcuni club del vecchio continente.
Egli non ha amori, né amicizie, né interessi di alcun tipo. Vive solo per suonare balearica e stare in studio con le sue macchine.
Curiosità: nel 2009, durante un torneo di capoeira, Panama si esibi' in un'infuocato dj set, e venne così notato da un famoso label manager di Berlino che voleva portarlo nella sua città per renderlo famoso. Lui però declino' l'offerta e preferì continuare a vivere sotto il sole nella calde atmosfere delle isole del Golfo del Messico.
DAVEM, was born in Turin, Italy in XXX. Davem is an eclectic visionary artist. He comes from the world of skate/snowboarding culture. He wanted to become a professional freestyle snowboarding and in part I succeeded, but after an knee injury (now he does it just for passion), he tries to transform the tricks done on asphalt and snow in art forms. He become a music producer, and his enthusiasm and the constant research of new ways of communication make him venture into painting and graphic art, preferring primitive and essential signs, sometimes inspired from a frail and tortuous inner exploration.
MUSIC : he grows up with hip hop, trip hop, jazz, acid jazz, electronic, listening every kind of music that is done well. He starts to compose without inspiring to any particular artist, using just its impulse, creating a sound with a strong personality.
His way of working is very instinctive and dynamic. Has a lot of importance for him the creation of sounds that he likes to sample from crazy situations of real life.
Davem is attracted and interested in collaborating with jazz instrumental musicians with an experimental open mind. For him music creation is timeless magical moment, meditation.
He attended the prestigious School of Saluzzo specializing as “Technician of music for interactive digital arts”.
In 2008, produces a vinyl record “Believe” ep for the famous parisian label Karat, once out with an EP “Autumn” for the german Spontan Musik and works with the italian Exprezoo Records with a remix for Alexxei n’ Nig and in January 2012 got out with “True love” ep featuring Diego Grassedonio sax player getting international success.
Collaboration with Grassedonio continues in a audio-video live project called Davem+D_ego A/V live show where fine electronic music interplay with jazz improvisation of the saxophone. Visual mixed live on stage by a VJ are created from Davem. They are original artworks and paintings animated in stop motion. The mission is to unite music and paint by the same artist in a single show.
His ability to attract the attention led him to perform in some of the most important Italian festivals including Traffic Festival and Club to Club. He is selected by the jury of Piemonte Groove. His eclecticism leads him to want complete sound with images. He wants to combine music and painting.
His musical releases are complemented by its artworks printed on record covers.
PAINT:active for years in the Turin's paint scene presents his works in different situations and create his own style.
Acrylics, markers, oil pastels draw lines create fantastic characters and primitive colored faces. His painting? It’s a visual representation of the form abstract soul: when the heart and mind are connected create a short circuit energy the human body struggling to contain and spills on the canvas.
He worked as graphic designer for a famous street-fashion brand in Turin, drawing pictures to be print on clothes.
2k by Gingham (Los Angeles), one of the most prestigious brands of “Artist t-shirts” of the world with famous artists like Barry McGee, David Shrigley, Devendra Banhart, Jeremyville, Matt Furie, Yoco Ono is interested in his drawings. He realizes for them six designs in three different collections, distributed in stores around the world and still available on online shops.
Thanks to this 2k collaboration he participates with an international artists like Barry McGee, David Shrigley, Buro Destruct, Devendra, JeremyVille and more to a collective exhibition at New Art Image Gallery, Los Angeles CA(West Hollywood) in february 2010.
He debuted with his project “CARDBOARDBOX” at Orfane 30 gallery in Turin Italy. That personal exhibition was a success.
In september 2014 Galo Art Gallery, the best street art gallery in Turin, is interested in his works and organizes an Davem personal exhibition paint. During the event he also play his original audio/video live performance where fine electronic music interplay with jazz improvisation of the saxophone. Visual mixed live on stage by a VJ are created from Davem. They are original artworks and paintings animated in stop motion. The mission is to unite music and paint by the same artist in a single show.
Soon comes the desire to paint even on the walls of large size with spry and brushes. Produce one big wall of 1.60 x 30 m at the Palamassari ice rink site of 2006 Olympic Games, participate in summer 2011 to great shows on the walls of the factory WTC in street Foggia 28 with a wall of 4×5 m that has been appreciated a lot. He is noticed and chosen by Emita Frigato famous Italian designer, to create the setting of the new film by Francesco Amato. The work realized, 3×9 m, will be present in some key scenes of the film. His designs appear on Rivalta's skatepark.
His eclecticism leads him to want complete sound with images. He wants to combine music and painting. His musical releases are complemented by its artworks printed on record covers.
He exhibits his paintings in various galleries.
1. -DAVEM Remix “Dogma” Vadim Griboedov in Dispenser ep, Trenton Records april 2012.
2. -DAVEM “True love” ep Feat Diego Grassedonio sax, gennaio 2012 Eprezoo Records.
3. -DAVEM ”Meccanico" In acque libere”compilation 2010.
4. -Turino Disco Cross compilation “Kresy y” 2010.
5. -DAVEM REMIX Alexxei N’ Nig “I’m not afraid”, september 2008 Exprezoo (Milan).
6. -DAVEM SMV007 “Autumn”ep, october 2008 by the Spontan-Musik (Germany). Also made the cover artwork.
7. -DAVEM REMIX Keinzweiter’s “From Detroit to Mainz”, june 2008. Spontan-Musik (Germany).
8. -DAVEM Karat n°30 “Believe”ep, august 2007 Karat Records (Paris).