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“I kept the best records in the bathroom ’cause it was like, ‘Where do I keep the gems at? Oh yeah, I’ll keep ’em in the bathroom!’ … There’s also a turntable in there.”
Ahmir Questlove Thompson
THE DUST & GROOVES BOOK
ADVENTURES IN RECORD COLLECTING
Eilon Paz’s 436-page coffee-table book illuminates 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. 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.
Second updated edition Includes a full new interview with Questlove.
Next to the music itself, is anything more beloved about a record than its cover art?
From 45 picture sleeves to LPs, cover art plays a prominent role in a record’s reputation and legacy. Entire books and websites have been devoted to cover art, and in some cases—think Abbey Road or A Dark Side of the Moon—an album’s cover is possibly more recognizable than its music. We put records in frames and hang them on our walls, we print posters and t-shirts out of them, and most of us will admit to buying at least a record or two based entirely on its cover. Indeed, if it were not for cover art, Dust & Grooves might not exist.
I first met Sam at Tropicalia in Furs during one of those impromptu parties that would just start out of nowhere. We smiled at each other and said hi a couple of times throughout the night but said nothing—we were both pretty wasted...
We’re excited to start the #WeeklyGroove, a weekly Instagram series featuring some of our favorite vinyl collectors, dedicating an entire week exclusively to one collector. By end of each week,... Read More