A celebration of vinyl culture featuring sets by over 20 DJs
Book Launch: Dust & GroovespowerHouse Arena (37 Main Street, Brooklyn, New York, NY) Map it Free
Dust & Grooves joins 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, the debut book by photographer Eilon Paz 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.
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.
4:00pm (Pre-Launch event) A special afternoon edition of a Classic Album Sundays listening session of Quincy Jones’ album Walking In Space. (Tickets: $7, rest of program is free)
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.
8:00pm Raffle of sponsors’ premiums. Will include limited edition vinyl sets, limited edition autographed book, vinyl carrying bags and more.
10:00pm After party gets started in one of the neighbouring bars [TBD]
Proposed scheduled DJs include 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.