Review: Dust & Grooves: Adventures In Record Collecting

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Dust & Grooves: Adventures In Record Collecting
Eilon Paz

Ten Speed Press
Street: 09.15.15

Perhaps one of the ultimate ways to celebrate the culture of record collecting—apart from buying more records—is Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting. This massive coffee table book holds an impressive collection of photographs and interviews from over 130 record collectors worldwide. Eilon Paz takes readers from apartments in New York to homes in London, through the backstreets of Ghana and beyond in an impressive journey exploring the lifestyles of vinyl obsession and appreciation. During this quest, Paz introduces readers to DJs, nerds and everyone in between who love and thrive in the analog world. Notable interviewees include Roots member and London DJ Gilles Peterson, Knitting Factory curator DJ King Britt, DJ and music journalist Sheila Burgel, and vinyl head Frank Gossner. This book is perfect for new and veteran record collectors alike to swoon over hundreds of pages of vast collections of the world’s most hardcore vinyl enthusiasts. It can even be utilized as the much needed paper weight to set next to your turntables, indicating to anyone who dares to venture into your listening room that you indeed have an addiction, and that it is here to stay.