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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:

God Moving Over The Face Of The Waters
by: Moby
from: I Like To Score

Picked By: darpino
For: DPD: 082 - Instrument: Keyboards-Piano-Organs

I'm not the biggest Moby fan. I've had a love/hate thing with the guy ever since Lollapalooza 1995. He was filling in for Sinead O'Connor or Elastica and I was really excited to see this legendary dance music figure perform for the first time. Instead, Moby decided to kick off the 'wannabe rock star' stage of his career by bringing his rock band and attempting to sing and play guitar. It was a terrible set; the music was bad and Moby came off looking like an ego-driven numb-skull. I never forgave him for that set even when he has put out good music since.

Lately, Moby seems to have come to his senses; putting down the guitar and getting behind the DJ decks. He has been doing dance music sets all over the place in 2011 and 2012. I caught one of his sets at Ultra Music Festival in 2011 and it was exactly what I had hoped to see in 1995. It was a huge, loud, spectacular dance music set that helped me get over my old grudge and allows me to feel good about picking a Moby song for DPD.

Truth be told, I have loved this song for years and years. When I first heard it on the soundtrack for Michael Mann's film "Heat", I was instantly hooked. I had to find this powerful song as soon as possible; which I did when the "Heat" soundtrack album dropped. I was stunned to learn that this was by Moby.

Something about how the piano repeats or loops while the synthesizers swoosh in and build around them is incredibly hypnotic and uplifting. Almost every time I listen to this song I get choked up a little bit. This song makes my soul soar and I'll defend its merits to the death; even if it is by Moby.

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