A Weiss Touch: Words and Wax from the World's Best Record Collector
May 30, 2017
The Gospel of Greg
April 8, 2017
Cover Art as Performance Art
March 11, 2017
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Back to the Roots
AHMIR QUESTLOVE THOMPSON
November 08, 2014
DUST & GROOVES BOOK
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THE DUST & GROOVES POSTCARD BOX
On Sale Now
SAM SWIG & ERIC BOSIC
September 28, 2016
September 09, 2016
September 14, 2015
The Man Who Sold His Soul (and Funk and r&b Records)
April 16, 2015
Classic Album Sundays
January 2, 2015
The Herbaliser / Sounsci
December 05, 2014
August 23, 2014
Tails of a Trailblazer
May 20, 2014
“Whereas other musical media generally hides the mechanisms that recreate music, with vinyl, it’s always there in front of you.”
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.
Montreal-based collector Alexis Charpentier is nothing if not eclectic. He’s equally comfortable digging for fusion jazz records in Serbia as he is vibing to Quebec hip-hop. With a voracious appetite for musical knowledge, DJ Lexis’ collection spans genre and medium to create the best collection in the world—for him, anyway.
Carlos Vera, a.k.a DJ Turmix, has always been interested in mashups. From his early days spinning breakbeats, house and acid jazz in Spanish clubs, to sharing the stage with Latin soul and boogaloo legends in New York, sonic combination has been his jam.
I'm not a fan of hyperbole, especially when it comes to records. The “rarest” record of the moment might be one that boxes of it are waiting to be released back into the field. Some of the best “insert-genre-here" albums might be misunderstood by entire generations, and what’s regarded as “the best record of all time” by one person might be seen as a pedigreed relic with little historical importance by another. Such terms get even more watered down when they aim to describe record collectors. Lofty phrases like “deepest,” “best-schooled” and “the Alan Lomax of…” get liberally attached to everyone from hobbyists to the life-long obsessed. The result is hyperbolic noise, which is a shame, because what is there left to say when it’s actually true?
There is one person I’ve met about whom I feel compelled to say: Geoffrey Weiss is, to me and to many, the world’s best record collector.
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