Toronto’s prodigy, Dimi, is a prodigious production savant, having achieved accolades at the tender age of 20. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated his versatility by collaborating with a diverse array of artists, including notable names from Toronto such as Derek Wise, RamRiddlz, and Roy Woods, as evidenced by his remix of the latter’s latest single, entitled “Finesse.” Recently, Dimi has unveiled a visually stunning music video for a track from his newest project, “Late at Night,” featuring Anders, further solidifying his reputation as a creative force to be reckoned with.
We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dimi and discuss his self-titled debut project, DIMI, working with Lil Yachty, and more:
Q: What was your insipiration behind the album?
A: My biggest inspiration was definitely my city. Toronto inspires the sound of the album. Although each artist featured on the project isn’t from Toronto, the album has a whole late-night Toronto feel to it.
Q: How did you go about finalizing the album? What made you choose these specific tracks and artists?
A: Every track has a story behind it and everyone on my album is a close friend of mine who I genuinely am a fan of as well. I made sure every track had meaning and wasn’t forced. It took about a year to fully complete the project because I wanted to make sure it was my strongest body of work to date before showing the world my sound.
Q: How did it feel collaborating with an international star such as Lil Yachty?
A: Working with Yachty was very organic. My first track with Yachty was actually on his last project Lil Boat 3, called Charmin. After that, I just kept sending him beat packs and I remember him sending me back Toothache, so right away I was I knew it had to be on my album.
Q: I see you have two tracks with Anders on the album, how would you classify your relationship with him?
A: Anders & I are very close friends, we pretty much record every week. We must have over 100 tracks in the vault. Our styles complement each other very well.
Q: What’s next for Dimi? Any new projects on the way?
A: I definitely want to keep building with new artists, diving into new genres, and new sounds. I feel like I have a lot more to show the world, and this project was just the beginning.
“Late at Night” Official Music Video