Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Dig Deep Recommends: Dust & Grooves Adventures In Record Collecting


Eilon Paz’s Dust & Grooves: Adventures In Record Collecting project is a beautiful combination of photography and interviews with Questlove and other obsessive record collectors. The result is a stunning 436 page coffee table book about the world's most fascinating and accomplished vinyl collectors.

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 second revised edition of the book, available from December, profiles over 130 vinyl collectors, featuring a foreword by the RZA and interviews with Questlove, Gilles Peterson, Four-Tet, the Gaslamp Killer to name a few.

Unearthing the very soul of the vinyl community, Dust & Grooves: Adventures In Record Collecting will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers, from die-hard record enthusiasts to fans of pop culture, sharp photography, and music history.


Medium‘s April Greene, who has been part of the Dust & Grooves family since 2008, tells the stories behind a handful of Eilon Paz’s photos. She picks 11 of her favorite collector shots and asks Eilon about what it was like being behind the camera, the interviews sessions, and the full story. Read April's full interview and check out some more of Eilon's photos here.

There is also an excerpt of the new Questlove interview on the Dust & Grooves site, alongside many others including Gilles Peterson, Gaslamp Killer, DJ Food, King Britt, Frank Gossner along with a Digging in Ghana special, Rich MediaMonk One, the list goes on.




This book is the kind of thing I could get lost in for days. Pretty much essential for any true vinyl lover, be sure to check out the fascinating dustandgrooves.com for much much more.

You can order directly from Dust and Grooves or pick the book up in the UK from the following retailers:

Piccadilly Records - £55.99
Juno Records - £60.99

Dust & Grooves have also curated an impressive back catalog of mixes that are available to listen to on their Mixcloud page whilst you soak up the words and photos.



Here are just a few of the photos that made me smile. The Secret Lives of Vinyl Hoarders have never been so intriguing!














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