The Brooklyn creator of the Dust & Grooves website, Eilon Paz, has published a book ‘Dust & Grooves — Adventures in Record Collecting’. The book is a natural extension of his website that celebrates ‘vinyl music culture’.
As a photographer and curator, Paz used a Kickstarter campaign to fund trips across the USA for interviews, information gathering and photo essays of interesting record collectors and their collections. The trips continued overseas and his findings published on the website. ‘This year, Dust & Grooves expands even further, complementing the website’s cloud with a physical book that profiles over 130 vinyl collectors with photographic essays and in-depth interviews.’
The website continues : ‘Readers get an up close and personal look at a variety of well-known vinyl champions as well as a glimpse into the collections of known and unknown DJs, producers, record dealers, and everyday enthusiasts. The book is divided into two main parts: the first features 250 full-page photos framed by captions and select quotes, while the second consists of 12 full-length interviews that delve deeper into collectors’ personal histories and vinyl troves.’
US Street Date: Record Store Day, April 19, 2014
Worldwide Street Date: May 20, 2014