Creating more than just beats, Tokyo-based drum trio d.v.d‘s live installations include synchronizing instruments to Flash technology (hooking up two sets of drums to images) resulting in a video game effect. Members Itoken, Jimanica and Ymg began performing in 2006 and have since gathered a large following of fans in both the music industry and the arts playing around Japan and Europe. This year they picked up an honorable mention in digital music from Ars Electronica, the international competition for cyber arts.