DUST & GROOVES: Adventures in Record Collecting
Book Launch Event at powerHouse Arena
Saturday, April 19 — Record Store Day. 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
(4:00 PM Pre-Launch listening event with Classic Album Sundays)
powerHouse Arena, 37 Main St, Brooklyn, New York
Book is now available online! Get it here
Photos from the event are here
Dust & Grooves is joining forces with I Love Vinyl, Dub-Stuy Records (& 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, a book about the world’s finest record collectors.
This 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.
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.
4:00pm (Pre launch event) – A special afternoon edition of a Classic Album Sundays listening session of Quincy Jones’ album Walking In Space.
6:00pm – The party kicks off with rotating sets from over 20 DJs who are featured in the book, spinning all-vinyl, and will continue through till the end of the event. A photo exhibition of 40 select photographs from the book will be displayed at the gallery.
7:00pm – Book signing by author Eilon Paz.
9:30pm – Raffle of sponsors’ premiums. Will include limited edition vinyl sets, limited edition autographed book, vinyl bags and more.
10:00pm – After party gets started at Superfine. 126 Front St Brooklyn, NY
The Facebook Event can be found at http://on.fb.me/1dVVuKO
Ambassadors of the vinyl community, the four media partners will co-promote, produce, and present the party, covering the analog world of music from every angle. This collaborative platform will simultaneously bring together, celebrate, and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding vinyl records.
I Love Vinyl presents the premier all-vinyl dance parties in NYC, founded in 2009 by six resident DJs with 100K records and 100 years of DJ history between them. It holds monthly parties at both Le Poisson Rouge in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village and TBA Brooklyn in Williamsburg. Former Brooklyn homes include Brooklyn Bowl, Cameo, and Public Assembly Loft.
Dub-Stuy Records is a Brooklyn-based record label and production company dedicated to advancing sound system culture and music in New York and beyond. Leveraging their strong network of partners, their services range from event production, curation, content development, and product design. The Tower of Sound was the original impetus for the founding of the label. Rooted in the tradition of Jamaican sound system, it is a state of the art five-way system designed to produce clear and concise frequencies from crisp highs to massive lows.
Classic Album Sundays hosts sessions during which participant sit down and actively listen—on an audiophile sound system—to a selected classic vinyl album all the way through, giving it the full attention it deserves. Founded by Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, CAS now hosts regular sessions in key global cities as well as during curated events with artists/producers, festivals, galleries, and more. The sessions often feature guest presenters and an extensive historical introduction, offering a rare, meditative, and therapeutic experience, not to mention artistically beneficial.
If would like to cover the event in person, please contact us for additional press materials.
Full-book PDF advances available upon request.
Author Eilon Paz—based out of Brooklyn—is now available for interviews.
Media Kit available here:
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