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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

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

Myths, Gods, and Legends

DPD: 077


July 16th, 2007


Random DPD Pick:

Believe You Me
by: The Charlatans UK
from: Some Friendly

Picked By: darpino
For: DPD: 072 - Senior Year Mix Tape

Some Friendly by The Charlatans UK was probably my favorite tape in High School.

I was fascinated by the Madchester, emerging Brit-pop, and Shoegazer sounds when I was a Junior and Senior. I didn't know much about it or have any good source of information for it - but I adopted whatever music and style tips I could get my hands on. Which consisted of my long bangs with back ledge hair-cut, dancing like Tim Burgess from "The Only One I Know" video and listening to this album, the Inspiral Carpets, the Farm, Catherine Wheel, and Curve.

All of which, according to my metal-head buddies, made me even more of a "brit-fag" than my earlier days listening to Depeche Mode and The Cure.

"Believe You Me" was my favorite Charlatans tune for mix-tapes back in the day. I put it on everything - girlfriend mixes, 'spread-the-word' mixes, and of course 'piss-off my metal-head' buddies mixes

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