Tales from the Dust & Grooves California Tour!
On our book tour out West, the Dust & Grooves crew started in Los Angeles and traveled up the Golden State to San Francisco. It was a whirlwind few days with a lot of sun, car mixes, and tacos—books were sold, signed, and well-thumbed, and it was great to reconnect with our extended collecting family across the country.
Special thanks to all collectors and DJs who supported the project, contributed songs to our mixes, and played records at our parties.
A big thanks to all our fans and supporters who came out to hang with us, Sonos Studio, Upstairs at the Ace Hotel, and Terroir Wine Merchants for hosting us, and Now-Again Records, Dublab, Mixcloud, Rappcats, and Light in the Attic for spreading the word. Big ups to Dewar’s for sponsoring this string of California parties and supplying endless bottles of whiskey!
Book Launch Party – Thursday June 5, 2014 – Sonos Studio and Ace Hotel
The Los Angeles collecting scene felt like a real close-knit community. We set up at Sonos Studio on La Brea Ave, installing an exhibition of photos from the Dust & Grooves book, and the celebration kicked off with an opening book launch party. The night featured all-vinyl sets from DJs featured on Dust & Grooves: Cut Chemist (and his holy bible of soul), The Gaslamp Killer, Egon of Now Again, Joey Altruda, Sam Swig, Zach Cowie, Oliver Wang, and Dust & Grooves’ own Sheila B. Following the festivities on La Brea, there was an afterparty Upstairs at the Ace Hotel on the roof with Jeremy Sole.
Photos by Tiger Tiger Photography and Dust & Grooves; video by Sonos Studio:
Daytime Vinyl Hangout – Saturday June 7, 2014 – Sonos Studio
For our last day in LA, we thew an all-day vinyl hangout at the Studio. Local collectors and DJs came out to spin some tunes—Ruben Molina & Arlene Sepulvda, Liza Richardson, Egon, Greg Belson, Chris Silver, Paola Puente, and Victoria Rawlins—as well as the Dust & Grooves crew Eilon, Sheila B, Lily Wen, and Sam Swig.
Photos by Stephen Paul and Dust & Grooves.
Afternoon Vinyl Hang – Sunday June 8, 2014 – Terroir Wine Merchants
After wrapping up in LA, Dust & Grooves head up the coast to the Bay Area for an afternoon hang at the beautiful Terroir Natural Wine Bar and Merchant in San Francisco. We were so happy to chill at this great wine warehouse-turned-bar with killer all-vinyl sets by The Ambassador, DJ Alarm, DJ Platurn, and Brian Ho.