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In 2022, 

through various

starts and stops,

Detsky Mir Project 

enters their 35th year!


The retro new wave music ensemble, begun in 1988 has since existed, in one form or another, through present.

Maestre & Basso of Detsky Mir Project

maestre                                basso

Detsky Mir Project (DMP) early band signage

Originally named "DETSKY MIR" in their early days, the band's name was a Russian term meaning "it's a child's world." In 2007, when Basso and Maestre reconnected via social media, the two re-imaged their works in a more collaborative light. 

DETSKY MIR PROJECT, begun by singer/lyricist Reid Martin Basso, was project-based and routinely drew upon different creative contributors to encapsulate Basso’s unique DMP vision.

Originally called simply "DETSKY MIR" and named after a Russian toy-store, the project launched in 1988.


Basso collaborated with musician and founding synthesizer programming wizard Sidney Maestre. Through the years, the ensemble had various personnel and musical collaborators.

In their early days, DMP was routinely accompanied by live support musicians, guest musical performers, high school and college fans, and others at their live shows.


In later years, Basso integrated female vocals, notably of top-shelf alto Wendy Lynn, into the musical layering.

In 2007, DMP's old '80s/'90s tunes were long overdue for a re-visit. Many of the early DMP songs were rearranged and given an updated and more contemporary feel. Once re-tooled, several individual releases appeared periodically on iTunes, Amazon and other online outlets.