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Welcome to DPD!

The DPD Project is a thematic mix-CD project created by music geeks and best friends Chris Diamond, Chris Prokop, and Michael Darpino.

Each CD in the project has a theme that ties the songs on it together. For every theme we each pick five songs that we feel best represent it. The collected fifteen songs are then mixed together in alternating order based on our last names. The songs that end up on DPD are meant to be the very best songs for their particular theme.

We write liner notes for each song to explain why we picked it for that theme. The project has grown into a sort of musical memoir over the years since music has been and still is such a huge part of our lives.

Most Recent Discs:

Title Catalog Songs Date

Instrument: Keyboards-Piano-Organs

DPD: 082


November 2nd, 2011

Song Usage in Movies and TV

DPD: 081


April 18th, 2009

Three of a Perfect Pair

DPD: 080


July 26th, 2008


DPD: 079


May 31st, 2008

Time Piece

DPD: 078


September 28th, 2007


Random DPD Pick:

Beautiful Child
by: The Swans
from: DPD:002

Picked By: darpino
For: DPD: 050 - Best of: Diamond

Ah yes. Good old DPD:002.

This is the first song Diamond picked that I was truly captivated by. It was really when I began to see the potential for the project solidify. Here was a song that I was instantly hooked on by a band that I NEVER would have investigated myself in a music genre that I rarely if ever took seriously. Yet on disc 2 Diamond picked this Goth masterpiece and we've never looked back. Until now. We joke about the Gothic dirges Diamond has picked but in truth I am always really impressed with them and kick myself for neglecting music like this for so long.

If Diamond's life was a video game this would be the line-up of the "All Diamond Goth Team": The Cranes, Nick Cave, Death In June and The Swans. All are great players but for DPD:050 or "The Big Show" as I like to call it, I'm going with the Swans as my lead hitter.

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