dibidim

In 2001, dibidim’s journey began in Liverpool when Jørun and fellow musician Jonas crossed paths at the eccentric Caledonia bar. Their chance meeting, fueled by shared interests in music and beer, led to a transformative collaboration.

Immersed in Liverpool’s music scene, the duo transformed a tiny bedroom into a makeshift studio with vintage equipment, crafting music under the moniker dibidim. Inspired by a late-night session with Groove Armada’s ‘Superstylin,’ the name resonated with Jørun: “…crowd up in de center, they watch me dibidim.”

After a successful performance at The Zanzibar, dibidim became a full-time project with manager Ed Millett. A Barfly mini-tour and a meeting with a Parlophone representative set the stage for a promising career. However, Parlophone’s decision not to release their debut album, ‘Riders,’ deeming it unconventional, marked a setback.

Returning to square one in Stoke Newington, dibidim took up jobs at call centers. Fast forward 18 years, Snorkel Records expressed huge admiration for ‘Riders,’ turning the once-rejected album into a nostalgic gem. As the record reached listeners, dibidim’s journey came full circle, showcasing the enduring impact of their musical pursuit.

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