... a retro New Wave music ensemble, was begun in 1989 and existed in one form or another to 2019. Through its many starts and stops, 2019 serves to both commemorate the journey, and conclude, DMP’s thirty-year trek.
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. Though his ensemble had various personnel makeup’s through the years, Basso frequently collaborated with synthesizer programmer Sid Maestre.
Originally called simply "DETSKY MIR" and named after a Russian toy-store, the project lasted from 1989, until 1992. In the 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 modern overhaul. Many of the early DMP songs were reengineered with an updated, more a contemporary feel and technical edge. Once re-tooled, several individual releases appeared periodically on iTunes, Amazon and other online outlets.
In 2019, Detsky Mir Project concluded its 30-year journey. Preexisting musical distribution deals were cancelled, and, by early 2020 the music will cease to be carried on standardized distribution platforms.