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Dust & Grooves Book Launch at Powerhouse Books
Apr 19, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
On April 19th Dust & Grooves will be joining forces with I Love Vinyl, Dub-Stuy Records (and the Tower of Sound) Turntable Lab, and Classic Album Sundays for an opening reception and book launch party for Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting, the debut book by photographer Eilon Paz about the world’s finest record collectors.This free public event celebrates vinyl culture and photography with a photo exhibition, a listening session, a book signing and a raffle, featuring rotating sets from over 20 DJs who are featured in the book spinning all-vinyl on an audiophile sound system.
The tentative lineup includes King Britt, Monk One (Wax Poetics), DJ Prestige (Flea Market Funk), Jonathan Toubin (NY Night Train), Jeff “Chairman” Mao (Egotrip/Red Bull Music Academy), Sheila B (Cha Cha Charming), Mr. Finewine (WFMU), and Miriam Lina & Billy Miller (Norton Records), among others.
The official Record Store Day book for 2014, Dust & Grooves is a 416-page coffee-table book that profiles over 130 vinyl collectors and their collections in the most intimate of environments—their record rooms. With a foreword by the RZA, compelling photographic essays are paired with in-depth interviews to illustrate what motivates record collectors to keep digging for more records. 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.
This gathering of music lovers and photography enthusiasts will be hosted at Powerhouse Arena in DUMBO, the heart of the art district of Brooklyn. With soaring 24-foot ceilings on the 5,000 square foot ground floor (with glass frontage and amphitheater-style seating), the Powerhouse Arena is an event space, bookstore, and photo gallery known for showcasing controlled mayhem fusing the worlds of art, photography, design, and music.